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Despite Big News and Huge U.S. Wins, NBC's Ratings Continued to Slip Wednesday

Olympics viewership down from opening week

Even though NBC's Wednesday night Olympics coverage was packed with action and breaking news, ratings weren't particularly good for the Peacock. NBC's prime-time broadcast delivered 20.7 million total viewers. That's a…

Olympic Roundup: U.S. Women Sweep 100-Meter Hurdles, Bolt's Bromance Blooms

As swimmers run afoul of the law

Team USA women's track stars had an outstanding night Wednesday, sweeping the gold, silver and bronze in in the 100-meter hurdles. Team USA continues to have more 2016 medals (93)…

NBC Olympics Experiences Prime-Time Ratings Woes on Tuesday

Numbers were poor compared with previous nights

NBC's Tuesday night Olympics coverage featured more heroics from Simone Biles and Aly Raisman on what was the final night of the gymnastics competition. Unfortunately, the network also televised what…

Like Shaunae Miller's Dive, Broadcast Ratings Also Fell on Monday

While NBC's digital platforms continue to thrive

NBC's Monday night Olympics coverage was highlighted by Shaunae Miller's 400-meter gold medal victory. The win was a controversial one, with Miller making a desperate lunge at the finish line…

Olympic Roundup: For 24 Hours, Team USA Was Denied Every Chance at Gold

Bahamas' Shaunae Miller scores dramatic win

Team USA continues to have more 2016 medals (75) than any other country at the Summer Olympics in Rio. However, on Monday, the team didn't win any golds. Here's what…

Usain Bolt and Simone Biles Deliver Above-Average Ratings for NBC

Network fell from last Sunday, despite historic performances

NBC's Sunday night Olympics coverage focused on Usain Bolt, and the iconic Jamaican sprinter delivered. Bolt achieved a historic feat by edging American Justin Gatlin for his third consecutive Olympic…

Olympic Roundup: Michael Phelps 'Not Coming Back in 4 Years'

Katie Ledecky crushes her own world record

Friday Michael Phelps put an end to any speculation that he will return to the Olympic games in four years, and Katie Ledecky smashed her own world record for the…

NBC Gets Its Lowest Olympics Ratings Since Saturday, but Men's Basketball Boosts NBCSN

As livestreaming tops 1 billion minutes Wednesday

Wednesday night's Rio Olympics action featured a victory for U.S. beach volleyball stars Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross, another gold medal for legendary Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura, and a…

NBC's Rio Ratings Swim Closer to London's but Still Lag Behind

Epic performances from Phelps and Ledecky lead to Rio-high night

Linear viewership for the 2016 Rio Olympics on NBC is significantly up from the first night of competition but remains down from London 2012. The network delivered 33.4 million total…

Olympic Roundup: In the Pool and on the Mat, the U.S. Can't Be Stopped

Gymnasts, Phelps and Ledecky pile up the gold

It was another successful night for the U.S. on Tuesday, as Team USA continues to lead the total medal count and hold an edge over China in gold medals. Here's…

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