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More than 26 million people watched the World Cup final in the U.S

An estimated 26.5 million U.S. viewers watched Germany defeat Argentina to win the World Cup on Sunday - making it the most-viewed soccer game in American history.

The tournament, which far exceeded expectations for interest across TV networks, had 17.3 million viewers on ABC and 9.2 million on the Spanish-language Univision, the Nielson company said.

In addition, just over 750,000 people were watching the game during a typical minute online through services provided by each network.

The month-long tournament was also responsible for more than three billion interactions on Facebook and 672 million messages on Twitter, the social media companies said on Monday.

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