23 May, 12:21
The Irish Rugby Supporters Club is delighted to announce that tickets for the GUINNESS Series 2013 will go on sale on ticketmaster.ie at 10am on Thursday, May 30.
And while around 50,000 went through the turnstiles for the sell-out semi-finals, the magic of the tournament is brilliantly reflected in the armchair audience the games attracted across Europe. FR2 captured almost one quarter of all viewers in France during match time when, with two million viewers, it was the best watched of any channels. And better than one in every three televisions switched on in Ireland were tuned into RTE's coverage.
On Sunday, despite being in competition with the Spanish Grand Prix, BBC Sunday Grandstand had a peak of 2.1m viewers, all but matching the figure for England's final Six Nations Championship match against Italy earlier in April. Collectively the host broadcasters attracted a phenomenal audience of pushing 4,500,000 as the Heineken Cup continually mushrooms in popularity.