Revealed: How many viewers have signed up to view Pope Francis in Ireland on RTÉ One




Pope Francis leads the Angelus in Knock, Co. Mayo, on the second day of his visit to Ireland. Photo: TIZIANA FABI / AFP / Getty Images
Pope Francis leads the Angelus in Knock, Co. Mayo, on the second day of his visit to Ireland. Photo: TIZIANA FABI / AFP / Getty Images

Kevin Doyle

MORE than one million people attuned to view at least part of the papal mass on RTÉ have just released the figures.

The national broadcaster says that an average of 535,000 viewers saw the full mass from beginning to end.

There were another 300,000 streams of RTÉ's online platforms that attracted audiences in 159 different countries, including Iran, Papua New Guinea and Swaziland.

RTÉ also shared images of the visit with more than 75 broadcasters worldwide.



Pilgrims listen to Pope Francis to address the crowd at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018

Pilgrims listen to Pope Francis to address the crowd at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
Pope Francis greets the crowd when he arrives at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
26/08/2018 Pope Francis passes Knock Basilica when he visited Knock Shrine as part of the World Meeting of Families. Pic credit; Damien Eagers / INM
Pilgrims listen to Pope Francis to address the crowd at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
26/08/2018 Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he visits Knock Shrine as part of the World Meeting of Families. Pic credit; Damien Eagers / INM
26/08/2018 Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he visits Knock Shrine as part of the World Meeting of Families. Pic credit; Damien Eagers / INM
Pilgrims listen to Pope Francis to address the crowd at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
26/08/2018 Cleonagh and Declan Sweeney, van Raheen, Limerick with their children from left to right, Cathal, 9, Amy, 7, Katelyn, 4 and Donnacha, 10 at Knock Shrine for the visit of Pope Francis. Pic credit; Damien Eagers / INM
Young girls are waving flags while Pope Francis arrives at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
Pope Francis greets pilgrims as he arrives at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
26/08/2018 A young girl waves a flag while Pope Francis Knock visited Shrine as part of the World Meeting of Families. Pic credit; Damien Eagers / INM
Pope Francis delivers a speech for the crowd at Knock Shrine.
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August 26, 2018
Pope Francis greets pilgrims as he arrives at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
Pope Francis cape blows his head during a windy spell while he gives his speech at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
Pope Francis arrives at the Appearance Chapel in Knock Shrine.
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August 26, 2018
Pope Francis greets the crowd at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
Pope Francis speaks to the crowd as he arrives at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
Empty chairs when Pope Francis addresses the crowd after he has arrived at Knock Shrine.
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August 26, 2018
Pope Francis greets pilgrims as he arrives at Knock Shrine.
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August 26, 2018
Declan Ganley arrives at Knock Shrine to see Pope Francis.
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August 26, 2018
Declan Ganley arrives at Knock Shrine to see Pope Francis.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
Pope Francis greets the crowd when he arrives at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
Empty chairs when Pope Francis addresses the crowd after he has arrived at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
Pope Francis delivers a speech for the crowd at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
Pope Francis greets pilgrims as he arrives at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
Gardai proposed to say goodbye to OPope Francis at Ireland West Airport, Knock.
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Pope Francis leaves Ireland West Airport, is true today.
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Members of Pope Francis Entourage board the plane at Ireland West Airport, Knock today.
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Pope Francis greets pilgrims as he arrives at Knock Shrine.
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August 26, 2018
Pope Francis addresses the audience during his visit to Knock, Ireland on 26 August 2018. Vatican Media / Brochure
Pope Francis arrives at the Knock Shrine in Knock, Ireland, August 26, 2018. REUTERS / Dylan Martinez
Pope Francis arrives at the Knock Shrine in Knock, Ireland, August 26, 2018. REUTERS / Dylan Martinez
REFILE – CORRECTING BYLINE Pope Francis leads the Angelus at the Knock Shrine in Knock, Ireland, August 26, 2018. REUTERS / Dylan Martinez
Pope Francis leads the Angelus in the Knock Shrine in Knock, Ireland, August 26, 2018. REUTERS / Dylan Martinez
Pope Francis greets children after arriving in Knock, Ireland on 26 August 2018. Vatican media / hand-out
Pope Francis lays a wreath at the Knock Shrine in Knock, Ireland on August 26, 2018. Vatican media / hand-out
Pope Francis lights a candle at the Knock Shrine in Knock, Ireland on August 26, 2018. Vatican Media / Brochure Template
Pope Francis leads the Angelus in the Knock Shrine in Knock, Ireland, August 26, 2018. REUTERS / Dylan Martinez
Pope Francis during a visit to Knock Holy Shrine, in County Mayo to view the Appearance Chapel and give the Angelus address as part of his visit to Ireland. Niall Carson / PA Wire
Pope Francis during a visit to Knock Holy Shrine, in County Mayo to view the Appearance Chapel and give the Angelus address as part of his visit to Ireland.
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Pope Francis greets school children after arrival at the airport in Knock, County Mayo, as part of his visit to Ireland. Yui Mok / PA wire
Pope Francis greets school children after arrival at the airport in Knock, County Mayo, as part of his visit to Ireland. Yui Mok / PA wire
Pope Francis greets school children after arrival at the airport in Knock, County Mayo, as part of his visit to Ireland.
Yui Mok / PA wire
Pope Francis greets school children after arrival at the airport in Knock, County Mayo, as part of his visit to Ireland. Yui Mok / PA wire
Pope Francis arrives for his visit to Knock Holy Shrine, in County Mayo to view the Appearance Chapel and give the Angelus address.
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Pope Francis receives flowers from Saoirse McCarthy, 11, from St. Patrick's National School, Cloonlyon, Co. Mayo when he arrives at Ireland West Airport, Knock, County Mayo, as part of his visit to Ireland.
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Pope Francis salutes Knock School Children at Ireland West Airport, Knock today.
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Pope Francis at Ireland West Airport, beat today.
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Pope Francis at Ireland West Airport, beat today.
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The Pope's plane arrives at Ireland West Airport, Knock.
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Pope Francis is kissed by Mary McCarthy at Ireland West Airport, Knock today.
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The Pope's plane arrives at Ireland West Airport, Knock.
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School children from St. Patrick's National School, Cloonlyon are waiting to greet Pope Francis at Ireland West Airport, Knock.
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Pope Francis with Secretary of Rural Affairs Michael Ring greets clergy at Ireland West Airport, Knock.
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Pope Francis at Ireland West Airport, beat today.
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Pope Francis at Ireland West Airport, beat today.
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Pope Francis at Ireland West Airport, beat today.
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Pope Francis at Ireland West Airport, beat today.
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Michael Ring, Secretary of Rural Affairs with Catherine Hynes (wife of MAyo Co., Manager) and Blackie Gavin, Lord MAyor, Castlebar at Ireland West Airport, Knock today.
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The Pope's plane at the airport of Ireland West Airport is true today.
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Pope Francis at Ireland West Airport, beat today.
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Pope Francis at Ireland West Airport, beat today.
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Pope Francis at Ireland West Airport, beat today.
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Pope Francis carefully steps down the stairs from his plane at Ireland West Airport, Knock today.
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Pope Francis at Ireland West Airport, beat today.
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Pope Francis salutes Knock School Children at Ireland West Airport, Knock today.
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Pope Francis at Ireland West Airport, beat today.
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Pope Francis at Ireland West Airport, beat today.
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Pope Francis is greeted by a delegation of clergy and representatives from Ireland West Airport while arriving at Knock County in County Mayo as part of his visit to Ireland. Yui Mok / PA wire
Pope Francis is greeted by a delegation of clergy and representatives from Ireland West Airport while arriving at Knock County in County Mayo as part of his visit to Ireland.
Yui Mok / PA wire
Pope Francis is greeted by a delegation of clergy and representatives from Ireland West Airport while arriving at Knock County in County Mayo as part of his visit to Ireland.
Yui Mok / PA wire
The plane with Pope Francis arrives at the airfield in Knock, County Mayo, as part of his visit to Ireland. Yui Mok / PA wire
The plane with Pope Francis arrives at the airfield in Knock, County Mayo, as part of his visit to Ireland. Yui Mok / PA wire
Pope Francis is greeted by a delegation of clergy and representatives from Ireland West Airport while arriving at Knock County in County Mayo as part of his visit to Ireland. Yui Mok / PA wire
The plane with Pope Francis arrives at the airfield in Knock, County Mayo, as part of his visit to Ireland. Yui Mok / PA wire
People wait in the rain for a visit from Pope Francis to Knock Shrine in Knock, Ireland, August 26, 2018. REUTERS / Dylan Martinez
Pilgrims await the arrival of Pope Francis at Knock Holy Shrine, in County Mayo, where he will view the Appearance Chapel and give the Angelus address as part of his visit to Ireland.
Niall Carson / PA Wire
Pilgrims await the arrival of Pope Francis at Knock Holy Shrine, in County Mayo, where he will view the Appearance Chapel and give the Angelus address as part of his visit to Ireland.
Niall Carson / PA Wire
Pope Francis when he arrives at Ireland West Airport at Knock in County Mayo, as part of his visit to Ireland. Yui Mok / PA wire
Pope Francis blesses school children when he arrives at Ireland West Airport at Knock in County Mayo as part of his visit to Ireland.
Yui Mok / PA wire
Pope Francis when he arrives at Ireland West Airport at Knock in County Mayo, as part of his visit to Ireland. Yui Mok / PA wire
Pope Francis blesses school children when he arrives at Ireland West Airport at Knock in County Mayo as part of his visit to Ireland.
Yui Mok / PA wire
The plane with Pope Francis comes to Ireland West Airport at Knock in County Mayo, as part of his visit to Ireland. Yui Mok / PA wire
The faithful are waiting for a visit from Pope Francis to Knock Shrine in Knock, Ireland, August 26, 2018. REUTERS / Dylan Martinez
The faithful wait in the rain for a visit from Pope Francis to Knock Shrine in Knock, Ireland, August 26, 2018. REUTERS / Dylan Martinez
School children await the arrival of Pope Francis at Ireland West Airport, Knock County Mayo, as part of his visit to Ireland. Yui Mok / PA wire
Pilgrims await the arrival of Pope Francis at Knock Holy Shrine, in County Mayo, where he will view the Appearance Chapel and give the Angelus address as part of his visit to Ireland. Niall Carson / PA Wire
Pilgrims await the arrival of Pope Francis at Knock Holy Shrine, in County Mayo, where he will view the Appearance Chapel and give the Angelus address as part of his visit to Ireland. Niall Carson / PA Wire
Pilgrims await the arrival of Pope Francis at Knock Holy Shrine, in County Mayo, where he will view the Appearance Chapel and give the Angelus address as part of his visit to Ireland.
Niall Carson / PA Wire
Pilgrims await the arrival of Pope Francis at Knock Holy Shrine, in County Mayo, where he will view the Appearance Chapel and give the Angelus address as part of his visit to Ireland.
Niall Carson / PA Wire
Pilgrims await the arrival of Pope Francis at Knock Holy Shrine, in County Mayo, where he will view the Appearance Chapel and give the Angelus address as part of his visit to Ireland. Niall Carson / PA Wire
Pilgrims await the arrival of Pope Francis at Knock Holy Shrine, in County Mayo, where he will view the Appearance Chapel and give the Angelus address as part of his visit to Ireland.
Niall Carson / PA Wire
Pilgrims await the arrival of Pope Francis at Knock Holy Shrine, in County Mayo, where he will view the Appearance Chapel and give the Angelus address as part of his visit to Ireland. Niall Carson / PA Wire
Pilgrims await the arrival of Pope Francis at Knock Holy Shrine, in County Mayo, where he will view the Appearance Chapel and give the Angelus address as part of his visit to Ireland. Niall Carson / PA Wire
Pilgrims await the arrival of Pope Francis at Knock Holy Shrine, in County Mayo, where he will view the Appearance Chapel and give the Angelus address as part of his visit to Ireland.
Niall Carson / PA Wire
The faithful wait in the rain for a visit from Pope Francis to Knock Shrine in Knock, Ireland, August 26, 2018. REUTERS / Dylan Martinez
The faithful wait in the rain for a visit from Pope Francis to Knock Shrine in Knock, Ireland, August 26, 2018. REUTERS / Dylan Martinez
Pilgrims await the arrival of Pope Francis at Knock Holy Shrine, in County Mayo, where he will view the Appearance Chapel and give the Angelus address as part of his visit to Ireland. Niall Carson / PA Wire
26/08/2018 Liam Hughes, from Athlone at Knock Shrine for the visit of Pope Francis. Pic credit; Damien Eagers / INM
26/08/2018 Annemarie and Aaron Ward from Tuam with their children from left to right Destiny, Santana and Martin depicted at Knock Shrine for the visit of Pope Francis. Pic credit; Damien Eagers / INM
26/08/2018 Holly, 8 and Paddy, 6, Hunt from Knock pictured outside Knock Shrine for the visit of Pope Francis. Pic credit; Damien Eagers / INM
26/08/2018 Holly, 8 and Paddy, 6, Hunt from Knock pictured outside Knock Shrine for the visit of Pope Francis. Pic credit; Damien Eagers / INM
Pilgrims arrive to see Pope Francis at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
Pilgrims arrive to see Pope Francis at Knock Shrine.
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August 26, 2018
Rev. Thomas Harrington from Cork arrives to see Pope Francis at Knock Shrine.
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August 26, 2018
Pilgrims and children arriving to see Pope Francis at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
Pilgrims arrive to see Pope Francis at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
Pilgrims arrive to see Pope Francis at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
Pilgrims arrive to see Pope Francis at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
Pilgrims arrive to see Pope Francis at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
Pilgrims arrive to see Pope Francis at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
Pilgrims arrive to see Pope Francis at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
Pilgrims arrive to see Pope Francis at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
Pilgrims including Dominic Dunleavy from Tuam arrive to see Pope Francis at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018
26/08/2018 Annemarie and Aaron Ward from Tuam with their children from left to right Destiny, Santana and Martin depicted at Knock Shrine for the visit of Pope Francis. Pic credit; Damien Eagers / INM
26/08/2018 People wait in the rain for Knock Shrine for the visit of Pope Francis. Pic credit; Damien Eagers / INM
26/08/2018 People wait in the rain for Knock Shrine for the visit of Pope Francis. Pic credit; Damien Eagers / INM
Pilgrims arrive to see Pope Francis at Knock Shrine.
Pic Steve Humphreys
August 26, 2018

TV viewing data released today by Nielsen TAM show that more than 1.8 million viewers are attuned to RTÉ & # 39; s special live TV coverage of Pope Francis in Ireland over the weekend.

On average, 535,000 viewers visited the entire papal mass on RTÉ One television in the Republic of Ireland on Sunday.

The full program coverage anchored by Bryan Dobson reached an audience of 1.1 million viewers who had tuned in at a certain moment during the broadcast.

At RTÉ2, the Festival of Families concert in Croke Park on Saturday night, 379,000 viewers watched the entire four-hour program on average, with a peak of 570,000 viewers watching all at one stage.

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