Ratings: Olympics continue to dominate TV viewing on Tuesday

The Seven Network’s coverage of the Rio Olympics continued to dominate Tuesday’s television.

The 7pm In Rio Today was the night’s number two program with 1,024,000 metro viewers on the network’s main channel. The Evening session that followed rated 853,000 with 548,000 still watching the 10.30pm program.

Earlier, the day program had drawn an audience of 433,000 and the afternoon highlights package 300,000 while Sunrise had 389,000. Over on 7Two the highlights program had 290,000 with the evening session on 202,000 followed by 165,000 for the late night program. The morning session on 7Two had 73,000 while on 7Mate, the best results were for the Late Night session (196,000) and Evening (178,000). Seven News was the night’s number one program with 1,221,000.

Seven ended with a commanding 39.3% share with Nine on 20.5%, Ten 17.3%, ABC 17.1% and SBS 5.7%. Seven also dominated the younger demographics with a peak result in 16-39 of 48.2%. Ten managed a distant second place in the younger age groups.

Nine’s schedule for the night was topped by Nine News (993,000 and 963,000) and A Current Affair (831,000). Hot Seat was next best with 484,000 with the movie We’re The Millers on 330,000 while World’s Best Commercials managed 246,000 in two markets with Koko The Gorilla Who Talks to People on 170,000 in three cities. Today had 291,000 in the morning.

Over on Ten, The Project (572,000 and 459,000), Family Feud (563,000) and Ten Eyewitness News (558,000) made the top twenty while Modern Family had 412,000, NCIS 368,000 and Life in Pieces 340,000. Later, a double NCIS Los Angeles rated 325,000 and 183,000.

Meanwhile, ABC News (775,000) was best for its network. 7.30 (674,000), Catalyst (594,000) and Forces of Nature (558,000) held up well with Foreign Correspondent next best on 446,000.

The Queen by Prince Charles (284,000) and Joan of Arc: God’s Warrior (223,000) proved most popular for SBS.

See [Tuesday 16 August 2016] (Tuesday 16 August 2016) for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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