Seven claims highest share for non-Olympic broadcaster since OzTam ratings began

7 News: Seven's most watched show of the night

Seven has secured the highest audience share of a non-Olympics broadcaster during the Games since OzTam ratings began.

The network, which broadcast the Olympics for many years before Nine won the rights for the 2012 London Games, claimed 28.5% audience share.

Nine claimed 37.4% share.

Ten took 17.5% and ABC, 11.9%.

Seven’s highest performing shows were Seven News, which rated with 1.2m, and Today Tonight, which pulled in 1.019m.

Home & Away and Criminal Minds also featured in the top ten for Seven, pulling in 874,000 and 832,000, respectedly.

Ten’s MasterChef All Stars rated with 772,000, and ran Nine’s Olympics coverage close in the 16-39 demographic.

Nine’s Olympic coverage, for Day 6 of the games, pulled in 1.461m in the evening slot and 1.43m in the early evening slot.

Its coverage was down slightly on the comparatively timed broadcast of the Athens Olympics in 2004, which rated with an average of 1.505m.

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