Date: 4th October 2000

A Loss Is A Win

NBC's ratings for the Olympic Games may have been disappointing when compared with those for past Olympics coverage, but they nevertheless dominated Nielsen's ratings results for last week.

During primetime, the Games scored a 13.3 average rating for the week and a 22 share. That compares with a 6.9/11 for second place ABC, a 5.6/9 for CBS and a 5.0/8 for Fox.

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research:
1. Summer Olympics (Monday), NBC, 15.7/26; 2. Summer Olympics (Thursday), NBC, 14.0/24; 3. Summer Olympics (Wednesday), NBC, 13.9/24; 4. Summer Olympics (Tuesday), NBC, 12.4/21; 5. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Sunday), ABC, 11.1/17; 6. Millionaire (Tuesday), ABC, 110./18; 7. Summer Olympics Closing Ceremonies), NBC, 10.8/17; 8. Summer Olympics (Friday), NBC, 10.6/20; 9. Summer Olympics (Saturday), NBC, 10.5/20; 10. NFL Monday Night Football, ABC, 10.3/18.

Source: Studio Briefing