Wednesday 25 April 2018

Over one million people tune in for All-Ireland final

Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

IT was one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year – and RTE’s viewership figures reflected it.

Overnight ratings from the state broadcaster reveal that and average of 1,041,000 people tuned in for the Dublin-Mayo clash.

The figures make it the most watched sporting event of the year so far on Irish television.

This means that 74pc of people in Ireland who were watching TV at the time were tuned in to the match.

A total of 1.542m people tuned in for at least one minute of the game’s coverage.

The football final also crushed the ratings of the Hurling final two weeks previously - 885,200 tuned in to see  Clare and Cork’s draw.

However the hurling final also attracted a similar share as yesterday’s match  - with 73pc of people watching TV tuning in that Sunday.

Despite Mayo’s one point lead by the end of the first half, Dublin reversed the score line and claimed the Sam Maguire by that margin.

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