Combined broadcast/cable weekly rankings, Aug. 1-7: Olympics mean smaller cable presence

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The start of the Olympics and the end of political convention season means a combined Top 25 weighted mostly to the broadcast side of the ledger for the week of Aug. 1-7.

Only four cable shows — “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” and the three hours of “WWE Monday Night Raw” — cracked the combined broadcast/cable rankings for the week. In viewers, TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles” is the lone cable representative, coming in 25th overall.

Top 25 broadcast and cable series in adults 18-49 for Aug. 1-7, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 SUMMER OLYMPICS NBC Sun. 7:00 PM 9.1 11,541
2 SUMMER OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY NBC Fri. 8:00 PM 7.5 9,542
3 SUMMER OLYMPICS NBC Sat. 8:30 PM 5.9 7,503
4 THE BACHELORETTE – F ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 2.5 3,214
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 2.5 3,111
6 THE BACHELORETTE: AFTER THE FINAL ROSE – S ABC Mon. 10:01 PM 2.3 2,976
7 BIG BROTHER CBS Thurs. 9:00 PM 1.9 2,454
8 BIG BROTHER CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,316
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,261
10 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,078
BIG BROTHER CBS Sun. 8:01 PM 1.6 1,979
12 RUNNING WILD W/BEAR GRYLLS NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 1.4 1,774
BACHELOR IN PARADISE – P ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,755
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 5 VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,716
15 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,616
THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,607
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,600
18 MASTERCHEF FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,543
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 1.2 1,505
CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL – S ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,491
21 RUNNING WILD W/BEAR GRYLLS – P NBC Mon. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,384
MASTERCHEF FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,360
RIO OLYMPICS PREVIEW NBC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,342
24 LIFE IN PIECES – R CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 1.0 1,273
AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR – R NBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,207

 

Top 25 broadcast and cable series in viewers for Aug. 1-7, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 SUMMER OLYMPICS NBC Sun. 7:00 PM 29,779
2 SUMMER OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY NBC Fri. 8:00 PM 26,488
3 SUMMER OLYMPICS NBC Sat. 8:30 PM 20,633
4 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 11,567
5 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 9,390
6 THE BACHELORETTE – F ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 8,584
7 THE BACHELORETTE: AFTER THE FINAL ROSE – S ABC Mon. 10:01 PM 8,109
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 6,791
9 NCIS – R CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 6,534
10 BIG BROTHER CBS Thurs. 9:00 PM 6,042
11 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 5,863
12 BIG BROTHER CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 5,847
13 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 5,789
14 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL – S ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 5,582
15 BIG BROTHER CBS Sun. 8:01 PM 5,246
16 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – R CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 5,203
17 RUNNING WILD W/BEAR GRYLLS NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 5,147
18 RIO OLYMPICS PREVIEW NBC Thurs. 8:00 PM 5,026
19 THE NIGHT SHIFT NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 5,004
20 LIFE IN PIECES – R CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 4,922
21 BACHELOR IN PARADISE – P ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 4,633
22 MOM – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 4,594
23 ZOO CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 4,428
24 BLUE BLOODS – R CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 4,246
25 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT Mon. 9:00 PM 4,087

All ratings are live + same-day. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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