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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tokyo Olympics opening draws 16.7mn US TV viewers, a 33-year low

 The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony at Olympic Stadium, Tokyo on July 23. NBC's broadcast of the ceremony drew only 16.7 million viewers, the smallest U.S. television audience for the event in the past 33 years.   © Reuters

NBC's broadcast of the Tokyo Olympic Games opening ceremony drew 16.7 million viewers, the smallest U.S. television audience for the event in the past 33 years, according to preliminary data from Comcast-owned NBCUniversal on Saturday.

Across all platforms, including NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, 17 million people watched the ceremony, NBCUniversal said in an email.

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