RTÉ One is Ireland's most popular TV channel. It is the home of comprehensive television news and current affairs coverage alongside a broad range of Irish factual, drama, entertainment and lifestyle programming. Our home-produced programming is complemented by select acquired material to appeal to a broad audience.
There are three main news bulletin programmes on the channel every day, including RTÉ News: One O'Clock, RTÉ News: Six One and RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock. The latter regularly ranks as the Number 1 programme of the day among Irish Adults.
RTÉ One is home to the longest-running chat show in the world, The Late Late Show. Running on Friday nights, it attracted an average audience of 634,400 viewers to each of the 38 programmes in the latest season, from 7th September 2012 to 31st May 2013 (Based on Individuals 4+ / Consolidated).
Fair City, RTÉ's home-produced soap also runs on RTÉ One on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings. From January to June 2013, the popular soap attracted an average consolidated audience of 522,200 viewers to each of the 100 episodes. Fair City achieved the highest rating episode of any soap across the first 6 months of this year, with an average consolidated rating of 19.09 for Adults 15+ on 2nd January.
RTÉ Two is a mixed-genre channel designed to appeal to niche audiences across the schedule. The home of RTÉjr and TRTÉ during day-time, it is the Number 1 channel for kids in Ireland, Monday-Friday pre 6:00pm.
During peak-time, RTÉ Two targets younger viewers with a mix of innovative drama, entertainment and acquired programming including Don't Tell the Bride; The Republic of Telly; Revenge and Grey's Anatomy
The channel also features a huge range of live sports including RBS 6 Nations Rugby, RaboDirect PRO12, UEFA Champions League, World Cup and the GAA Football & Hurling Championships. In 2012, the Top 20 sports events watched by Men were all on RTÉ Two.
RTÉ One +1 is on-air from 7pm until late. This channel offers viewers another opportunity to experience the key offerings of RTÉ One, one hour later.
RTÉjr is a dedicated daytime television service for children aged 6 years and younger, which is completely free of advertising. Home-produced programming is the cornerstone of the RTÉjr schedule, with live action programming and Irish animation featuring strongly.
TRTÉ features the best of home-produced and acquired programmes for 7-15 years olds. It airs on RTÉ Two every afternoon Monday-Friday.
RTÉ News Now is a rolling news channel featuring live news bulletins and current affairs programmes, catch-up on recent news and current affairs as well as continuous sport, business and weather updates throughout the day. RTÉ News Now is also available online and as a mobile service on iPhone, iPad and Android.