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CBC says Canadian streamed 626 million minutes of video during Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The CBC has experienced a very good month.

Coming off its record-breaking viewership of the Tragically Hip’s concert on Saturday, the broadcasting corporation announced today that the Rio 2016 Summer Games was the most-watched summer Olympics in Canadian history.

Between the Opening Ceremony on August 5th to the Closing Ceremony on August 21st, 32.1 million Canadians watched the 31st Olympiad. CBC says Canadians watched more live coverage than any other previous Summer Games, mainly because the broadcaster offered more hours of live coverage than any other Olympic Games.

Specifically for digital viewership, CBC/Radio-Canada’s online coverage and mobile apps saw a total of 229 million total page views and almost 37 million video views. CBC notes that the video views amassed over 626 million minutes of video watched.

The most watched moments during the Olympics on CBC was day 13 (August 18th) when 7.2 million viewers tuned in to see Usain Bolt capture gold and Canadian Andre De Grasse secure silver in the men’s 200m. In addition, on day nine (August 14th), 6.9 million viewers tuned in to watch the bromance in the 100m final between Bolt and De Grasse.

Team Canada brought home 22 total medals.

[source] CBC [/source]

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