Ireland’s Game With England The Most Watched Programme On Irish TV This Year
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An audience of over 1.3 million people tuned in to watch Ireland defeat England and secure a third Grand Slam in history in Twickenham on Saturday.
The figures make it the highest rated programme on Irish television so far this year, with 1,328,000 million people tuning in to see Ireland’s 24-15 victory over Eddie Jones’ side.
A further 100,000 tuned in online to watch the game on 3 player, meaning almost 1.5 million in total tuned in to TV3’s coverage of the huge Six Nations championship game. The game attracted an average audience of 951,000 viewers.
Speaking about the viewing figures for the game, TV3 Director of Programming Bill Malone said:
“Ireland’s historic Grand Slam win over England at Twickenham on Saturday was the perfect ending to TV3’s first NatWest 6 Nations tournament.
“It truly was a national event, and with over 1.3 million viewers tuning in during the course of the game, it is the most watched television programme this year.”
TV3 will continue to broadcast the Six Nations until 2021, having secured the rights in 2015.