Saturday's live coverage of Leinster's stirring win over Munster in they's Magner's League on TG4 achieved a very high audience rating for the channel. Data from Nielsen Media Research, the official television audience measure for Ireland, show that approximately 166,000 viewers watched the entire match with a the audience peaking at 313,000 with 538,000 people viewing some portion of the match on TG4.
TG4's coverage had a share of over 10% of the national audience, meaning that approximately one person in ten watching television in the Republic on Saturday night between 7pm and 9.30pm was tuned on TG4.
The channel's Sport's Editor, Rónán Ó Coisdealbha, is pleased with these audience figures. "TG4 has made a mark with its live sports' coverage", he said, "and we are delighted that this keenly-awaited Magner's League match at the new Aviva Stadium has achieved such high viewing figures for us.
Rónán Ó Coisdealbha, Spórt TG4