Olympics Night session takes 1.424m metro viewers, Australia aims for record medal haul

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics continues to deliver big metro ratings for Seven, with the Night session on Thursday reaching 1.424 million viewers.

The Night session was the #1 rating program overall, as the Kookaburras lost to Belgium in the gold medal hockey match, with the Australians taking home the silver.

1.087 million metro viewers tuned in to the Evening session which saw Australia’s dramatic but unsuccessful fight back in its bronze medal football match against the United States, with The Matildas missing out on a medal in a 4-3 nail-biter.

The Afternoon and Late Afternoon sessions also made it into the top ten programs overall across metro markets, with the Late Afternoon drawing in 989,000 viewers and the Afternoon session pulling in 778,000.

The #1 entertainment program outside the Olympics was Seven’s The Chase Australia with an overall audience of  824,000 across all five metro markets. It was followed by Nine’s Hot Seat which drew in an overall audience of 498,000 across metro markets.

Ten’s The Bachelor Australia continued its struggles across linear television, only managing to draw in 375,000 metro viewers overall.

Seven was the top-ratings news program of the evening with 1.326 million, with Nine News pulling in 1.096 million metro viewers.

Seven had a 53.7% network share, ahead of Nine’s 18.9%, Ten’s 11.9% and ABC’s 10.5%. Seven was the #1 primary channel and 7Mate topped the multi-channel stakes at 14.3%.

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


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