Tottenham Hotspur
3:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Huddersfield Town
Newcastle United
LIVE 70'
Game Details
Real Betis
6:15 PM UTC
Game Details
Deportivo La Coruña
Real Madrid
8:15 PM UTC
Game Details
AS Roma
4:00 PM UTC
Game Details
AC Milan
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Paris Saint-Germain
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Ajax Amsterdam
FC Groningen
LIVE 69'
Game Details
New York City FC
New England Revolution
10:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Seattle Sounders FC
Minnesota United FC
1:30 AM UTC Aug 21, 2017
Game Details

World Cup final sets viewing record

A record 34.65 million Germans watched Sunday's World Cup triumph -- the highest-ever viewing figures for German television.

As the country came to a virtual standstill with Joachim Low's side battling for a fourth world title, ARD TV took the lion's share of the huge viewing figures for the 1-0 win over Argentina with 86.3 percent.

The overall figure beat the previous highest-ever German total, set as 32.57 million people tuned in to the 7-1 thrashing of hosts Brazil in the semifinals.

And several million more also followed the World Cup final at public screenings in parks, streets, pubs and bars throughout the nation.

The 2014 World Cup had already been an outstanding success for broadcasters ARD and ZDF. Germany's games averaged 28.93 million viewers, translating into a marketing share of 84 percent, reported.

On Monday, German TV stations changed their schedules as most aired extra programmes looking back at the World Cup triumph.

On Tuesday, some 500,000 people are expected to welcome Die Nationalmannschaft back home to Germany.

The players will parade the World Cup trophy trough Berlin, before joining the big party at the Fanmeile in front of the Brandenburg Gate.

Meanwhile, U.S. viewers made the World Cup final the most-watched football match in American history.

Associated Press quoted the Nielsen company as saying that 17.3 million people had tuned into the game on ABC, with a further 9.2 million watching on the Spanish-language Univision network.

The figure eclipses the 24.7 million who watched the U.S.-Portugal match earlier in the tournament, while the same number of Americans tuned into the 2010 World Cup final.


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.