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TV Ratings: Simone Biles, U.S. Gymnastics Gold Lift NBC’s Rio Olympics

Tuesday night’s coverage of the 2015 Summer Olympics on NBC featured one of the most anticipated moments of the games, as the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, lead by Simone Biles, won the gold medal in the all-around competition.

For the whole evening, NBC drew an 11.9 rating among adults 18-49, according the Nielsen overnight numbers.

In live-plus-same day numbers, NBC drew a 9.9 demo rating from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., before the women’s gymnastics final wrapped. That’s up 15% from the previous night, but down 23% from the equivalent night at the 2012 London games. In total viewers, the 8-11 p.m. telecast was down 13% from London with 33.6 million. But the gulf between London and Rio ratings continues to narrow. For the opening ceremony and the first few days of competition, the drop off from the former to the latter had been much more severe.

Tuesday night was the top rated evening so far for NBC from Rio.

NBC reports that the Rio games have already racked up 852 live streaming minutes, surpassing the entire London games.

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