Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony on Facebook, Instagram

The Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games Friday night prompted 109 million interactions from 52 million Facebook users and 52 million interactions from 21 million Instagram users.

The Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games Friday night prompted 109 million interactions from 52 million Facebook users and 52 million interactions from 21 million Instagram users.

Facebook said in an email to SocialTimes that 15 million users in host country Brazil were responsible for 40 million interactions, while the U.S. saw 23 million interactions from 12 million users.

The countries with the highest percentage of monthly active users who engaged with the Opening Ceremony on Facebook were:

  1. Brazil: 13 percent
  2. Argentina: 7 percent
  3. Mexico: 7 percent
  4. U.S.: 6 percent
  5. Peru: 5 percent

And the post that drew the most engagement came from Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal:

As for Instagram, the top hashtags used in posts related to the Opening Ceremony were:

  1. #rio2016
  2. #olympics
  3. #olimpiadas2016
  4. #rio
  5. #olimpiadas
  6. #riodejaneiro
  7. #brasil
  8. #openingceremony
  9. #olympics2016
  10. #brazil

The top emoji were:

InstagramRio2016OpeningCeremonyTopEmoji

The most-viewed video came from Jay Blankenau, a volleyball player for Team Canada:

And the photo that drew the most likes came from Brazilian actress Marina Barbosa:

#olympics2016 🇧🇷

A photo posted by Marina Ruy Barbosa (@marinaruybarbosa) on

Readers: Did you interact on Facebook or Instagram during the Opening Ceremony for Rio 2016?