1.6m tune in to watch new 'Late Late Show'

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.

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