RTÉ has seen both Sporting action and Drama return viewers. RTÉ2\'s coverage of the All Ireland Football Final had 944,600, while RTÉ ONE\'s drama KIN had 686,600. The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4 returned with 178,300 viewers. Overall RTÉ held 28% of the audience, while Virgin Media Television retained 18%.
RTÉ2 after seeing its best audience share of the last 3 years has top has seen its share drop back in August as the Olympics and GAA Championships came to an end. The channel had 10% share of the audience in August 2021. The post match analysis of the All Ireland Hurling Semi-Final was the most watch programme of the month with 887,800 on August 14th. RTÉ2 will hope to retain its summer time audience in September with continued coverage of the final of the GAA Football championship. Overall RTÉ held 27% of the audience, while Virgin Media Television retained 18%.
Virgin Media TV have announced their autumn schedule of shows. Reality TV show \
Louise Cantillon is the new face of Junior Eurovision in Ireland. The series was hosted by former RTÉ 2FM DJ Eoghan McDermott from 2015 until 2019. This marks the return of Ireland to the competition following a decision to withdraw in 2020 due to COVID restrictions. Adare Productions continue as producer of the show. Ireland has been represented at the competition since 2015, when Aimee Banks represented Ireland with Réalta na Mara, Ireland\'s last entry was in 2019 with Anna Kearney\'s Banshee. The Irish leg of the contest was film in May.
TG4 have announced new programmes for the months ahead as they reach their milestone of 25 years on the air. Documentaries covering Whistleblowers, Dublin Bay, TB in Ireland, Colm Cille and Banknote design. Entertainment see the return of Hector as he meets with newcomers to Ireland, the Underdogs returns to seek out the next best Ladies Football team, Junior Eurovision and Na Slimmers follows six people trying to lose weight. Sport includes GAA, Rugby and Cliff Diving. Four Irish films will get their debuts on the channel Foscadh, Arracht, Doineann and The Queen V Patrick O\'Donnell. The Golden Girl, The Wonder Years and Dr. Quinn will air on the channel, while boxsets on line include Scadi-noir The Killing, The Bridge and Borgen.
RTÉ has launched its new season across Radio, TV and Online. New drama\'s included Screen Ireland\'s Kin, Harry Wild and Hidden Assets, the BBC\'s Conversations with Friends and Three Families along with Smother a BBC production for RTÉ. New game show Last Singer Standing, while Angela Scanlan\'s pre-covid show gets its full outing as she asks her guests anything in Ask Me Anything. Today, Fair City and The Late Late Show return as normal.