With his New Year's Eve Late Late Show, the Co Down man accomplished a hat trick that saw him rank third among the most watched programmes in the world.

New data from TAM Ireland/Nielsen Media shows that 42 of the Top 50 programming on Irish TV in 2023 were produced by RTÉ. Among the Top 20 programmes were RTÉ News, the Rugby World Cup, the GAA All-Ireland Finals, Kin, the Six Nations, and Room to Improve.

Irish audiences also gave high marks to Dancing with the Stars, Ireland's Fittest Family, Fair City and Kin, The Rose of Tralee, and The Tommy Tiernan Show.

In the meantime, RTÉ Player saw over 105 million streams in 2023, shattering previous records.

In the categories of entertainment, sports, news and current affairs, and drama, Irish-produced programming continues to be the main draw for Irish viewers, accounting for 49 of the Top 50 shows.

The free live and on-demand streaming service RTÉ Player had a record 105 million streams, 35 million streaming hours, and 1.3 million unique users in 2023—making it the greatest year ever for the platform.

With over 250,000 hours of material streamed on the day Ireland played Canada in the Women's World Cup, July 26 was the greatest day of the year on RTÉ Player.

"Today's release from TAM Ireland, once again proves that Irish audiences continue to favour Irish content above all else," stated Niamh O'Connor, Deputy Director of Content at RTÉ.

"Serving Irish audiences with a distinctive mix of quality Irish content is why RTÉ exists and we are committed to working, together with our colleagues in the Irish independent production sector, to continue to serve the public with unique Irish content that educates, entertains and informs."