According to figures released after the game, Germany’s 1-0 victory attracted a domestic audience share of 86.3%.
The viewer number beats Germany’s previous TV audience record, set last week during Germany’s 7-1 semi-final victory over Brazil.
This game drew an audience of 32.57 million viewers and an audience share of 87.8%.
According to Twitter stats released today, last night’s football final generated 32.1 million Tweets. At the final whistle, 618,725 related Tweets per minute were logged – a Twitter record for an event.
In the UK the World Cup final reportedly attracted a peak audience of 20.5 million – 16.7 million on BBC1 and 3.8 million on ITV, which both broadcast the match live.