NEW YORK — NBC took the gold last week, while rival broadcast networks barely placed.

Propelled by just the first three nights of the Summer Olympics, NBC scored an average of 17.67 million viewers, while its nearest competitor, CBS, averaged just 5.68 million, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Fox averaged 5.02 million viewers, while ABC had 3.68 million and The CW 1.48 million.

For the week of Aug. 4-10, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: 1. Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies (Friday), NBC, 32.63 million; 2. Summer Olympics Sunday Primetime, NBC, 30.80 million; 3. Summer Olympics Saturday Primetime, NBC, 23.04 million; 4. "America's Got Talent," NBC, 12.11 million; 5. "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 9.70 million; 6. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 8.86 million; 7. "So You Think You Can Dance" (Thursday), Fox, 8.46 million; 8. "NCIS," CBS, 8.45 million; 9. "So You Think You Can Dance (Wednesday), Fox, 7.91 million; 10. "CSI: Miami," CBS, 7.76 million.