TG4 have highest Christmas Day ratings since 2009

by Dublin Gazette

TG4 had a very merry Christmas Day 2020, as the broadcaster had their highest Christmas Day ratings since 2009.

The Irish language broadcaster had an audience share of 3.6% on Christmas Day, which their highest Christmas Day share since 2010.

‘The Dubliners – The Parting Glass’ was the most watched programme on TG4 over the Christmas period, with over 156,600 people tuning in. The final recording of Barney McKenna with The Dubliners from Christ Church Cathedral had an audience share of 11.25%.

The documentary ‘Maureen O’Hara – Banríon Hollywood’ was watched by 73,300 people with an audience share of 5.03%

Another concert, ‘Come all you Dreamers – Christy Moore’ was the second most watched programme over the Christmas period on the channel on December 27, with 85,500 people tuning in, and an audience share of 11.2%.

61,100 watched a repeat of the feature documentary Liam O’Flynn – Píobaire about uilleann piper Liam O’Flynn on St. Stephen’s Day. 

Into The West, which was broadcast on St Stephen’s Day, was the most watched film this Christmas on TG4 and was watched by 68,200 people. 

Dáithí Ó Sé and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh got the new year off to a musical start from the Dingle Skellig Hotel with Fáilte 2021, with 46,200 watching the programme which had a 4% share.

TG4 had a reach of 1.89m over the entire Christmas period and a reach of 1.27m between Christmas Eve and St. Stephen’s Day.

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