19 of 2012's Top 20 were on RTÉ TV

Updated: 11 January 2013 16:41

Newly released consolidated figures show that 19 of the Top 20 programmes broadcast by any channel available in Ireland in 2012 were on RTÉ Television, with The Late Late Toy Show once again taking the top spot with an average audience of 1,453,000 viewers.

Newly released consolidated figures show that 19 of the Top 20 programmes broadcast by any channel available in Ireland in 2012 were on RTÉ Television, with The Late Late Toy Show once again taking the top spot with an average audience of 1,453,000 viewers.

The second most-watched programme of the year was RTÉ Sport's Euro 2012 coverage of Republic of Ireland v Croatia in June with 1,236,000 viewers, while the Mrs Brown's Boys Special on Christmas Day was in third with 1,068,000 viewers.

The season finale of Love/Hate in December was in fourth place with 1,034,000 viewers.

Glen Killane, Managing Director RTÉ Television, said: "We are delighted to see that the vast majority of Irish viewers continue to choose RTÉ Television.

"These figures demonstrate clearly that our investment in delivering high quality programming for Irish audiences is paying off.

"We always strive to put our viewers at the heart of what we do and, with so much choice out there for our viewers, we appreciate the loyalty and support we continue to receive from the Irish public."

The Top 20:

The Top 20