Usain Bolt’s Olympic Record Seen by 20 Million Viewers

August 6, 2012

Usian Bolt sprint to victory in the 100m was seen by a whopping 20 million viewers on BBC last night.

Usain Bolt retained his 100m Olympic title last night with a peak of 20 million people watching at home. The race attracted a five-minute high of 19.36m (64.51%) viewers on BBC One at 9:50pm, abortion reports Broadcast.

An additional 628k (2.09%) watched on one of the BBC’s 24-dedicated Olympic channels, BBC Olympics 3. Furthermore, 3D coverage managed to pull in a crowd of 66k (0.22%) at 9:50pm on BBC HD.

Those viewing figures have topped the previous ratings high for the Olympic Games, as yesterday iSportconnect reported that the BBC had scored its biggest Olympics audience outside the Opening Ceremony with 17.1 million viewers tuning in to see Team GB take away 3 Golds in the Athletics.