Euro 2020 enjoyed unprecedented success across all broadcast channels ©Anze Malovrh/kolektiff

This year's European Handball Federation (EHF) European Men's Handball Championship (EURO 2020) enjoyed unprecedented viewing figures, with audience records tumbling.

On court, Spain became only the second team to retain the title, with 24 teams featuring across three nations - Austria, Norway and Sweden.

This helped spread the interest, with 500,000 fans watching live inside arenas in six host cities - a new EHF Euro record.

The final took place at Stockholm's Tele2 Arena, the first time the final was played at a football stadium.

Almost 90 broadcasters screened the action, while one million fans accessed ehfTV.

Spain continue to dominate the sport, as audience interest grows ©EHF
Spain continue to dominate the sport, as audience interest grows ©EHF

Croatia may have lost in the final, but their journey was covered by broadcaster RTL, with their defeat to Spain watched by three-quarters of the population - 1.4 million, peaking to 1.6 million at the end of the match.

Croatia's comeback win over Germany hit even higher numbers, with 7.4 million watching across the two countries - 6.4 watched on German broadcaster ZDF.  

Pre-tournament favourites Denmark failed to deliver on-court, but 1.5 million still watched their preliminary round draw with Hungary - a 75 per cent market share.

The EHF EURO social media channels saw a growth of 27 per cent across YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, with video views totalling 12 million across December and January.