Normal People finale smashes RTÉ Player record with 3.3 million streams 1 year ago

Normal People finale smashes RTÉ Player record with 3.3 million streams

An astonishing figure.

The story of Marianne and Connell has come to an end, and it really had it all.


Heartbreak, loads of riding and even a scary amount of phone calls made to Joe Duffy.

And if the Joe Duffy business didn't show you just how many people were tuning in to see the televised adaptation of Sally Rooney's novel, the latest figures from RTÉ certainly should.

The finale of Normal People on Tuesday night received an overnight average of 319,000 viewers with a 33% share, an increase of 20,000 viewers from the previous week. This figure is also expected to grow significantly as the final week of Normal People continues to bring in catch-up viewing.

Normal People also set a new record on RTÉ Player with 3.3 million streams, gaining the highest number of streams for any show within a short space of time.

The previous record was held by Season 4 of Love/Hate, which received 1.2 million streams in 2013. Young Offenders Season 2 secured 1.05 million streams in 2019, while Dublin Murders attracted a total of 560,000 streams.

Perhaps the most impressive thing about these figures is that they don't even take into account the massive amount of people watching the series on BBC or Hulu.

Normal People also attracted quite a lot of celebrity fans, including Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Mia Farrow, Kourtney Kardashian, Katy Perry and James Corden, whose interview with stars Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones you can catch here.