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After the opening ceremony snagged over two million viewers, Olympic watching habits showed no sign of stopping.
Seven broadcast the gymnastics, basketball, canoe slalom, freestyle and more on Sunday.
According to OzTAM’s metro data, top rated was the night programming, which had 1,585,000 viewers, while evening peaked at 1,407,000, afternoon at 1,391,000, late afternoon at 1,190,000 and morning at 820,000. The late night had 645,000.
Stonking numbers there as Australia continued to make some big moves in the competition -particular highlights included the men’s basketball, where Patty Mills led the Boomers to a win over Nigeria.
Also tapping in at over a million was Seven News with 1,559,000 viewers and Nine News with 1,078,000.
Nine’s Beauty and the Geek had a solid night in terms of entertainment, scoring 692,000 viewers, while 10’s Australian Survivor decreased slightly from strong opening week numbers to 563,000.
Also on Nine was 60 Minutes which had 522,000 while Nine News: Late Edition had 369,000.
On Seven, the Olympics night feed had 407,000 viewers while the evening feed had 325,000 and Weekend Sunrise had 357,000.
For 10, The Sunday Project had 425,000 viewers.
Finally, on the ABC, ABC News Sunday was top with 671,000 viewers, Grand Designs saw a slight dip to 456,000, Coronavirus: Public Update had 334,000 and Insiders had 328,000.
Unsurprisingly, the Seven Network won the night. They secured almost half of all TV viewers for Sunday: a whopping 49.1 per cent of the daily share.
In second was the Nine Network with 22.1 per cent, while Network 10 had 13.9 per cent. The ABC TV Network had 9.7 per cent and the SBS Network had 5.3 per cent.
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