Ratings: Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony Down Sharply Versus 2012

Olympics Ratings Closing Ceremony

NBC’s broadcast of the Summer Olympics’ closing ceremony on Sunday night drew 16.9 million total viewers and a 4.0 demo rating, ticking up from Saturday’s Rio lows yet down 45 and 57 percent from the end of the 2012 London games.

(Also, per our sister site Deadline’s handy chart, Rio appears to have delivered the least watched Olympics closing ceremony in… a long time.)

Leading out of that, a special sampler of The Voice Season 11 did 10.4 mil and a 2.7, its best numbers since Week 5 of Season 10.

Over on ABC, Celebrity Family Feud (5.6 mil/1.1) rose a tenth, while $100,000 Pyramid (4.8 mil/1.0) and Match Game (4.2 mil/0.9) each gained two tenths.

CBS’ Big Brother (5.9 mil/1.8) and BrainDead (2 mil/0.3) were flat.

Cable ratings (e.g. FtWD) famously come in much, much later, and as merited are reported under separate cover.

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