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Sir Chris Hoy's record-breaking Olympics gold seen by 10.1m

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Sir Chris Hoy, Sarra after he won the Team Sprint Final during day six of the Olympic Games at the Velodrome, London.

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Sir Chris Hoy's record-breaking Olympic gold delivered a peak audience of over 10 million yesterday (Tuesday, August 7), the latest overnight data reveals.

The Scottish cyclist's sixth gold medal has made him the most successful Great British Olympian of all time, overtaking Sir Steve Redgrave.

A peak of 10.1m tuned in on BBC One and BBC Olympics 1 at around 6.30pm as Hoy drew closer to his victory at the Velodrome.

Interest in the Brownlee brothers attracted a high of 5.6m at 1pm, thought to be unprecedented figures in the UK for the sport of triathlon.

Despite there being no Team GB competitors, the men's 1500m final saw a peak of well over 11m at 9pm.

Olympics Breakfast (1.68m/41%) and Olympics Tonight (2.92m/25.3%) maintained big average audiences on BBC One.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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