Olympics numbers game.

Posted by | August 27, 2008 at 4:30 AM

Ratings and viewership for every night of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. On many occasions, the ratings do not reflect NBC’s complete coverage. For example, ratings for coverage last Saturday night only include the 9-11:06 PM portion, not taking into account nearly three full hours of NBC’s coverage, which began at 7:30 and ended at midnight.

Friday, August 8
18.8/34, 34.9 mil: Opening Ceremony (8-11:19 PM NBC)

Saturday, August 9
13.9/27, 24.1 mil: Night 1 (8:30-11:49 PM NBC)

Sunday, August 10
18.1/31, 32.3 mil: Night 3 (7-11:42 PM NBC)

Monday, August 11
17.6/29, 30.2 mil: Night 4 (8-11:36 PM NBC)

Tuesday, August 12
19.9/34, 34.0 mil: Night 5 (8 PM-12:19 AM NBC)

Wednesday, August 13
16.7/28, 27.7 mil: Night 6 (8-11:26 PM NBC)

Thursday, August 14
17.9/31, 29.7 mil: Night 7 (8 PM-12 AM NBC)

Friday, August 15
15.4/28, 26.1 mil: Night 8 (8-11:36 PM NBC)

Saturday, August 16
17.8/32, 31.6 mil: Night 9 (8:30-11:44 PM NBC)

Sunday, August 17
16.0/27, 27.2 mil: Night 10 (7:30-11:30 PM NBC)

Monday, August 18
15.8/26, 26.4 mil: Night 11 (8-11:30 PM NBC)

Tuesday, August 19
16.3/27, 26.6 mil: Night 12 (8-11:44 PM NBC)

Wednesday, August 20
15.2/26, 24.8 mil: Night 13 (8-11:44 PM NBC)

Thursday, August 21
13.8/23, 22.4 mil: Night 14 (8-11 PM NBC)

Friday, August 22
10.7/19, 17.9 mil: Night 15 (8:30-11 PM NBC)

Saturday, August 23
10.3/19, 16.8 mil: Night 16 (9-11:06 PM NBC)

Sunday, August 24
15.5/25, 27.8 mil: Closing Ceremony (8-10:30 PM NBC)