Here’s how JNLR looks for radio stations in Ireland July 2022

Radio stations across the nation are celebrating record figures in the latest JNLR covering July 2021 to June 2022.

From Nova ‘melting the competition‘ to Newstalk’s record share of 7.2 percent from an increase of just 0.1%.

The JNLR report shows radio enjoys huge audience numbers with 91.2% of Irish adults and 87.1% of 15-34 year olds listening to radio every week.

The daily listenership levels are also hugely impressive with 79% of adults and 69% of 15-34 year olds listening to radio each weekday. These listenership levels are all the more impressive when compared to daily user levels for the main tech platforms as reported by the Ipsos Social Media Tracker.

It shows that Facebook only has 34% of adults using its platform daily, Instagram, 30% of adult users daily and Tik Tok with 12% using the platform each day.

Listening to live radio via FM/AM is still by far, the most popular form of listening accounting for 90% of all adult listening, 4% of listening is through a smart speaker and 3% through a mobile device. For younger cohorts, the pattern is a little different with 81% of 15-34 year olds listenership via FM/AM while a mobile device and a smart speaker account for 9% and 5% of their listening.

Newstalk has added 21,000 listeners over the last year and now has a weekly audience reach of 788,000 listeners.

Today FM has plenty to celebrate after increasing its market share to 9.1%, its highest in over a decade. While Ray Foley has seen his listenership jump to 143,000, an increase of 11,000 in this timeslot since last year.

Spin 1038 has the largest share in its 20 year history.

Beat Breakfast has announced the highest ever morning audience on Beat! 50,000 brilliant listeners every day.

iRadio has seen an increase in daily listening, average quarter hour and a record high in market share at 8.3%.

Radio Nova has recorded its highest market share to date in the competitive Dublin marketplace with 6% prime time share (7am-7pm). The station has now passed out rivals 98fm (5%), Q102 (4.4%) and is now only 0.5% behind FM104.

CEO / Programme Director, Kevin Branigan, said: “To say we’re delighted by these figures today is a definite understatement! We’ve worked really hard over the last year and it’s gratifying to see this effort coming through like this is fantastic.”

RTÉ Radio 1 holds 17 of the Top 20 Most-Listened-To Programmes in Ireland and continues to be the only station in Ireland with a weekly reach of over +1 million at 1,388,000, even thought it is down 6,000 this book.

Liveline has 332,000 listeners tuning in every weekday. News at One with Bryan Dobson has an audience of 334,000 listeners every weekday lunchtime increasing by 1,000 since last book

Drivetime with Sarah McInerney and Cormac Ó hEadhra engross the nation with 216,000 listeners tuning in every weekday evening, up 1,000 listeners this book

The Ray D’Arcy Show broadcasts to 197,000 listeners each weekday afternoon.

RTÉ 2fm has a weekly reach figure of 702,000 of Adults 15+, up 4,000 while at RTÉ lyric fm, 309,000 listeners are tuning in on a weekly basis.

2FM Breakfast with Doireann, Donncha and Carl has 9,000 more tuning in since last book.

Dan Healy, Head of RTÉ Radio Strategy and RTÉ 2FM said: “A very good book for 2FM. Doireann, Donncha and Carl have had a stunning result and the 2 Johnnies look to be doing really well which augurs well for the next survey. The changes we made at the weekends seem justified, particularly with Laura Fox making big gains at 9am on Saturday and Sunday.”

Ciaran Cunningham CEO Radiocentre Ireland said: “I am delighted that the JNLR listenership data released today shows clearly the huge power and popularity of radio among the Irish population.

“Radio delivers unrivalled audience numbers on a daily and weekly basis. Radio listening is booming and today’s figures are a great reminder that Irish radio is a central part of people’s lives. As a commercial medium, radio gives brands a way to speak to millions of people every day.”


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