I was almost wrong. Really close to being wrong.
About a month ago, yours truly made this prediction for the now-completed February sweeps: "The Olympic ratings will boost KSL's late newscasts … perhaps enough to move Channel 5 back into first place."
Well, the Games did boost KSL's ratings. But not enough to move Channel 5 into first place. (Good thing I used the word "perhaps." Phew!)
It's worth looking at the February numbers as two separate things — the ratings with the Games and the ratings without the Games. Because the Olympics are such a disruptive force on regular viewing patterns.