Estimated Number of Viewers: 715,000,000
On July 9, the 2006 FIFA World Cup final took place at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany. Italy and France faced off to determine the winner of that year’s World Cup. The match finished 1-1 in overtime, but Italy managed to beat France on penalties for the win.
Attended by 69,000 fans, the match boasted a viewing audience of more than 715 million people, as Italy took its first world title since 1982.