RTÉ Radio 1 has made significant gains to its weekend schedule, with book-on-book consolidation across key slots and significant growth in weekend reach figures with Saturday reach growing by 19,000 listeners and Sunday by 31,000. 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 a good book for RTÉ Radio 1 with the weekends seeing the big gains. Radio 1 has built on a loyal audience through the week, and enhanced weekend programming has delivered new listeners in abundance. The figures reflect terrific audience appreciation of all Radio 1 output across the schedule from Ronan Collins to Saturday with Claire Byrne, Marian Finucane, Sunday Miscellany and weekend sport"
Commenting today, Head of 2fm, Dan Healy said: "I am very happy that 2fm has held its share of national adults. This is a vote of confidence as 2fm is in the middle of a restructuring, which commenced with a new music policy introduced in July. Also we have seen a surge in listening to our Saturday output with day time market share growing from 5.9% to 6.8% year on year."
RTÉ lyric fm continues to maintain national daily reach at 3%, with book-on-book growth for key programmes. Said Aodan Ó Dubhghaill, Head of RTÉ lyric fm: "10,000 new listeners - people of impeccably good taste - have made the switch to lyric fm. Favourite broadcasters like Marty Whelan, George Hamilton, Lorcan Murray, Aedin Gormley and Trish Taylor have all seen gains. More and more people want what lyric offers."