Highest-ever viewing figure for TG4 All Ireland Ladies’ Football Final

Not only did Croke Park see the largest-ever attendance at an All Ireland Ladies’ Final yesterday (46,286 in Croke Park),  it was the largest at any womens’ sports event in Europe this year.


The TV viewership also broke new ground  as TG4 also set a record of its own. An average of 303,800 people watched the live broadcast of the Senior Final between Dublin and Mayo, the highest-ever viewing figure for a Ladies’ final on the station since it first started to broadcast the games back in 2001.


The match reached 563,000 viewers in total and took a 40% share of viewing among Individuals.

Viewing peaked at 5.24pm with 409,700 viewers as Dublin claimed their first Ladies’ Senior title in seven years.


TG4 has been both the Ladies Gaelic Championships’ sponsor and exclusive TV broadcast rights holder since 2001.


Peil na mBan Beo

Year Teams Average ‘000s
2017 Dublin v Mayo 303.8


Previous 5 Highest-Rating Ladies’ Football Finals


2016 Cork v Dublin 234.7
2013 Cork v Monaghan 234.8
2004 Galway v Dublin 208.1
2005 Cork v Galway 207.5
2007 Cork v Mayo 204.2

Source: TAM Ireland/Nielsen; Audience: Individuals 4+ Live & VOSDAL (Live before 2010)


TG4 CEO Alan Esslemont  congratulated LFGA on a superlative day’s sport in Croke Park and he believes these record figures demonstrate the huge attraction of Ladies Gaelic Football  both for supporters attending in person and for TV viewers also.  “Our unique partnership with LGFA, as competition sponsor and TV broadcast rights holder, and yesterday’s record viewing bear out out the truth of the proverb “Ní neart go cur le chéile  and the undoubted potential for further growth.”


Source: TAM Ireland/Nielsen; Audience: Individuals 4+ Live & VOSDAL (Live before 2010)

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