The final game of the FIFA Football World Cup 2014 in Brazil on July 13, 2014 set a new TV ratings record in the history of German television.
34.65 million viewers watched the live transmission by public broadcaster ARD on average, resulting in an audience market share of 86.3%. Thatís the highest viewership recorded since the measuring of TV ratings in Germany.
The game in which Germany beat Argentina 1:0 topped the former record holder: The World Cup semi-final between Germany and Brazil (7:0) on July 8, 2014 was watched by 32.57 million viewers in Germany. With 87.8%, the audience market share was slightly higher, though.