RTÉ A CHOSEN DESTINATION FOR THE NATION AFTER STORM EMMA DELIVERS RECORD NUMBERS

 

 

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).

 

2018

Individuals

News at One

000s


Share

309


35.1

Live Line

000s


Share

225


23.5

Today with Maura and Daithi

000s


Share

221


19.7

Six One

000s


Share

702


45.7

News at Nine

000s


Share

635


38.9

News Special

000s


Share

247


21.8

 

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:

2018
# Description

Channel

Day of week

Date

r (000s)

Share

1 RTE News: Six One

RTÉ One

Thu

01-03-2018

808

47.4

2 RTE News: Nine o'clock

RTÉ One

Thu

01-03-2018

707

39.9

3 Room to Improve

RTÉ One

Sun

04-03-2018

620

44.1

4 Dancing with the Stars

RTÉ One

Sun

04-03-2018

580

38.1

5 The Late Late Show RTÉ One

Fri

02-03-2018

545

43.9

6 Coronation Street 20

TV3

Wed

28-02-2018

483

29.6

7 Prime Time

RTÉ One

Thu 01-03-2018 464 29.9
8 Operation Transformation

RTÉ One

Wed 28-02-2018 456 27.3
9 RTE News: One o'clock

RTÉ One

Fri 02-03-2018 454 40.7
10 Fair City

RTÉ One

Sun 04-03-2018 451 29.5
 
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.ieNews 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