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Closing ceremony draws 26.3m

2012-08-14 13:11
Olympics closing ceremony (Gallo)
London - The BBC says its live television coverage of the Olympic closing ceremony peaked at 26.3 million viewers.

The broadcaster said in a message posted to Twitter on Monday that coverage on its flagship terrestrial channel, BBC1, peaked at 26 million on Sunday night.

High-definition and 3D coverage added about 300 000 viewers to the total.

The figure was slightly down on the opening ceremony which kicked off the games on 27 July.

The Danny Boyle-directed opening extravaganza drew 26.9 million viewers at its height.

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