The Tokyo Paralympic Games attracted 2.6 million All 4 streams - with some platforms yet to be counted.
Channel 4 reveals that its coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games was viewed by over 20 million viewers - a third of the UK population (33%) and a fifth of young people aged 16-34 (22%).
The Games’ biggest moment on Channel 4 saw 1.2 million viewers tune in to watch Jonnie Peacock win bronze in the men’s T64 100m, followed by 1.1 million watching ParalympicsGB’s wheelchair rugby team bringing home an inaugural gold medal
Across the two weeks the Games aired Channel 4 attracted its biggest share of the TV viewing audience in four years – since the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and its best daytime share since the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Paralympics Breakfast tripled Channel 4’s average audience from 7.30-9am and doubled the channel’s average share of young viewers in this time slot. The Last Leg of Tokyo was broadcast live from London and hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe, with Rosie Jones in Tokyo. The show outperformed Channel’s 10pm slot average for young viewers (12.4% share 16-34s, +19%).
Channel 4 Head of Sport Pete Andrews said: “Channel 4 delivered more coverage than ever before for a Paralympic Games and our round the clock coverage on linear and digital platforms meant over a third of the TV viewing population was reached. This demonstrates our audience’s continued support for Paralympic sport and we are delighted that so many people tuned in to not only cheer on established stars such as Jonnie Peacock, but also to see new stars emerge and triumph.”