Selected global media and sporting events with the most Facebook interactions as of May 2017 (in million interactions)

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Number of Facebook interactions in millions
2014 FIFA World Cup (Jun 12-Jul13)3,000
2016 Rio Olympic Games (Aug 5-21, 2016)1,500
2015 Cricket World Cup (Jan 1-Mar 29)700
2014 Presidential Election in Brazil674
2015 Carnival in Brazil (Feb13-Feb 17)534
2014 FIFA World Cup (first week of tournament, June 12-18)459
Indian Premier League 10 (IPL 10) Apr-May 2017350
2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 8 (Apr 1-May 8)312
2015 Copa América (Jun 1-Jul 4, 2015)309
Super Bowl XLIX (Feb 1, 2015)265
Super Bowl XLVIII (Feb 2, 2014)185
NBA Finals (June 4-16, 2015)173
2016 World Series (Oct 25 - Nov 2)150
2014 Sochi Winter Olympics120
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao (May 2, 2015)115
2014 FIFA World Cup Final - Argentina vs. Germany (Jul 13)88
2015 NCAA Tournament (Mar 15-Apr 6)76
2015 UEFA Champions League Final (Jun 6, 2015)76
88th Academy Awards (Feb 24, 2016)67
2014 FIFA World Cup Semi-final - Brazil vs. Germany (Jul 8)66

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This statistic presents a ranking of the most popular global media and sporting events with the most Facebook interactions. The 2014 FIFA World Cup generated a total of 3 billion Facebook interactions during its duration from June 12, 2014 to July 13, 2014. The 2016 Rio Olympic Games were ranked second with 1.5 billion interactions.
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