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Paralympics finale watched by 7.7 million

The Closing Ceremony featured a long set by Coldplay before the fireworks finale. Credit: EMPICS Sport

A TV audience of 7.7 million watched last night's Paralympics party bring the curtain down on London 2012.

The average audience for Channel 4's coverage of the Closing Ceremony - from 7pm to 11.10pm - was 5.9 million.

The peak figure was down from the 11.2 million who watched the Opening Ceremony.

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