The Most Watched Sports Event In Ireland In 2015 Was A Rugby Fixture

2015 Rugby World Cup Warm-Up Match, Aviva Stadium, Ireland 29/8/2015 Ireland vs Wales Ireland team General View Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Rugby is unfortunately going through a bit of a transitionary period in Ireland right now, but not too long ago the entire country was glued to its screens as a result of it.

According to figures obtained by the Irish Times, Ireland’s World Cup win over France was the most watched TV sports event in the country last year with an estimated 1.2million people tuning in.

The match is the biggest ever live event to be screened on TV3, and the second highest viewing figure of 2015 was for Ireland’s loss to Argentina a week later, which had an estimated viewership of 1.1 million.

Four of Ireland’s five World Cup games make the top ten, with only the All-Ireland football final between Kerry and Dublin breaking into the upper reaches of the figures with an audience of 882,000, making it the most watched sports event on RTE in 2015, and third overall.

The Six Nations is only a few weeks away and we’re hoping for one, that those figures will return.

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