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2016 Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony Leads NBC to an Easy Sunday Overnight Victory

'Big Brother' on CBS and 'The $100,000 Pyramid' and 'The Match Game' on ABC Remain Solid Options

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2016

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 10.2 rating/18 share, ABC: 3.1/ 5, CBS: 3.0/ 5, Fox: 0.8/ 1

Note: Percent change from the year-ago evening is excluded due to the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony airing on NBC.

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7:00 p.m.
ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – 60 Minutes: 5.0/10 (#2)
NBC – Rio Gold: 7.3/14 (#1)
Fox – The Simpsons (R): 0.8/ 1 (#4)

7:30 p.m.
ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – 60 Minutes: 5.3/10 (#2)
NBC – Rio Gold: 8.6/15 (#1)
Fox – Bob’s Burgers (R): 0.7/ 1 (#4)

8:00 p.m.
ABC – Celebrity Family Feud: 3.7/ 6 (#3)
CBS – Big Brother: 4.0/ 7 (#2)
NBC – Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony: 12.5/21 (#1)
Fox – The Simpsons (R): 0.9/ 2 (#4)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – Celebrity Family Feud: 4.0/ 6 (#2)
CBS – Big Brother: 3.6/ 6 (#3)
NBC – Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony: 12.2/20 (#1)
Fox – Brooklyn Nine-Nine (R): 0.7/ 1 (#4)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – The $100,000 Pyramid: 3.4/ 6 (#2)
CBS – Madam Secretary (R): 1.7/ 3 (#3)
NBC – Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony: 12.1/19 (#1)
Fox – Family Guy (R): 0.8/ 1 (#4)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – The $100,000 Pyramid: 3.3/ 5 (#2)
CBS – Madam Secretary (R): 1.6/ 3 (#3)
NBC – Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony: 11.7/19 (#1)
Fox – The Last Man on Earth (R): 0.6/ 1 (#4)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – The Match Game: 2.9/ 5 (#2)
CBS – BrainDead: 1.5/ 3 (#3)
NBC – Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony: 9.9/17 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – The Match Game: 2.9/ 5 (#2)
CBS – BrainDead: 1.5/ 3 (#3)
NBC – The Voice: 7.2/14 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. I have to give it an A+. They had coverage all day and I was watching it all the time. Just wish the news and internet wouldn’t give the winners for the night games.