Last night, 600,000 people watched the first episode of RTÉ’s newest periodic drama series, Rebellion. On top of that, 45,000 viewers watched it on RTÉ One+1 and 9,200 on RTÉ Player online, where it is available for on-demand watching.
The five-parts series is based on the events of Easter 1916, and the plot centers in a group of friends from Dublin, Belfast and London, who play vital roles. Charlie Murphy, Ruth Bradley, Sarah Greene and Brian Gleeson, are among the stars responsible of bringing the story to life.
Glen Killane, managing director at RTÉ Television comented: “Delivering distinctive Irish drama is a key part of RTÉ’s remit as a public service broadcaster and it’s great to see that so many people enjoyed the opening episode of ‘Rebellion’. The five-part drama is a major part of the RTÉ 1916 output and marks the beginning of a series of programming across television, radio and online that audiences can engage with, understand, commemorate and celebrate 1916. Apart from RTÉ 1916 programming, 2016 is set to be a big year for Irish viewers with other major events such as the General Election, the Olympic Games and Euro 2016 seeing RTÉ, and RTÉ One in particular, play a central role in Irish life.”
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