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Rose of Tralee 2016 Maggie McEldowney4More than 1.7 million people watched this year’s Rose of Tralee.

According to RTE viewing figures, 60% of all those watching TV  in Ireland tuned into the final moments of Tuesday night’s Rose of Tralee.

On Tuesday, an average audience of 618,600 tuned in to watch Chicago Rose Maggie McEldowney crowned this year’s Rose of Tralee.

RTE Player and RTE Player International added more viewers with over 115,000  worldwide streams to date, up 60 % on the same time last year.

Forty per cent of live streams were from abroad.

The Rose of Tralee International Festival received almost 56,000 mentions on Twitter.