The Olympics ended a streak of beating out the 2008 games in Beijing, while ABC's "Bachelor Pad" slid to a series low Monday, according to preliminary numbers.
NBC took first place in the advertiser-friendly 18-49 demographic and total viewers with an 8.1 rating/22 share and 26 million. Even so, the Olympics -- which had been consistently outperforming the 2008 games night by night -- were down 9 percent from the equivalent night in 2008. The games also slipped 24 percent from last Monday to hit the lowest Olympics rating so far this summer.
Fox, which ran repeats Monday night, drew a distant second place in ratings and third in total viewers with a 1.1/3 and 2.7 million. CBS, which also ran repeats, came in third in ratings and second in total viewers with a 1.0/3 and 3.6 million.
ABC took fourth place in ratings and third in total viewers with a 0.9/2 and 2.8 million. The network dropped across the board, starting with "Bachelor Pad" from 8 to 10 p.m., which slid 9 percent to a series low of 1.0/3 and 3.3 million. "The Glass House" at 10 ran even with last week to match its own low of 0.6/2 and 1.6 million total viewers.