RTÉ a chosen destination for the nation after Storm Emma delivers record numbers

Posted on March 5, 2018 by in News

RTÉ kept the nation informed and entertained over the last few days with over 3 million people (3.1M) tuning into RTÉ Television over the period Wednesday 28th February – Sunday 4th March.  (1 min reach).

Our news coverage did particularly well with each of the following averages achieved over the 5 day period.  (Wed 28th Feb – Sunday 4th March).


Some other key highlights:

  • Highest Six One was on Thursday 1st March.  It averaged 808K viewers (47.4% share)
  • Nine News averaged 707K (40% share) on the same day
  • Room to Improve had an audience of 620K (44.1% share) on Sunday
  • The Late Late Show – 545K and 43.9% share on Friday.
  • Primetime had a 30% share on Thursday with 464K viewers.
  • On RTÉ2 the Young Offenders had an average audience of 400K (22.6% share) on Thursday with the repeat also doing well last night (206K)

We’ve also listed the Top 10 programmes of which RTÉ held 9/10 positions:


In tandem with this we also had a very strong performance on our digital platforms with some figures as follows:

RTÉ.ie/ RTÉ News Now

  • 53.4m page views and 3.4m unique browsers across RTÉ.ie/ News Now App last week. This looks to be a new weekly record and beats the week of Storm Ophelia.
  • The Top 3 articles/ trackers had over 1m page views each.
  • 9 of the top 10 articles were directly related to weather news. The 10th was indirectly related – the Lidl looting.


RTÉ Player

  • 1,551,000 total streams on RTÉ Player last week – the strongest weekly volume of streams ever (10% greater than the previous high – week of 13th June 2016 which included Euro 2016)
  • Over 371K live streams last week and RTÉ News: Six One was the most popular live programme