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NBC WINS gold with OLYMPICs FINAL week

10/08/2000 08:00:00 PM Eastern

NBC's Olympic coverage may have hit a 30-year ratings low, but the second week from Sydney pushed the network to a dominating ratings victory for the final week of the 1999-2000 TV season.

NBC averaged a network-best 20.4 million viewers and a 7.5 rating in adults 18-49 for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 1. NBC beat second-place ABC by more than 10 million viewers per hour of prime time programming last week, with ABC averaging 9.8 million viewers.

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