2012 olympics ratings aug 12 TV ratings: Olympics close with more big numbers for NBCFast National ratings for Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012

The final night of the 2012 Olympics gave NBC one last night of huge ratings, closing out the London games with an audience of close to 27 million people.

Elsewhere Sunday, ABC’s reality lineup ticked up a little opposite the closing ceremony. “Big Brother,” on the other hand, fell a bit for CBS.

NBC averaged 26.9 million viewers and a 15.1 rating/26 share in households for the night, once again blowing away the other broadcast networks. CBS took the top non-Olympic spot with 4.7 million viewers and a 3.1/5. ABC (3.5 million, 2.2/4) came in third, and FOX (2.8 million, 1.6/3) trailed with an all-rerun lineup.

The Peacock earned a 7.8 rating among adults 18-49 for its Olympic finale. FOX took second in the demographic with a 1.3, edging CBS’ 1.2. ABC posted a 0.9.

]]> CBS: “60 Minutes” (6 million, 3.9/7)
ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” rerun (4.2 million, 2.6/5)
FOX: “American Dad” rerun (1.9 million, 1.0/2)/”The Cleveland Show” rerun (2.1 million, 1.2/2) 18-49 leader: Summer Olympics (5.0) 8 p.m. NBC: Summer Olympics (28.2 million, 15.7/26)
CBS: “Big Brother” (5.65 million, 3.5/6)
ABC: “Secret Millionaire” (4 million, 2.5/4)
FOX: “The Simpsons” rerun (3 million, 1.7/3)/”The Cleveland Show” rerun (2.9 million, 1.7/3) 18-49 leader: Summer Olympics (7.9) 9 p.m. NBC: Summer Olympics (32.5 million, 17.6/27)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” rerun (3.6 million, 2.3/4)
FOX: “Family Guy” rerun (3.6 million, 2.1/3)/”American Dad” rerun (3.3 million, 1.9/3)
ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” (2.6 million, 1.7/3) 18-49 leader: Summer Olympics (9.5) 10 p.m. NBC: Summer Olympics (28.6 million, 16.0/26)
CBS: “The Mentalist” rerun (3.7 million, 2.5/4)
ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” (3.1 million, 2.0/3) 18-49 leader: Summer Olympics (8.9) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter