Aug 3 TV reviews: Tokyo Olympics Biles takes bronze

In the latest ratings, NBC Tuesday’s prime-time coverage of the Tokyo Olympics averaged 14.6 million total viewers – the best preliminary viewers of the Summer Games since Sunday July 25 – and with a rating of 3.0, which itself marks a five-night high.

The evening’s only other original broadcast programming, CBS ‘ Island of love (1.8 mil / 0.4), added a few eyeballs week to week while being stable in demo.

Coming next Tuesday: Fox returns with a new episode of Lego Mastery and the first of his Fantastic island restart, the CW starts Star girl Season 2 before a new Superman and Lois, and NBC America has talent and College Bowl to resume.

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Live + Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not not reflect the overall performance of a show, taking into account the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, as well as out-of-home viewing. Rather, these numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless they are designated as finals) are meant to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Warning: Contents may be hot!

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