– Almost 950,000 viewers tune in to watch Tyrone become All-Ireland Football champions, making it the most-watched programme of 2021 to date
– Crime drama Kin debuts with over half a million viewers watching on RTÉ One
An Irish sporting weekend brimming with mouth-watering GAA offerings saw an average of 940,400 viewers tune in to The Saturday Game Live on RTÉ2 as Tyrone broke Mayo hearts in the All-Ireland Football Final. 75% of those watching TV at the time were looking at The All-Ireland Final, with viewing peaking at 1,064,800 at the end of the game. In addition, there were 149,000 streams of the game on RTÉ Player.
Galway were crowned All-Ireland Senior Camogie Champions after a tight contest against Cork saw them winning on a scoreline of 1-15 to 1-12. An average of 233,600 viewers tuned in to the match, with a share of 29% of all people watching television yesterday afternoon on RTÉ2 watching the Senior Final. Another 12,800 people streamed the match live on RTÉ Player. Earlier in the afternoon, viewers on RTÉ 2 watched as Wexford overcame Armagh’s efforts in the Junior All-Ireland final and Antrim beat Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Intermediate final.
The highly anticipated first offering of drama series Kin got off to a strong start with an average audience of 500,600 (live + vosdal). It was a particular hit with younger audiences, attracting a 50% share of Adults 25-44. A further 40,500 watched on RTÉ+1 last night and it has already had 17,000 streams on the RTÉ Player since it aired – proving that local drama is the best kind of drama.
The Late Late Show on Friday night featured guests including singer Samantha Mumba, Paul O’Connell, comedian Joanne McNally and Ireland’s Paralympic heroes along with sports journalist Joanne O’Riordan, and saw an average of 436,000 viewers watching, with a 46% share and over 17,000 streams on RTÉ Player. The episode had a peak viewership of 512,000 viewers. 345,000 viewers tuned in on Sunday night for Fair City to see the news of Will’s death filtering through the community of Carrigstown. Will the truth be revealed as the drama continues this week?
The return of Keys to my Life in which Brendan Courtney accompanies some well-known people back to the places that have meant most to them over the course of their lives reached some 300,000 viewers with a 26% share. On the programme last night, Fr Brian D’Arcy travelled back to Co Fermanagh.
In his second season on The Meaning of Life, presenter Joe Duffy invites eight more public figures to look back at their own lives and careers and to reflect on how their life’s journey so far has shaped the person they are today. Episode 1 last night featured screen legend Jane Seymour and was watched by 151,000 viewers with a 19% share.