And whatever medal you get for 4th place as well. The first three days of the Beijing Olympics dominated the Nielsen ratings for NBC, scoring 1, 2, 3 in viewership for the Friday opening ceremonies, then Sunday primetime and Saturday primetime. Next, but well back, was NBC’s "America’s Got Talent," which is now on hiatus until the Games wrap up.
NBC handily won the Household ratings with a 10.1 average rating and 18 share. CBS was next at 3.8/7, Fox 3.2/6, ABC 2.4/4, Univision 1.7/3, CW 0.9/2, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV tied at 0.6/1, TeleFutura 0.3/1, Ion 0.2/0 and Azteca America 0.1/0.
NBC also had an easy win in the key 18-49 demo (and all other major demos as well), ahead of Fox, CBS, Univision, ABC, a tie by CW and Telemundo, a tie by TeleFutura and MyNetworkTV, Ion and Azteca America.
Here are the week’s top 20 shows.
Nielsen Television Index Ranking Report
Network primetime (Live + SD) week of 08/04/08 – 08/10/08
|Program||Network||HH Rating||HH Share||2+ Audience (000)|
|1||SUM OLYM OPEN CEREM(S)||NBC||18.8||34||34891|
|2||SUM OLYM SUN PRIME 1(S)||NBC||18.1||31||32256|
|3||SUM OLYM SAT PRIME 1(S)||NBC||13.9||27||24082|
|4||AMERICA’S GOT TALENT||NBC||7.7||13||12611|
|5||TWO AND A HALF MEN||CBS||6.5||11||9979|
|7||SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-THU||FOX||5.9||10||9693|
|9||SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-WED||FOX||5.5||10||8960|
|12||AMERICA’S GOT TALENT 8/7(S)||NBC||4.8||8||7567|
|14||HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER||CBS||4.3||7||6362|
|18||BIG BANG THEORY, THE||CBS||4.2||8||6299|
|18||BIG BROTHER 10-TUE||CBS||4.2||7||6445|
Source: Nielsen Media Research