Most Watched Telecasts in Germany

Germany is the most populous country in Europe, with millions of football supporters; around 20 million Germans belong to a local sports club or an association football team. The most-watched telecasts were football matches in 2010, 2006, 2008, and 2009, with the majority of the events coming from the FIFA World Cup. In 2010, Germany had a population of 81 million people, and every home had a television or a gadget to view television.

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Name of the Event
Number of Viewers
12010 FIFA World CupGermany vs Spain (semi-final)31.10 million July 2010Das Erste
22006 FIFA World CupGermany vs Italy (semi-final)29.66 million July 2006ZDF
32010 FIFA World CupGhana vs. Germany (group game)29.19 million June 2010Das Erste
4UEFA Euro 2008Germany vs Turkey (semi-final)29.43 million June 2008ZDF
51990 FIFA World CupWest Germany vs Argentina (final)28.66 million July 1990Das Erste
6UEFA Euro 1996Germany vs Czech Republic (final)28.44 million June 1996ZDF
7UEFA Euro 2008Austria vs Germany (group game)28.04 million June 2008ZDF
8The Black Forest ClinicDie Schuldfrage (engl.: The question of guilt)27.97 million November 1985ZDF
92010 FIFA World CupGermany vs Australia (group game)27.91 million June 2010Das Erste
10UEFA Euro 2008Portugal vs Germany (quarter-final)27.70 million June 2008Das Erste
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