It may not have attracted the plaudits of Danny Boyle’s acclaimed Olympics opener but the closing ceremony to the London 2012 Games proved an even bigger hit on the small screen with more than 23 million viewers.
The Olympics bowed out with a total average audience of 23.2 million viewers between 9pm on Sunday and the early hours of Monday morning.
This included 22.9 million viewers, a huge 80.7% share, who were watching on BBC1, with another 202,000 glued to one of the BBC’s dedicated Olympics channels, BBC Olympics 1, and 83,000 watching in 3D on BBC HD.
Olympics Closing Ceremony Shades Danny Boyle Opener With 23.2m – The Guardian – August 13th, 2012
By John Plunkett
Link to Guardian article