2012 olympics ratings aug 2 TV ratings: Michael Phelps and Gabby Douglas power another Olympics win for NBCFast National ratings for Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012

The second Michael PhelpsRyan Lochte battle of the Olympics and Gabby Douglas’ gold medal in the women’s gymnastics all-around gave NBC more huge ratings Thursday night. The broadcast was up by about 5 million viewers and a point and a half in the adults 18-49 demographic from the previous night.

The Olympics scored 35.7 million viewers and a 20.4 rating/33 share in households in primetime, peaking in the 10 o’clock hour with more than 43 million viewers. CBS led the rest of the pack with 4.8 million viewers and a 3.1/5, followed by ABC (3.1 million, 1.8/3). FOX drew 1.6 million viewers and a 1.1/2, and The CW trailed with a little under 600,000 viewers and a 0.4/1.

NBC delivered an 11.2 rating among adults 18-49, up from 9.7 on Wednesday. CBS posted a 1.4 in the demo, followed by ABC, 1.4; FOX, 0.6; and The CW, 0.2.

]]> CBS: “The Big Bang Theory” rerun (5.5 million, 3.7/7)/”Two and a Half Men” rerun (4.8 million, 3.2/5)
ABC: “Wipeout” rerun (3.4 million, 2.0/3)
FOX: “Raising Hope” reruns – two episodes (1.8 million, 1.2/2)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (712,000, 0.5/1) 18-49 leader: Summer Olympics (7.9) 9 p.m. NBC: Summer Olympics (36.4 million, 20.7/33)
CBS: “Big Brother” (5.4 million, 3.3/5)
ABC: “Wipeout” (3.8 million, 2.1/3)
FOX: “Glee” rerun (1.4 million, 1.0/2)
The CW: “The L.A. Complex” rerun (455,000, 0.3/0) 18-49 leader: Summer Olympics (11.2) 10 p.m. NBC: Summer Olympics (43.2 million, 24.4/39)
CBS: “Person of Interest” rerun (3.8 million, 2.5/4)
ABC: “Rookie Blue” rerun (2 million, 1.4/2) 18-49 leader: Summer Olympics (14.4) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable