Fair City Turns 30


Fair City's hour-long 30th anniversary special episode was the most watched soap in Ireland.

As Ireland's favourite soap celebrated a big milestone viewers tuned in for a shocking and exciting episode.

The drama-filled episode, which saw the return of Ciarán Holloway as well as a shocking attack on Barry O'Hanlon, attracted an audience share of 31.1%, with 358,500 viewers. 

The episode reached 503,000 people in total between RTÉ One and RTÉ One +1.

The hour-long show was also a talking-point on social media as it aired, trending at number one on Twitter

Brigie de Courcy, Executive Producer, Fair City, said: "Fair City is a huge team effort and so very many people have been involved over all of the years and the 30th anniversary really is a collective celebration of all that work.

It's a production that supports and nourishes talent in Ireland, both behind of and in front of the cameras, and has moved with the times to showcase how people across the country can resonate with the trials and tribulations of a community in a Dublin suburb. I would like to thank everyone involved in Fair City down through the years, and our audience for all of their continued support.
Brigie De Courcy, Fair City Executive Producer


So far in 2019 the show has had an average audience of 345,300 across RTÉ One and RTÉ One+1. The initial broadcast on RTÉ One had an average share of 28.5%.

Our sponsors are a huge part of the show and we would like to thank Chill Insurance for supporting the show. By sponsoring the show Chill are supporting the production of Irish content for Irish audiences. They have sponsored the show since 2014. This has allowed them to have an always on campaign that broadcasts into living rooms four times a week. You'll be able to read more about their work with Fair City in the next month.

Since 2011 the Fair City set has been home to one of the most prominent product placements in the country. With the support of BWG Foods Carrigstown has been home to a local SPAR, creating a modern feel for the community. You can read about our work with BWG Foods on SPAR product placement in the show by clicking here.

Source: TAM/Nielsen, L+V, Individuals