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Record 32.5 mn Germans watched Brazil's crushing defeat on TV

Posted on Jul 09 2014 | IANS

Berlin, July 9 : A record 32.5 million Germans watched on TV screens the game in which their national soccer team handed Brazil a humiliating defeat and made it to the FIFA World Cup final, media reported Wednesday.

Tuesday's viewer ratings, which amount to an audience share of 87.8 percent, surpassed the 31.1 million who followed Germany in the semi-final of the 2010 World Cup, when the team lost to Spain, German channel ZDF said.

The survey did not include the approximately 10 million people who, according to estimates, viewed the match in public squares where huge screens were set up, nor those who followed it on internet.

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