Friday 24 November 2017

These were the most-watched shows on Irish TV in 2015

Harmless: Lara Reddy and Ryan Tubridy on the Toy Show
Harmless: Lara Reddy and Ryan Tubridy on the Toy Show

Sasha Brady

The viewing figures for Irish TV in 2015 have been released.

No surprises that the nation's favourite TV show, the Late Late Toy Show, was the most-watched programme in 2015. 1.5 million viewers tuned in to watch Ryan Tubridy and his little helpers test out the top toys for Christmas.

RTE One and RTE2 provided 15 of the top 20 most popular programmes of the year but TV3 saw their viewership increase thanks to their broadcasting rights of the 2016 Rugby World Cup and took the second, third and fourth top spot with their coverage of the international competition.

The RTE Nine O'Clock News took the number 14 spot for its January 18 coverage of Health Minister Leo Varadkar's interview with Miriam O'Callaghan in which he spoke for the first time about being gay.

The February 22 broadcast of the Late Late Show was the 15th most watched TV show in the country with its country music special on October 23.

Room to Improve took the number 2 spot, in which Dermot Bannon renovated a rural bungalow in Baltinglass.

Take a look at the full list below:

1 The Late Late Toy Show (RTE One)

2 Rugby World Cup: France v Ireland (TV3)

3 Rugby World Cup: Ireland v Argentina (TV3)

4 Rugby World Cup: Ireland v Italy (TV3)

5 Sunday Game Live - Dublin v Kerry: All Ireland Football Final (RTE 2)

6 Charlie (RTE One)

7 Euro 2016 Qualifier Playoff: Ireland v Bosnia (RTE 2)

8 Euro 2016 Qualifier Playoff: Poland v Ireland (RTE 2)

9 Mrs Brown's Boys: Mammy's Wicklow Memories (RTE One)

10 Rugby World Cup: Ireland v Romania (TV3)

11 Rugby Six Nations: Ireland v England (RTE 2)

12 Mrs Brown's Boys: Mammy's Christmas Punch (RTE One)

13 Sunday Game Live - Kilkenny v Galway: All Ireland Hurling Final (RTE 2)

14 RTE News: Nine O'Clock (RTE One)

15 The Late Late Show (RTE One)

16 Rugby World Cup: England v Australia (TV3)

17 The Voice of Ireland (RTE One)

18 Sunday Game Live: Dublin v Mayo Football Semi Final (RTE 2)

19 Sunday Game Live: Dublin v Mayo Football Semi Final replay (RTE 2)

20 Room to Improve (RTE One)


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