Telling compelling real-life stories on RTÉ


RTÉ is committed to producing high-quality programming that connects with audiences. From big family entertainment shows, and lifestyle shows to the factual programmes that reflect diverse aspects of Irish life. 

For a brand these are programmes offer opportunities to reach audiences in a safe, trusted environment.


Entertainment in 2018 so far...

Of the seven entertainment shows that made the top 100 programmes of the year so far six of them were on RTÉ. Annual winners such as the Rose of Tralee and Eurovision capture the imagination and eyeballs of the audience with 689,800 and 479,200 viewers respectively on TV and then extended beyond broadcast to the RTÉ Player where Eurovision had over 70,000 streams.

The world’s longest running chat show is still a ratings winner every Friday night, the London special had an audience of over 609,000 veiwers with a 52% share. The Late Late Show Extras, which is an RTÉ Player exclusive, delivered over 559,000 streams in the first half of this year. The latest of RTÉ's big entertainment shows, Dancing with the Stars, is already getting ready for Season 3 following on from this year's success, who will follow Jake Carter to be crowned champion in 2019? This year the show had a great end with a finale that brought in 576,000 viewers and a 48% share.

With other shows such as The Tommy Tiernan Show, Brendan O’Connor’s Cutting Edge and All Round to Mrs Brown’s coming back to the schedule, RTÉ will be entertaining the nation across all screens into the new year. Our team are more than happy to talk about opportuities around these properties and others, email us at

Live Your Best Lifestyle

Having just completed its 11th season, which was a success across all audiences, the property programme fronted by Dermot Bannon is as popular as ever. The top episode of last season had an audience of 722,400 making it the most watched non-sport TV moment of the year so far!

New series like The Great House Revival and One Day: How Ireland Eats also did particularly well this year with old favourites such as Operation Transformation, At Your Service and Getaways continuing to bring big numbers to RTÉ.

A revamped Ireland’s Fittest Family will feature even more extreme challenges than ever before designed by the team behind The Amazing Race and American Ninja Warrior promising truly unmissable TV. And Dermot Bannon’s Homes brings some of the star quality from Room to Improve to the southern hemisphere as Ireland’s favourite architect goes on a road trip of some of the world’s most amazing homes, going as far as Australia.


Part of RTÉ's remit as a public service media organisation is to show pulsating real-life stories that reflect Irish life. RTÉ has already put out some fascinating documentaries from its new season including The Rotunda and Our Lives in Property: Oxmantown Road. Documentaries such as Brendan Grace: Funny Man performed well getting an audience of 420,200. While Back to the Joy, the follow-up to the monumental Inside the Joy, and Micko, about Mick O’Dwyer’s career in Gaelic Football, had shares of over 32% and 25% respectively.

With exciting factual programmes coming to screens we have plenty to look forward to. Whistleblower follows the story of the Disclosures Tribunal and Maurice McCabe. Fertility Shock explores the potential demographic time-bomb of Irish people having babies later and later.

The Doc on One is a multi-award winning series on Radio One that continues to be one of the most listened to programmes in the country.

True Stories

In all of our non-scripted programming, we look for the moments and stories that will capture the interest of the Irish public.

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TV: TAM/Neilsen Arianna, 1st January - 15th October, Live + VOSDAL, Inds
Radio: IPSOS/MRBI JNLR2018/2
RTÉ Player: Comscore, 1st January - 30th June 2018

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