The 20 most-watched programmes on Irish TV in 2017 have been revealed
Live sport accounted for seven of the top 10 most watched programmes of last year, according to figures released by TAM Ireland.
It won’t surprise you to learn that The Late Late Toy Show was one of the non-sport offerings in the top 10; in fact, it was the most-watched show of last year with an average audience of a whopping 1.35 million people and a 70% share of the available audience.
The next four most-watched TV shows of last year were all sport, all of which had an average audience share of over 850,000 people.
The All-Ireland Football and Hurling Finals ranked in second and fourth place respectively, sandwiched in between Ireland’s World Cup play-off with Denmark (second leg *sobs*) and the memorable victory over Wales in the final World Cup qualifier in fifth.
Three of Ireland’s Six Nations matches – v France, Wales and England – ranked in seventh, eighth and ninth place, followed by two episodes of Mrs. Brown’s Boys, CSI: Mammy and Mammy’s Mummy, in 10th and 11th.
All 20 of the most watched programmes in 2017 were on RTÉ One and RTÉ Two, including an RTÉ Six One news broadcast on Sunday, 15 October after a status red weather warning was issued ahead of Storm Ophelia.
You can see the list of the top 20 most-watched programmes in Ireland in 2017 in full below.