Ryan Tubridy (right) with cubs of the Seeonee wolf pack
Did you stay in on Friday night?
Of The Late Late Show’s Jungle Book-themed Toy Show…
…Gareth Naughton writes:
Friday night’s The Late Late Toy Show was the most watched programme on Irish television so far this year, with an average audience of 1.4 million* viewers watching the entire show.
Four in five people watching television at the time were tuned in to The Late Late Toy Show on Friday night with an average audience share** of 77 per cent. B
ased on overnight figures Friday night’s broadcast of The Late Late Toy Show was even more popular than last year’s and had its highest TV audience since 2011.
The show had a one-minute reach of more than 2 million***, while on RTÉ Player, this year’s Late Late Toy Show was watched in 102 countries outside of Ireland….
* Average viewership figure was 1,398,100 ** Average share of 77 per cent of the available audience watching television at the time of programme broadcast. *** Reach is the number of people who tuned in for at least a minute of the show.
With just two weeks to go to The Late Late Toy Show, the teaser debuts on RTÉ One tonight but here’s a sneak peek (above) before it goes live! This year’s teaser sees The Late Late Toy Show host Ryan Tubridy unleash his inner Sinatra as he hopes to impress a panel of mini-judges with a special lip-sync version of the modern festive classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You”.
The Late Late Toy Show, Friday, December 2 at 9.35pm.
The application process for The Late Late Toy Show tickets closed yesterday. More than 125,000 applications have been received for seats in the audience of this year’s show, which airs on Friday, December 2nd. Tickets will be issued on a lottery basis.
However, The Late Late Toy Show is giving viewers an extra shot at securing two seats…
To be in with a chance of securing a pair of tickets, all viewers have to do is go here to download the ‘RyanElf’, carefully cut it out and start taking snaps.
Make the ‘RyanElf’ a part of a special occasion, bring him to your favourite spot in your hometown or maybe he could ’embellish’ the perfect picture with a well-timed photobomb.
To enter viewers must then post their creative shots – using #ToyShowSnap – on Instagram, Twitter or The Late Late Show/RTÉ One Facebook pages.
The Xmas forecast with Johnny O’Loughlin, age 8, from Ennis, Co Clare.
Gareth Naughton at RTÉ, writes:
He was one of the stars of this year’s Late Late Toy Show and now Johnny is back to deliver his very first weather report, updating everyone on Santa’s progress as the big day approaches.
Viewers of this year’s Late Late Toy Show will remember Johnny as the little boy who was mad about the weather – even making his own board game about it – and his stunned reaction when his favourite weathercaster, Evelyn Cusack, surprised him live on air.
Caitlín Nic Aoidh struggles with amadamness during the Christmas forecast on TG4/Cúla4.
I’m organising an event in London called The Late Late Toy Show LIVE! on Saturday 28 November in the London Irish Centre [Camden Square, London NW1], which is a screening of The Late Late Toy Show (with support from RTÉ Player International) the night after it airs in Ireland. There’ll be live comedy, craic and Christmas jumpers! Comedians Tara Flynn, Gráinne Maguire and Colum McDonnell will host. Be very grateful for a shout out to let your Irish readers in London know about it.
Viewers responded magnificently to Ryan’s request for a home made Christmas Jumper for this year’s show. He is pictured wearing a hand knitted jumper sent in by a viewer Fionnuala Hayward from County Wicklow. Ryan is also holding a Toy Show Jumper tree featuring had knitted jumpers made by sixth class in Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní), Blanchardstown.
The Late Late Toy Show airs next Friday on RTÉ 1.
Meanwhile on TV3…
Brian McFadden was on the Late Lunch Live ahead of the live TV3 Christmas Toy Show in the RDs tonight at 8pm.
Brian will be co-presenting the show with Karen Koster and a little help from Jedward.