The World Cup final attracted a mammoth 700 million people worldwide and drew Spain’s highest-ever viewing figures.
15.605 million Spaniards tuned in for extra-time to see their country edge the Netherlands, thanks to a 116th minute Andres Iniesta strike, and win their first-ever World Cup title.
That figure equates to roughly 1 in 3 of the country’s population and with an 85.9 per cent share of the TV audience, it smashed the nation’s previous television viewing record.
The losing finalists were cheered on by the second-biggest Dutch television audience ever with 8.5 million viewers handing the final a 90.6 per cent audience share.
The match drew an audience of 25.1 million in Germany, 11.4 million in Italy, 14.1 million in France and almost 25 million in the United States.