Dublin-Mayo final is most-watched Irish sporting event of 2017

January 10, 2018

Dublin's Dean Rock kicks the winning point during the All-Ireland SFC final clash against Mayo at Croke Park.
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Last year's All-Ireland SFC final between Dublin and Mayo was the most watched event in Irish sport in 2017.

The official TAM Ireland/Nielsen figures for 2017 were released yesterday and showed that the Dubs' three-in-a-row success over Mayo in September drew an audience of 1.14 million, making it second behind December's Late Late Toy Show (1.35 million viewers) as the most watched television programme in the country last year.

In third was the second leg of the Republic of Ireland's World Cup Playoff against Denmark, which drew just over one million viewers, while Galway's All-Ireland SHC final victory over Waterford was in fourth with 915,000 viewers.

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