The final match between football powerhouses Spain and England drew a peak audience of 12 million viewers on BBC One, surpassing the men’s Wimbledon final.
Spain’s victory over England was watched by 8.8 million viewers in Spain.
Pre-tournament negotiations between FIFA and broadcasters caused concerns of a blackout in key countries, but these issues were resolved before the tournament.
The Women’s World Cup achieved remarkable success, with Australia’s semi-final against England garnering a peak audience of 11.15 million viewers.
The tournament also saw increased attendance, with almost two million fans in the stadiums.