7.7 million watch Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow's diving heroics at Rio Olympics


More than seven million viewers watched coverage of Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow's Olympic bronze medal-winning dive.

The peak audience of 7.7 million was the biggest live TV audience for any event at the Rio Olympics so far.

Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow (Mike Egerton /PA)
Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow (Mike Egerton/PA)

The gymnastics final, which saw three-time Olympic medallist Louis Smith come off the pommel horse as Team GB narrowly lost out on a medal, attracted 7.2 million viewers.

Meanwhile, 18 million people watched the Olympics on BBC TV on Monday, for around 15 minutes in the day.

BBC Sport online also claimed a new record, with 15.2 million global browsers.

The record before the Rio Olympics was 14.6 million for England's match against Wales in the Euro 2016 football championship.