Ireland vs South Africa draws in incredible viewing figures on RTÉ


Ireland and South Africa’s huge Pool B clash on Saturday was always going to be a big one – and the viewing figures on Irish television from the weekend speak for themselves.

Saturday’s game was the most watched event on RTÉ television this year, drawing in a whopping 1.2 million viewers on RTÉ 2, with a further 250,000 tuning in via the RTÉ Player online.

A total of 73% of those watching TV at the time were tuned in to RTÉ2’s live coverage which peaked at 1.4 million at 9.47pm.

Meanwhile, there were 267,000 streams on RTÉ Player with 243,000 of those being live streams.

Incredible figures. It’ll be interesting to see just how big they might get if Ireland progress far in the competition.

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