SPORTS

CABLE RATINGS WIN

08/07/2012 10:44 EDT | Updated 10/07/2012 05:12 EDT
Fueled by basketball and soccer, the NBC Sports cable network had its best ratings of the Olympics so far on Monday.

The U.S. men's basketball game against Argentina was seen by 3.3 million people during the day, the Nielsen company said. The women's soccer game between the U.S. and Canada had just under 3 million.

In prime-time, the NBC telecast was seen by 26.6 million viewers, virtually identical to the 26.4 million who watched the same night from Beijing four years ago.

— David Bauder — Twitter http://twitter.com/dbauder

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