TWO seasonal specials of 'Mrs Brown's Boys' proved a real cracker with viewers and topped the list of the most watched programme on TV on Christmas Day, with an average audience of more than 970,000.
The national broadcaster also secured record audiences for another half-hour episode of the hit sitcom on Christmas Eve, which raked in more than 850,000 viewers.
The 'RTE Six-One News' was the second most watched show on with 580,000 viewers.
Overall, nine of the Top 10 most-watched programmes on Christmas Day were on RTE.
Home-grown drama also proved a hit with 'Fair City' pulling in 427,000 viewers, putting it in sixth place.
In seventh position was the 'Nine O'Clock' News which attracted 392,000 viewers.