Primetime Ratings: Closing Ceremony Up Over Beijing by Double Digits

PGA Championship overrun skews CBS' lineup

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.