TV Ratings: That Little Event On NBC Called 'The Olympics' Dominates
No surprise here: NBC completely dominated the ratings with the Olympics last week. NBC flew to the top with an average 32.2 million viewers, completely unheard of even at the peak of a stellar week of any given season.
To give you an idea of how huge that number is, the closest competitor was a rerun of "NCIS" on CBS, which attracted 6.82 million viewers. Yep.
Here’s a quick rundown of the top shows:
Summer Olympics (Tuesday), NBC, 38.72 million; Summer Olympics (Thursday), NBC, 36.8 million; Summer Olympics (Monday), NBC, 31.58 million; Summer Olympics (Sunday), NBC, 31.26 million; Summer Olympics (Wednesday), NBC, 30.8 million; Summer Olympics (Friday), NBC, 28.51 million; Summer Olympics (Saturday), NBC, 27.96 million; ‘‘NCIS,’’ CBS, 6.82 million; ‘‘60 Minutes,’’ CBS, 6.42 million; ‘‘Big Brother 14’’ (Sunday), CBS, 5.72 million.