Ratings: Olympics Hit Another Low, Rush Hour Finale Eyes Summer High

NBC’s primetime coverage of the Summer Olympics on Saturday averaged 14.6 million total viewers and a 3.5 demo rating, down 19 and 25 percent from Friday to mark new lows for the Rio games.

Versus Night 15 of the 2012 London games, NBC’s coverage was down 21 and 30 percent.

Elsewhere, the series finale of CBS’ Rush Hour is currently eyeballing 2.5 million total viewers and a 0.5 rating. Pending adjustment due to preseason NFL preemptions, the one-and-done drama is looking at the best tallies of its summertime Saturday burn-off.

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  1. David4 says:

    The Olympics can’t go any lower, Ryan Lochte already saw to that.

  2. George H. says:

    I say it has a lot to do with all the tape delay and all those “hero” segments NBC does. Plus, the Olympics isn’t what they used to be, especially now most people know how much bribery, cheating, and economic hardships they cause for the host cities.

  3. Teddy says:

    I live in the Los Angeles area and Rush Hour was not on last night–any idea if it will be shown here? Like ever? (I know it’s been cancelled, but I enjoyed it and would at least like to see the last show.)

  4. Ben says:

    Nice pick of Nick Willis there. Fantastic Bronze!

  5. A says:

    I’ll watch when softball comes back.