#JNLR results and feedback – Wave 4 2013

The numbers are being crunched by radio stations across the land – and we’ll be doing our own number crunching too, finding out who the real winners and losers are in the latest JNLR results.

Our full report from the last book is still online to jog your memory, and we’ll have a similar report on today’s results as soon as we’ve collated all the information available.

Meanwhile, stay on this page for real-time updates and feedback below (no need to refresh). And if you have a JNLR story to share, email news@radiotoday.ie.

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At Sunshine:

We’re delighted that Dublin is loving Sunshine 106.8, Dublin’s New Place to Relax, says Sean Ashmore CEO at Sunshine.  In the latest JNLR we’ve recorded all-time highs for daily reach, weekly reach, market share and average quarter hour.

We’ve exceeded the targets that we set in 2014 for the first three years of our new licence with the BAI, on all fronts.  The station’s easy listening format is now an outstanding success with market share growth of 40% in the past 12 months and 92% growth since summer 2014 (Market Share growing from 2.5% to 4.8% in that period).

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Congratulations to all stations – and let us know how you did via news@radiotoday.ie.

Meanwhile, click here for the official JNLR Press Release with all the tables for all areas and stations.

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Throughout the country, across the various regional areas, National Radio holds the majority share position in Dublin (57.4%) and the wider Dublin Commuter belt (57.8%) while Local/regional radio is in the majority in the other regions throughout the country, in particular achieving its highest share position in the North West (65.1%), Cork (62.2%) and South West regions (61.5%).

Among the younger, 15-34 year old, audience in the country Local/regional Radio is in the majority share position achieving a combined share of minutes of 67.0% (+0.4%) versus 33.0% for National Radio. In particular, the Local/regional group holds its strongest share position among this age segment in Dublin (70.9%), in Cork (70.7%) and in the North West (68.5%).

Among at the older 35+ age segment, Local/Regional radio is marginally ahead in terms of share of all minutes listened (50.6%) compared to National radio. However, in Regional markets among this age group, National Radio maintains a strong share position in Dublin (67.1%), the Dublin Commuter region (66.1%), and in the Multi-city area (54.9%).

Local radio continues to be a strong performer in the individual radio markets across the country – in many areas reaching more than 40% of the local adult population daily. In particular, on the criterion of share of minutes listened during prime 7am to 7pm, Highland Radio, MWR, and Radio Kerry hold the majority share position in their respective franchise areas.

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Irish audiences continue to listen to a significant amount of radio everyday – tuning in, on average, for almost 4 hours per day during the prime 7am to 7pm time (Irish Adults listening Mon-Fri). In terms of share of all minutes listened in the country, National Radio currently has 45.6% share (-0.5%) of all minutes while Local/Regional Radio holds the majority share position with 54.4% (+0.5%) in this reporting period.

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The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening is published today (27th April, 2016). It covers the 12-month period from April 2015 to March 2016.

The latest results show daily radio listening at 83% – that is 83% of all adults – almost 3 million listeners (15+), listening every weekday.

A total of c16,800 people were interviewed during the survey period by Ipsos MRBI, on behalf of JNLR – Joint National Listenership Research – that is commissioned by all national, regional and local stations, BAI, AAI, and IAPI.

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Here’s the release from Red FM in Cork:

Cork Is Red as Cork’s RedFM Continues to be No1 Radio Station

RedFM continues to be the number one radio station in Cork following the latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening that was published today (27th April 2016). It covers the 12-month period from April 2015 to March 2016.

The station with a 20.4% share, has the most listeners in Cork on a daily basis with 126,000 which is 12,000 ahead of their nearest rival. The latest survey sees Cork’s RedFM continue their unprecedented success which saw them jump from 5th to 1st place in the Cork Radio Market.

Speaking about the results, CEO Diarmuid O’ Leary said “we are delighted that we continue to grow our listeners all over Cork. We will strive to super serve our ever increasing audience”

The very popular Dave Mac’s Drive continues to be the biggest drivetime show in Cork with 47,000 listeners, an impressive 14,000 ahead of his nearest competitor. Red FM’s Philip Burke also continues to have the top lunchtime show in Cork with a fantastic 59,000 listeners daily and the popular Neil Prendeville Show is up 3,000 listener’s year on year.

“We have worked really hard on the overall product over the past two years. I’m delighted all of that hard work has paid off and yet again we’re the No 1 radio station in Cork” added Programme Director/Presenter of Breakfast Show KC (Keith Cunningham).

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Aodán Ó Dubhghaill, Head of RTÉ lyric fm, said: “We introduced some major schedule changes in January and it is great to see the new programmes sitting in harmony with the existing symphonies of sounds that make up lyric’s weekly output. 288,000 listeners per week have discovered that 96-99fm is the frequency…where life sounds better…”

  • The John Kelly Ensemble grows by 1,000 to 31,000 (b-o-b).
  • Encore with Trish Taylor Thompson is up 3,000 (b-o-b) to and 6,000 (y-o-y) to 16,000.
  • Opera Night gained 3,000 (b-o-b) and 8,000 (y-o-y) to go 23,000
  • Evelyn Grant Weekend Drive (Sunday) is up 13,000 (y-o-y)) to 48,000
  • Nova with Bernard Clarke is up 10,000 (y-o-y) to 15,000
  • The Blue of The Night with Carl Corcoran gained 2,000 (b-o-b) to 16,000
  • Lyric Through The Night (Mon-Fri) gained 1,000 listeners (b-o-b) to 2,000 (y-o-y) to 6,000
  • Evonne Ferguson’s Daybreak grew 1,000 (b-o-b) and 5,000 (y-o-y) to 20,000

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  • RTÉ 2FM and Today FM are Neck-and-Neck among Adults 15-34s.
  • RTÉ 2FM 7am-7pm Line Up* All in National Top 10 for Adults 15-34s
  • RTÉ 2FM Maintains Strong Weekly Reach At 22 % (783,000)

RTÉ 2FM is now neck-and-neck with Today FM among Adults 15-34s. 2FM has 148,000 listeners on a daily basis, with Today FM at 149,000. 2FM’s 7am-7pm Line Up* Breakfast Republic, The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene, The Tracy Clifford Show and The Eoghan McDermott Show all feature in the National Top 10 for Adults 15-34s.

Commenting today, Head of RTÉ 2FM, Dan Healy says: “We are very satisfied with the survey results today. 2fm is just over six months into a complete re-haul and and re-brand of the station and we believe we are now well positioned both on and off air to reap the rewards of all the hard work put in by the team.”

RTÉ 2FM Breakfast Republic, presented by Keith Walsh, Jennifer Maguire and Bernard O’Shea kick starts the morning with 162,000 listeners tuning in for music and entertainment nationally. The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene sees 143,000 listeners tune in for a mixture of current music, lively chat and entertainment. From 1pm The Tracy Clifford Show pumps up the afternoon slump with 121,000 listeners catching the best tunes, interviews and banter. And rounding up peak-time The Eoghan McDermott show sees 113,000 listeners tuning in to catch Eoghan’s unique style of presenting, with exclusive interviews and the most-popular songs making commuters journey home a lot easier.

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  • Morning Ireland remains the number 1 radio programme in Ireland with 460,000 listeners, an increase of 43,000 listeners (y-o-y) and an increase of 12,000 (b-o-b).
  • The Ryan Tubridy Show is up 8,000 listeners on weekdays (b-o-b) and a huge jump of 35,000 (y-o-y) to 322,000.
  • Today with Sean O’Rourke is up 23,000 (y-o-y) with 326,000 listeners.
  • Liveline with Joe Duffy sees 391,000 listeners tune in every weekday an increase of 4,000 (b-o-b) with a strong gain of 24,000 listeners (y-o-y).
  • News at One is the leading lunch-time news programme across Ireland with 350,000 weekday listeners, a gain of 4,000 (b-o-b) and a massive 43,000 (y-o-y).
  • The Ray D’Arcy Show continues a steady growth with an increase of 2,000 (b-o-b) and notable jump of 34,000 (y-o-y) to 217,000.
  • Drivetime with Mary Wilson remains the leading national evening programme in Ireland with 240,000 listeners and a leap of 23,000 listeners (y-o-y)
  • Marian Finucane is still the leader at the weekend, with 393,000 tuning in on Saturday up 1,000 (b-o-b) and a gain of 27,000 (y-o-y) & 325,000 listeners on Sundays.
  • Saturday with Claire Byrne see 238,000 listeners tune in with an 18,000 gain (y-o-y).
  • The Business increases again to 310,000, a notable gain of 11,000 (b-o-b) and huge jump of 41,000 (y-o-y) on Saturday mornings.
  • News/Papers/Countrywide made a strong jump of 8,000 (b-o-b) to 212,000 and a significant gain of 12,000 (y-o-y).
  • Sunday with Miriam sees a gain of 15,000 (y-o-y)with 256,000 listeners tuning in.
  • Sunday Sport sees 178,000 listeners tune in every Sunday an increase of 1,000 (b-o-b) with 9,000 gain (y-o-y).

Other gains across the RTÉ Radio 1 schedule include:

· The Ronan Collins Show grew by 11,000 listeners to 219,000 (y-o-y).
· Arena saw a gain of by 6,000 listeners (y-o-y)
· This Week grew by 23,000 (y-o-y) to 218,000 listeners.
· Papers/World Report/Bowman (a weekly archive programme) gained 9,000 (y-o-y) to 160,000.
· News/ Papers/ Sunday Miscellany gained 27,000 listeners (y-o-y) t0 239,000 on Sunday mornings
· Saturday Sport/Doc on One increases by 17,000 (y-o-y) to 190,000.

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PPI Station of the Year 2015, RTÉ Radio 1, is Ireland’s go-to station for news and current affairs. With Morning Ireland’s figures rising to 460,000 listeners (+43,000 year-on-year) , it remains the country’s number one radio programme. In addition to Morning Ireland’s gain, News at One’s had a 43,000 year-on-year increase and with Drivetime’s increasing by 23,00 year-on-year to 420,000, again proving that Ireland’s radio listeners rely on RTÉ Radio 1 to keep them abreast of the very latest news and current affairs at morning, afternoon and evening intervals.

LiveLine with Joe Duffy continues to have the nation talking with a growth of 24,000 (year-on-year) to 391,000 proving that the programme is at the heart of every topical debate.

The Ryan Tubridy Show is now a significant part of radio lovers morning choice with a huge jump of 35,000 listeners year-on-year and 8,000 listeners book-on-book. The Ray D’Arcy Show continues its steady growth in the afternoon with massive gains of 34,000 listeners year-on-year and 2,000 book-on-book.

The RTÉ Radio 1 Weekend schedule proves to be the nation’s favourite, with The Business having a notable gain of 41,000 listener’s year-on-year and 10,000 listeners book-on-book. Countrywide saw an increase of 12,000 listeners year-on-year; Marian Finucane (Saturday) gains 27,000 listeners year-on-year and Sunday Sport now has 178,000 listeners with 9,000 gain year-on-year.

Tom McGuire, Head of RTÉ Radio 1 says: “All of us at RTÉ Radio 1 are delighted that our share of the national audience has grown to 23.5%. It is great that nearly a quarter of the population spends so much time tuned in to RTÉ Radio 1. It’s evident that throughout the week and across all genres our presenters and programme makers are in touch with our audience. There has been remarkable growth every day for Morning Ireland, The Ryan Tubridy Show, Liveline and The Ray D’Arcy Show. The weekend programmes mirrors this with growth for Countrywide, The Business, The Marian Finucane Show(Saturday) and Sunday Sport”.

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RTÉ Radio 1 Continues to be the Top Station for News & Current Affairs with Morning Ireland and News On One both celebrate remarkable gains.

Good news for the Ryan Tubridy Show, the Ray D’Arcy Show and Liveline with Joe Duffy

On weekends The Business, CountryWide, The Marian Finucane Show and Sunday Sport are hits with listeners.

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Meanwhile over at RTÉ:

RTÉ reaches just over 1.9 million radio listeners (adults 15+) every week, this equates to 53% of the adult 15+ population listening to an RTÉ radio station on a weekly basis.

RTÉ 2FM maintains a strong weekly reach of 22% (783,000), while RTÉ lyric remains steady with a weekly reach of 8% (288,000) adult aged 15+.

Commenting on the latest figures Jim Jennings, Managing Director, RTÉ Radio says: “This is a strong book for RTÉ, particularly for Radio 1. It is very encouraging to see Radio 1 maintain growth in the last year and in some cases add to it. 2FM has grown its share among 15-34s in the last 6 months* and with so many changes in the schedule it is encouraging to see younger listeners tuning in. Lyric has maintained its 4% reach and good to see RTÉ delivering on its mandate to serve all demographics. In general, the overall radio market looks challenging but we believe that RTÉ is in a healthy state.”

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Kfm CEO/Executive Director Clem Ryan says: “We in Kfm regard this latest result as evidence of the first class service Kfm consistently provides to county Kildare..

The survey results, demonstrate the quality of our broadcasting, and is a real assurance to our our advertisers that Kfm clearly is the best and most comprehensive medium for them to market their businesses and products to County Kildare and beyond.

Thanks again to our loyal listeners, to our advertisers for their unstinting support and to our very professional staff who produce top class radio on a daily basis 24/7.

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3,000 More People Are Tuning In To Kfm, Every Week: #JNLR.

According to the Joint National Listenership results, released today, Kfm remains the No.1 radio station in county Kildare and we have consolidated our lead again over all other competitors, including national stations, broadcasting into the county!

The latest Ipsos MRBI Joint National Listenership survey, covers the 12 months to March 30th, 2016 and, again reveals significant gains for Kfm.

Kfm has added an extra 3000 listeners a day; has increased our market share by nearly 2%, meaning that people are staying tuned for longer periods, while we’ve, also, again, for the 3rd consecutive JNLR survey, increased our listenership lead across the week in county Kildare over every other radio station – national and regional!

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Ian Dempsey continues to win breakfast with 180,000 compared to 2FM’s ‘Breakfast Republic’ which saw a drop of almost 20,000 listeners in just 3 months (book-on-book reach).

Meanwhile The Anton Savage Show dropped slightly on the previous book to 175,000 mirroring a decline in the mid morning slot on other national radio stations including 2FM and Newstalk.

Dermot & Dave’s lunchtime show now has a listenership of 117,000 (down 4,000) while Louise Duffy currently has 91,000 listeners (down 3,000) in the 2.30-4.30pm slot.

The Last Word with Matt Cooper maintained its drive time audience of 132,000.

Today FM’s latest recruit Fergal D’Arcy made gains in his weekday audience of 2,000 bringing his new listenership to 25,000 in the 7-9pm slot. D’Arcy also increased his Sunday show (4-7pm) by 4,000; his audience now stands at 53,000.

Weekends were big winners once again for Today FM with ‘Saturday Breakfast’ presenter Alison Curtis adding another 8,000 listeners to her morning show bringing her audience to 149,000. Phil Cawley’s Saturday show is also at 149,000 now after the popular DJ increased his loyal audience by 2,000. Meanwhile Neil Delamere’s ‘Sunday Best’ (11am-1pm) gained a further 6,000 listeners and now entertains an audience of almost 100,000 (99,000).

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Here’s the headline from Today FM:

The latest Joint National Listenership Report (JNLR) released today for the period April ‘15 to March ’16 show that 1 in 3 25-34 year olds now tune into Today FM every week making it the biggest national radio player for this audience. The figures also show that Today FM has widened the gap with 2FM across the board.

The strong audience numbers mean that Today FM retains its position as Ireland’s largest Independent Radio Station entertaining a weekly audience of 878,000.

Today FM also increased its market share in Cork, the North-West and North-East regions maintaining its nationwide appeal.

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Commenting on the figures, Clare FM’s Programme Controller/Head of Operations Padraic Flaherty said, Clare FM continue to be the dominant radio force in the Banner County. We now have more listeners tuning in each day with our daily reach figure standing at 49% and that puts Clare FM into the top 3 most listened to stations in the Country.

It is a great day for the team and everyone in the Banner County”.

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At Clare FM:

Clare FM has increased its listenership stronghold across the Banner County with over 43,000 people tuning in to the Station each day.

Clare FM’s listened yesterday figure has maintained its figure of 49% with Market Share at 46% and has increased its weekly figures by 1% to 66%.

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Chief Executive and Programme Director with Beat 102-103, Gabrielle Cummins says consistency is key “We don’t have huge budgets to make sweeping changes so we monitor trends very closely and most importantly we listen, listen and then listen again to what our audience wants. People’s tastes and needs change so often and we as a brand have to be willing to adapt accordingly. I was part of the original licencing team of Beat 102-103 and Beat today is a far different offering than back. Today, Beat is more than a radio station, it’s a multi-platform offering with a variety of touch points where our loyal and valued 153,000 weekly listeners can access our content.

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It’s 5pm!

Let’s start in the South East with Beat. Here’s their headline:

“Beat 102-103 continues to trounce its national radio rivals in the South East. With a record breaking market share among All Adults of 17.4%; that’s more than 2FM and Today FM combined with their market shares at 5.9% and 10.8% respectively in the region.

Ireland’s first regional radio station remains Number 1, ahead of all locals and nationals including Radio 1 across its target market of 15-34 year olds but also in the crucial demographic of 20-44 year olds in terms of daily and weekly reach. Market share among its core demographic in prime time 7am to 7pm is up 10% year on year and is more than triple that of its local radio competitor in every single county of the South East: Wexford, Waterford, Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary.”

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Here’s the latest blog from ilevel.ie – everything you need to know about the latest figures.

“the clear winner on the national stage was RTE1 in this book, with a year on year increase of 64,000 listeners (8%) and a book on book gain of 32,000 or 4%.

The veneer of 2FM’s number year on year, holding steady at 374,000, is very much tarnished when we see their more recent past. Their book on book figure has them down 20,000 or -5% on the quarter.”

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“Shannonside FM continues to be the most listened to radio station in the region, according to the latest JNLR radio listenership figures published today.

Some 63,000 people in Longford, Leitrim, and Roscommon tune in every week, and we have more listeners than RTE 1, as well as Newstalk and Today FM combined in the region.

These figures wouldn’t be possible without the support from our loyal listeners and advertisers, who continue to support us and help us grow to be the best local radio station in the region.

General Manager of Shannonside FM Joao Soares is thanking listeners and advertisers for their continued support.”

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2fm presser:

RTÉ 2fm’s Weekly Reach is 806,000 up 9,000 (y-o-y)

Breakfast Republic* Top Programme Nationally for 15-34s

RTÉ 2fm’s 7am-7pm Line Up** all in National Top 20 for 15-34s and 20-44s

RTÉ 2fm has increased its weekly reach year-on-year by 9,000; now reaching 806,000 adults in the 15+ age bracket.

Commenting today, Head of RTÉ 2fm, Dan Healy says: “We are only three months into our new schedule and this JNLR indicates that RTE 2fm has consolidated its position among younger audiences. We have just recently re-positioned both on and off air with a new identity and brand position for the station that we believe will resonate well with the youth audience and the growth in share we are seeing year on year for 15-34 year old’s is particularly heartening. A huge welcome to all our newly recruited listeners, a huge thank you to the listeners who stayed with us during the change and major invitation to all listeners to tune in to RTE 2fm ‘The Sound of The Nation’”

RTÉ 2fm Breakfast Republic, presented by Keith Walsh, Jennifer Maguire and Bernard O’Shea kick starts the morning with 181,000 listeners tuning in to top music and entertainment nationally. The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene sees 157,000 listeners tune in for a mixture of current music, lively chat and entertainment. From 1pm The Tracy Clifford Show pumps up the afternoon slump with 129,000 listeners catching the best tunes, interviews and banter. And rounding up peak-time The Eoghan McDermott show sees 117,000 listeners tuning in to catch Eoghan’s unique style of presenting, with exclusive interviews and the most-popular songs making commuters journey home a lot easier.

*Breakfast Republic airing in the 6am to 10am slot since September 2015
** New 2fm time blocks from September 2015.

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Press Release for Radio 1 follows:

Today with Sean O’Rourke continues to grow with a massive year-on-year gain of 33,000

RTÉ Radio 1 Continues to be the Top Station for News & Current Affairs

Good News for The Ray D’Arcy Show, Liveline with Joe Duffy

Saturday with Claire Byrne and Sunday with Miriam are huge hits with listeners.

Today with Sean O’Rourke continues to grow with gains of 3,000 listeners (b-o-b) and a massive 33,000 (y-o-y) to 331,000.Todays figures are the highest for the show since 2009.

PPI Station of the Year 2015, RTÉ Radio 1, is Ireland’s go-to station for news and current affairs as Morning Ireland, News at One and Drivetime all achieved strong growth in the latest JNLR figures. With Morning Ireland’s figures rising to 448,000 listeners, it remains the country’s number one radio programme. Added to Morning Ireland’s gain, News at One’s huge 21,000 book-on-book increase and Drivetime’s 14,000 gain show that Ireland’s radio listeners rely on RTÉ Radio 1 to keep them abreast of the very latest news and current affairs at morning, afternoon and evening intervals.

LiveLine with Joe Duffy continues to have the nation talking with a growth of 16,000 (b-o-b) proving that programme is at the heart of every topical debate. And The Ray D’arcy Show continues to become a part of radio lovers afternoon choice with a jump of by 16,000 listeners book-on-book and by a huge 22,000 listeners since this time last year.

The RTÉ Radio 1 Weekend schedule proves to be the nations favourite, with Saturday with Claire Byrne gaining 39,000 listeners year-on-year to 245,000 and Sunday with Miriam growing strongly by 26,000 listener’s year-on-year.

Tom McGuire, Head of RTÉ Radio 1 says: “RTÉ Radio 1 is delighted that 900,000 listeners give us their No. 1 every day! The growth in listening among 15-34 age group in the past year makes RTÉ Radio 1 truly a station for everyone. From morning until night the RTÉ Radio 1 schedule offers our audience an engaging mix of insightful talk, exciting action and unbeatable entertainment and it is gratifying for all of us at the station that more than a million listeners a week tuned in to ‘the dial with style’.”

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“RTÉ Radio 1 reaches 900,000 on weekdays– highest 000’s reach since 2009

RTÉ continues to reach almost 2 million radio listeners with 1,919,000 or 53% of the Adult 15+ population tuning in every week. On Monday to Fridays RTÉ reaches almost 1.3 million Adult 15+ everyday. The figures mean that 35% of the adult 15+ population listen to an RTÉ radio station on a daily basis.

PPI Station of the Year 2015, RTÉ Radio 1 continues to be the only station with a weekday reach of 900,000. RTÉ 2fm maintains a strong daily reach 374,000, while RTÉ lyric fm increases its weekday reach year-on-year by 4,000, now reaching 138,000 adults in the adult 15+ age bracket.

Commenting on the latest figures Jim Jennings, Managing Director, RTÉ Radio says: “This is a fantastic result for RTÉ Radio, with our stations reaching reach nearly 2 million listeners every week. Having made significant schedule changes on all of our stations, it is heartening to see that the listening public are reacting in a positive way. Across all genres from news and current affairs to music, from arts to documentary and sport, RTE’s suite of services delivers on its public service remit. Facing into a big year in broadcasting with the election, the 1916 celebrations the Euros and the Olympics, RTÉ Radio can look forward with confidence to 2016”

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Let’s take a look at how RTÉ has done…

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Local radio continues to be a strong performer in the individual radio markets
across the country – in many areas reaching more than 40% of the local adult
population daily. In particular, on the criterion of share of minutes listened during
prime 7am to 7pm, Highland Radio, MWR, and Radio Kerry hold the majority
share position in their respective franchise areas.

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Among at the older 35+ age segment, National Radio and Local/Regional radio
holds an equal share of all minutes listened. However, in Regional markets
among this age group, National Radio maintains a strong share position in
Dublin (68.4%), the Dublin Commuter region (67.9%), and in the Multi-city area
(56.0%).

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Among the younger, 15-34 year old, audience in the country Local/regional
Radio is in the majority share position achieving a combined share of minutes of
66.6% (+1.1%) versus 33.4% for National Radio. In particular, the Local/regional
group holds its strongest share position among this age segment in Dublin
(70.1%), in Cork (71.5%) and in the North West (68.8%)

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Throughout the country, in the various regional areas, National Radio holds the
majority share position in Dublin (58.4%), the wider Dublin Commuter belt (59.2%)
and in the Multi-city region (50.2%) while Local/regional radio is in the majority in
the other regions throughout the country, in particular achieving its highest share
position in the North West (64.3%), Cork (62.2%) and South West regions (61.7%).

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In Cavan/Monaghan: “Over half of people in Cavan and Monaghan continue to listen to Northern Sound every week, according to the latest JNLR radio listenership figures published today. That means 62,000 people tune in every week, and we have more listeners than RTE 1, Newstalk, Today FM, and iRadio combined in the region.

These figures wouldn’t be possible without the support from our loyal listeners and advertisers, who continue to support us and help us grow to be the best local radio station in the region.

General Manager of Northern Sound Joao Soares is thanking listeners and advertisers for their continued support.”

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Here’s the latest word from Waterford: “Beat 102-103 now has 159,000 listeners tuning in weekly, ahead of Radio 1 (145,000), 2FM (98,000) and Today FM (120,000) in the South East.

The station’s flagship morning programme, Beat Breakfast has increased its audience reach year on year by almost a quarter. 47,000 Adults in the region tune in to Niall, Vinny and Trish every weekday morning. The show will celebrate its tenth birthday on February 12th.

Meanwhile, Beat Drive with Andy Mac has been entertaining South East listeners on the Drive home since July 2003 and has also received its highest ever JNLR figures. 48,000 people in the region now travel home with Andy every day.”

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Irish audiences continue to listen to a significant amount of radio everyday – tuning in, on average, for almost 4 hours per day during the prime 7am to 7pm time (Irish Adults listening Mon-Fri). In terms of share of all minutes listened in the country, National Radio currently has 46.1% share (+0.1%) of all minutes while Local/Regional Radio holds the majority share position with 53.9% (-0.1%) in this reporting period.

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In general – The latest results show daily radio listening at 83% – that is 83% of all adults – 3 million listeners (15+), listening every weekday.

A total of c16,750 people were interviewed during the survey period by Ipsos MRBI, on behalf of JNLR – Joint National Listenership Research – that is commissioned by all national, regional and local stations, BAI, AAI, and IAPI.

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Here’s a quote from Clare FM’s Head of Operations Padraic Flaherty.

“It’s really wonderful to see our local station Clare FM ranked as the number one choice for people in the banner county, and to see us surging ahead of our competitors in the polls, our listenership has increased by 2% to 49% and those listeners are staying with us for longer period as the market share figure has also increased by 2%. We have an amazing hardworking and dedicated team in Clare FM, and it’s really gratifying to see some of that hard work paying off.

“Our marketplace is very competitive, and when we see our listenership grow against our nearest competitors in the National and regional market, it is amazing. A huge thank you to our thousands of Listeners that tune in everyday, thank you also to our advertisers for their continued support. And, over the next few months, we have some amazing plans for our listeners, I promise you won’t be disappointed!”

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Clare FM’s listened yesterday figure has increased by 2% to 49% with Market Share increasing 2% to 48%, showing that more listeners are tuning in for longer periods.

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Additional station highlights from the latest JNLR results include:

· ‘Newstalk Breakfast’, hosted by Ivan Yates and Chris Donoghue, has 171,000 daily listeners, up by 6,000 year on year

· ‘The Right Hook’ with George Hook has 145,000 daily listeners, up 19,000 year on year

· ‘The Pat Kenny Show’ remains strong with 133,000 loyal listeners daily

· ‘Lunchtime’ with Jonathan Healy has 80,000 daily listeners, up 2,000 year on year

· ‘Moncrieff’ with Sean Moncrieff has a daily listenership of 120,000, an increase of 1,000 year on year

· ‘Down to Business’ with Bobby Kerr, continues to go from strength to strength and now has 103,000 daily listeners

· After just 6 months on air ‘The Colette Fitzpatrick Show’ has 42,000 people tuning in every Sunday

· ‘Off The Ball’ affirms its position as Ireland’s premier sport’s programme with 46,000 weekday listeners

Commenting on the latest JNLR figures, Tim Collins, CEO said: “2015 was a great year for Newstalk. Year on year we have seen strong growth across our prime-time schedule. This puts us on a strong footing for 2016 as we embark on our in-depth election coverage and take to the road touring battleground counties to deliver reports from the smallest towns to the largest cities”

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Over to Communicorp and Newstalk is headlining with “Year on year growth for Newstalk as 709,000 now listen weekly – 25,000 new weekly listeners tuned in during 2015”

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Back to Dublin. Here’s the news from NOVA: The radio station now has 77,000 daily listeners and 148,000 weekly listeners, representing considerable growth in its audiences over the last 12 months. **

The station also points to its 77,000 daily listeners in the franchise area of Dublin city, county and commuter belt and contrasts this with Q102’s daily reach of 73,000 in their franchise area of Dublin city and county, claiming that it has now passed out the UTV station in terms of total daily station audience, a considerable achievement for NOVA.

CEO, Kevin Branigan, said, “We’ve worked very hard to grow our audience in recent years and this is a very gratifying result. NOVA covers a larger broadcast area than Q102, taking in parts of the commuter belt and, now, we have more total daily listeners than Q, which covers Dublin city and county only. It’s a fact, we are now a larger station than them in both coverage area and daily listenership”, he said.

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Mid-Morning presenter Neil Prendeville is delighted with today’s result, “I feel very blessed to have listeners who continue to support me in such huge numbers. At this stage, we are just like one big family and like every other family, our dynamics continue to change all the time, while our family gets bigger. The one thing we all have in common is the love of our city and county and the love of a good story. Thanks and love to each and every one of you. I don’t take anyone or anything for granted!”

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Down to Cork and here’s what they are saying at Red FM: “Cork’s RedFM has jumped from 5th to 1st place in the Cork Radio Market in just 18 months. Growth like this has never before been seen in Irish radio.

Neil Prendeville is the Voice of Cork and has seen his listenership rocket to Number 1 since he and his production team made the controversial move to RedFM in 2014. He is the undisputed No.1 talk show host in Cork with 68,000 daily listeners.

Speaking of the success, CEO Diarmuid O’ Leary said, “We are thrilled with the most recent set of listenership results. We are substantially ahead of all local radio stations in Cork and in my view we are broadcasting the best radio in Ireland. I’m delighted for all the staff here that continually work so hard and make massive efforts to constantly improve. This year will see even more innovation to make sure we build on the fantastic success to date”

Programme Director and Breakfast Show host KC (Keith Cunningham) had this to say on learning of today’s figures, ” In radio, when you change a schedule and put a strategy in place, it really takes about 20 months before you see the impact. Today we have broken every listenership record and have delivered the biggest radio station in Cork, it’s an incredible team achievement.”

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Official press release from MRBI appears here.

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“Elsewhere on Today FM, Anton Savage currently attracts an audience of 183,000 in his 3 hour mid morning show, Dermot & Dave’s lunchtime show has a listenership of 121,000 and Louise Duffy has 94,000 listeners in the 2.30-4.30pm slot.

In the last quarter of 2015, 132,000 tuned into The Last Word with Matt Cooper, a figure that’s set to increase in the next JNLR book.

The strong audience numbers mean that Today FM retains its position as Ireland’s largest Independent Radio Station entertaining a weekly audience of almost 900,000 listeners (891,000).”

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Staying with Today FM: “Ian attracts a larger audience in his 7-9am slot than 2FM’s Breakfast Republic manages to pull in a 4 hour slot (6-10am).”

Ian said: “I’m delighted with the figures. We’ve got a great team of people working behind the scenes and we still have fun with it every day. I think listeners tune in to the Breakfast Show for its positivity. The whole country seems to be returning to a positive mood and I’d hope that our show reflects that mood”

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OK let’s start at Today FM where they tell us: “The latest Joint National Listenership Report (JNLR) released today for the period January ‘15 to December ‘15, has seen Ian Dempsey increase his audience on Today FM by 6,000 to 187,000 (book on book). This makes the popular presenter the most listened-to breakfast programme in the country for under 45’s.”

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OK it’s 5’o’clock somewhere… mostly GMT. Here we go with some of the figures and quotes we’ve got so far. Remember to send yours to news@radiotoday.ie 🙂

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The latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening is published today (29th October, 2015). It covers the 12-month period from October 2014 to September 2015.
The latest results show daily radio listening at 83% – that is 83% of all adults, (15+), listening every weekday.
A total of c16,700 people were interviewed during the survey period by Ipsos MRBI, on behalf of JNLR – Joint National Listenership Research – that is commissioned by all national, regional and local stations, BAI, AAI, and IAPI.

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Here’s the press release from Red FM in Cork:

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RedFM are celebrating today, with the news that 136,000 people listen every day, a 40% increase on their listenership this time last year, and 25,000 more listeners than their nearest competitor.

Speaking of the success, Diarmuid O Leary, CEO, said, ‘Thanks to our listeners who come, year after year, in bigger numbers than ever before and thanks to the great team at RedFM, who continuously work harder and harder to push us forward’.

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“Anton Savage and Matt Cooper are the big losers and Ryan Tubridy and George Hook the big winners in the new JNLR radio listenership figures – mainly thanks to musical chairs from station jumping.
Other big losers are Pat Kenny, Nicky Byrne and Ian Dempsey while other big winners are Sean O’Rourke, Claire Byrne and Newstalk’s Breakfast Show.

Ryan Tubridy’s move to Radio 1 is paying dividends as he increases listeners.

Tubridy’s show on Radio 1 – which he started two months ago – commands 307,000 listeners in its 9am to 10am compared to the previous programme presented by John Murray, which had 296,000 listeners when he was polled three months ago.”

https://www.sundayworld.com/entertainment/trending/savage-and-cooper-down-tubridy-and-hook-up-in-latest-jnlr-figures

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“JNLR Ratings Reveal East Coast FM Remains No. 1 for Wicklow
In the latest JNLR radio listening ratings published this evening, it’s good news for East Coast FM, which is once again Wicklow’s number 1 radio station.

From all of ​us ​here thanks for continuing to make East Coast FM Wicklow’s most listened to radio station.”

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@Midlands_103: Celebrations at Midlands 103 following the latest #JNLR more people are now listening everyday! From all the team at Midlands 103. Thank you

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“@wlrfm: WLR FM continues to dominate the radio market in #Waterford. #JNLR https://t.co/Zzgm0RRJKr https://t.co/hr0iMGytNy”

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“@Sunshine1068fm: The latest #JNLR ratings are out! @Sunshine1068fm hits another all-time high. Our market share is up 76%! #Thanks https://t.co/axW9AuTpU2”

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“Radio NOVA has surged ahead in the latest JNLR radio ratings, recording all-time highs in daily and weekly listenership to 81,000 and 150,000 respectfully*. It is the highest recorded listenership for the NOVA since its launch in 2010. NOVA is also pointing to strong growth in all of its daytime programmes, which has added a significant 9% growth in Average Quarter Hour (AQH) listening*.

Daily Listenership: 81,000 (+23%)
Weekly Listenership: 150,000 (+19%)”

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A good book for Nova:

“We’re really delighted with the latest results”, says Kevin Branigan, CEO. “We’ve worked very hard over the past 6 months to make NOVA an exciting and fun radio station to listen to. The latest ratings have exceeded our own listenership targets and put us ahead of our business plan where listenership is concerned. The ratings show that NOVA continues to appeal to a large cross-section of the Irish public and that we now we deliver even more value than ever to our our advertisers”.

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Also at Newstalk, some highlights:

· ‘Newstalk Breakfast’, hosted by Ivan Yates and Chris Donoghue, has increased to 178,000 listeners daily, their highest to date and an increase of 25,000 listeners year on year

· ‘The Right Hook’ with George Hook has the highest ever reach of 148,000 daily listeners, an increase of 35,000 listeners year on year

· ‘The Pat Kenny Show’ remains solid with 134,000 people tuning in every day

· ‘Moncrieff’ with Sean Moncrieff has a daily listenership of 120,000, an increase of 6,000 year on year

· Bobby Kerr’s show, Down to Business, has crossed the 100,000 listener threshold for the first time

Commenting on the latest JNLR figures, Garrett Harte, Newstalk Editor-in-Chief said: “Newstalk continues to perform across the seven day schedule particularly with the performance of Ivan Yates, Chris Donoghue and George Hook in our Drivetime shows. We are delighted with the performance of Bobby Kerr and that for the first time he has now over 100,000 listeners. With over 700,000 people tuning into Newstalk every week combining with a 75% growth in our digital audience this year, we are eagerly anticipating the coming 12 months and continued growth across all our platforms.”

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Newstalk now reaches 402,000 listeners daily and 707,000 listeners weekly. Three of the stations flagship shows have achieved their highest ever listenership figures with the station increasing its market share to 6.6%, from 6.3% a year ago.

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Commenting on the figures, Clare FM’s Head of Operations Padraic Flaherty said.
“This is a wonderful day for Clare FM, we have achieved a record high market share of 46%. The share has increased by 5% in this survey which was the highest increase for any radio station in the latest survey.

We changed our schedule three months ago with a new line up and imagining package. Today’s figures for that period have been extremely encouraging. The changes we have made are working, which is fantastic. Today’s figures are amazing and it is thanks to our listeners for making us their number one choice in the Banner County”.

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Clare FM has increased its listenership stronghold across the Banner County.
Clare FM’s listened yesterday figure has maintained at 47%, however the Stations Market Share has increased by 5% to 46%, showing that more listeners are tuning in for longer periods. This is the largest increase for any radio station in Ireland.

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“Ian Dempsey and Anton Savage sit just shy of the 200,000 mark each with Ian’s Breakfast Show still streets ahead of the competition in the 7-9am slot on 181,000 listeners while Anton’s mid-morning show currently attracts an audience of 191,000”

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Press release from Communicorp: “Today FM grew its weekly audience to 903,000 listeners – an increase of almost 20,000 (19,000) on the same time last year. Meanwhile, nearest competitor 2FM recorded losses in both daily and weekly reach with a massive 79,000 less people tuning in to the RTE station each week compared to Today FM.”

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Here’s the full official press release from JNLR for the latest figures – it’s a big PDF http://info.ipsosmrbi.com/assets/files/jnlr/top-line_data/14-086646-Oct’15-Press%20Release-FINAL.pdf

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First up, some afternoon delight from Today FM “Today FM’s afternoon schedule gain at least 4,000 new listeners across Dermot & Dave and The Louise Duffy Show.”

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It’s just after 5pm and we’re sorting thru the press releases as we type. Send yours to appear here – news@radiotoday.ie

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Thanks for reading our live blog! We look forward to number crunching for the next hour or so for our official round-up! Send us your facts and figures to news@radiotoday.ie to be included… and well done to all the winners in Cork!!

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The girls are back in town! RTE’s ladies lead the way in radio ratings

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Apart from this big Twitter banner!

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Nothing from UTV yet on the JNLR figures in Cork!

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CEO, Diarmuid O Leary:

‘We relaunched Cork’s RedFM 15 months ago and we were confident that we had built a solid product that would attract plenty of interest from all over Cork. We hired two well- known presenters Neil Prendeville and KC. This combined with first class music, news and sport all focussed on our listener has led us to the position of the highest number of listeners in Cork on a daily basis – we will continue to build on this and make sure our audience are at the heart of everything we do.’

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Everyone is happy at Red FM today!

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Aodan Ó Dubhghaill, Head of RTÉ lyric fm, said: The staff of RTÉ lyric fm come from varying backgrounds – former actors, musicians, singers, authors, performers, sports journalist, business, IT  and even former advertising executives. But the one thing that they all have in common is a love of the music we play. I am delighted that lyric is acting as a bridge to a whole new demographic, one which breathes new life into the symphonic and arts world we live in and that more and more people are discovering the real alternative that we have to offer, particularly at weekends.”

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At lyric fm..

·         Trish Taylors Daybreak on Saturdays increases 2,000 b-o-b and 5,000 y-o-y

·         The Hamilton Scores gains 4,000 b-o-b and 14,000 y-o-y

·         Movies and Musicals with Aedín Gormley grows 9,000 b-o-b and 29,000 y-o-y

·         Opera Night is up 3,000 b-o-b and up 4,000 y-o-y

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Commenting today, Head of RTÉ 2fm, Dan Healy said: “In little over 12 months, 2fm’s strategy for becoming the most popular station among 20-44s is bearing fruit. From breakfast, and across the entire day, 2fm has seen significant gains. In the last six months we have narrowed the gap with Today FM, growing from 6.2% peak time market share to 7.3% among all adults, while they have dropped from a 9% market share to 7.5%.What a particularly great book for Breakfast Republic, and it’s really exciting to see our night time programming growing rapidly.”

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These stats are all from press releases. We’ll have our own round-up online later this evening!

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Meanwhile down the corridor at 2FM..

·         Breakfast Republic has large gains of 10,000 to 119,000

·         Tubridy increases 2,000 to 191,000 listeners

·         The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene steady at 150,000 b-o-b, up 5,000 y-o-y

·         Rick O’Shea in the Afternoon up 4,000 to 125,000 b-o-b, up 16,000 y-o-y

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  • Sunday with Miriam grows to 262,000 up 21,000 (b-o-b)
  • News at One is the leading daytime news programme across Ireland with 314,000 weekday listeners, a gain of 7,000
  • The Ronan Collins Show is the biggest music programme in Ireland attracting 214,000 listeners, an increase of 6,000
  • Drivetime with Mary Wilson remains the leading national evening programme in Ireland with 218,000 listeners
  • Marian Finucane leads the weekend schedule with 373,000 on Saturdays & 337,000 on Sundays

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  • Morning Ireland remains the number 1 radio programme in Ireland with 433,000 listeners, a large (b-o-b) increase of 16,000 on weekdays
  • Today with Sean O’Rourke has big gains of 14,000 listeners to 317,000
  • Liveline with Joe Duffy sees 369,000 listeners tune in every weekday, a gain of 2,000 listeners

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Some quotes from a few of the RTE stations are on their way!

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Commenting on the latest figures Jim Jennings, Managing Director, RTÉ Radio said: “This is a fantastic day for RTÉ’s radio stations, with an increase in listening figures to almost two million tuning in to RTÉ each week. RTÉ Radio 1 in particular has had a good day with gains across the whole schedule. It demonstrates the strength of the Radio 1 programmes and the support that the listeners give us. The RTÉ 2fm resurgence continues a pace and the gap between RTÉ 2fm and Today FM has narrowed significantly, with just 55,000 listeners between the two stations on weekdays. RTÉ lyric fm continues to grow its audience across the weekends and deliver quality programming for the listeners.”

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RTÉ Radio Reach is now at almost 2million with 1,915,000 listeners across the week

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The latest results show daily radio listening at 84% – that is 84% of all adults, (15+), listening every weekday.

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Press release from Red FM:

Cork’s Hit Music Station, RedFM is celebrating its best listenership figures ever!

The latest JNLR figures, published today by IPSOS­MRBI, show that Cork’s RedFM is the

number 1 choice for the Cork nation.

Independent industry audience figures show that people are switching to Cork’s RedFM in

their droves, and leaving it on all day. The hit music station has pulled in 70,000 new

listeners over the last year.

The station, which broadcasts throughout Cork City and County, has increased its daily

listenership by a whopping 43,000 listeners to 144,000 in the last 6 months (July – Dec 14

v Jan – June 15) with 195,000 listeners tuning in every week.

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Blog post from Robert Flynn at MediaContact.ie

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Commenting on the JNLR figures, Today FM’s CEO, Peter McPartlin said: “Today FM’s schedule has seen massive change in the past 6 months alone with the defection of one high profile presenter. We now have a very strong new line-up across primetime with the addition of Anton, Louise Duffy and Dermot & Dave. I’m confident these will no doubt pay dividends in the coming 12 months supported by great marketing”

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The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show remains the nation’s breakfast favourite among 20-44yr olds with 183,000 listeners tuning in daily.

Just 5 short months in, The Anton Savage Show continues to establish itself with over 190,000 listeners (194,000) although this figure does not represent a full 12 months for the 3 hour mid morning slot.

Today FM’s remains the leading choice for the 20-44yr old audience, with over 300,000 listeners in this age group tuning in.

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The latest Joint National Listenership Report (JNLR) released today for the period July ‘14 to June ‘15, has seen Today FM maintain its weekly audience of over 900,000 listeners (902,000) a rise of 33,000 in one year. That’s 76,000 listeners ahead of its nearest competitor, 2FM.

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Head of Station Sound Niall Power says “it’s a fantastic achievement for us to remain Number One station for 15-34 year-olds, 20-44 year-olds and All Adults in the South East. Our small, passionate team of talented broadcasters continue to produce engaging, relevant content for young adults on air and online.

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From Beat:

Beat 102-103 has retained its position as the Number One station in the South East. Ireland’s first regional radio station has more listeners daily and weekly than any other national or local station broadcasting in the region.

Beat now has 162,000 listeners tuning in weekly, ahead of Radio 1 (144,000), 2FM (103,000) and Today FM (126,000).

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Communicorp is today celebrating a strong performance across its portfolio of stations, with over 1.8 million weekly listeners and a combined reach of 30%. The group’s two national stations, Today FM and Newstalk106-108fm have increased their reach significantly while its Dublin stations 98FM, Spin 1038 and TXFM have also seen considerable growth.

Highlights from the latest JNLR results for the individual stations include:

• Today FM has increased its reach significantly with 479,000 daily listeners and 920,000 weekly listeners with a market share of 8.6%. Since this last report there have been significant increases. The big daily winner was the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show which rose by 7,000 listeners to 194,000. Other strong daily performers have been the new Dermot & Dave Show (121,000 – an increase of 5,000). Teresanne O’Reilly in the Early Breakfast slot (21,000 – up 5,000) and Louise Duffy who has become a firm favourite in the afternoon slot formerly occupied by the late, great Tony Fenton (98,000 – up 2,000)

• Newstalk breaks 400,000 daily listeners for the first time reaching a record 404,000 listeners daily and 711,000 listeners weekly. The station has increased its market share to 6.6%, from 5.6% last year and has seen increased listenership across the country with strong growth in Leinster, Connacht and Ulster and continued growth in Dublin. The growth can be seen across the station with Breakfast and The Right Hook performing extremely well during the week and Off The Ball proving a huge success, particularly at the weekends. After 19 months on Newstalk, The Pat Kenny Show is on track to reach its target of 150,000 listeners after two years.

• SPIN 1038 have performed strongly with 246,000 weekly listeners and market share now at 7.2%, up from 7% adding 45,000 listeners in the last year. The station is now No.1 for 15-34’s Listened Yesterday in Dublin, leap-frogging FM104 for the top spot. This is the first time in its 13 year history that the station has achieved this significant milestone which is largely driven by growth in 25-34’s audience of 40% year on year.

• 98FM has been consistently closing the gap over the last 12 months, with the latest book recording growth in all primetime shows, and particularly, the Ray Foley Show which is now being listened to by 45,000 people daily. The daily phone-in show Dublin Talks, which was taken on by Adrian Kennedy and Jeremy Dixon last March, gets 34,000 Dubliners talking every day. The great content generated on-air across the entire week and weekend is now attracting 218,000 listeners per week and market share is 6.7%, up from 6.4%.

• TXFM’s weekly audience has grown from 39,000 to 45,000 and the daily reach has grown by almost 50% to 22,000. TXFM now has 15% more listeners per day than its predecessor Phantom 105.2 had when it closed, and almost 50% more per week.

Commenting on the performance of Communicorp’s stations Gervaise Slowey, CEO of Communicorp Group said: “We are delighted to announce strong growth across the board for Communicorp stations. In addition, these great results allow Communicorp One and Media Central to deliver on their promise of scale and simplicity to our clients as we continue to help them reach their target consumers in new and innovative ways.”

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Radio NOVA has increased its listenership by 29% to an all-time high of 146,000. The station increased its weekly listenership to 146,000 (+29%) and its daily listenership to 75,000 (27%). The latest survey covers the 12-month period from up to March 2015 The results are the latest in a long trend of audience growth for the station; NOVA broadcasts to Dublin, Kildare, Meath & Wicklow.

“We’re very pleased with the latest figures. We’ve worked really hard over the past 12 months to grow our audience and we can see the growth coming through in daily and weekly listenership as well as in market share”, says NOVA’s Kevin Branigan. “We’re adding substantial numbers of new listeners with each JNLR survey and these listeners are staying with us”.

NOVA’s continued advances come at a time of flux in the market that has seen many long-established stations struggle and they underline the station’s steady growth amid the market uncertainty. “We’ve invested significantly in our programmes over the past 18 months and we’re seeing that coming through now in these large increases in audience”, said Branigan.

NOVA is currently running a ‘Feedback Campaign’, asking its listeners to give it honest feedback about items such as the music played on the station, it’s news coverage, programmes and competitions. NOVA broadcasts to Dublin city, county and commuter belt, including parts of Kildare, Meath & Wicklow and plays a diet of popular classic and contemporary guitar-based music such as David Bowie, Simple Minds, Kings of Leon, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Fleetwood Mac, Coldplay and more.

The station’s programming schedule includes Dee Woods & Marty Miller with Morning Glory, The NOVA Work Day with Greg Gaughran, Pat Courtenay in the Afternoon and Sinead Ni Mhordha with NOVA Nights. Source: * JNLR Ipsos/MRBI 2015/1 – Dublin Commuter Belt, Weekly Reach compared to 2014/1

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According to the latest JNLR results released today, Thursday 30th April 2015, Newstalk now reaches a record 404,000 listeners daily and 711,000 listeners weekly. The station has increased its market share to 6.6%, from 5.6% last year and has seen increased listenership across the country with strong growth in Leinster, Connacht and Ulster and continued growth in Dublin.

Additional highlights from the latest JNLR results include:

· Newstalk ‘Breakfast’, hosted by Ivan Yates and Chris Donoghue, has increased to 172,000 listeners daily, an increase of 35,000 listeners year on year

· After 19 months, ‘The Pat Kenny Show’ has 142,000 listeners daily

· ‘The Right Hook’ with George Hook has 138,000 daily listeners, an increase of 17,000 listeners year on year

· ‘Moncrieff’ with Sean Moncrieff has 119,000 listeners daily, an increase of 8,000 year on year

· ‘Lunchtime’ presented by Jonathan Healy has 83,000 listeners daily, an increase of 13,000 year on year

· ‘Off The Ball’ presented by Ger Gilroy, Joe Molloy and team has 49,000 listeners daily, an increase of 8,000 year on year. Off The Ball on Saturday has grown by 30,000 listeners year on year and on Sunday has grown by 51,000 listeners year on year.

Commenting on the latest JNLR figures, Garrett Harte, Station Editor at Newstalk, said: “We are delighted with today’s JNLR results which confirm that the station continues to grow from strength to strength. We’re particularly delighted to reach 404,000 listeners every day. The growth can be seen across the station with Breakfast and The Right Hook performing extremely well during the week and Off The Ball proving a huge success, particularly at the weekends. After 19 months on Newstalk, The Pat Kenny Show is on track to reach its target of 150,000 listeners after two years. We look forward to continuing to deliver the best content on national radio throughout 2015.”

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Here’s what Peter McPartlin, Chief Executive of TXFM has just sent to his staff 🙂

“Just when we thought the week couldn’t get any better for TXFM, what with an IMRO Award for Supporting Irish Music and a brilliant U2 competition, we’ve received great news on our JNLR numbers for the station. TXFM’s weekly audience has grown from 43,000 to 45,000 and our daily reach has grown by 10% to 22,000.

The numbers may look modest but believe me, that is great performance for a brand new station, catering for a discerning music audience, in a very competitive market.

To put the numbers into perspective, TXFM now has 15% more listeners per day than Phantom had when it closed, and almost 50% more per week.”

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Aodan Ó Dubhghaill, Head of RTÉ lyric fm, said: “We are particularly pleased with today’s JNLR results for lyric fm, as this book represents a solid acknowledgment of the work by programme teams and presenters across all of lyric’s output. We have performed extremely well and we’ve recorded very promising gains in both daily and weekly reach. Many programmes showed growth and in particular we have seen impressive increases for Aedín Gormley’s Movies and Musicals and Sunday Matinée, up 20,000 and 10,000 year-on-year respectively, while Sunday with Gay Byrne recorded a 12,000 year-on-year growth. There were similar gains for Lorcan Murray’s Weekend Drive. We welcome all our new listeners who are discovering that life sounds better with RTÉ lyric fm.”

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Over at RTÉ lyric fm:

· Marty in the Mornings increases listenership by 7,000 to 45,000 b-o-b

· Sunday with Gay Byrne gains 12,000 listeners y-o-y

· Liz Nolan’s Classic Drive increases listenership by 8,000 y-o-y

· The John Kelly Ensemble has gained 4,000 listeners y-o-y

· The Hamilton Scores increases listenership by 5,000 y-o-y

· Movies and Musicals with Aedin Gormley on Saturdays increases 9,000 b-o-b and 20,000 y-o-y to 48,000

· Lorcan Murray’s Weekend Drive (Sun) is up by 13,000 to 35,000 (y-o-y)

· Lorcan Murray’s Weekend Drive (Sat) is up by 10,000 to 32,000 (y-o-y)

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Commenting today, Head of RTÉ 2fm, Dan Healy said: “A year on and the changes to the 2fm schedule are coming to fruition. As the six month primetime national market share table below shows, 2fm is gaining rapidly on our nearest competitor with less than one point between the two stations, this time last year there was almost three points in it.

“It just shows that talent, perseverance and belief pays off. I am very grateful to all my colleagues in RTÉ, 2fm is a team effort and with a team like this the future is bright. I am particularly pleased for Breakfast Republic, who are now growing rapidly.”

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Strong gains across the 2fm weekday and weekend schedule

 

·         Tubridy up 12,000 listeners book-on-book to 189,000

·         Rick O’Shea in the Afternoon increases listenership by 10,000 to 121,000 (b-o-b)

·         Breakfast Republic gains 9,000 listeners b-o-b giving the show a figure of 109,000

·         DriveBy with Colm Hayes up by 7,000 to 110,000 book-on-book

·         The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene up 10,000 to 150,000 listeners b-o-b

·         The Louise McSharry Show up 2,000 listeners to 18,000 b-o-b

·         Chris & Ciara gain 2,000 listeners b-o-b with 12,000

 

·         Fanning on 2fm (Sat) gains 7,000 listeners to 98,000 book-on-book

·         Weekends with Larry Gogan (Saturday) increases 2,000 book-on-book to 90,000

·         Weekenders with Ruth & Paddy (Sat) up 6,000 to 105,000 b-o-b

·         The Will Leahy Show (Sat) up 2,000 to 52,000 b-o-b

·         The Electric Disco gains 2,000 listeners book-on-book to 16,000

 

·         Fanning on 2fm (Sunday) up 2,000 to 94,000 book-on-book

·         Weekends with Larry Gogan (Sun) up 2,000 to 73,000 book-on-book

·         Weekenders with Ruth & Paddy (Sunday) increases listenership by 11,000 listeners to 69,000 book-on-book

·         The Will Leahy Show (Sunday) up 2,000 listeners to 36,000 book-on-book

 

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Morning Ireland remains the number 1 radio programme in Ireland with 417,000 listeners every weekday

·         Saturday with Claire Byrne takes a large jump of 14,000 to 220,000 (b-o-b)

·         Today with Sean O’Rourke gains 5,000 listeners to 303,000 (b-o-b), increases for the second JNLR book in a row.

·         Playback with Marian Richardson (Saturdays) has large gains, up 19,000 (b-o-b) to 278,000

·         Liveline with Joe Duffy sees 367,000 listeners tune in every weekday to have their say

·         Sunday with Miriam grows to 241,000 up 2,000 (b-o-b)

·         News at One is the leading daytime news programme across Ireland with 307,000 weekday listeners (b-o-b)

·         The Ronan Collins Show is the biggest music programme in Ireland attracting 208,000 listeners

·         Drivetime remains the leading national evening programme in Ireland with 217,000 listeners

·         Marian Finucane leads the weekend schedule with 366,000 on Saturdays & 335,000 on Sundays

·         287,000 listeners tune in to The John Murray Show every day

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RTÉ Radio 1 continues to be the ONLY station in Ireland with a weekly reach of over 1 Million listeners

Tom McGuire, Head of RTÉ Radio 1 says: “I’d like to thank the growing weekly audience of 1.3 million people who listen to RTÉ Radio 1. The largest audience in the country enjoyed a varied schedule, whether waking up to The Weekend on One, catching up with Playback or keeping up with the excellent current affairs presented by Sean O’Rourke and Claire Byrne. Across music, the arts and entertainment RTÉ Radio 1 is home to a loyal and growing audience.”

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RTÉ Remains the Number 1 Choice for Radio Listeners – 1,896,000 (53%) adults listen to RTÉ Radio every week an increase of 34,000 BoB

Jim Jennings, Managing Director, RTÉ Radio said: “This is another very positive book for RTÉ with RTÉ 2fm having a particularly good day. On RTÉ Radio 1 it is good to see Sean O’Rourke gaining audience once again. With some very strong performances across the weekend, Radio 1 remains the only station in the country reaching an audience of over 1 million listeners each week. This is a great book for 2fm, with increases on all of the day-time programmes. It’s a real vote of confidence from the public in the direction the station is going. On RTÉ lyric fm there is a big gain for Marty in the Morning, which is anchoring the schedule and delivering a strong audience for the rest of the day. All in all, a good day for RTÉ’s radio services.”

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Three out of every five adults in Cork city and county listen to Cork’s 96FM and C103 each week. Independent industry audience figures published today by IPSOS-MRBI show that 257,000 (62%) of adults listen to the stations. Despite intense competition, the stations market leading position has been maintained in line with three months ago.

In the hotly contested mid-morning talk show battle ground, 96FM’s “Opinion Line” has maintained it’s market leading position with presenter P.J. Coogan still the undisputed King of Cork Radio. The Irish Daily Mail sponsored programme continues to be the biggest weekday show in the area. Whilst Nick Richards continues to dominate earlier in the day, with the areas’ No 1 Breakfast Show to wake up to.

Oldies and Irish on Sunday lunchtimes on Cork’s 96FM continues to dominate the radio listening habits of the people in the city and the county with more than double the audience of its nearest rival and maintains its position as the most listened to radio show in the region.

Chief Executive of Corks 96FM & C103, Kieran McGeary said “the radio market in Cork underwent a shake-up last year with ourselves and some of our competitors undergoing schedule changes. These figures are the first full 12 month results following that. The brand strengths and heritage of Cork’s 96FM & C103 has continued to win through.”

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The latest Joint National Listenership Report (JNLR) released today for the period April ‘14 to March ‘15, has seen Today FM grow its weekly audience to 920,000 listeners, a rise of 27,000 on the last survey.

The big daily winner was the Ian Dempsey show which rose by 7,000 listeners to 194,000. Ian, Mario and his team, led by Mairead Farrell, have a great response to their special brand of breakfast radio.

Other strong daily performers have been the new Dermot & Dave Show (121,000 – up 5,000), Teresanne O’Reilly in the Early Breakfast slot (21,000 – up 5,000) and Louise Duffy who has become a firm favourite in the afternoon slot formerly occupied by the late, great Tony Fenton (98,000 – up 2,000)

The new mid morning show led by Anton Savage was only included for 2 months of the 12 month survey and no immediate figures are available. Having said this, the slot which, was vacated by Ray Darcy, only lost 3,000 listeners to 212,000 and still commands a massive share of the younger listening population.

Today FM’s particular appeal is amongst 20-44’s and the station has reinforced its hold on this audience versus its other national competitors. The station now has in 1 in 5 of this age group or 325,000 per day.

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JNLR figures released today show that a record 163,000 people are saying “YES!” to Beat 102-103 every week.

Beat Boss Gabrielle Cummins has paid particular tribute to long time Beat Breakfast presenters Niall Power and Vincent Bradley “The guys have been working together on breakfast for nearly ten years and they still amazingly get on really well and that sense of craic that they have off air is reflected on air, every single day. The guys are just two blokes from the region living, working and socializing in the South East so our audience clearly, really relates to them as these fantastic results demonstrate”.

The latest figures published today show that Beat remains the No.1 station in the South East for 15-34 year-olds, 20-44 year-olds, and All Adults. In fact, Beat 102-103 now has more daily adult listeners (101,000) than Today FM (55,000) and 2FM (45,000) combined!

Head of Station Sound Niall Power says “Over the last twelve months, we’ve worked incredibly hard on our strategy of on-air, online and on the ground. It seems to be paying off as we break the 100,000 daily listeners mark for the first time. On a personal level, I’m thrilled to see Beat Breakfast also hit an all-time high as the show approaches its tenth year on air! We have lots more work to do in 2015, and we’re about to reward our fantastic listeners with an innovative new promotion and some amazing prizes. Stay tuned!”

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OK first up, the official PDF from the BAI. Always makes interesting reading. Get yours here.

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Beat now has 161,000 listeners tuning in weekly, ahead of Radio 1 (140,000), 2FM (108,000) and Today FM (130,000).

Head of Station Sound Niall Power says “2014 was the year that saw much change in the radio market with rebrands and big name signings by national competitors. However, Beat increased its daily listenership year on year by 10%* and our primetime market share by 11%

Our small, passionate team of talented broadcasters continue to produce engaging, relevant content for young adults on air and online. We’re delighted to be Number One again for 15-34 year-olds, 20-44 year-olds and All Adults in the South East.”

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Commenting on the JNLR figures, Today FM’s CEO, Peter McPartlin said:
“There has been a massive amount of change across national radio in the last 12 months. We’ve a lot of new voices on board and we’re delighted to have hit 2015 with more listeners each week than we started 2014 with.”

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Today FM grow its weekly audience to almost 900,000 listeners, the highest in two years.

The station also saw a number of spikes across its weekend schedule, led by the show formerly known as ‘Savage Sunday’ which clocked up an impressive 8,000 new listeners bringing its audience to 118,000. This is a great boost for new mid morning presenter Anton Savage who launched his show just two weeks ago. Anton starts the new time slot with an audience of 215,000.

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Aodan Ó Dubhghaill, Head of RTÉ lyric fm, said: “Without doubt RTÉ lyric fm is for listeners that are looking for a real alternative. With an increase in people tuning to the station ‘where life sounds better’ across weekends, there is something to satisfy everyone’s taste for specialist or more mainstream music.”

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RTÉ lyric fm has maintained its weekly listenership at 8% with 18,000 increase y-o-y.

Sunday with Gay Byrne attracts 42,000 listeners

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Commenting today, Head of RTÉ 2fm, Dan Healy said: “This is the turning point for 2fm. The new schedule has bedded in; the audience is engaged. I’m especially pleased for Ryan Tubridy and his team, who have done the hard yards over the last four years. The growth in all the key radio measurements demonstrate why he’s one of the biggest broadcasters in the country. Breakfast shows invariably have slower starts but we are attracting a six figure audience. I predict that Breakfast Republic will own breakfast shortly.”

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Tubridy up 6,000 listeners book-on-book to 177,000

Rick O’Shea in the Afternoon increases listenership by 5,000 to 111,000 (b-o-b)

DriveBy with Colm Hayes up by 2,000 to 103,000 book-on-book

Breakfast Republic steady at 100,000 listeners

Dave Fanning (Sunday) up by 6,000 to 92,000 listeners (b-o-b)

Weekends with Larry Gogan (Saturdays) increases by 3,000 to 88,000 listeners (b-o-b)

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Marian Finucane dominates the weekend schedule with 366,000 on Saturdays (up 16,000) & 351,000 on Sundays (up 9,000) (b-o-b)

Sunday with Miriam grows to 239,000 up 3,000 (b-o-b)

This Week on Sundays has increased listeners by 11,000 up to 198,000 (b-o-b)

Weekend Sport on RTÉ Radio 1 continues to score big with fans

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Liveline with Joe Duffy continues to have the nation talking with 378,000 listeners

News at One dominates daytime news with an audience of 312,000

The Ronan Collins Show is the biggest music programme in Ireland attracting 209,000 listeners

Drivetime remains the leading national evening programme in Ireland with 222,000 listeners

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Today with Sean O’Rourke gains 3,000 listeners to 298,000 (b-o-b)

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Morning Ireland remains the number 1 radio programme in Ireland with 426,000 listeners every weekday

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RTÉ Radio 1 weekly reach is almost 400,000 ahead of its nearest national competitor

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RTÉ Remains the Number 1 Choice for Radio Listeners
1,862,000 (52%) adults listen to RTÉ Radio every week an increase of 19,000 BoB

Commenting on the latest figures Jim Jennings, Managing Director, RTÉ Radio said: “This is a strong performance for RTÉ and it is gratifying to see 18 out of the top 20 most-listened-to programmes coming from RTÉ. On RTÉ Radio 1 Sean O’Rourke has put in a strong performance and the programme is head and shoulders ahead of the opposition. It has been a very good book for RTÉ 2fm and the future is bright for the station. RTÉ lyric fm has had another good day, consolidating its position.”

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Congratulations to Today FM Gold Award winner of the Full Service Station of the Year category

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Congratulations to FM104 Gold Award winner of the Music Station of the Year category

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Congratulations to Radio Kerry Gold Award winner of the Local Station of the Year category

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Congratulations to BBC Radio Ulster Stephen Nolan Gold Award winner of the Speech Broadcaster of the Year category

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Congratulations to Spin 103.8 Steve K Gold Award winner of the  Radio DJ category

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Congratulations to RTÉ Radio 1 Philip Boucher-Hayes Gold Award winner of the News Reporter of the Year

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Congratulations to Newstalks Joe Molloy Gold Award winner of the Sports Broadcaster of the Year

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Congratulations to BBC Radio Ulster Seamus McKee Gold Award winner of the News Broadcaster of the Year category

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Congratulations to 2FM’s Nicky Byrne Gold Award winner of the Newcomer of the Year category

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Congratulations to BBC Radio Ulster Ralph McLean Gold Award winner of the Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year category

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Congratulations to 98FM Dermot Whelan Gold Award winner of the Music Presenter of the Year category

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Congratulations to RTÉ Radio 1 – Lambo by Hugh Travers- Drama on One  – Hugh Travers RTÉ Radio 1Gold Award winner of the Drama category

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Congratulations to TXFM Hear and Now presents The Producers – Cathal Funge for TXFM 105.2Gold Award winner of the New Irish Music/Musical Talent category at tonight’s PPI Radio Awards 2014 at the Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny.

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21 awards gone… a few more to go yet. Thanks for watching us update the winners here in real time as they are announced on stage in Kilkenny!

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Congratulations to Newstalk Henry’s Baby – The Moncrieff Show – Sean Moncrieff / Henry McKean Newstalk 106-108fm  Gold Award winner of the Innovation category

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Congratulations to RTÉ Radio 1 Liveline–The Brutal Murder our our son Gavin – RTÉ Radio 1 ……Producer Siobhan Hough Presenter Joe Duffy  Gold Award winner of the Interactive Speech Programme category

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Congratulations to The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show  – Today FM   Ian Dempsey / Martin Maguire / Mario Rosenstock Gold Award winner of the Breakfast Programme

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Congratulations to 98FM Dermot and Dave – 98fm Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore Gold Award winner of the General Music Programme

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Congratulations to RTÉ Radio 1 Documentary on One – Michael Jackson’s Irish Driver, Ken Sweeney  for RTÉ  Radio 1 Gold Award winner of the Music Documentary category

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Congratulations to 98fm News Gold Award winner of the News Bulletin category

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Congratulations to iRadio for iPaddy Gold Award winner of the On-Air Competition category

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Congratulations to RTÉ Radio 1 The Trauma of forced adoption – Brian O’Connell for Today with Sean O’Rourke Gold Award winner of the News Story category

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Congratulations to South East Radio’s “Dee Day” Heart Attack Awareness Campaign Michael Sinnott South East Radio Gold Award winner of the Community / Social Action category

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Congratulations to BBC Radio Ulster The Nolan Show  – Stephen Nolan Gold Award winner of the Current Affairs Programme category

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Congratulations to FM104 Gold Award winner of the Station Imaging category, with jingles by ReelWorld

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Congratulations to Newstalk Futureproof – Northern Lights Special Award winner of the Specialist Speech Programme category

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Congratulations to Today FM Gift Grub – The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show Award winner of the Entertainment Inserts category

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Congratulations to RTÉ Radio 1 Sunday Sport The State of Irish Boxing – Is Paddy going PRO? Award winner of the Sports Story category

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Congratulations to Ocean FM – Beezie Bean an Locha – Ursuline College with Ocean FM Award winner of the Craoltóireacht le Gailge category

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Congratulations to RTÉ Radio 1 Call of the Dark – Michael Harding Award winner of the Documentary category

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Congratulations to LMFM The Late Lunch Gold Award winner of the Magazine Programme category

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Congratulations to RTÉ Radio 1 Death of Nelson Mandela- Morning Ireland Gold Award winner of the News Programme category

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Congratulations to Newstalk 106-108fm  … Henry McKean / Sean Moncrieff  for Henry’s Baby – The Moncrieff Show Gold Award winner of the Short Feature category

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Congratulations to Spin South West ALT-SKRATCH – The Community Games Gold Award winner of the Specialist Music Programme category

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Congratulations to RTÉ Radio 1 Cathal Murray for Take me to Church: Other Voices Gold Award winner of the Music Special / Music Event category at tonight’s PPI Radio Awards 2014 at the Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny.

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Thanks for reading our live updates. Well done to everyone who’s up! Which seems like everyone. Here’s more facts, figures and quotes:

http://radiotoday.ie/2014/07/jnlr-comments-and-quotes-from-stations/

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TXFM: The JNLR shows that the station’s audience now stands at 22,000 per day (for the 6 months to June) versus the last figure for Phantom which was 15,000.

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The sun is shining on Classic Hits 4FM today as we continue to grow strongly in our multicity franchise area. In the latest JNLR survey we have grown our reach t ​o a fantastic ​​​​189,000 and a massive 42% with Housekeepers and Dependents in the past six months. And in Dublin we are up 24% ​

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We are naturally delighted with the initial response from real music fans in Dublin to the station – we’ve carved out a great position in a highly competitive market of FM and digital audio options that we will now build on.

Trevor Bowen, chairman of TXFM

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The latest results show daily radio listening at 83% – that is 83% of all
adults listening every weekday.

A total of c16,600 people were interviewed during the survey period by
Ipsos MRBI, on behalf of JNLR – Joint National Listenership Research –
that is funded by all national, regional and local stations, BAI, AAI, and
IAPI.

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The staff at Dublin’s Sunshine 106.8 are celebrating an unprecedented seven in row. Dublin’s Sunshine are now the only Dublin station to increase it’s weekly listenership in the last seven radio survey’s.General Manager Joe Harrington said, having recently secured our license for another 10 years, we are now ready to build on this momentum, everybody at Sunshine has worked so hard and I’m delighted we are being rewarded with great JNLR results.We are very excited about heading in to a new phase where we will continue to be an easy listening station and will become Dublin’s new place to relax.

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“NOVA is the ultimate radio phenomenon. We launched into a crowded market in 2010, believed to be saturated, and have grown into a major player rapidly and steadily in an extremely competitive environment”,

Nova’s CEO and Programme Director, Kevin Branigan.

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Radio NOVA has claimed its best listenership ratings to date with the most-recent JNLR ratings report.

The Dublin-based station has increased audience across the board, specifically:

Daily Listenership: +30% *
Market Share: +21% *
Average Quarter Listenership: +19% *
Weekly Listenership: 12% *

The station now has 124,000 weekly listeners (+13,000), 69,000 daily listeners (+16,000) and a daytime market share of 4.1% (+21%). There station’s listenership per average quarter hour across its schedule is now 12,400 (+19%)

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RTÉ lyric fm: Marty in the Morning is up 4,000 to 38,000 y-o-y

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“Our team has put a huge amount of effort into the schedule over the last few months to keep it fresh and relevant – the evidence from this survey is that we are really winning people over in droves.”

– Today FM’s CEO, Peter McPartlin

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RTÉ lyric fm: Liz Nolan’s Classic Drive has increased both 6,000 b-o-b and y-o-y to 49,000

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Louise Duffy, who temporarily took over the lunchtime reins in March of this year at Today FM, has brought in an additional 5,000 listeners. Louise will be moving to a new slot in the primetime schedule in the coming weeks as part of the station’s Autumn plans, the station says.

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RTÉ lyric fm has increased its weekend listenership with 17,000 increase on Saturdays and 4,000 increase on Sundays y-o-y.

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Ryan Tubridy has lost 4,000 listeners in this book and 15,000 since last year.

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Head of RTÉ 2fm, Dan Healy said: “We predicted this book for 2fm and there are no surprises here. In fact, the main surprise is that we’re ahead of forecast, with a market share of 6.6%. This is the baseline from which we build and there are good indicators for growth.”

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RTÉ 2fm national weekdays reach is static at 10% b-o-b

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Ray D’Arcy has gained 5,000 more listeners since April’s results, retaining his mid morning stronghold with an audience of 223,000 tuning in.

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Tom McGuire, Head of Radio 1 says: “It would seem that the offerings from competitors have had little effect on RTÉ Radio 1 as it retains its daily reach of 24%. I want to welcome the new weekend listeners who have joined us on Radio 1 over the last year as Saturday and Sunday Sport continuing to draw in the crowds.”

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RTÉ Radio1: The Marian Finucane Show on Sunday has increased 21,000 listeners to 349,000 y-o-y

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Ian Dempsey now enjoys an audience of 196,000 in the mornings, a massive 85,000 listeners ahead of 2FM’s Breakfast Republic and 28,000 listeners compared to this time last year.

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Today FM attract an extra 16,000 listeners on last book bringing its market share to 9.2% and cementing its number 1 position for 20-44 year olds nationwide.

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Morning Ireland remains the number 1 radio programme in Ireland with 438,000 listeners each week day

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First headlines…. this one from RTÉ which keeps over a million listeners for Radio 1

RTÉ Radio 1 weekly reach increased to 1,295,000 adults; it is the most-listened to national station, 426,000 ahead of its nearest national competitor.

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It’s official…. more people are now listening to this station on a radio set, than any other electrical device. Guaranteed. 

 

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Just 30 minutes to go until those figures go public. We’ve seen a few figures so far here at RadioToday HQ and from what we can tell… everyone is number one again! Hurrah!

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Thanks for watching our live blog hour – keeping your fully up-to-date with information as soon as we get it. W’re going to look at it all now and report back after we’ve worked it all out! We’ll leave you with that long info graph again, and don’t forget to scroll down for previous entries.

And well done everyone who went up! Which judging by the info so far, is everybody!!

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It would appear that Pat Kenny took very few listeners with him as O Rourke is up 6k Y on Y.#JNLR

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Wish one radio station would just say “Wow, you guys really don’t like us. We must really suck. Ok, we’re gonna try harder next time.” #JNLR

 

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Down at Beat 102-103, 90,000 people now tune in to the station in the South East every day.

Andy Mac has been in the Beat Drive hotseat since our launch in 2003 and has always dominated drivetime listening, yet he has just broken his own record with 45,000 adults now listening every day.

Head of Station Sound Niall Power says “We’re over the moon that 150,000 adults in the South East choose Beat each week. We’ve also had an increase in our market share from 13% this time last year to a station record of 15%. It means that when people do switch on Beat, they’re now listening for much longer.

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And we are trending! Wooop. #JNLR

http://trendsmap.com/local/ireland

But so is #garthbrooks!

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600,000 listeners tuning into #Newstalk every week

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Big up to all our listeners … #igohome is up to 112k listeners daily… Over 15 counties #JNLR on #iradio

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LMFM would like to thank all our listeners for another fantastic JNLR result we are still the number 1 station for Louth and Meath #JNLR

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Local radio continues to be a strong performer in the individual radio markets across the country – in many areas reaching more than 40% of the local adult population daily. In Kerry, Mayo and Donegal Nth, at least half of the adult population tune in on a daily basis. In particular, on the criterion of share of minutes listened during prime 7am to 7pm, Highland Radio, MWR, Tipp FM and Radio Kerry hold the majority share position in their franchise areas

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Among the younger, 15-34 year old, audience across the country, local/regional radio is in the majority share position in all regions with a national share of 63.4% (-0.9%) versus 36.6% for national radio. In particular, the local/regional group holds its strongest share position among this age segment in Dublin (72.6%), the Dublin Commuter region (71.5%), North West (63.3%) and the Multi-city region (66.1%)

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In the various regions throughout the country, national radio holds the majority share position in Dublin (58.5%) and along the North East – the Dublin Commuter belt (58.8%), the Multi-city area (51.8%) and the North East & Midlands Area (50.9%) while local/regional radio is in the majority in the other regions throughout the country,in particular achieving its highest share position in the North West (61.4%), Cork (59.7%) and South West regions (57.7%)

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Kevin has posted his full PR on the Nova blog here.

The latest figures come less than three months after the launch of the station’s new breakfast programme, “Morning Glory”, featuring presenters Joan Lea and Marty Miller.

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The Colm Hayes Show up 3,000 year on year to 134,000. Congrats @colmhayes2fm #2fm #JNLR

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Today FM’s weekly audience reach is 882,000 listeners #JNLR

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Thanks to contributors & sponsors @Newstalkfm #globalvillagent #JNLR figures show 60% increase! @carmcguigan

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Congrats to all the team at @todayfmofficial on the great JNLR results this afternoon – the hardest-working team in showbiz

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We are finally seeing a turnaround from National stations as their market share increases and primetime show listenership is on the rise. However, local radio continues to dominate the Irish market while radio continues to show the strong emotional connection it has always had with the Irish public.

17.20

Good report from Mindshare now online

The new JNLR report shows us that 83% of the Irish population are tuning in on a daily basis, listening for approximately 4 hours per day. Some interesting facts taken from the latest survey tell us that 85% of listeners say radio keeps them up to date and entertained, there is 63% retention during ad breaks, while 78% say that radio keeps them company.

17.19

LMFM would like to thank all our listeners for another fantastic JNLR result we are still the number station for Louth and Meath #JNLR

17.18

In fairness to Pat, he brought 43,000 extra listeners to Newstalk so far. Still very far away from reaching Sean O’Rourke’s numbers… #JNLR

17.17

Thanks to the 85,000 of you who listen to @StrawberryFM104 every morning! You’re all beautiful. #JNLR

Nice one Nobby!

17.17

After 6 years of #globalvillagent @Newstalkfm we received our best #JNLR figures 60% increase! Social justice & mental health

17.17

Tubridy remains at 152,000 @Tubridy2FM #2fm #JNLR

17.15

RTE 1 down 19,000 listeners… Today FM down 9,000 listeners.

Newstalk up 30,000 listeners in 12 months.

Local stations have collectively lost 106,000 over the last 12 months too, ilevel reports

17.14

Here’s a report from ilevel.ie

 

17.13

The latest Radio Listening Ratings* results indicate that, not only has WLRfm held on to its Number One position in the Waterford market, in doing so, it has also increased its listenership in the last year. It seems you love radio as much as we do!

The IPSOS/MRBI JNLR results for 2013 * show that 71% of all adults in Waterford city and county listen to WLRfm every week.

WLRfm has also seen an increase of 2% in its daily Listened Yesterday figure.

WLR FM Operations Manager Michael Byrne said ;We are delighted with today’s results. We have worked very hard over the past 18 months on our sound. We changed our station voice over in 2013, launched a new schedule and updated our music and sport offering on the station. We are just about to launch a brand new website that will be up there with the best websites in radio today and are in the middle of a new imaging/jingle package that we hope to role out in the next 6 weeks. It has been a good year for WLR FM.”

17.12

Well done @hectorirl up 12,000 listeners in #jnlr, big shoes to fill

17.12

Ireland’s Biggest Jukebox up 11,000 book on book to 125,000! Brilliant! #2fm #JNLR

17.11

Amazing news – @Newstalkfm #globalvillagent #JNLR figures show 60% increase – our listeners want to be part of the change!

17.11

Really happy with the #JNLR results today. Even more increases for @beat102103. Good good good.

17.11

Weekend listenership growth for @PhilCawley @todayfmpremlive and @declantodayfm #JNLR

17.10

RTE won’t get the huge boost in JNLR figures they’re expecting from @RTEback2basics until the next set of results. It’s only been a week!

17.10

Breakfast with Hector up 12,000 book on book to 136,000. Well done! #2fm #JNLR

17.10

2013 ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR WLR FM #jnlr http://tinyurl.com/q74mcen 

17.09

Big info graph coming your way from IRS+

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17.08

@broadsheet_ie #jnlr 327,000 listen to @todaySOR, up 6,000 y-o-y. What’s the @patkennynt figure?

17.08

JNLR Figures show that Sean has 327,000, while Pat has just 96,000 over on Newstalk.

17.08

LMFM would like to thank all our listeners for another fantastic JNLR result we are still the number station for Louth and Meath #JNLR

17.08

Sean O’Rourke @TodaySOR gained 6,000 people to the Today show compared to Pat Kenny’s figures a year ago. #JNLR

17.07

Rick in the Afternoon up by 5,000 to 122,000 book on book. Well done @rickoshea #2fm #JNLR

17.07

Meanwhile on Twitter:

Weekenders with Ruth Scott and Paddy McKenna up 2,000 to 115,000 Saturday book on book. Congrats @DJRuthScott @PaddyMcKenna #2fm #JNLR

17.05

Nova is up. Here’s CEO Kevin Branigan: “We’re extremely gratified by our continued growth in share and reach. We’re working very hard to grow our audience in key demographics and these latest results are a clear sign that we’re advancing steadily in audience terms.”

17.04

This in from UTV: Dublin’s Q102 continues to be the number one music station in Dublin with adults 35 plus in primetime market share. Group PD Dave Kelly said Q 102 remains the market leading Dublin music station for the 35 plus group and now has 164% of the prime time share of 98fm in this important demographic.

17.04

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17.03

RTÉ Radio 1 sees weekday year on year gains for Risin’ Time, Morning Ireland, The John Murray Show, Today with Sean O’Rourke & Ronan Collins

RTÉ Radio 1 sees weekend book on book gains for Saturday Sport, The Business, Marian Finucane (Sat), Marian Finucane (Sun) & Sunday Sport.

RTÉ Radio 1 Weekday Reach steady at 24% with 849,000 listeners

17.03

RTÉ Radio 1 Saturday reach up 26,000 book on book to 663,000

RTÉ Radio 1 Sunday reach up 12,000 book on book to 616,000

17.03

  • RTÉ Radio 1 weekly reach 1,321,000 adults, most listened to national station, over 400,000 ahead of its nearest national competitor, up 8,000 b-o-b

17.03

The Marian Finucane Show went up 6,000 b-o-b (Sat) and up 7,000 b-o-b (Sun)

17.02

  • 327,000 listen to ‘Today with Sean O’Rourke’ programme on RTÉ Radio 1 everyday up 6,000 y-o-y

17.02

  • Morning Ireland remains the most listened to radio programme in Ireland everyday with 449,000 listeners up 1,000 b-o-b and 8,000 y-o-y

17.01

Let’s start with news in from RTÉ

1,859,000 (52%) adults listen to RTÉ Radio every week. RTÉ Radio scores 18 of the Top 20 programmes among adults 15+

 

17.01

83% of Irish adults listen to the radio on an average day – 56% (-1%) tuning into their local or regional station and 45% (=) listening to a national station. Among the younger 15-34 year market, 78% listen daily.

17.00

We are staying at 83% as a nation of radio listeners.

The latest results show daily radio listening at 83% – that is 83% of all adults listening every weekday.

17.00

If you want to go straight to the PDF from Ipsos MRBI, click here.

16.59

OK here we go 5pm let’s see what’s coming in!

16.58

Thanks to the new ireland.media.info beta for the info!

16.57

Two minutes till embargo time!

Until then, here’s a reminder of the current Top 10 most listened to stations in Ireland:

1. RTÉ Radio 1
1,313,000 weekly listeners
2. Today FM
880,000 weekly listeners
3. RTÉ 2fm
794,000 weekly listeners
4. Newstalk 106-108
561,000 weekly listeners
5. FM104
311,000 weekly listeners
6. RTÉ Lyric FM
264,000 weekly listeners
7. Cork’s 96FM
227,000 weekly listeners
8. Spin 103.8
207,000 weekly listeners
9. Classic Hits 4FM
177,000 weekly listeners
10. 98FM
170,000 weekly listeners

16.53

Just seven minutes to go till the #JNLR hash tag bursts into life! We’ll highlight the best ones here of course and show you what stations are saying!

16.50

We’re looking forward to finding out who’s doing what. This time last year we were at 84% of the country listening to radio. It stayed pretty much the same over the last 12 months, just dipping to 83% in Wave 3..

16.40

Any news on the #jnlr results yet? @wlrfmwaterford

Not yet! We’re waiting till after 5pm for the tweets to appear. Twitter seems to be the adopted platform for sharing JNLR results these days.

16.38

The JNLR radio ratings are due in at the end of the month and after dropping to 152,000 listeners at last count, 2fm king Ryan Tubridy admits he’s feeling a little anxious.

“I will be nervous,” he told The Herald. “They’re like a report card and I will wait with curiosity to |see how it goes.”

16.37

Is Tubridy anxious of today’s results? The Indie seems to think so.

16.35

Some press releases coming in already under strict embargo – looking good. Don’t forget to send us your comments and statements to news@radiotoday.ie for inclusion..

16.33

Here’s one from last time. Will Beat be number one again this time round? Not long to go to find out!

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16.29

Don’t forget the #embargo Sean!

16.28

Ehh Garth who. Its Breakfast Roll on everyone lips. More listeners.. THANK YOU #JNLR #up You’s are the best 🙂

16.25

Rick O’Shea now automating his tweets:

Right. Off to @SEAT_cars_IRL McCoy Motors for the grand opening tonight. There’ll be a timed #JNLR tweet at 5 as I’ll be on the road 😉

16.24

Here’s one from the Irish Times earlier: Pat Kenny versus Seán O’Rourke: from ‘tanks on the lawn’ to laid-back rivalry

16.24

Of course today we’ll see the first signs of the battle of Pat v Sean and who’s winning in the ratings. Will Pat get a late birthday present?

16.21

Dan Healy was apparently defending Tubridy ahead of today’s results, saying

even Jesus Christ could not have saved 2fm’s waning listenership figures in the wake of Gerry Ryan’s death

16.19

Here’s the press release from the last batch. If you like looking at numbers in tables, go ahead and knock yourself out!

16.17

Why is the #JNLR embargo so late…? 😛

Good question Jack!

16.16

Happy Every-Radio-Station-Is-Number1 Day #JNLR

A cynical tweet from Neil…

16.15

Keep it going Kevin. It’d be a shame to stop now!

16.15

Radio Nova is the first to tease us with their results:

#JNLR all will be revealed after 5 – thanks to all our listeners for tuning in and let’s keep it going !

13.03

@RTE2fm Jesus you idiots in there really haven’t a clue do you??

12.58

Congrats to @boshea5 and @JenniferMaguire on their new radio show on @RTE2fm. I couldn’t be happier for two of the funniest F**kers I know

12.53

This is how Bernard handles meetings in 2fm, he starts drawing sketches of the new team. Welcome to 2fm @boshea5

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12.47

Damian mentions the new breakfast show on-air saying the guys are ‘upstairs’. “It’s going to be a deadly show” he says and thanks everyone for their best wishes on Twitter.

12.42

Looking forward to tuning in to these!

12.41

@alanswan @Quichewalsh @JenniferMaguire @boshea5 @RTE2fm are you getting a P45 then alan ….#backtoproducing?

12.40

Congrats to fellow Baldoyle head @JenniferMaguire on her new @RTE2fm Breakfast Show hosting duties. Giddy up!

12.40

Might even start listening to @RTE2fm now that @JenniferMaguire is goin to be on it!

12.39

Wow thanks for the great response to the new breakfast show line up! Will be announcing a start date soon #2fm #excited

12.39

No start date announced just yet for the trio. Further news is expected shortly.

12.38

Interesting question by Russell James Alford:

Glad 2fm finally have announced a new breakfast show. But how are they gonna do a great big zaney young bfast show followed by Tubridy??

12.36

Republilc of radio? Jennifer Maguire, Bernard O’Shea and Keith Walsh are to take over Hector’s breakfast slot on RTÉ 2fm

12.32

No mention of the new breakfast show on-air in the last 30 minutes after the initial announcement.

12.31

One or two retweets with the news has also appeared including this one:

Mega congrats @JenniferMaguire @boshea5 on the new @RTE2fm line up. Delighted for ya!!!

12.30

2fm’s Twitter account has been quiet since the announcement at 11:54am with the exception of this reply:

aislingoshea ‏@aisling_oshea

2fm got new breakfast presenters! Very excited

 

@aisling_oshea We are very excited as well! Can’t wait to get them on #2fm

12.27

Man website JOE.ie now has the news. “It is a tricky slot to do well in, with Ian Dempsey the undisputed master of the art for years now in Ireland. Taking him on will be the big challenge for the new trio.”

12.25

Irish Times now reporting the news. “The decision is part of an overdue revamp of 2fm’s schedule by its new controller Dan Healy. The delayed announcement was made on 2fm’s Twitter account which featured a picture of the new presenters. “So I guess these guys will have to do .””

12.23

2fm got new breakfast presenters! Very excited

12.22

Breakfast show on 2fm makes Homer go something something… @boshea5 amazing news can’t wait!

12.21

Having @JenniferMaguire and @boshea5 on the morning show finally gives someone a reason to listen to 2FM!!

12.20

RTE doing that over exposure thing with Bernard O’Shea now. New 2FM breakfast show sounds like run of the mill jabber-fest.

12.19

Congrats on the new gig @JenniferMaguire! #rte2fm

12.19

News of any possible changes for the rest of the schedule has not been announced yet – Maybe the ‘new 2fm’ is more about evolution rather than revolution.

12.17

New 2fm colleague @JJ2FM tweeted A big welcome to the @RTE2fm newbies @boshea5, @JenniferMaguire & @Quichewalsh 🙂

12.16

@rte @RTE2fm Who are they? #SeriousQuestion

12.15

2fm announced the news at 11:54am – saying they couldn’t get Justin Bieber! The first signs that this new breakfast show will be a funny one?

12.14

Welcome aboard to @RTE2fm‘s newly announced breakfast show @JenniferMaguire, @boshea5 & @Quichewalsh

12.14

Congrats on getting the @RTE2fm breakfast show job @Quichewalsh @JenniferMaguire @boshea5. Now bring on the funnies #nopressure

12.13

Damien O’Meara, 2fm presenter also tweets: Welcome aboard to @RTE2fm’s newly announced breakfast show

12.13

Mega congrats @JenniferMaguire @boshea5 on the new @RTE2fm line up. Delighted for ya!!!

12.12

Nice work lads, the show is gonna be epic!!!

12.12

The Daily Edge: Jennifer Maguire and Bernard O’Shea confirmed as new 2FM breakfast hosts

12.11

iCampaign_ie  I think this will be popular. You need a bit of humour with your first cup of coffee in the morning. Great choice.

12.08

In terms of #WomenOnAir on @2fm, it’s good to see Jennifer Maguire in the breakfast slot (with the two fellas) now. I like her a lot.

12.08

Independent.ie also have the headline news: “No surprise there! Jennifer Maguire, Bernard O’Shea and Keith Walsh unveiled as new 2fm hosts”

12.06

Listeners already reacting. @IsMiseMichelle just tweeted “Well I won’t be listening to 2fm in the mornings”

12.05

The news is making the mainstream media outlets already. The Sunday World reporting “RTE 2FM have announced a major reshuffle of the station’s biggest programmes.” http://www.sundayworld.com/top-stories/major-2fm-reshuffle-announced

12.04

The 2fm news bulletin at 12pm has been on… the top story was NOT about the station’s new breakfast show. It wasn’t even an “And Finally” story. Would you have put the news about your new breakfast show on your news bulletin?

12.03

So the worst kept secret in radio has been revealed. Word is spreading via Twitter, where the news was first announced. Damian took a short break from his phone-in question about “what partners do to annoy you” to also announce the news.

23.05

OK the full list of Gold winners is now online – please refresh this page to see the full list!

22.49

Full Gold winners list will appear here shortly…. we hope you’re following on Twitter!

22.09

Ocean FM cleaing up at the awards – follow @RadioTodayIE for updates live

20.35

Ian Dempsey in the distance on stage!

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20.07

Ian Dempsey from Today FM has been given a Lifetime Achievement Award. Well done Ian!

19.42

Here’s Joe with Sandra Byrne Assaf from RTE

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19.35

Time to officially induct Joe Duffy into the Hall of Fame..

19.24

Rick O’Shea tweeted:

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19.21

Ralph McLean from the BBC has tweeted this photo

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19.14

Dinner is underway… lot’s of familiar faces around the tables. Don’t forget the awards actually start at 9:30pm

16.22

Colin O’Sullivan from SPIN and Kieran McGeary from Cork’s 96FM and C103 currently getting their black ties on. 90 minutes till doors open!

15.37

Hello to all at Midlands 103 who have tweeted:  Best of luck to Clara & Will who have been nominated for two @PPIRadioAwards tonight in Kilkenny!

15.34

#ppi13 trending in Ireland already. We’re looking forward to a good night! FM104 says good luck to the Strawberry Alarm clock which is up for two awards.

Rick O’Shea says he’s on his way with Cormac Battle and Dan Hegarty.

And Joe Donnelly is starting the party early… with a cup of tea!

15.17

If you’re on your way, give us a tweet to @RadioTodayIE and we’ll retweet you!

15.16

Not long to go now till the doors open!

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