Opening Ceremony Scores for NBC, NBCOlympics.com
Broadcast-network ratings up 19% from 2004 Athens Games, 16% from 2000 Sydney Games; Web-site traffic 10 times more than Athens.
By B&C Staff -- Broadcasting & Cable, 8/9/2008 7:50:00 AM
The network earned the best overnight rating ever for a non-U.S. Olympic Opening Ceremony, posting a 21.5 rating/37 household share, according to Nielsen Media Research.
And NBCOlympics.com set its traffic record with 70 million page views, 10 times more than the 7 million page views from the opening day of the Athens Games.
NBC said its overnight rating Friday was up 19% from the 2004 Athens Games and 16% from the 2000 Sydney Games.
The network added that NBCOlympics.com has totaled more than 127 million page views, reaching nearly one-half the total for the entire Athens Games.
By market, according to Nielsen, the top 10 metered markets in the U.S. were:
1) San Diego: 26.5/49
2) West Palm Beach, Fla.: 25.7/42
3) Sacramento, Calif.: 24.3/43
4) Denver: 24.2/43
5) San Francisco: 24.1/47
5) Baltimore: 24.1/41
7) Indianapolis: 23.9/42
8) Salt Lake City: 23.5/49
9) Nashville, Tenn.: 23.4/37
10) St. Louis: 22.9/42
Carlos - 8/24/2008 2:18:00 AM EDT
i have been trying to purchase a dvd of the opening ceremonies. i keep getting a response to my credit card number as it is not a correct number, this is my most recent credit card!!!!!!!!!!!
charles hildebrand - 8/21/2008 3:07:00 PM EDT
de ciliberti - 8/21/2008 2:18:00 AM EDT
I would like to purchase the DVD of the opening ceremonies. How and where do I go to complete an order form?
S. Blackstad - 8/19/2008 3:57:00 AM EDT
Actually, it's at www.nbcuniversalstore.com. Best way to get there is go to nbc.com, then click the link to the store, then click the button for olympics.
Lahoku Kuihao - 8/19/2008 2:37:00 AM EDT
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