U.S. household television ratings of the Summer Olympics opening ceremony from 1972 to 2016

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1972 (Munich)6.5
1976 (Montreal)11.1
1984 (Los Angeles)23.9
1988 (Seoul)15.2
1992 (Barcelona)13.8
1996 (Atlanta)23.6
2000 (Sydney)16.2
2004 (Athens)14.6
2008 (Beijing)18.8
2012 (London)21
2016 (Rio de Janeiro)13.9
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This timeline depicts U.S. household television ratings in the of the Summer Olympic's opening ceremony from 1972 to 2016. The highest ratings belonged to the two Olympics which took place in the United States. The 1984 opening ceremony in Los Angeles earned a rating of 23.9 and the 1996 ceremony in Atlanta earned a rating of 23.6.

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