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The Olympics averaged more than 12.0 in the demo and 37 million viewers. NY Med fell to a new low. The L.A. Complex finally dropped below 0.2.

This year’s primetime ratings for the 2012 Olympics have followed the pattern of the 2008 Olympics, which peaked on the first Tuesday.

rating show slot network last week season low series low
0.1 The L.A. Complex “Choose Your Battles” 9pm CW 0.2 0.1
0.6 NY Med metal eater 10pm ABC 1.1 0.6
12.8 The Olympics 8pm-Midnight NBC
0.2 rerun – Hart of Dixie “Faith & Infidelity” 8pm CW 0.3 0.5 (4)
0.5 rerun – Last Man Standing
“Wherefore Art Thou, Mike Baxter”
8:30 ABC 0.7 1.5
0.6 rerun – The Middle “Heck’s Best Thing” 8pm ABC 0.8 1.9 (2) 1.7
0.7 rerun – Wipeout 9pm ABC 1.4 1.3
0.9 rerun – MasterChef – top 7 9pm FOX 2.5 2.0 1.8
0.9 rerun – MasterChef – top 8 8pm FOX 2.5 2.0 1.8
0.9 rerun – Person of Interest “Number Crunch” 10pm CBS 1.1 2.4
1.0 rerun – NCIS: LA “Cyber Threat” 9pm CBS 1.1 2.4 2.4
1.0 rerun – NCIS “A Desperate Man” 8pm CBS 1.1 3.1 (3) 2.4

sources: spotted ratings and tv by the numbers

Programming Notes

Based on projection made from four days’ ratings, NBC says it may not lose $200 million on the Olympics after all.

Gore Vidal died.

Girls and Enlightened will take the place of Luck on HBO in January.

ABC’s Jeff Bader is now NBC’s scheduler.

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