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Last night's diving coverage brings in biggest audience of the games.

Written by Daniel Kirby on 9th August 2016

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Last night the Rio Olympics saw its largest UK audience figures so far, as Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow earned bronze medals in the 10m synchronised diving.

BBC1 saw a five-minute peak audience of nearly 8 million, whilst elsewhere the viewing figures for the men's group gymanstics final were not far behind. As the British team faltered, missing out on a medal position, the event pulled in a peak of 7.2 million.

The games as a whole has proved massively popular for the BBC, with the BBC Sport website achieving a record 15.2 million global browsers on Monday, more than half a million more than the previous record which was set when England took on Wales during Euro 2016.