Thursday, September 1, 2016
TEXT BY DEV SUKUMAR | BADMINTONPHOTO
Badminton captured a significant chunk of China’s television viewership during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The Men’s Singles final featuring Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei and China’s Chen Long (featured image) was the most-watched match on state broadcaster CCTV5, logging 7.08 percent share of viewership.
Badminton dominated the most-watched list, with seven matches featuring in the top ten. The Men’s Singles semi-final between Lee Chong Wei and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan came in third at 5.91%, followed by the Men’s Singles quarter-final between Lin Dan and India’s Kidambi Srikanth at 4.95%.
The Top-Ten List: