Tokyo Olympics reached 69 million TV viewers in the opening week

The games also garnered 5.8 billion viewing minutes during the same period.

Mumbai: The Tokyo Olympics 2020 television broadcast was viewed by 69 million viewers and clocked 5.8 billion viewing minutes, according to data provided by Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India. (India 2+/Live Events Only/ Share% of viewing mins)

Assam/NE (27.7 per cent), Maharashtra/Goa (11.5 per cent), Tamil Nadu/Puducherry (8.8 per cent), Uttar Pradesh/Uttarakhand (6.3 per cent), and Kerala (5.8 per cent) were the top regions contributing to the viewership for the Tokyo Olympics. (India 2+/Live Events Only/ Share% of viewing mins)

The Olympic games were broadcast on Sony Pictures Networks India TV channels Sony Six, Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3, Sony Ten 4 and their HD channels. Prasar Bharati’s sports channel DD Sports also broadcast the event.

The previous Rio Olympic games pulled in 191 million viewers, according to BARC data for that period. Star India was the official broadcaster for the 2016 games. (India 4+/cable and satellite homes/urban market)

The Indian contingent for the Olympics made a strong showing by bringing home seven medals including one gold, two silver and four bronze. The athletes that won medals at the recently concluded games included Neeraj Chopra, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Ravi Kumar Dhahiya, PV Sindhu, Lovlina Borgohain, and Bajrang Punia and the men’s hockey team.

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