Opening Ceremony draws largest TV audience in a decade

Fireworks during the Opening Ceremony Credit: EMPICS Sport/EMPICS Sport

Viewing figures released by Channel 4 showed the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony drew a peak audience of 11.2 million people.

It was the broadcaster's biggest audience in a decade and four times that of the Paralympic Opening Ceremony in Beijing four years ago.

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Paralympics Opening Ceremony

The Paralympic opening ceremony has begun at the Olympic Stadium in London.