Hurling final pulled in over 800k viewers on RTÉ

August 19, 2019

Tipperary's Seamus Callanan is tackled by Padraig Walsh of Kilkenny. ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry.

Over 800,000 people tuned into RTÉ2 for yesterday's All-Ireland hurling final.

The national broadcaster has revealed that an average of 804,500 viewers, or 72% of those watching television at the time, saw Tipperary beat old rivals Kilkenny. The audience peaked at 901,900 just after 5pm as Liam Sheedy's men closed in on one of the biggest prizes in Irish sport. There were a further 96,000 streams on RTÉ Player.

Sky Sports, who also provided live coverage of the final, have yet to release their viewership figures.

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