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London 2012 made its final bow with an enormous peak audience of 26.2 million for last night's Closing Ceremony. Some 22.94m - a share of 80.7% - were tuned in to BBC One alone between 9pm and 12.15am. An average of 202k (0.7%) watched on BBC Olympics 1.

Figures - that don't account for those watching in pubs and on outdoor big screens - didn't once drop below the 20m mark during the live event. The 'Symphony of British Music' - which featured appearances from the likes of the Spice Girls, The Who, One Direction and Ray Davies - was nearly as popular as the 27m-scoring opening ceremony just over two weeks ago. However, a closer look at Sunday's ratings also indicate that around a million viewers switched off during George Michael's set between 10.15pm and 10.30pm - denting the overall average. Gary Lineker and (more) »


- By Paul Millar

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