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All-Ireland final is most-watched Irish programme so far this year

Dublin’s narrow victory over Mayo was watched by more than one million people.

original Dublin's Stephen Cluxton lifting the Sam Maguire trophy yesterday Source: James Crombie/Inpho

DUBLIN’S NARROW VICTORY over Mayo in yesterday’s All-Ireland senior football final is the most-watched show on Irish television so far this year, with more than one million viewers tuning in to watch the match live on RTÉ2.

The match was also livestreamed a record 107,453 times on the RTÉ Player, including 2,379 streams of the Irish commentary version.

The RTÉ2 programme drew an average audience of 1,137,500 – 80.65% of all those watching TV in Ireland at the time were tuned in to the Sunday Game.

The TV audience peaked at over 1.3 million people as Dean Rock scored the winning free, sealing a first three-in-a-row for Dublin since the 1920s.

The final score was Dublin 1-17, Mayo 1-16.

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