Barry Jackson from The Miami Herald checked the local ratings for the 2010 Winter Olympics and it turns out they got slightly worse! Trough Wednesday February 24th Miami/Fort Lauderdale ended 56th among the 56 Nielsen metered markets. At the start we ranked 55th
However, WTVJ’s Olympic coverage won every night during prime time when American Idol was on. An average of 10.3 percent of Miami-Fort Lauderdale homes with televisions were watching the Olympics on WTVJ. New Orleans which at the start ranked dead last, had 10.7 percent of households with TVs tuned to Olympic coverage.
Of course this year you could watch live Olympics online, and as usual on a myriad of channels from MSNBC to CNBC and others.