NBC ratings huge for Women's Team Gymnastics final

Viewers seem to be holding no bad blood toward NBC after their Monday night Olympics foiler.

Last night’s coverage, which included a gold medal win for the women’s gymnastics team, netted a whopping 38.7 million viewers and a 21.8 rating. That’s the best rating in any summer Olympics since 1996 and the best Tuesday night on any network since the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics. That rating also bests the first Tuesday of the Beijing Games by nine percent. (Read our recap of the night here.)

Over the first five nights of the Games, the network has averaged 35.6 Million viewers and a 19.5 rating. NBC’s time-delay practices have gotten much flack in these first few days of the London Games, but perhaps it’s the network that will be taking the biggest victory lap this year?

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