Winter Olympics coverage dominates

Winter Olympics coverage dominates


Here are prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Feb. 19-25. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.

1. Winter Olympics (Tuesday), NBC, 17.53 million.

2. Winter Olympics (Monday), NBC, 16.37 million.

3. Winter Olympics (Thursday), NBC, 15.24 million.

4. Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony, NBC, 14.78 million.

5. Winter Olympics (Wednesday), NBC, 14.17 million.

6. Winter Olympics (Friday), NBC, 12.9 million.

7. Winter Olympics (Saturday, 9-10 p.m.), NBC, 11.69 million.

8. Winter Olympics Gala (Saturday, 10-11 p.m.), NBC, 10.85 million.

9. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.33 million.

10. “The Walking Dead,” AMC, 8.28 million.

Director of 3 Bond films dies at 97


Director Lewis Gilbert, whose dozens of movies included three James Bond thrillers –You Only Live Twice,” “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “Moonraker” – and the Swinging London classic “Alfie,” has died at 97, colleagues said Tuesday.

Gilbert received the British Film Institute’s highest honor, the BFI Fellowship, in 2001.

Lewinsky: Clinton affair a ‘gross abuse of power’


Monica Lewinsky says the affair that led to impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton “was not sexual assault” but “constituted a gross abuse of power.”

Lewinsky writes in the March issue of Vanity Fair that she is “in awe of the sheer courage” of women who’ve been confronting “entrenched beliefs and institutions.”

The former White House intern says she was recently moved to tears when a leader of the #MeToo movement told her, “I’m so sorry you were so alone.”

Lewinsky says she’s been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress from being “publicly outed and ostracized,” and lauds the “#MeToo” movement for providing “the safety that comes from solidarity.”

Associated Press

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