The crowning of the new Rose of Tralee drew a peak of 760,300* viewers as audiences tuned in to see an overjoyed Meath Rose, Elysha Brennan, named as the 57th Rose of Tralee. Over the two days a reach of over 1.7 million** people tuned in to watch the Rose of Tralee ( 42% of all Irish viewers) making it one of the highest rating programmes of the year.
Last night’s second programme ranked as ninth in the Top Ten programmes across all channels for the year to date. (See table below) An average audience of 652,300*** tuned in after RTÉ One’s Nine O’ Clock news.
Rose of Tralee host said Dáithí Ó Sé said: “It’s been another incredible year. This is my sixth year hosting the Rose of Tralee and it just keeps getting better. The atmosphere has been outstanding all week long and the two live shows were just amazing. I’m thrilled for Elysha. Her down-to-earth and positive personality really shone through during the week and on stage aswell. I’ve no doubt that she will be a superb ambassador for the Rose of Tralee.”
RTÉ’s executive producer of this year’s Rose of Tralee show Brian Páircéir said, “Viewership figures this year have been brilliant. A share of 50% indicates that 1 in 2 people in Ireland watching television at the time tuned to watch the second part of last night’s Rose of Tralee proving yet again what a huge hit it is with viewers. As ever, Dáithí’s energy and witty repertoire made the live event all the more fun for the Roses! I wish Elysha the very best in her future role as The Rose of Tralee.”
Once again for fans in Ireland and worldwide, the Rose of Tralee Festival was streamed live and is available on demand on RTÉ Player. A total of 72,000 streams have been recorded to date, with 35,000 of these being from the live online simulcasts on both nights.
57% of total streams have been from a mobile or tablet device.
There was also a large amount of international interest in the festival, with close to 52% of the live streams delivered outside of Ireland. Internationally, the highest number of streams came from the UK, US and Canada. The Rose of Tralee Extras feature on RTÉ Player also proved very popular with over 25,000 streams.
According to Twitter Dublin this year’s #RoseofTralee took over Twitter with more than 52,000 tweets sent.
Thirty two Roses took to the stage over the course of two nights and audience and viewers alike were entertained with everything from dung-spitting, ballet bar fitness, fancy science experiments, beersbie and of course who could forget the sight of Dáithí Ó Sé in the pink tutu?
2015 Rose of Tralee winner Elysha Brennan said: “I’m absolutely shocked and overjoyed to be crowned the Rose of Tralee. The calibre of the Roses this year is phenomenal; every girl on stage with me deserved to win the title. It’s an incredible honour to represent the Roses and Festival.”
22-year-old Elysha Brennan hails from the coastal village of Bettystown, Co. Meath. A second year student in The Royal College of Surgeons Elysha wowed judges with her down-to-earth nature and positive personality. Elysha has a keen interest in working with children and is involved with the RCSI Paediatric Society and volunteers with the Irish Cancer Society. Elysha is the first ever Meath Rose to represent her county on stage in the Dome in Tralee.
*Peak-minute audience of 760,300 viewers was recorded at 23:26 last night
**Reach – the net number or percentage of people who have seen a particular piece of broadcast output. The TAM Ireland definition is 1+ minute. Over the two days 1,715,100 people tuned in to watch The Rose of Tralee, which is 41.6% of all Irish viewers (1 minute cumulative reach. Based on 10 Rose of Tralee programmes that aired on RTÉ One and RTÉ One+1 on 17-18 August 2015)
***Average audience – The average number of viewers across a programme or series, expressed in 000s. TV viewing is measured minute-by-minute, so the average audience is the average across all of these minutes