The Urdd on S4C’s stage

06 June 2023

A successful week at the 2023 Carmarthenshire Urdd Eisteddfod saw an increase in viewing figures with the audience watching S4C's nightly highlights programmes doubling compared to last year.

This year, S4C offered more ways than ever to watch as all competitions from the Red Pavilion, the White Pavilion and the Green Pavilion were streamed live on S4C Clic from 8:00am until the end of the competing.

Over the week there were 77,000 viewing sessions of the live streaming from these pavilions.

The Urdd's programmes, not including the live streaming, had 80,000 viewing sessions on S4C Clic and BBC iPlayer.

There was also a 17% increase in viewing numbers during the afternoon compared to 2022.

217,000 viewers in Wales watched our programmes from the Urdd Eisteddfod on television during the week, which is an increase of 6% compared to last year.

And accross S4C's social media, the Urdd Eisteddfod content received over 1 million impressions.

Sian Doyle, Chief Executive of S4C, said:

"The Urdd kick started our summer of live events, and it was great that S4C was broadcasting on multiple platforms and bringing every moment of the Urdd to life for our audience.

"I am grateful to our partners in the Urdd and Afanti production company for working together so well. It's fantastic to see the numbers who watched increasing."

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