December's All-Ireland football final was the highest-rating live sports event broadcast on Irish television in 2020.

An average of 877,000 viewers tuned in to the Saturday Game Live on RTÉ2 as Dublin made it six All-Ireland titles in a row against Mayo on Saturday 19 December.

60% of those watching TV at the time were watching RTÉ2. 

The previous Sunday [13 December] saw an average of 713,000 viewers tune in to the Sunday Game Live with an audience share of 61% as Limerick powered past Waterford to claim a second Liam MacCarthy Cup in three years, making it the third most-watched live sports event broadcast in Ireland in 2020. 

The Republic of Ireland's European Championships qualifier play-off against Slovakia on 8 October drew an average audience of 570,000 and a 38% share bringing it in at number seven for the year.

The All-Ireland hurling semi-final meeting of Limerick and Galway on 29 November and the football semi-final between Mayo and Tipperary on 6 December rounded out the top 10.

In a year like no other, when many English Premier League matches were offered unencrypted to viewers on Sky Sports Mix, Sky One and the BBC, 14 of the top 20 live sports events broadcast on Irish television in 2020 were on RTÉ television.

The entire unprecedented sporting year of 2020 will be celebrated on the RTÉ Sport Awards 2020 on Thursday 28 January on RTÉ One.

Joanne Cantwell and Darragh Maloney will present the show celebrating the stellar achievements of Irish sportspeople in 2020 in the face of never-before-seen challenges.