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These were the most-watched shows on Irish TV last year

Jonathan Duane
Jonathan Duane

02:07 12 Jan 2024

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Did you tune in for any of these?

Patrick Kielty's Toy Show debut was the most-watched programme on Irish TV in 2023.

1,575,800 people watched the County Down man add his stamp to the toy show on RTÉ One last November.

TV viewing figures for 2023 have recently been released by TAM Ireland/Nielsen Media. They prove that we're a nation of sport lovers with rugby and GAA events dominating the Top 10 list.

The Rugby World Cup action out in Paris over the autumn gripped the nation. A whopping 1,384,100 people tuned in to witness Ireland's heartbreaking quarter final loss to New Zealand on Virgin Media One. There were also high numbers watching Ireland's pool games against South Africa, Scotland and Tonga.

Ireland's 6 Nations campaign games against England and Scotland also made the list while big numbers also made sure to watch both the football and hurling All Ireland Finals on The Sunday Game.

Here's the full list of the top 10 most viewed shows on Irish TV in 2023:

  • The Late Late Toy Show — 1,575,800 (RTÉ One)
  • Rugby World Cup quarter final: Ireland vs New Zealand — 1,384,100 (Virgin Media One)
  • Rugby World Cup: South Africa vs Ireland — 1,254,000 (RTÉ 2)
  • Rugby World Cup: Ireland vs Scotland — 1,200,500 (Virgin Media One)
  • 6 Nations Live: Ireland vs England — 1,019,800 (Virgin Media One)
  • The Sunday Game Live: Dublin vs Kerry — 977,100 (RTÉ 2)
  • Rugby World Cup: Ireland vs Tonga — 972,600 (RTÉ 2)
  • The Sunday Game Live: Kilkenny vs Limerick — 838,700 (RTÉ 2)
  • The Late Late Show (September 15) — 833,100 (RTÉ One)
  • 6 Nations: Scotland vs Ireland — 823,400 (RTÉ 2)

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