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So, how many people watched Red Rock last night?

Quite a few, actually.

AN AVERAGE OF 323,200 viewers tuned in to watch Red Rock last night – just over 18% of audience share.

The premiere of TV3′s new soap had a peak viewing figure of 371,100 people.

In comparison, Fair City had an average audience of 569,000 people (36% of audience share) – making it the most-watched soap in Ireland last night.

Well-established British soap Emmerdale pulled in 325,000 viewers.

The two most-watched programmes on Irish TV last night were news bulletins, with 574,700 and 572,200 tuning in to watch RTÉ One’s Six-One and Nine O’Clock news bulletins respectively.

The return of Operation Transformation drew an average of 465,300 viewers (26.4% of audience share).


Jeff Ford, TV3 Group Director of Content, said the station is “absolutely thrilled with the ratings”.

From cast to crew, we have the best in the business working on this and it gets better with every episode.

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Gareth Phillips, the show’s producer, said the team is “absolutely delighted” with the response.

I’m especially pleased for our showrunner, Peter McKenna, who has created a show which sets a new standard for how soap opera is made.

Last night’s episode of Red Rock introduced people to a host of characters and a bitter feud that exists between two families – the Kielys and the Hennessys.

If you missed it, here’s a round-up. (This contains lots of spoilers though so you’ve been warned.)

The show, set in a harbour town, will air every Wednesday and Thursday at 8.30pm.

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Órla Ryan

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