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The Late Late Toy Show Top 2017s TV

The Late Late Toy Show as again top the charts for 2017s most watch TV show, and its unlikely to have any really competition for the rest of the year as it comes to an end. The annual festive edition of The Late Late Show attracted 1.2million Irish viewers on Friday Night (1st December 2017). The Little Mermaid themed show also had 149,000 recordings for later viewing. The main show peaked at 1.34 million and it had a reach of 1.7million giving it a massive 72% share of the TV viewing audience.

The Saturday repeat of the show as watch by an additional 134,300 viewers. 93,000 steams where produced during the live show on the RTÉ Player.

Host Ryan Tubridy said: "It never ceases to amaze me how many people hold The Late Late Toy Show so dear. The fact that so many people let us become part of their world over the weekend is really heartening and the reaction I have been getting from people since the show has been overwhelming. I want to thank the stars of our show, the children, from little Tadhg letting me drag him around the studio floor to that very special moment when the Burke family was reunited. The team, led by producer Nigel Power, put together something truly memorable and I’m delighted to see that viewers embraced it."

RTÉ Director of Audiences, Channels and Marketing, Adrian Lynch said: "The Late Late Toy Show has become a national event, connecting Irish audiences like no other, whether in Ireland or abroad. This year’s show was both heartwarming and emotional, with wonderful young talent showcased from around the country, reflecting a modern and diverse Ireland and some of the harsh realities they face. Ryan and the team work tirelessly every year, trawling the country to uncover talent and to deliver the best possible experience to viewers. I’m delighted that the show brought people together in such massive numbers to share the occasion. I think it’s fair to say we were all moved!"