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Over 31-Million Viewers for the Thursday Primetime Edition of the 2106 Rio Olympics on NBC

NBC More Than Triples the Competition in Adults 18-49

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Thursday, August 11 broken out by network and by each half-hour:

-Total Viewers:
NBC: 31.34 million, CBS: 4.81, ABC: 2.57, Fox: 2.32, CW: 1.19

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 9.0 rating/31 share, CBS: 1.3/ 4, ABC and Fox: 0.6/ 2, CW: 0.4/ 1

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8:00 p.m.
ABC – Battlebots (R)
Viewers: 3.04 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (R)
Viewers: 6.32 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Rio Olympics 2016
Viewers: 22.93 million (#1), A18-49: 6.0/24 (#1)

Fox – Rosewood (R)
Viewers: 2.45 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#4)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (R)
Viewers: 1.34 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Battlebots (R)
Viewers: 2.73 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2)

CBS – Life in Pieces (R)
Viewers: 4.82 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Rio Olympics 2016
Viewers: 29.51 million (#1), A18-49: 8.1/29 (#1)

Fox – Rosewood (R)
Viewers: 2.33 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (R)
Viewers: 1.25 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – The $100,000 Pyramid (R)
Viewers: 2.48 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3t)

CBS – Big Brother
Viewers: 6.17 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 7 (#2)

NBC – Rio Olympics 2016
Viewers: 32.85 million (#1), A18-49: 9.2/31 (#1)

Fox – Bones (R)
Viewers: 2.31 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3t)

CW – Beauty and the Beast
Viewers: 1.12 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – The $100,000 Pyramid (R)
Viewers: 2.62 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3t)

CBS – Big Brother
Viewers: 5.56 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#2)

NBC – Rio Olympics 2016
Viewers: 33.68 million (#1), A18-49: 9.7/31 (#1)

Fox – Bones (R)
Viewers: 2.18 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3t)

CW – Beauty and the Beast
Viewers: 1.05 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – The Match Game (R)
Viewers: 2.47 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Code Black (R)
Viewers: 3.17 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#2)

NBC – Rio Olympics 2016
Viewers: 34.95 million (#1), A18-49: 10.4/34 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – The Match Game (R)
Viewers: 2.08 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Code Black (R)
Viewers: 2.85 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#2)

NBC – Rio Olympics 2016
Viewers: 34.15 million (#1), A18-49: 10.4/35 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Another huge night for NBC and the Olympics as predicted that Thursday would be a strong night for them with the same stars that were out on Tuesday out again in women’s gymnastics most important event the all-around individual final. That Final turned out to be a classic as it was pretty close at the half-way point but it was great to see Simone and Aly finish one and two.

    I thought last night personally was the best night of the games thus far and one of the best in Summer Olympics history. I’m real guilty of living in the moment for sure right now but that swim between the Campbell sisters from Australia, Sarah Sjostrom from Sweden representing that H&M gear LOL, Simone Manuel, and Penny Oleksiak from Canada. This was such a huge upset here as anybody who knows the sport had a Campbell sister winning or Sjostrom as the main underdog defeating them. Nobody was even thinking Simone or Penny had a chance guess what they tied for gold. That was amazing to see Simone becoming the first black female to win a gold medal at Olympic swimming and seeing 16-year old Penny Oleksiak win a gold with her and stand on that podium together. Penny is having a great run at these games as that was the 4th medal she captured last night. So this will go down as a top 3 all-time Summer Olympic race and moment for me personally.

    The Olympics from now through about Tuesday should remain strong starting around Wednesday until the closing ceremony next Sunday the ratings will start deteriorating. With track & field starting tonight I’m interested in seeing how track & field will do this year because it wasn’t like the Beijing and London were that huge so I think Rio can keep up with them. Track & Field is slowly going to start to comeback in the next decade here as the last of the doping scandals has gotten cleaned out of the sport so I think it will start to bounce back here. It will be nice if the U.S. can find a major star by the 2024 games if those are in Los Angeles.