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."
Commenting today, 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."
Aodan Ó Dubhghaill, Head of RTÉ lyric fm, said: "A leading artist who features regularly on RTÉ lyric fm, Austrian pianist, poet and author Alfred Brendel once said " The word 'listen' contain the same letters as the work 'silent'. I am delighted that there are now 289,000 'silent' people tuning in to 'listen' to RTÉ lyric fm on a weekly basis. Without these listeners the music we play, the thought we put in to programming, the voices that link the music and the care we take in crafting our arts and speech output on FM, online or through other forms of communication, would fall on deaf ears! Thank you all for choosing the station where life sounds better."