More than 1.6 million people tuned in over the course of 'The Late Late Show' on Friday night when Ryan Tubridy debuted as host of the longest-running chat show in the world.
An average of 927,000 people watched the two-hour show.
Ryan's first guest was Taoiseach Brian Cowen, during which the average audience share peaked at more than one million viewers.
Ryan Tubridy said: "I’m thrilled with the figures and grateful to all the people who tuned into our first show.
"These figures are a testament to the hard work behind the scenes and I want to thank everyone involved for making our first show such a great success."
Article courtesy of the Evening Echo newspaper.