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More than 180,000 people tuned in for Pat Kenny's return to TV

Some people had questioned the smaller role co-presenter Colette Fitzpatrick had in the show.

Pat Kenny and Colette Fitzpatrick take the reins of a new current affairs show.
Pat Kenny and Colette Fitzpatrick take the reins of a new current affairs show.
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PAT KENNY WAS back on our television screens last night and 180,000 people tuned in to see him in his new role, according to TV3.

An average of 173,000 people watched Pat Kenny Tonight on TV3 commanding a 14% share of the available viewing audience

Around 183,000 tuned in across both TV3 & TV3+1.

A live studio audience also joined the conversation on the night which saw the show’s viewing figures peak at 219,000.

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A TV3 spokesperson said: “We are very happy and encouraged by how the first outing of Pat Kenny Tonight was received.

The topic and discussion was lively and we are delighted with the ratings. We look forward to bringing more invigorating debate to viewers every Wednesday over the coming weeks.

The programme featured discussions on insurance premiums and childcare costs.

Some people on social media criticised the show for not giving co-presenter Colette Fitzpatrick enough air time”.

But many were happy to see Pat back on the box.

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