Over half a million viewers watch Rose of Tralee crowning

Waterford Rose Kirsten Mate Maher is crowned the 2018 International Rose of Tralee on stage in the Festival Dome at the Rose of Tralee International Festival on 21 August 2018 Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD - www.dwalshphoto.ie Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00353 87 26 72 033 Land Line : 00 353 66 71 22 981 E/mail : [email protected] WEB Site : www.dwalshphoto.ie

The crowning of the new Rose of Tralee Kirsten Mate Maher drew over half a million viewers on Tuesday night.

Over 560,000 viewers tuned in to RTÉ One to see the Waterford Rose named as the 60th Rose of Tralee.

Over 1.3 million viewers tuned into the Rose of Tralee selection nights on both Monday and Tuesday to see this year’s contestants.

The show proved to be popular around the world with over 110 thousand streams through the RTÉ Player and RTÉ Player International.

The show was also the number one show trending on Twitter both nights.