2012 olympics ratings aug 1 TV ratings: Olympics dominate Wednesday, running ahead of 2008Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012

With women’s gymnastics taking the day off, prime-time ratings for the Summer Olympics on Wednesday came down some from Tuesday’s numbers. But NBC still scored a massive win for the night, and through six days of coverage the network is ahead of its ratings for the 2008 games.

The Olympics drew 30.6 million viewers and a 17.8 rating/29 share in households for the evening. CBS was a very distant second with 4.6 million viewers and a 3.1/5. ABC (2.8 million, 1.8/3) came in third, followed by FOX (2.1 million, 1.3/2) and The CW (930,000, 0.6/1).

In the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC’s 9.7 rating was more than three times the combined total of the other four networks. CBS, 1.3, was the only other net to score above a 1 in the demo. ABC averaged 0.8, FOX 0.7 and The CW 0.3.

]]>8 p.m.

NBC:
Summer Olympics (25.6 million viewers, 15.1/26 households)
CBS: “Big Brother” (5.3 million, 3.4/6)
ABC: “The Middle” rerun (3.2 million, 2.1/4)/”Suburgatory” rerun (2.5 million, 1.7/3)
FOX: “So You Think You Can Dance” rerun (2.2 million, 1.4/2)
The CW: “Supernatural” rerun (1 million, 0.6/1)


18-49 leader:
Summer Olympics (7.4)


9 p.m.

NBC:
Summer Olympics (32.3 million, 18.6/29)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” rerun (4.45 million, 3.1/5)
ABC: “Modern Family” reruns – two episodes (2.9 million, 1.9/3)
FOX: “So You Think You Can Dance” rerun (2 million, 1.3/2)
The CW: “Supernatural” rerun (865,000, 0.5/1)


18-49 leader:
Summer Olympics (10.2)


10 p.m.

NBC:
Summer Olympics (33.8 million, 19.6/32)
CBS: “CSI” rerun (4 million, 2.8/5)
ABC: “Final Witness” (2.6 million, 1.8/3)


18-49 leader:
Summer Olympics (11.5)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All
numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen
Company.

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