Over one million viewers tune in to see Ireland’s victory against France on TV3’s ‘Super Saturday’
Ireland’s Got Talent proves a ratings hit as an average of 469,000 watch the opening episode
TV3’s ‘Super Saturday’ delivered on its promise this weekend, with two stand-out TV moments for Irish viewers. Over one million viewers tuned in to TV3 to see Ireland’s momentous win against France in their opening NatWest 6 Nations match.
Viewership peaked at 789,000 with an average audience of 572,000 across the duration of the match.
Ireland’s Got Talent proved a ratings hit with an average of 469,000 viewers watching the first episode. Viewing peaked at 540,000 and a star was born as 81-year-old Evelyn Williams received the golden buzzer for her rendition of ‘Send in the Clowns’.
The show reached 866,000 viewers across the 90 minute broadcast. Following the main show, an average of 236,000 viewers watched Glenda Gilson and James Kavanagh go behind the scenes for more gossip and action in Ireland’s Got Mór Talent.
TV3’s all day share of viewing on Saturday 3rd February was 24.5%, making it the number one channel in the country on this day.
Bill Malone, Director of Programming said:
“It is great to get the NatWest 6 Nations and Ireland’s Got Talent off to such a strong start. With Johnny Sexton’s stunning drop goal in Paris and 81-year-old Evelyn Williams’ golden buzzer on Ireland’s Got Talent, TV3 had two classic TV moments in one evening. And it is heartening to get such a positive reaction to Super Saturday.”
The Natwest 6 Nations continues this Saturday 10th February on TV3 with Ireland v Italy and England v Wales. Coverage starts at 1pm.
Episode 2 of ‘Ireland’s Got Talent’ airs on TV3 this Saturday 17th February at 7.30pm.