Some 17.1 million people tuned in to watch Mo Farah win the 10,000m last night - the biggest UK TV audience for the Games so far, excluding the opening ceremony.
And overnight ratings showed that 16.3 million people watched Jessica Ennis triumph in the heptathlon on an amazing night for UK athletics.
BBC Olympics boss Roger Mosey tweeted the "stunning viewing figures for last night's amazing athletics".
They also included an audience of 15.6 million for Greg Rutherford's long jump gold and 9.2 million for the women's team pursuit win.
Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah etched their names into British sporting immortality to complete a historic day for Team GB at the Olympics.
While Britain's athletes put on a show around the country's Olympic venues yesterday, the moon staged a special display of its own.
Ones to watch on day eight of the Olympic Games - Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah, Jason Kenny and more.