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Ratings: More Simone Biles Lands NBC Some Steady Numbers

ABC nabs another (very distant) silver

Simone Biles went out with a(nother) gold, sticking NBC with mostly steady Nielsen numbers from the previous night’s primetime.

ABC again finished runner-up in key demo ratings among the broadcasters, though that was still behind Rio by a massive margin. CBS was a distant second in total viewers.

NBC was first in ratings Tuesday with a 6.8 rating/24 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 23.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. On Monday night, the network had a slightly better 6.9/24 and 23.9 million total viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 0.8/3 and third in viewers with 2.8 million. “Bachelor in Paradise” at 8 p.m. ET posted a 1.3/5 and 4.3 million viewers. At 9, “After Paradise” got a 0.6/2 and 2.6 million viewers. Reruns followed.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.7/2 and second in viewers with 4.8 million. Sandwiched between repeats, “Zoo” at 9 p.m. ET had a 0.7/2 and 4.1 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.6/2. Univision was fourth in total viewers with 1.62 million, Telemundo was fifth with 1.58 million.

Fox was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.2 million, airing just reruns.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 777,000. After a repeat, “MADtv” received a 0.3/1 and 640,000 viewers.