NEW FIGURES FOR Irish television viewing in 2012 show RTÉ scored highly with all but one of the top 20 shows being broadcast on RTÉ television.
The Late Late Toy Show topped the list with an average audience of 1,453,000 viewers and the Euro 2012 match between Ireland and Croatia made it to number 2.
Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special also ranked highly as well as the popular drama Love/Hate with 1,034,000 people tuning into the series finale to see (spoiler alert!) Darren’s betrayal by Nidge and his shock execution.
Here’s the full list of the 20 most watched programmes for last year:
- The Late Late Toy Show with 1,453,000 viewers;
- Euro 2012 (Republic of Ireland v Croatia) with 1,236,000 viewers;
- Mrs Brown’s Boys -Christmas Special with 1,068,000 viewers;
- Love/Hate with with 1,034,000 viewers;
- The Late Late Show with 1,028,000 viewers;
- The Sunday Game Live: All Ireland Senior Football (Mayo v Donegal) with 974,000 viewers;
- Mrs Brown’s Boys again with 909,000 viewers;
- The Sunday Game Live: All Ireland Senior Hurling Final (Kilkenny vGalway) with 901,000 viewers;
- RTE News: Nine O’Clock with 778,000 viewers;
- The Eurovision Song Contest with 771,000 viewers;
- London 2012 Olympics with 754,000 viewers;
- The Voice of Ireland with 725,000 viewers;
- The Voice of Ireland – Results with 718,000 viewers;
- Coronation Street on TV3 with 715,000 viewers;
- Raw with 704,000 viewers;
- The Rose of Tralee with 695,000 viewers;
- RTE News: Six One with 675,00 viewers;
- Operation Transformation with 673,000 viewers;
- Fair City with 648,000 viewers;
- RBS 6 Nations (Ireland v Wales) with 648,000 viewers.