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The top 50 most-watched TV programmes can act as a mirror to current affairs. Photograph: iStock

How has what we watch on television changed over the past 10 years? Comparing the list of the top 50 programmes consumed by Irish viewers in 2021 wit(...)

Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, was the fifth most-watched programme on Irish television in 2021. Photograph: Joe Pugliese/Harpo Productions/AFP

The amount of time Irish people devoted to watching television fell last year – but only by 11 minutes a day, figures compiled by research firm Nielse(...)

 Cian Prendergast of Connacht is tackled by Niall Scannell of Munster during the United Rugby Championship match between Connacht and Munster at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

The New Year’s Day rugby fixture between Connacht and Munster was the most-watched programme on TG4 over the festive period. Rugbaí Beo was watched b(...)

RTÉ’s Late Late Toy Show, presented by Ryan Tubridy: in a ratings league of its own. Photograph: RTÉ

This week Irish television will almost certainly – unless something goes very wrong – enjoy what is reliably its biggest night of the year courtesy of(...)

Ryan Tubridy on the 2020 edition of The Late Late Toy Show: the hugely watched programme will launch its second charity appeal this Friday. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Revolut has partnered with RTÉ to raise funds for children’s charities on this year’s Late Late Toy Show charity appeal, joining payments platform Str(...)

Love Island winners Millie Court and Liam Reardon: the series saw Virgin’s streaming rates explode in the third quarter. Photograph: ITV

Television consumption patterns “settled” further in the third quarter of 2021 as the more extreme effects of the pandemic on the Irish market faded a(...)

Sky Media Ireland’s Malcolm Murray: ‘TV remains a key part of everyday life.’ Photograph: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography.

Sky Media Ireland has opened up a further three channels to Irish advertisers, taking the recent expansion of its portfolio to six and its total chann(...)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle speak to Oprah Winfrey for a CBS interview special. Photograph: Joe Pugliese/Harpo Productions via AP

Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was a ratings hit for RTÉ2, drawing an average audience of 725,000 people to the channel(...)

No Vegas dazzle: The sparse set of an all-digital Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Photograph: Consumer Technology Association/AFP

Image of the week: Virtual Vegas The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is usually a festival of robots, curved television screens and robots with curve(...)

RTÉ’s The Late Late Toy Show, presented by Ryan Tubridy, was watched by 1.7 million people.

Television viewing increased to an average of two hours and 58 minutes a day last year, up 2 per cent despite competition from streaming services as t(...)

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