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August 7, 2012 by Marc Berman in Highlights with 0 Comments
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It was all about the London Olympics on NBC, of course, which held the top seven spots for the week of July 30t in primetime and more than tripled the competition combined, according to the fast affiliate results from Nielsen. Comparably, this remains the most-watched and highest-rated non-U.S. Summer Olympics since the Montreal Olympics in 1976. Although three nights of Big Brother on CBS managed to stay on the map (rounding off the top 10 among adults 18-49), there was little to nothing to say elsewhere.

What follows are the individual network averages (with change versus comparable year-ago period in parentheses), followed by the top 20 ranked programs of the week. NBC, needless to say, increased by massive proportions.

-Total Viewers:

NBC: 32.16 million (+605), CBS: 4.16 (-30), ABC: 2.81 (-44), Fox: 2.18 (-46), CW: 600,000 (-21)

-Adults 18-49:

NBC: 10.2 rating/29 share (+827), CBS: 1.0/3 (-23), Fox: 0.9/ 3 (-40), ABC: 0.8/ 2 (-43), CW: 0.2/ 1 (-33)

Adults 25-54:
NBC: 12.0/30 (+700), CBS: 1.3/ 3 (-28), Fox: 1.0/ 3 (-41), ABC: 1.0/ 2 (-44), CW: 0.2/ 1 (-33)

-Adults 18-34:
NBC: 8.1/27 (+921), Fox: 1.0/ 3 (-23), ABC: 0.6/ 2 (-45), CBS: 0.5/ 2 (-37), CW: 0.2/ 1 (-33)

Top 20

-Total Viewers:
Summer Olympics – Tuesday (NBC): 38.72 million, Summer Olympics – Thursday (NBC): 36.80,
Summer Olympics – Monday (NBC): 31.58, Summer Olympics – Sunday (NBC): 31.26, Summer Olympics – Wednesday (NBC): 30.80, Summer Olympics – Friday (NBC): 28.51, Summer Olympics – Saturday (NBC): 27.96, NCIS R (CBS): 6.82, 60 Minutes R (CBS): 6.42, Big Brother – Sunday (CBS): 5.72, The Big bang Theory R (CBS): 5.53, Big Brother – Thursday (CBS): 5.46, Big Brother – Wednesday (CBS): 5.40, NCIS: Los Angeles R (CBS): 5.22, Two and a Half Men R (CBS, Thurs. 8:30 p.m.): 4.78, Criminal Minds R (CBS): 437, Person of Interest R (CBS, Tues. 10 p.m.): 4.33, Two and a Half Men R (CNS, Mon. 9 p.m.): 4.31, CSI R (CBS): 3.96, Mike & Molly R (CBS): 3.95

-Adults 18-49:
Summer Olympics – Tuesday (NBC): 12.8 rating/35 share, Summer Olympics – Thursday (NBC): 11.9/35, Summer Olympics – Monday (NBC): 10.6/29, Summer Olympics – Sunday (NBC): 10.2/28, Summer Olympics – Wednesday (NBC): 9.9/29, Summer Olympics – Friday (NBC): 8.7/29, Summer Olympics – Saturday (NBC): 8.6/28, Big Brother – Sunday (CBS): 2.1/ 6, Big Brother – Wednesday (CBS): 2.0/ 6, Big Brother – Thursday (CBS): 2.0/ 5, Family Guy R (Fox, Sun. 9:30 p.m.): 1.5/ 4, The Big Bang Theory R (CBS): 1.4/ 5, Wipeout – Thursday (ABC), Two and a Half Men R (CBS) and Family Guy R (Fox, Sun. 9 p.m.): 1.4/ 4 each, UFC (Fox): 1.2/ 5, The Simpsons R (Fox): 1.4/ 2, Hell’s Kitchen R (Fox, Mon. 9 p.m.): 1.2/ 3

Written by Marc Berman

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Marc Berman is the Editor in Chief for TV Media Insights, the online destination for television and media. Berman has appeared on camera for “Extra,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Access Hollywood,” “The CBS Evening News,” CNN, and more; and was the author of 2014 desk calendar, “This Day in TV History.”

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