Thursday 25 December 2014

'Mrs Brown' pulls in average of 970,000 viewers with festive cracker

Published 29/12/2012 | 05:00

NO REPRO FEE.26/4/2011.Pictured - Brendan O Carroll and the cast of GOOD MOURNING MRS BROWN celebrating last night with the news that Mrs Brown's Boys has been nominated for a BAFTA, while over 20,000 tickets have been sold for their Olympia Theatre run forcing theatre promoters MCD to add an extra week of performances until 14th May Picture James Horan/Collins Photos

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.

'Eastenders' took third spot with over 496,000 viewers, beating rivals 'Coronation Street' and 'Emmerdale' hands down.

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.

Irish Independent

Promoted articles

Read More

Promoted articles

Editors Choice

Also in Entertainment