TV audience for first leg exceeds one million
The Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier play-off first leg against Denmark attracted a peak audience of 1.01 million on RTE Two on Saturday night.
The 0-0 draw with the Danes had an average of 848,000 viewers — 52% of the available television audience at the time.
Earlier on Saturday, Ireland’s impressive win over South Africa in the first of this year’s Guinness Series internationals at the Aviva Stadium was watched by an average of 631,100 viewers on the station.
Meanwhile, an average of 39,600 viewers were up before dawn to watch the first Eirgrid International Rules test in Adelaide between Ireland and Australia.
That figure was 51% of the available audience while 93,000 tuned-in to the highlights on Sunday evening.
RTÉ Player had 47,055 live streams on Saturday for the rugby along with 63,575 live streams for the soccer.