Saturday 24 March 2018

Brendan's audience figures edge closer to 'Late Late Show'

Brendan O'Connor's talk show is beating TV3's 'X Factor'
Brendan O'Connor's talk show is beating TV3's 'X Factor'
Laura Butler

Laura Butler

BRENDAN O'Connor's 'The Saturday Night Show' has enjoyed its most successful series to date.

The RTE television programme has climbed the ratings ladder and now has an average weekly audience of 435,000, with last week's offering seeing a total of 474,000 people tune in.

For the first time the show is within 60,000 viewers of Ryan Tubridy's 'Late Late Show', which has an an audience of 534,000 last weekend,

"It takes a number of years to establish a new chat show and it takes time to get there, when it comes to audience," producer Larry Masterson said.

"The ratings have continually increased in share from the beginning of the season and there's been a lot of comment from the audience about who we're getting in, which is great.

"I'd put the success down to Brendan and his skills as a journalist, but also because we largely tend to go for Irish stories."

Competition with TV3's 'The X Factor' has also dwindled, with Mr O'Connor's programme beating the reality series.

Irish Independent

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