Ratings: Monday's Olympic coverage delivers gold medal result for Seven

The third night of the Rio Olympic Games broadcast propelled the Seven Network to a 39.1% network share of Monday’s TV audience.

The three-channel coverage was led by In Rio Today broadcast on the main channel at 7pm (AEST) each night. Last night an estimated 1,266,000 watch across the two hour telecast. The 9pm program coded as Evening saw 1,027,000 tune in with 432,000 watching the 10.30pm Late Night session. From midnight to 2am there were still 122,000 watching the coverage from Brazil.

Earlier in the day, Sunrise averaged 378,000 for its mix of breakfast TV and sport while the day time coverage that followed managed 647,000 with 599,000 for the following Highlights program. The best result on 7Two was for its 7.30 evening program that rated 225,000 with 188,000 watching the later 9.30 session. Over on 7Mate the afternoon’s Day two highlights was best with 192,000 with the 7.30 evening session rating 161,000.

Also on Seven, Seven News (1,374,000 and 1,033,000) did well with The Chase grabbing records numbers with 830,000 and 654,000.

It was a close battle for second with ABC (19.0%) just ahead of Nine (18.8%) and Ten (18.0%) while SBS had 5.1%. Seven’s share of the three key demographics groups ranged from 43.8% - 45.9% with Ten a distant second.

Elewhere, ABC News (798,000) and 7.30 (776,000) made the top ten for ABC with Four Corners (661,000), Media Watch (637,000) and Q&A (592,000) all holding up well against the competition.

Nine News (1,103,000 and 1,023,000) and A Current Affair (833,000) were Nine’s best results. 20 to One scored 573,000 for an encore while the movie Mr and Mrs Smith managed 265,000. In the afternoon, Hot Seat rated 610,000 and Today had 295,000 at breakfast and Today Extra 124,000.

Over on Ten, Have You Been Paying Attention? (690,000) was competitive especially in key demographics while The Project had 641,000 and 464,000. All Star Family Feud just missed the top twenty with 580,000 while the 6pm broadcast of Family Feud had 550,000 with Ten Eyewitness News rating 540,000 and The Bold and The Beautiful 358,000. Later, NCIS: New Orleans had 266,00 fans. In the morning Studio 10 saw 81,000 tune in.

Inside Einstein’s Mind (238,000) and Stephen Hawking: A Brief History of Mine (170,000) were the best results for SBS.

See [Monday 8 August 2016] (Monday 8 August 2016) for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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