Olympics Night session delivers 1.791m metro viewers as Tokyo 2020 enters final days

The pointy end of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics continues to deliver big metro ratings for Seven, with the Night session on Wednesday drawing in 1.791 million viewers.

It was the #1 rating program overall and included events such as new event ‘Sport Climbing’, as well as the Australian men’s pursuit cycling team coming back from a horror crash in the semi-final to triumph over New Zealand to take home the bronze medal.

The Night session also won all three key advertising demos for Seven, while the Evening session also broke the million mark, with 1.238 million metro viewers.

964,000 metro viewers tuned in for the Late Night session, as Peter Bol just missed out on the medals with a fourth-place finish in the final of the 800 metres. The Afternoon and Late Afternoon sessions also made it into the top fifteen programs overall across metro markets.

In other entertainment programming, The Chase Australia brought in 662,000 metro viewers for Seven. Nine’s Hot Seat had 496,000 metro viewers, and a repeat of Travel Guides aired to 491,000 metro viewers.

Seven News was the top-rating news program with 1.308 million metro viewers, while Nine News had 1.039 million metro viewers.

Seven had a 53.7% network share, ahead of Nine’s 18.8%, Ten’s 11.8% and ABC’s 10.7%. Seven was the #1 primary channel and 7Mate topped the multi-channel stakes.

The closing ceremony for Tokyo 2020 takes place this Sunday, 8 August.


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