Last night’s Champions’ League coverage was on the pay per view networks of Virgin Media and eir Sport but we also got to see the audience figures for the opening night of games on Tuesday.
These were broadcast on RTÉ 2 and on Virgin Media One with RTÉ having the first pick of games as will be the case throughout the season.
They chose Liverpool against PSG and it proved an inspired choice with high drama at the end and a late winner for Liverpool.
The game, which kicked off at 8 PM drew an average audience of 319,000, peaking at 416,000 as the game drew to a close.
This represented a 24 percent share of those watching TV at the time.
Virgin Media One had the Tottenham game against Inter Milan which also had late drama but this time going against the Premier League side.
This was in the new slot for early kick-off times, a move which will have less impact in Germany, Spain and Italy but which, coming in at 5 55 PM is bound to impact audiences here and in Britain.
The average number tuning into that coverage was 132,200 with a peak of 239,600 and a 13.6 percent share.
RTÉ has already announced that it will show Manchester United at home to Valencia with an 8 PM Kick off in the next round of matches on Tuesday, October 2nd.
Manchester City are away to Hoffenheim in the earlier slot that day, a game likely to be shown on Virgin media One.
Both Virgin Media Sport and eir Sport through their relationship with BT Sport show a wide selection of live games across their different channels.
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