'Big Week on the Farm', presented by Aine Lawlor and Ella McSweeney, was broadcast live every night at 7pm from John Fagan's farm on the shores of Lough Derravaragh in Co Westmeath. The show aimed to give viewers a real insight into the activity at farns across Ireland as spring brought them to life.
RTE One's Big Week on the Farm was a hit with viewers with 1.5 million people tuning in across a week of live shows broadcast from a farm in the Midlands. The show had an average audience of 326,000, up 17 per cent on RTE One's typical average viewership for the slot.
RTE One channel controller Adrian Lynch said: 'I am delighted to see that viewers really connected with Big Week on the Farm. Farming is hugely important to Irish society and one of the backbones of the Irish economy. We wanted to create a special week of programming around farming that was engaging, entertaining and highlighted the role science and technology play in Irish farming. Big Week on the Farm absolutely delivered this'.
Lighting Design by Peter Canning.