Sunday TV Ratings 8/8/21: Olympics Go Out on a Low Note with Closing Ceremony, Family Game Fight! Modest, Big Brother Ties High, MLB Weak on ABC (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: The 'Tokyo Olympics' (1.2) went out with a complete whimper on NBC, going two-tenths below Saturday's low and trailing every other rating it posted this summer. The closing ceremony was used to boost the series debut of 'Family Game Fight!' (0.6). The latter retained just about half of its lead-in but is in pretty good shape if it can stay at its current level. Earlier in the night, a 'Tokyo Gold' special (0.8) topped its 7pm competitors. CBS had a particularly strong evening as 'Big Brother' (1.0) gained a tenth and was just two ticks below the 'Olympics'. '60 Minutes' (0.4) picked up a tenth while 'Love Island' (0.4) held flat with its week-ago outing. ABC's 'White Sox v. Cubs' MLB game (0.3) rated about the same as the usual game show encores. A rerun of 'The Chase' (0.2) occupied the alphabet network's 10pm slot. Fox had repeats of 'LEGO Masters' (0.1), 'Simpsons' (0.2), 'Great North' (0.2), 'Bob's Burgers' (0.2), and a feeble 'Fantasy Island' special (0.1). On the CW, 'Legends of Tomorrow' (0.1) and 'Dead Pixels' (0.0) tied their last originals. Sandwiched in-between, 'Wellington Paranormal' (0.1) inched up for its season finale.

Finals Update: Tokyo Gold (+0.2), 2020 Tokyo Olympics Closing Ceremony (+0.4), Big Brother (+0.1), Welcome to the New Fantasy Island (+0.1), Family Game Fight! (+0.1), and the repeat of 60 Minutes (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


7 PMTokyo Gold0.955.84NBC

60 Minutes (R)0.48/46.19CBS

MLB: White Sox v. Cubs0.30/21.63ABC

LEGO Masters (R)0.110.45Fox
8 PM2020 Tokyo Olympics Closing Ceremony1.56/88.82NBC

Big Brother1.05/83.97CBS

The Simpsons (R)0.210.68Fox

DC's Legends of Tomorrow0.09/10.45The CW
8:30 PMThe Great North (R)0.190.55Fox
9 PMLove Island0.42/31.67CBS

Bob's Burgers (R)0.230.64Fox

Wellington Paranormal (F)0.050.25The CW
9:30 PMWelcome to the New Fantasy Island0.150.55Fox

Dead Pixels0.030.17The CW
10 PMThe Chase (R)0.191.28ABC
10:30 PMFamily Game Fight!
(Series Premiere)
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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