/ GAA

Near record audience for hurling final

Updated: Monday, 05 Sep 2011 17:30

The television audience for the All-Ireland hurling final peaked at 1.1million
The television audience for the All-Ireland hurling final peaked at 1.1million

Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final attracted the second highest ever viewership for an All Ireland Hurling Final, peaking at 1.1million viewers in the final minutes of the match as Kilkenny won out against Tipperary.

An average audience of 971,000 viewers tuned in to the gripping game from throw-in to final whistle on RTÉ’s The Sunday Game Live.

As the Cats battled to secure their fifth title in six years, 866,000 people tuned in for full coverage of the game including analysis and reviews with RTÉ’s panelists Cyril Farrell, Liam Sheedy and Tomás Mulcahy.

RTÉ’s coverage of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling final ranks as the highest rating sports event on television this year to-date and attracted the fifth highest audience of any programme this year in Ireland.