The results for the 2013 ‘Most Watched’ videos in Ireland are in and two videos uploaded to RTÉ’s YouTube channels have featured third and tenth highest overall. Competition is very steep with 100 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute and over 6 billion hours of video watched each month.
Love/Hate themed viral clips also featured, with an Irish guy in Canada wishing his Mum a Happy Birthday – Nidge style, and Ron Burgundy on the Love/Hate series finale.
Overall, the RTÉ YouTube account alone has generated over 82 million views for content uploaded with top international viewers coming from the UK, US, Sweden and Germany.
The results are not only based on views but also engagement with content (shares, likes, comments). RTÉ is the only media organisation in the country to feature in this list.
3rd Most Watched Video in Ireland for 2013: Republic of Telly – You Know You’re Irish When
Over 1.1 million views
10th Most Watched Video in Ireland 2013: The Proposal – Rose of Tralee
416, 126 views
As a brand, RTÉ has featured four times in the list with Love/Hate sketches coming in at 6 and 7 in the list below.