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Track superstars Usain Bolt and Ashton Eaton scored Olympic gold medal wins on Thursday but they weren’t fast enough to stop NBC’s ratings from dipping.

NBC’s primetime average slipped to 14.8 household rating and 7.0 rating in adults 18-49 in Nielsen’s 56 overnight metered markets. That’s below the household average for the 2016 games overall, which stands at a 15.6.

Jamaica’s Bolt scored his gold of the Rio games, and his ninth career gold medal, in taking the 200-meter dash. The U.S.’s Eaton earned his second career gold medal in the decathlon event. That makes him only the third U.S. athlete in Olympics history to earn two medals in the event.

NBC’s top local markets for the night: Salt Lake City (17.3/34); Denver (16.3/33); West Palm Beach (16.1/27); Columbus, Ohio (15.8/27); and Austin, Texas (15.4/28).

(Pictured: Usain Bolt)