Rose Of Tralee Win Seen by 637,000 viewers

The annual televisied event saw an average audience for the announcement of the winning rose reach 637,000 viewers. Over the course of the two nights the Rose of Tralee had a peak audience of 720,000, while it reached over 1.5 million viewers. Dr. Jennifer Byrne was announced as the 2017 Rose of Tralee on Tuesday night.

The show was streamed across the world 55,000 on both nights, with it continuing to be streamed reaching 120,000 viewers. 35% of streams came from international audiences. After Ireland, people in Britain, America, Spain, Germany and France were streaming the show.

It was also the number one show trending on twitter both nights proving that the live shows continue to be hugely popular on social media.

Speaking about this year’s Rose of Tralee, host Dáithí Ó Sé said: "I’ve had another brilliant year hosting the Rose of Tralee. The shows were fast paced and a lot of fun from start to finish. The Roses were fantastic and made my two nights of hosting the Rose of Tralee very easy. I’m delighted for Jennifer – she’s an all rounder, great fun and her energetic personality and caring nature really shone through during the week and also on stage. She will be a wonderful ambassador for the Rose of Tralee"

RTÉ’s executive producer of this year’s Rose of Tralee show Michael Kealy said, "We are delighted with this year's viewing figures. There is no entertainment show like this in the world – it is uniquely Irish which is a huge hit with audiences at home and online. Dáithí Ó Sé is, as always, a consummate professional and his contagious humour made the live event more fun. I wish the new Rose of Tralee Jennifer Byrne all the best over the coming year."

Speaking about her win the 2017 Rose of Tralee winner Dr. Jennifer Byrne said: "I think my heart is about to jump out of my chest but I’m really, really excited but I genuinely can’t believe it, it’s fantastic. My first thought was ‘did Dáithí actually just say my name, I wasn’t really expecting it at all’. I thought ‘this is going to be incredible’. Maggie McEldowney is an unbelievable representative for the Rose of Tralee and I’ll be asking her for a few tips because I have got big boots to fill now."