FIFA announced Monday that the 2010 World Cup final was seen by at least 1 billion people.
FIFA research shows that 909.6 million television viewers watched at least one minute of the match between Spain and the Netherlands.
When you factor in fans who watched online and in public viewing places, that figure is more than 1 billion.
The 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony retains its spot as the most-watched televised event in the world with 984 million people tuning in for at least part of the four-hour ceremony.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup was show in every single country and territory on Earth. Coverage of the competition reached over 3.2 billion people around the world (46.4 percent of the global population), based on viewers watching a minimum of over one minute of coverage. Those numbers are up eight percent compared to the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Read more