Shane Dowling salutes Limerick supporters on Hill 16 after scoring Limerick's third goal in their All-Ireland final win
MORE than a million TV viewers in Ireland watched the nail-biting conclusion of Limerick’s All-Ireland final win at Croke Park yesterday.
The TV audience for RTE’s Sunday Game coverage peaked at 1,007,500 by the end of Limerick’s first All-Ireland senior hurling final success since 1973.
Figures released this Monday revealed that an average of 846,100 viewers tuned in to hurling’s showpiece final.
Some 73% of those watching TV in Ireland at the conclusion of the final were tuned-in to the big game in Croke Park.
Limerick’s epic, extra-time All-Ireland semi-final win over Cork earlier this summer drew an average audience of 543,000, 60% share of the available audience.