Primetime Ratings: Closing Ceremony Up Over Beijing by Double Digits
PGA Championship overrun skews CBS' lineup
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 8/13/2012 11:26:51 AM
On Sunday, NBC closed out its Olympics coverage with the Closing Ceremony, which averaged 31.1 million viewers, the most for a non-U.S. Summer Olympics since 1976. During its coverage, the network aired a special preview of its new comedy Animal Practice, which drew a 4.1 rating and 12.8 million viewers. A 90-minute special, London Gold, preceded the ceremony, drawing a 5.7. NBC easily won the night with an overall 7.8 rating/22 share.
Fox's repeats put the network in second with a 1.3/4.
CBS came in third with a 1.2/3, though net's lineup was skewed by overrun of the 2012 PGA Championship. Big Brother got a 1.9, but final numbers will likely be different.
ABC took fourth with a 0.9/3. Secret Millionaire was up 25% to a 1.0 and Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition rose 13% to a 0.9.
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