Rio 2016 dominates TV as Seven wins the night

Seven’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games day one wrap up In Rio Today was watched by 1.332m at 7pm last night.

Day one coverage of the games from 9am grabbed 1.250m metro viewers, while the highlights package from 2pm pulled in 1.120m metro viewers.

The evening broadcast from 9pm was watched by 885,000 while the late night broadcast from 10.30pm had an audience of 432,000. The morning broadcast from 6am had an audience of 431,000.

On Nine, 60 Minutes at 7pm was watched by 1.013m metro viewers while at 8pm David Attenborough’s The Hunt pulled in 555,000.

On Ten, The Great Australian Spelling Bee at 6.30pm grabbed 283,000, while All Star Family Feud at 7.30pm was watched by 367,000.

Seven easily won the night with an audience share of 28.9% well ahead of Nine’s share of 16.3%. The ABC claimed third place with a share of 11.3% while Ten managed a share of 8.4%.

On the ABC, Grand Designs New Zealand at 7.30pm pulled in 676,000 and Wallander at 8.30pm was watched by 650,000.

In the news battleground, Seven News grabbed 1.629m at 6pm while Nine News drew an audience of 1.279m.


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