The television audience for the All-Ireland Football Championship final between Dublin and Kerry peaked at 1.1million viewers as the nation watched a thrilling conclusion at Croke Park.

Jim Gavin's side were looking to complete a historic five All-Ireland titlea in succession but a topsy-turvy game ended in a draw.

The average audience was 968,700 which was a 76.5% share of those watching television at the time.

Live streams on RTÉ Player were 161,000, compared to 88,000 last year.

The Saturday Game Live on Saturday, 14 September will have full live coverage of the replay. It will also be live on RTÉ TV and RTÉ Radio and RTÉ Player. 

RTÉ Group Head of Sport Declan McBennett said: "RTÉ is delighted that such a large audience watched yesterday's thrilling draw.

"Huge credit must go to both counties who will get to do it all again on Saturday week, live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player."