Ireland's historic win over the All Blacks took in some amount of viewers on RTÉ2 6 months ago

Ireland's historic win over the All Blacks took in some amount of viewers on RTÉ2

Over 1 million peopled tuned in to see the winning moment.

Ireland's win over New Zealand on Saturday was our first ever win over New Zealand on home soil, and hundreds of thousands of Irish fans tuned in to support the team throughout the magnificent victory.

An average audience of 883,700 tuned-in to RTÉ2 for Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale's moment of magic and Peter O'Mahony's divine intervention on Saturday evening. Data suggests that, on-average, coverage of the match captured 57% of the total Irish TV audience at the time.

And that doesn't account for the 51,000+ fans who helped sell out the Aviva on Saturday evening as Ireland overcame the All Blacks.

The digital audience for the match was also strong, registering over 135,000 streams to the match at the weekend: 93,800 on Saturday and another 43,500 on Sunday as people relived the glory.

RTÉ calculated that the audience level peaked at 1,036,500 viewers at 20.56 — just as the match came to a close.

To put it in perspective, viewership was even higher than all of Ireland's Six Nations games in 2017.

Tonight on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player (8.00pm) Against The Head will feature extended highlights of the game while Daire O’Brien and guests Bernard Jackman, Donal Lenihan and Eddie O’Sullivan will look back on a historic night for Irish rugby.