Europeans Aren’t Staying Up to Watch Gymnastics From Rio Games

  • Time difference hinders Olympic TV viewing in Germany, Spain
  • BBC says more people gain digital access to sporting events

Russia's Nikolai Kuksenkov competing in the qualifying round for the men's pommel horse event during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on Aug. 6, 2016.

Photographer: Anotnin Thuillier/AFP via Getty Images

European TV viewers are watching less of the Summer Olympics from Rio de Janeiro than from London four years ago, as time-zone differences push events into the wee hours.

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