The London Olympic Games was the most watched sporting event in Britain on record, according to the BBC's viewing figures.
In total 87 per cent of British people watched at least 15 minutes of the Games — which equates to a staggering number of 50.2 million.
Football World Cups have previously topped the list but they have never reached more than 85 per cent since 2002 when such figures were collated.
The two most watched events at the Games were the opening (26.9 million) and closing (26.3m) ceremonies.
From a purely sporting standpoint Usain Bolt's victory in the 100m final came in ahead of Jessica Ennis (Heptathlon) and Mo Farah (10,000m) victories on 'Super Saturday.'
Fifth on the list was Tom Daley's bronze medal in the diving, the closing stages of which were viewed by 15.9 million on BBC One.
Daley's performance in the 10m platform diving final also helped BBC Three secure their highest ever viewing figures of 6.6 million.
However, if you were to take the sporting events on an individual basis the opening ceremony would still only come in third on a list of most watched sporting events in the UK.
The 1966 World Cup final (32.3m) and the 1970 FA Cup Final replay between Chelsea and Leeds (28.49) both had larger figures.
The top ten events at the Games were:
1. Opening ceremony, 26.9 million
2. Closing ceremony, 26.3 million
3. Usain Bolt winning the 100m final, 20 million
4. Mo Farah winning the 10,000m final, 17.1 million
5. Jessica Ennis winning the heptathlon, 16.3 million
6. Tom Daley taking bronze in the diving, 15.9 million
7. Greg Rutherford winning the long jump, 15.6 million
8. Usain Bolt winning the 200m final, 15.4 million
9. Mo Farah winning the 5,000m final, 12.9 million
10. Sally Pearson winning the 100m hurdling gold, 12.1 million