TXFM adds listeners in last ever audience figures

Today’s JNLR results for TXFM shows the station gained an extra 3,000 listeners in the last three months.

The station, which closed for good at 8pm, went from 16,000 to 19,000 listeners book on book but was slightly down on audience year on year.

The only other stations in Dublin to gain this time round are 98FM (+3,000) and Radio 1 (+1,000).

FM104 lost 14,000 listeners to 174,000 on the book and a 20,000 drop in the year, whilst Spin 1038 went down 7,000 in the last three months to 133,000.

Nationally, 82% of all adults – almost 3 million listeners (15+), are listening to the radio every weekday. That figure is down 27,000 people yearly. More than half, 58%, tune into their local or regional station and 44% listen to a national station.

2FM is down 59,000 listeners to 335,000 whilst Today FM has lost 56,000 year on year, taking them below 400,000 listeners. Newstalk shed 35,000 listeners this book.

Radio 1 gained 4,000, keeping it the only station with over a million listeners. Joe Duffy’s Liveline has an additional 4,000 listeners tuning in for the afternoon weekday phone-in show, and 24,000 improvement seen year-on-year to 395,000. The Nicky Byrne Show is down by 5,000 listeners.

Commenting on the latest radio figures for RTÉ, Jim Jennings, Managing Director, RTÉ Radio says: “This is a very positive book for RTÉ Radio with almost 2 million people tuning into our radio stations each week. Radio 1 continues to lead the way, delivering year-on-year gains for most weekday programmes. Radio 1 now has 19 out of the top 20 radio programmes in the country. By any standard, this is a fantastic achievement. 2fm is continuing to evolve into a younger radio station and attract listeners in a very difficult demographic. lyric fm continues to attract listeners with its eclectic mix of programming. I am delighted that RTÉ radio has continued to play a central role in the lives of our listeners and that they have responded in such huge numbers across all demographics.”

In Cork, Red FM has a boost across all weekday daytime shows year on year. 120,000 listeners are tuning every day. The Neil Prendeville Show has 64,000 people tuning in on a daily basis and the KC Show gained 7,000 listeners on the last book.

Speaking about the results CEO of Cork’s Red FM Diarmuid O’Leary said: “We are thrilled that the Cork people have continued to listen to Cork’s Red FM, in such large numbers.”


Local radio continues to be a strong performer in the local 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, Northern Sound and Radio Kerry hold the majority share position in their respective franchise areas.

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