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TV Ratings For The Olympics In Rio Are WAY Down Compared To London In 2012

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Well this isn't good!

TV ratings for last night's opening ceremonies at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil were 25% LOWER than the same opening ceremonies in London just four years ago!

Related: The 16 Hottest Athletes Competing In The 2016 Rio Olympics

Last night's opening ceremony presentation on NBC received just a 17.2 overnight Nielsen rating, too — and that's compared to London's 23 Nielsen rating from four years earlier!

An Olympic Games' opening ceremonies hasn't been this low-rated since the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo! Yikes!!!

Obviously, for NBC, it was still something of a win — they more than tripled the rest of their Big 4 (ABC, CBS, and FOX) competition during the event, which is to be expected.

But wow — there are WAY fewer people watching the Olympics this year than there were four years ago!

Related: Celebs React To The Opening Ceremony!

Was it due to online streaming of the ceremony?! (NBC did get 42 million people worldwide to tune in on their streaming look-in.)

Or are people just way less interested than they have been in the past??

What'd U think — did U watch?! Let us know in the comments (below)!

[Image via AP Images.]

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