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Over One Million Watched Ireland Vs New Zealand On RTÉ

Over One Million Watched Ireland Vs New Zealand On RTÉ

Over one million viewers tuned in to RTÉ to watch Ireland's first ever win over the All Blacks on Irish soil. The victory was Ireland's second ever against the All Blacks following the win in Chicago two years ago.

RTÉ say, "An average audience of 883,700 tuned-in to RTÉ2 for Ireland’s thrilling Guinness Series win over New Zealand on Saturday. 57% of those watching TV at the time were watching RTÉ Sport’s live coverage on RTÉ2."

In addition, 93,800 streamed the game via the RTÉ Player on Saturday and an additional 43,500 watched it on Sunday on the Player.

1.0356 million (the game's peak audience) were watching at 8:56 pm as the final whistle approached.

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According to Core Sponsorship, it makes the game the third most-viewed TV event of the year. It ranks only behind Ireland's Grand Slam win against England back in March (broadcast by what was then known as TV3 and now Virgin Media) and Croatia's World Cup semi-final victory against England.

Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

See Also: The New Zealand Media Reaction To Ireland's Victory In Dublin

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