3 billion people watched Sochi opening ceremony
February 12, 2014
The opening ceremony of the Winter Games drew quite an audience worldwide.
The International Olympic Committee says that 3 billion people tuned in to the ceremony on Friday night.
That included a record 43 million in host country Russia, where the Games became the most-watched sporting event ever.
Some of those viewers watched on a tape delay, with about 33 percent of all Russians tuning in live.
The Games averaged 31.7 million viewers in the United States, according to Nielsen.
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