TV ratings: Olympics dip again Monday, but NBC still ahead of 2008
Ratings for the Summer Olympics fell again Monday night, drawing the smallest overall audience of the 2012 games. NBC is still running ahead of its average for the 2008 Olympics, though, and once again completely dominated the night.
Elsewhere, ABC's "Bachelor Pad" hit a series low, and "The Glass House" remained at the very low level it hit last week. The other networks went with repeats across the board.
NBC averaged 26 million viewers and a 15.5 rating/25 share in households in primetime. CBS (3.6 million, 2.5/4) had the best numbers among the also-rans. ABC (2.8 million, 2.0/3) edged FOX (2.7 million, 1.7/3) for third place. The CW drew 570,000 viewers and a 0.4/1.
The Olympics scored an 8.1 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic for the night, which is on the low side for the games. FOX posted a 1.1 in the demo, followed by CBS at 1.0 and ABC at 0.9. The CW delivered a 0.2.