Just under 16m viewers watched Tom Daley win a bronze medal during Saturday night’s Olympics coverage on BBC One – the final night of competition ahead of the closing ceremony on Sunday.
The teenager won a peak audience of 15.9m as he took to the diving board in the 10m men’s platform final – while his performance also scored BBC Three their highest audience of the games, with 6m people watching coverage of the final on that channel before it moved to BBC One and the dedicated Olympics 1 channel.
Mo Farah also scored a good audience as he picked up his second gold medal of the tournament.
The runner’s triumph in the 5,000m was seen by a peak audience of 12.9m on BBC One and BBC Olympics 1 – although five million fewer viewers saw that race than saw his win in the 10,000m the previous Saturday – the same night that Jessica Ennis and Greg Rutherford also took gold.
And viewing figures for Tom’s victory still fell short of the 20m who tuned in to watch Usain Bolt’s record breaking run in the 100m finalk.
The most-watched event of the games remains the opening ceremony, which attracted a peak of 26.9m viewers and a further 1.7 on the BBC’s iPlayer service.
The closing ceremony will be screened on Sunday night on BBC One from 9pm, with the likes of One Direction, Muse, Spice Girls and Take That expected to perform.