U.S. Olympic Trials Dominate Network Television; Claims Six of Top 20 Spots Last Week

OMAHA, Nebraska, July 5. IT was definitely a windfall in terms of television viewing for USA Swimming at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials held in Omaha last week, as network viewers tuned in in droves.

Trials viewership claimed six of the top 20 programs for network television last week. In fact, according to USA Swimming, Trials more than doubled viewership from 2008.

Network Top 20
America's Got Talent (Tue) — 11.7 million
America's Got Talent (Wed) — 10.7 million
America's Got Talent (Mon) — 10.5 million
Gymnastics Trials (Sun) — 10.0 million
60 Minutes — 8.4 million
NCIS — 8.0 million
SWIMMING (Sun) — 7.9 million
SWIMMING (Fri) — 7.8 million

Big Bang Theory — 7.7 million
SWIMMING (Wed) — 7.1 million
The Bachelorette — 7.0 million
SWIMMING (Tue) — 7.0 million
SWIMMING (Mon) — 6.9 million

Track & Field (Sat) — 6.5 million
Person of Interest — 6.5 million
Criminal Minds — 6.5 million
NCIS: Los Angeles — 6.4 million
The Mentalist — 6.3 million
SWIMMING (Thu) — 6.2 million
Wipeout — 6.2 million

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