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RTÉ Radio JNLR Figures Published

25 July 2013: Sweeping gains across weekends for Radio1 as it remains Ireland's No.1 radio station.

RTÉ Radio

1,876,000 (52%) adults listen to RTÉ Radio every week
RTÉ Radio scores 18 of the Top 20 most-listened-to programmes adults 15+

RTÉ Radio 1

RTÉ Radio 1 weekly reach holds steady BoB (and YoY) at 37% to 1,325,000
Weekdays see book on book gains for Risin’ Time, Morning Ireland, The John Murray Show with Miriam, Today with Pat Kenny, Ronan Collins, Mooney, Late Date including Book on One

  • RTÉ Radio 1 Weekday Reach steady at 24% with 864,000 listeners
  • RTÉ Radio 1 remains the only station in Ireland with a weekly reach of over 1M
     

RTÉ lyric fm

RTÉ lyric fm weekly reach is stable BoB at 7% with 254,000 listeners

  • RTÉ lyric fm weekday reach steady at 3% with 116,000 listeners
  • The Hamilton Scores up 10,000 book-on-book
  • Marty in the Morning gains 3000 listeners book-on-book and 2000 YoY
  • The John Kelly Ensemble up 2000 book-on-book
  • Trish Taylor’s Daybreak up 1,000 book-on-book
     

Commenting on the latest figures Jim Jennings, Acting Managing Director, RTÉ Radio said: “This is a very strong book for RTÉ Radio with gains throughout the week on Radio 1 and 2FM and RTÉ lyric maintaining its audience share. The figures cement Radio 1’s position as the number 1 station in the country and it continues to deliver quality programming for its audience. There are very encouraging signs for 2FM with the gains that it has made and with the changes coming on stream from the new Head, Dan Healy, we believe that the station is heading in the right direction.”
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· Radio 1 sees book on book gains for Risin’ Time, Morning Ireland, The John Murray Show with Miriam, Today with Pat Kenny, Ronan Collins, Mooney, Late Date including Book on One

RTÉ Radio 1 has made gains to its weekday schedule, with book-on-book consolidation across key slots. The latest set of listenership figures sees the station retain its position as Ireland’s most-listened-to radio station, with a weekly reach of 1,325,000 (+ 3,000 BoB). Radio 1 is the only station in the country with a weekly reach of over 1,000,000.

Tom McGuire, Acting Head of Radio 1, says: “It’s great book for Radio 1 with the weekends being the big winner. We have build on a loyal audience through the week and enhanced weekend programming has delivered new listeners in abundance. On weekends, our female presenters Claire, Marian and Miriam draw huge audiences while Saturday and Sunday Sport also prove to be big hits amongst our listeners.”

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  • RTÉ lyric fm sees gains book-on-book gains for The Hamilton Scores, Marty Whelan, The John Kelly Ensemble, Trish Taylor’s Daybreak
  • RTÉ lyric fm steady at 3% reach on weekdays
     

RTÉ lyric fm continues to maintain national daily reach at 3%, with book-on-book growth for key programmes.

RTÉ Radio 1 | WEEKDAY
Morning Ireland up 7,000 b-o-b to 450,000 and 6,000 y-o-y
Risin’ Time up 4,000 b-o-b to 41,000
The John Murray Show with Miriam up 3,000 to 330,000 b-o-b and 3,000 y-o-y
Today with Pat Kenny up 3,000 b-o-b to 328,000
Ronan Collins gains 4,000 listeners b-o-b to 218,000
Mooney up 1,000 b-o-b to 225,000
Late Date including Book on One up 1,000 to 28,000 b-o-b and 1,000 y-o-y
News at One gains 8,000 listeners year-on-year to 365,000

RTÉ Radio 1 | WEEKEND
The Marian Finucane Show (Sunday) up 37,000 b-o-b to 328,000
Saturday Sport up 30,000 b-o-b to 157,000
Saturday with Claire Byrne up 24,000 b-o-b to 214,000
Miriam Meets up 21,000 b-o-b to 270,000
The Weekend on One with Cathal Murray (Sunday) up 15,000 b-o-b to 52,000 and 2,000 y-o-y
The Marian Finucane Show (Saturday) up 14,000 b-o-b to 372,000
The Weekend on One with Cathal Murray (Saturday) up 13,000 b-o-b to 82,000 and 2,000 y-o-y
Sunday Sport up 10,000 b-o-b to 146,000
Music on One: Country up 8,000 to 22,000 b-o-b and 8,000 y-o-y
The History Show up 8,000 b-o-b to 29,000 and 4,000 y-o-y
Late Date (Saturday) up 7,000 b-o-b to 13,000 and 7,000 y-o-y
Irish Language / Music slot up 6,000 to 14,000 b-o-b and 4,000 y-o-y
Off the Shelf up 5,000 b-o-b to 15,000
Archive on One / Arts up 5,000 b-o-b to 13,000 and 2,000 y-o-y
News/Papers/Countrywide up 5,000 b-o-b to 221,000 and 2,000 y-o-y
Drama on One up 4,000 b-o-b to 12,000 and 4,000 y-o-y
Papers/World Report/Bowman up 3,000 to 158,000 b-o-b
Arts Tonight (rpt) / Doc on One (rpt) up 3,000 b-o-b to 15,000 and 2,000 y-o-y
Céilí House up 2,000 b-o-b to 17,000 and 5,000 y-o-y
This Week up 2,000 b-o-b to 189,000
Music on One: In Concert up 2,000 b-o-b to 15,000
Music on One/SWB/Music up 1,000 b-o-b to 6,000
Fáilte Isteach up 1,000 b-o-b to 13,000 b-o-b and 2,000 y-o-y


RTÉ lyric fm | WEEKDAY
Marty in the Morning up 3,000 b--o-b to 34,00 and 2,000 y-o-y
The John Kelly Ensemble up 2,000 b-o-b to 30,000


RTÉ lyric fm | WEEKEND
The Hamilton Scores up 10,000 b-o-b to 33,000
The Music Box up 5,000 b-o-b to 20,000
Trish Taylor’s Daybreak up 1,000 b-o-b to 18,000
Opera Night up 1,000 y-o-y to 13,000

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