UEFA: 172.6M TV viewers for Champions League final

UEFA says an average global audience of 172.6 million watched

Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund in the 2013 Champions League

final.

The rating is 5 million more than officially watched Chelsea

beat Bayern in the 2012 final, though less than the 179 million for

Barcelona beating Manchester United in 2011.

UEFA’s headline figure measures the live average audience

throughout the match. More viewers watch at least some of the

action.

The highest average audience in sports in recent years was 530.9

million reported by FIFA for the 2010 World Cup final.

UEFA and FIFA typically can verify audience figures in close to

100 countries and must estimate others.