Advertisement

We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Sunday Game

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 James Crombie / Inpho James Crombie / Inpho / 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.

Read: Mannion’s moment – Dublin forward makes his mark on football’s biggest day

Analysis: The switch in Cluxton’s kickout strategy, O’Connor’s free-taking and Dublin turn the screw

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
38
This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
Leave a Comment
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.

    Leave a commentcancel