Kerry’s win over Galway in Sunday’s All Ireland Football final was watched by an average of 862,000 viewers and a share of 75 percent of those watching TV at the time.

Viewing numbers on RTÉ2 peaked at 5.03 pm with 960,000 people watching as referee Sean Hurson added five minutes of extra time. There were an additional 131,000 live streams on the RTÉ Player.

The average number was down on the 966,000 who watched in 2021, 876,000 in 2020 in the December final, and 989,000 who watched when Dublin beat Kerry to win the historic five-in-row in 2019, the last comparable final with a full crowd.

This will likely stil be enough to top the sporting charts of what we watch through the year, though the FIFA Men’s World Cup closing stages in December will likely run it close.

941,000 watched last year’s Euro 2021 Final between Italy and England, getting within an ace of topping the chart.

774,000 watched last week’s All Ireland Hurling Final, representing 72 percent of the audience at the time.