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Half of Irish people who were watching TV on Saturday were watching the Ireland match

A hardy group of nearly 40,000 people got up for Ireland’s International Rules loss to Australia.

Robbie Brady shoots during the game.
Robbie Brady shoots during the game.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

IRELAND’S WORLD CUP playoff against Denmark attracted a peak viewership of over one million people.

The first leg match, which finished 0-0 in Copenhagen, was watched by an average of 848,000 viewers, 52% of all those watching TV at the time were tuned-in to RTÉ2’s coverage. Viewership peaked at 1.01 million as the game drew to a close around 9.35pm.

Earlier on Saturday, Ireland’s huge win over South Africa in the first of this year’s Guinness Series internationals at the Aviva Stadium was watched by an average of 631,100 viewers with 48.4% of the available audience tuned-in to RTÉ2.

A hardy group of nearly 40,000 people got up for Ireland’s International Rules loss to Australia.

The 5am test in Adelaide was watched by an average of 39,600 viewers on RTÉ2, 51% of the available audience while 93,000 tuned-in to the highlights on Sunday evening.

The RTÉ Player had 47,055 live streams on Saturday for the Ireland v South Africa game, as well as 63,575 live streams on for the football. Another 6,416 live streams were clocked on Sunday for the International Rules Series, with a further 6,825 catch-up streams later in the day.

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