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Growth in Audience Appetites for RAW
02 Feb 2011 :
The current series of Ecosse films’ IFTA nominated drama series 'RAW' has increased its audience from that of its previous series by over 100,000. The third instalment of 'RAW' has an average audience to date of 577,000 viewers and an average audience share of 33.7%.

The above marks an increase of 117,000 viewers and an almost 5% audience share increase on series two which broadcast on RTÉ this time last year. The figures were compiled by TAM Ireland Ltd/ Nielsen TAM.

The drama is also nominated in three categories at this year's Irish Film and Television Awards, namely Actress in a Lead Role – Television for Charlene McKenna, Script Television for Lisa McGee and Drama Series.

The current series of ‘RAW’ sees the return of familiar cast members such as Charlene McKenna, Aisling O’Sullivan (The Clinic), Keith McErlean (Bachelors' Walk) and Ger Ryan (Whistleblower; Family) alongside cast newcomers Padraic Delaney (Perrier’s Bounty) and Marcella Plunkett (Once). The third series of the show was directed by Simon Massey (Skins, The Bill) and Charlie McCarthy (Pure Mule) and is produced by Ciara McIlvenny (The Bill).

The executive producers for the third series are Douglas Rae (Nowhere Boy), James Flynn (King Arthur), Morgan O'Sullivan (Camelot), Suzanne McAuley (Love/Hate) and Michael Parke (Imagine Me and You). ‘RAW’s director of photography was Donal Gilligan (The Boys of St Columb’s) before his sudden death and then Peter Greenhalgh (Ballet Shoes).

‘RAW’ broadcasts on Sunday evenings at 9:30pm on RTÉ One.



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