A peak of over 949,000 viewers watched Keith Hanley being crowned The Voice of Ireland champion on RTÉ One on Sunday night.

Sunday's show averaged over 713,000 viewers and the average figure for last year's final was 627,000 viewers – a jump of over 86,000.

You can watch Keith Hanley's interview with RTÉ TEN's Sarah McIntyre by clicking the link on your left

Bill Malone, RTÉ Commissioning Editor, Entertainment TV, said: "The Voice of Ireland has been a huge success again this year and has been one of the most popular programmes on Irish television for four months straight, culminating in a thrilling final with over 949,000 viewers tuning in to watch the moment that Keith Hanley was announced as The Voice of Ireland.

"I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Keith on his win and the other competitors who helped make this a truly spectacular show.

"The viewership figures for this year's series of The Voice of Ireland were phenomenal, with the final practically a national event."