10 Most-Watched Sporting Events In TV History

10. 1. FIFA World Cup

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Rating: Average Viewers: 3.5billion

Yes, it was almost inevitable that international football's premier tournament would be top of this list - with the FIFA World Cup drawing an average cumulative TV audience of 3.5billion every four years. In fact, the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina in Brazil drew almost 1billion viewers alone - now that's impressive.

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