NEW YORK -- The Olympics in their final week were still golden for NBC. Once again, NBCs nightly prime-time averages took the weeks top seven Nielsen slots. And NBC again left rival networks far behind in overall viewership.But a drop in Olympics viewers compared to the previous week was notable.So was the drop in TV viewership between the final seven nights of the Rio Olympics compared to four years ago at the London Games.Consider the erosion from 29.1 million for the London Olympics 12th night, compared to 20.7 million for the same night (last Wednesday) in Rio. Or Rios 17 million viewers for Sundays closing ceremony, compared to 31 million for London.Since 2012, viewers have gained new options and new screens for enjoying the Rio Olympics. The result: As a TV event, it clearly wasnt the same as its been in past years.Nor, for whatever reasons, was it even the same sort of TV event it had been the week before. Week-to-week audiences dropped every night, most precipitously Tuesday (down 9.3 million from the previous Tuesday), Thursday (down by 9.5 million), Saturday (down by 10.1 million) and Sundays closing ceremony (down 9.8 million from the previous Sundays competition).Even so, NBC retained the weekly ratings crown, sweeping the Top 10 with seven Olympics slots (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and Saturday), an Olympics-themed special, Rio Gold, which ranked eighth, and The Voice and Superstore.Though down from last weeks average of 28.2 million viewers, NBC led again with an average of 19.9 million, while CBS was a distant runner-up with 3.8 million and ABC with 2.9 million. Spanish-language Univision (with 1.6 million) again topped Fox, which (with 1.39 million) was barely ahead of Telemundo (1.36 million). ION Television drew 1.1 million, followed by CW with 800,000 viewers.Meanwhile, the Olympics-coverage setting again gave NBC a bump in the evening-news contest, which typically finds NBC and ABC neck-and-neck. NBCs Nightly News was decisively on top with 9.8 million viewers, followed by ABCs World News Tonight with 7.8 million. The CBS Evening News had 6.3 million.Among cable networks in prime time last week, Fox News Channel retained its lead with 2.1 million viewers, followed by USA with 1.4 million.For the week of Aug. 15-21, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: Summer Olympic Games (Monday), NBC, 24.2 million; Summer Olympic Games (Tuesday), NBC, 24.1 million; Summer Olympic Games (Thursday), NBC, 21.70 million; Summer Olympic Games (Wednesday), NBC, 20.68 million; Summer Olympic Games (Friday), NBC, 20.1 million; Summer Olympic Games (Sunday Closing Ceremony), NBC, 17.0 million; Summer Olympic Games (Saturday), NBC, 15.4 million; Rio Gold, NBC, 11.5 million; The Voice (Sunday), NBC, 10.3 million; Superstore (Friday), NBC, 9.7 million.---ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox and Fox News Channel are owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. 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That can kind of change the game a little bit.Cody Anderson (2-4) pitched a scoreless seventh.Cody Allen worked out of ninth-inning trouble for his 20th save. He allowed a pair of one-out singles in the ninth, but struck out Jed Lowrie before Josh Reddick flied out to deep center.Reddick, who homered in the sixth, drove a pitch that Tyler Naquin caught on the warning track to end the game.I think Naquin was probably the only guy from Cleveland who knew that ball wasnt going to quite get out, Allen said. It was a little nerve-racking, but those things happen.Kendall Graveman (7-7) allowed four runs -- three earned -- in 6 1/3 innings and lost for the first time since May 19.Carlos Santana homered in the sixth for Cleveland.Shortstop Marcus Semiens error on Rajai Davis one-out grounder started the go-ahead rally. Naquin followed with a single before Almontes pinch-hit single scored Davis and finished Graveman.Marc Rzepczynski walked Santana to load the bases before Kipnis bloop hit to left tied it. Dulls wild pitch with Francisco Lindor batting scored Almonte and put Cleveland ahead. Lindors sacrifice flly made it 5-3.ddddddddddddOakland manager Bob Melvin praised Gravemans outing.He was cruising along, he gets the first guy out and Davis gets on, Melvin said. Naquin does a good piece of hitting and he elevates the first ball to Almonte. We want to turn Santana around and walk him and then make a good pitch to Kipnis, base hit, next thing you know, were in a little bit of trouble.The Indians had lost four of five and were 8-12 since winning a franchise-record 14 straight going into Friday.We scored late, Allen said. Championship teams, you see a lot of, they score late and their bullpen holds down leads.Khris Davis also homered in the sixth for Oakland.Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer allowed two earned runs in 5 1/3 innings.ROTATION SWITCHOakland LHP Rich Hill, the subject of trade rumors, was scratched from Sundays start because hes still bothered by a blister on the middle finger of his left hand. RHP Sonny Gray will start Sunday on his regular turn.TRAINERS ROOMAthletics: Hill hasnt pitched since July 17, a start in which he threw only five pitches. He could be headed to the 15-day disabled list.Indians: RHP Jeff Manship (wrist tendinitis) was put on the 15-day DL. RHP Zach McAllister was activated from the DL. Hed been sidelined with a sore right hip.UP NEXTAthletics: LHP Dillon Overton will be recalled from Triple-A Nashville to start Saturday against the Indians. Hes 1-1 with an 8.40 ERA in three starts.Indians: RHP Josh Tomlin (10-3, 3.48 ERA) makes his third career start against Oakland on Saturday. He lost his last start against Baltimore, allowing four runs in six innings. ' ' '