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TV Ratings: Olympics Are Tops -- Was There Any Doubt?

August 2nd, 2012 10:27am EDT

The Olympics Was there any doubt that the Olympics would cause NBC to sing? The Network likely thinks the money it sunk into broadcasting the games was worth it. NBC is exceeding expectations, as evidenced by the opening ceremony's record-setting 40.65 million viewers.

Here's a look at the top shows, with the weekend's games at the top. Next week, NBC will dominate completely, no question.

"Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony," NBC, 40.65 million; "Summer Olympics" (Sunday), NBC, 36.05 million; "Summer Olympics" (Saturday), NBC, 28.72 million; "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 10.43 million; "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 8.76 million; "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 7.88 million; "NCIS," CBS, 7.22 million; "Wipeout" (Thursday), ABC, 6.85 million; "Two and a Half Men" (Thursday), CBS, 6.64 million; "Hell's Kitchen" (Monday), Fox, 6.46 million.

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Photo Credits: Jean Catuffe, PacificCoastNews.com

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