The London 2012 Olympic Games delivered the biggest national television event since current measuring systems began, with 51.9m (90% of the UK population) watching at least 15 minutes of coverage. 24.2m (42% of the UK population) also watched at least 15 minutes of coverage on the BBC Red Button.
The Closing Ceremony was watched by a peak audience of 26.3m and an average audience of 23.2m (82% share). This compares to an Opening Ceremony peak audience of 27.3m and an average audience of 23.4m (84% share).
Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC One, said: "It has been an absolute privilege to broadcast the London 2012 Olympics on BBC One. It's been a phenomenal Games and Team GB's amazing achievements have helped draw huge audiences to BBC One and put the channel right at the heart of the action. We've had fantastic feedback about the quality of the BBC's coverage and all the teams involved deserve huge thanks and praise."
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