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 757,600 viewers to each of the 38 programmes in the latest season, from 3rd September 2010 to 27th May 2011 (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 October 2011, the popular soap attracted an average consolidated audience of over half a million viewers to each of the 173 episodes. Fair City achieved the highest rating episode of any soap across the first 10 months of this year, with an average consolidated rating of 21.08 for Adults 15+ on 4th January.
RTÉ Two is a mixed-genre channel designed to appeal to niche audiences across the schedule. The home of RTÉ JR & TRTÉ during daytime, it is the number 1 channel for kids in Ireland (14.3% Share of viewing based on Total TV, January - October 2011, Mon-Fri 06:00 - 17:59).
During peak-time, RTÉ Two targets younger viewers with a mix of innovative drama, entertainment and acquired programming including Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy and CSI.
The channel also features a huge range of live sports including RBS 6 Nations, UEFA Champions League, World Cup and the GAA Football & Hurling Championships. From January to October 2011, the Top 20 Sports Events watched by Men were all on RTÉ Two.