Jump to main content



RTE Coverage Passes The Million Mark

RTE Coverage Passes The Million Mark

Ireland’s gripping 14-13 win over England in the RBS 6 Nations on Saturday drew a peak audience of over a million viewers to RTE Two Television.

As Declan Kidney’s men battled to secure their one-point victory in the final moments of the game at Croke Park, a peak of 1.01 million viewers tuned in at 7.15pm, just as captain Brian O’Driscoll was announced as the RBS man-of-the-match.

This was the second highest audience rating ever recorded for the tournament on Irish television.

Google Ad Manager – 300×250 – In Article

It is second only to Ireland’s previous historic win against England at Croke Park in the 2007 RBS 6 Nations, when a peak audience of 1.2 million viewers was recorded during the 77th minute of that match.

In another big weekend for Six Nations fans, France’s victory over Wales amassed a peak audience of 536,000 to RTE in the closing moments of the game, while Scotland’s meeting with Italy attracted a peak of 266,000 viewers in the second half.