TV Ratings Tuesday: Olympics hit 2016 high with women’s gymnastics
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016
Note: The CW was pre-empted in New York and Hartford for baseball, so its numbers are subject to greater revisions than usual.
The numbers for Tuesday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Summer Olympics (NBC) (8-11 p.m.)||9.9/33||33.63|
|Bachelor in Paradise (ABC)||1.1/4||3.89|
|NCIS (CBS) – R||0.7/3||5.71|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) – R||0.4/1||1.09|
|The Flash (The CW) – R||0.3/1||1.00|
|8:30 p.m.||New Girl (FOX) – R||0.3/1||0.78|
|9 p.m.||Zoo (CBS)||0.6/2||3.61|
|Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise (ABC)||0.5/2||2.43|
|Lucifer (FOX) – R||0.3/1||1.05|
|MADtv (The CW)||0.3/1||0.86|
|10 p.m.||NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R||0.5/2||3.53|
|The Middle (ABC) – R||0.3/1||1.28|
|10:30 p.m.||Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – R||0.3/1||1.22|
The U.S. women’s gymnastics team’s dominant victory Tuesday pushed the Summer Olympics to their best ratings of the games thus far. NBC’s prime-time block averaged a 9.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 33.63 million viewers, topping Sunday’s 9.1 and 29.76 million.
The night’s few other originals took a hit opposite the Olympics. “Bachelor in Paradise” fell 0.3 to 1.1 on ABC, while the debut of “After Paradise” managed only a 0.5. “Zoo” slipped two tenths to a 0.6.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||9.9/33||0.7/2||0.6/2||0.3/1||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||33.63||2.52||4.28||0.99||0.86|
Late night: NBC’s shows are off for the Olympics, and ABC and CBS are in reruns.
Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns.
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Time Shifted Viewing: Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.
Source: The Nielsen Company.