Sporcle Winter Quizzes of the Week: Olympics Edition

Last week's Valentine's Day edition went so well, the Winter Quizzes of the Week are back for one more episode, this time focusing on that Winter tradition that comes around ever four years: the Olympics.

1- Female Olympic Figure Skaters (Picture Click)
I love figure skating. Maybe a little too much. But that figure skating obsession was really benificial in creating this quiz, which helped end a lengthy quiz-making drought for me. The result was one of my favorite quizzes I've ever made, and an ode to my favorite sport. And don't worry if you don't know many answers. I made the quiz and even I have trouble with it.

2- Olympic Hosts Map Minefield
The last quiz was a test of your sports knowledge, and this is a little blast of geography, mixed with Olympic knowledge (obviously). Make sure to guess carefully, since a wrong guess ends the whole game. I learned that the hard way, incorrectly assuming that Denmark had hosted before. Spoiler alert: they haven't.
My Score: 21/23

3- Olympic Medal by Country
I got most of these by pure chance, but I still enjoyed it because I learned something from it. And also the medals are really pretty. Like, really pretty. And the United States' medal is also there. But beyond the pretty medals, the quiz is original and is one of my fovorite Olympics quizzes on the site.
My Score: 11/16

4- SNL - Olympic Athlete Impressions
And lastly, we've got a quiz that tests your TV knowledge, which makes it fitting for this site. I played it for the first time a few days ago and I gave is a curator's pick, and now I'm excited to share it here. It's defeinitely a favorite of mine since I love SNL, but even beyond that, it's a very fun quiz. You may be able to tell based on how often the quizzes are featured here, but I'm a sucker for a good picture click quiz, and this sure is a good one.
My Score: 23/24


This is week two of the Winter Quizzes of the Week Tournament. For each week, the number of questions you got correct on each quiz will be added up. The first place finisher receives 3 points for placing first, as well. This is the same scoring system used for previous editions, which aired throughout Summer and Fall. Please make sure to use your score for your first attempt on each quiz as your official score, in order to make things fair. Please use the below form to submit.

Full Tournament Standings: 
1 (tie) - Barb, 76 points
1 (tie) - Crazy Ex-Nashville Fan, 76 points
3- Lisa, 64 points
4- Miguens, 51 points

Thanks for playing the Olympics special of the Sporcle Winter Quizzes of the Week! Check back next week for the results and to see who wins the mini-tournament!

Game Day Answers—#2 Through 5

Here are the answers to Game Day #2-5. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Game Day #2
1) Free Radio Trumaine
2) Empty Nest
3) 2012-13

Game Day #3
1) Friday Night Lights
2) The Show
3) Family Matters

Game Day #4
1) The Price Is Right
2) The Danny Thomas Show
3) The Carmichael Show

Game Day #5
1) Roseanne
2) NBC, 2005-06
3) Leap of Faith

1) Miguens
T2) Bridger, JB, Rebecca Bunch
5) Full Boyle
6) HV
7) GotPortugal

Get ready, the one round of playoffs are about to start and all 7 of you have qualified!

Network - Episode 1.08 - Something Bad, Part 2 - Press Release



"Something Bad, Part 2" - (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) - THE EPIC TWO PART EPISODE CONCLUDES

THINGS GET BRUTAL - The two part episode continues, and Leah has unfinished business left with Holly. She enlists the help of Charlie and Kasey to help carry out her dangerous mission. Check here to see the brutal layout on The TV Ratings Guide site, Friday, March 2nd.

WRITTEN BY: Jessica Boggs
CREATED BY: Jessica Boggs

NETWORK is one of The TV Ratings Guide's first ORIGINAL SERIES, an exclusive feature of  The TV Ratings Guide.


Network - Episode 1.07 - Something Bad, Part 1

NETWORK is one of The TV Ratings Guide's first ORIGINAL SERIES, an original feature ONLY on The TV Ratings Guide.

Network - 1x07
“Something Bad, Part 1”

By: Jessica Boggs

The meeting takes places in Ash’s office. Ash is visibly upset, after witnessing what appeared to be an
argument between two exes.

Ash (arms crossed): You have some explaining to do.
Leah: We’re sorry. I just got heated, that’s all.
Ash: You know, this is not like you, Leah. And Jesse, this is the third time this week I have heard
about your romantic escapades.
Jesse (in shock): I can explain…
Ash: No explanation is needed.
Kasey/Leah: Exactly.

All of a sudden, a feisty co-worker shows up unannounced to the office, in her lace getup. Everyone
else is surprised to see her. She is about Leah’s age, and has an evil grin on her face. She also has
red hair and wears glasses. This is Charlie, the feisty vigilante and Leah’s best friend from both
high school and college.

Leah: Charlotte? What are you doing here? What the heck is THAT you are wearing?
Charlie: That is Louis Vuitton mixed with Chanel.
Leah: You do realize that is tacky, right? Lace is not even your specialty.
Charlie: It’s the business, my dear!
Ash/Jesse/Kasey: The oldest!

Leah looks out at the back window.

Leah (puzzled): Why do you feel the need to show up unannounced?
Charlie: It’s simple. I came to report on the latest network gossip.
Ash: Excellent. Now what is the scoop?
Charlie: I have overheard that those involved in Mean Girls are dropping their pants just to get
their shows renewed.

Ash, in an upsetting fashion, then picks up the phone.

Ash (holding the phone): Security! Get them out of the building!
Charlie: Don’t worry, they are already outside the building.
Ash/Jesse/Kasey/Leah (in shock): What?

Everybody rushes to the window. A horrifying scene of sex and booze takes place. People
working on the show Mean Girls were all naked like the next booty call.

Jesse: Oh s***! I can’t believe my eyes!
Leah: See how it feels to participate in sex-capades, Jesse?
Jesse: What happened was not a sex-capade, Leah. Haven’t you heard of consent?
Leah: Whatever...
Ash: That is enough, you two! Security!!!!!

Security guards along with Charlotte (also known as Charlie) attempt to pull off a mission to
get the naked producers and showrunners out of the parking lot. The rest of the gang sit
puzzlingly to watch as fighting ensues.

Guard #1: Let’s get those sonsofb*****es out of public property!
Charlie: Yes! I’ll see to it that they’ll get a toilet seat stuck to their rear end. As gossip
columnist, I’m the feisty vigilante! I’m going to make sure they put their clothes on and call
off the striptease!
Guard #2 (with a stern look): Lady, let us do our job, please?
Charlie (sighs): Fine by me.
Producer #1: This is a nude protest! I dare you to stab Caesar by arresting us!
Guard #1/Guard #2/Guard #3: It is not a nude protest if it’s against the law!
Charlie: That’s public indecency!!!!
Ash (O.S.): Charlie! Get back over here!
Charlie (hands cupped to mouth): Okay, but don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Charlie runs back inside the office door. The guards manage to hold the producers
down, like sandpaper being taken out of toilet seats.


With Leah’s back to the window, the whole gang watches in horror. Jesse has never seen a
naked person in the public setting before.

Jesse: Good grief! When will this end?

The guards come in.
Guard #1: We had them arrested for public indecency.
Charlie (with a convincing grin): Thank you, kind sirs!

The guards and naked producers quickly leave the scene.

Charlie: Now that indecent exposure is taken care of, what is troubling you?
Jesse (in shame): Well, Leah’s shaming me for my sex life!
Charlie: Hold up, wait a minute…who’s the lucky girl?
Leah: It’s that b**** Holly.
Charlie: Say what? That’s the girl I got to make a living ruckus of for pissing you
off, Leah?
Kasey (pulls Leah to the side): Enough. Ash would fire you if you keep on harping on
Jesse’s new relationship.
Charlie: Well, I gotta run! Got unsuspecting network gossip to catch.
Ash: See you later, Charlie!
Charlie quickly moseys away from the scene as Ash then turns to Jesse.

Ash (with a stern look): Okay, Jesse. This is your final warning! No more funny business,
no more relationship drama.
Jesse: You have my word, sir!

Ash then leaves the scene.

Leah: I’m going back to my office. Kasey, want to join me?
Kasey (smiles): Okay, I’m coming.
Leah: Maybe I will just make a quick phone call.
Kasey: That should be on the list next.

Kasey and Leah walk back to their offices, leaving Jesse to gather his thoughts.

Jesse: What have I done? I really screwed up this time. If I screw up again, Ash is sure to
fire me. I can’t have that.

Jesse sits in his office. All of a sudden, he gets a text message.

Holly (text): Are you still at work?
Jesse (text): Yeah, another bad day at the office.
Holly (text): Oh dear. Tell me about it.

Jesse then picks up the phone to call Holly.

Jesse (into phone): Holly, there is a possibility that I may get fired for my personal business.
Holly (V.O.): It’s going to be okay.
Jesse: No, honey, I’m afraid it is not. Leah knows too much.
Holly (v.o.): Jesse, honey, calm down. It’s going to be okay.
Jesse: Alright, alright. I’ll call you back soon. I love you!

If only Jesse knew. Something bad is about to happen.



WRITTEN BY: Jessica Boggs
CREATED BY: Jessica Boggs

NETWORK is one of The TV Ratings Guide's first ORIGINAL SERIES, an exclusive feature of  The TV Ratings Guide.


Jonathan Ducote

Thursday TV Ratings 2/22/18: Olympics Rise, Bachelor Winter Games Ends Down

The Olympics are starting to come to a close, and they're still the biggest show in town. Thursday night's broadcast saw the end of ladies figure skating and a small uptick, scoring a 3.4 across its three hours. CBS was the most competitve network, airing comedy repeats that scored higher than their Monday comedy lineup, and a SWAT repeat that was lower than the comedies, but still did pretty well. ABC aired the finale of low-rated filler Bachelor Winter Games, with a 0.7 finale, matching last week's Thursday episode but well below the 0.9 for Tuesday's episode. An aftershow at 10 was a tick lower, at 0.6. Elsewhere, CW and Fox had repeats with low results, though Fox did see week-to-week gains in both hours.
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
8 PM2018 Winter Olympics3.4/1314.89NBC

The Big Bang Theory (R)1.3/67.90CBS

The Bachelor Winter Games (F)0.7/33.18ABC

Gotham (R)0.4/21.42Fox

Supernatural (R)0.3/10.97The CW
8:30 PMYoung Sheldon (R)1.2/57.01CBS
9 PMThe Big Bang Theory (R)1.1/56.32CBS

9-1-1 (R)0.5/21.98Fox

Arrow (R)0.2/10.71The CW
9:30 PMMom (R)0.9/34.92CBS
10 PMSWAT (R)0.7/33.97CBS

The Bachelor Winter Games: World Tells All0.6/32.67ABC