Friday 15 December 2017

'Paul Williams: Gangsters at War' strikes chord with nation pulling in over 540,000 viewers

Armed response units on the streets of Dublin (Feb 2016). - Gangsters at War airs at 9pm this Monday 22nd February, 2016, TV3
Armed response units on the streets of Dublin (Feb 2016). - Gangsters at War airs at 9pm this Monday 22nd February, 2016, TV3
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

An average of 312,300 viewers tuned into TV3’s documentary ‘Paul Williams: Gangsters at War’.

Some 271,200 watched the programme on TV3 while an additional 41,100 caught the show on TV3+1 later in the evening.

The two screenings reached a combined audience of 540,200.

INM Special Crime Correspondent Paul Williams also presented a crime segment on last week’s edition of the Late Late Show.

Read more: 'Horrifying, riveting, shocking': TV3 Gangsters at War review

The programme pulled in substantial figures of 661,600.

The crime segment extremely popular and secured a 66pc share.

“We got an extraordinary reaction to the crime segment,” Late Late Show producer Larry Masterson told the Irish Independent.

“It was the most successful segment of the evening. It clearly struck a cord with people who wanted to know why this outburst of violence had occurred. Paul explained it in a succinct manner.”

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