Parapan Am Games close with 2 million viewers

Overall 25% of Canadians tuned in for some part of CBC/Radio-Canada's coverage of the games.

Eight days of competition came to an end on Saturday night, as the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games closed.

The closing ceremony, which was headlined by Wyclef Jean, was watched by a total of nearly 2 million viewers on CBC/Radio-Canada, according to Numeris numbers provided by the pubcaster.

Overall 25% of Canadians tuned in to some part of the Games, which ran from Aug. 7 to 15. The event was broadcasted via more than 250 hours of multi-platform coverage, and for the first time in Parapan Am Games history, it was shown in both English and French in Canada.

The Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games exceeded expectations, with 63% of the population watching at least some part of the Games coverage between July 10 and 26. The Games also got people talking, with 346,000 tweets about the event by the end of the Pan Am Games.

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