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Germany's WCup win sets Twitter record

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 9, 2014 at 6:40 pm •  Published: July 9, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — It won't be what Brazil's fans will remember, but the first World Cup semifinal is the most tweeted-about sports event in Twitter history.

The social media company says there were 35.6 million tweets sent out during Germany's 7-1 rout of Brazil on Tuesday afternoon. That easily beat Twitter's previous record of 24.9 million set during the Super Bowl in February.

The most tweets came when shots were whipping by the Brazilian goaltender. Twitter says there was a flurry of more than 580,000 tweets per minute right after Germany's goal made it 5-0, the last of four goals to come in quick succession.

An estimated 12.4 million people watched the game on television in the United States, the Nielsen company said. That included 6.6 million who saw the game on ESPN, and 5.8 million who watched on the Spanish-language Univision network.


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