9:02am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: Olympic Audience Finally Shows Some Fatigue, 'Bachelor Pad' Hits Series Low
NBC's coverage of the London Games may have finally dipped below Beijing on Monday night, with fast affiliate ratings showing the three-and-a-half-hour broadcast down nine percent from the same night four years ago. Still, London maintains a dominant average, and last night's coverage topped the competition with a 8.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 26 million viewers.
Elsewhere, Univision claimed second place in the demo with a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49, topping a closely-matched Fox, CBS and ABC.
Hell's Kitchen encores posted a 1.1 adults rating and 2.7 million viewers on Fox, while CBS' block of repeats averaged a 1.0 rating in the demo and 3.6 million viewers.
ABC was the only other network airing originals, and not many viewers took notice. Bachelor Pad hit a series low, down nine percent from the previous week, with a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. The Glass House was even with its own low, a 0.6 rating in the demo. The network averaged a 0.9 rating among 18-49-ers and 2.8 million viewers.
Encores on The CW earned a 0.2 adults rating and 569,000 viewers.