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Galway’s victory over Waterford in Sunday’s All Ireland Senior Hurling final is most-watched show on Irish television so far this year as over one million viewers tune in to live match on RTÉ2

Strongest streaming figures ever for Senior Hurling final with 60,987 live streams on RTÉ Player


Galway’s nail-biting win over a spirited Waterford side in yesterday’s All Ireland Senior Hurling final drew an average audience of 901,500 to RTÉ2’s live coverage of the game making it the number one programme for the year so far. 73% of all those watching TV at the time were tuned-in to The Sunday Game Live on RTÉ2.


The TV audience peaked at over 1.1 million people at the very end of the game (17:03) as the Tribesmen hung on to claim a famous victory and bring the Liam McCarthy cup back to Galway for the first time since 1988.


This year’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final has been the single biggest live stream event for RTÉ Player so far this year and saw the strongest volume of live streams for any All-Ireland Hurling Final on record for RTÉ Player with 60,987 live streams in total.  This shows an increase of 40% on 2016 All-Ireland Hurling Final streams and the strongest volume of live streams for any Sunday Game Live so far this year.


Meanwhile RTÉ2’s live coverage of Saturday’s 1-1 draw between the Republic of Ireland and Georgia in Tbilisi drew an average audience of 486,000 peaking at 639,000 at the end of the game (18:51). 47% of those watching TV at the time were watching the game on RTÉ2.