TV au­di­ence for first leg ex­ceeds one mil­lion

Irish Examiner - Sport - - SOCCER -

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.

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