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Will the World Cup Final Be the Most-Watched Event Ever?

Today's World Cup final, on ABC in the U.S., has the potential to be the most-watched event in the world, ever! Early research suggests this year's World Cup has been garnering record-breaking numbers, and today's game should follow suit. "We don't want to speculate in numbers but we're hoping this will be the biggest [event] ever," said Niclas Ericson, FIFA's director of television. The record for most-watched event ever is currently held by the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, which a global audience of one billion tuned in to. So everybody in the world will be screaming at the TV today in a beautiful chorus, in unison. [CNN]

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