RTÉ Radio 1 has made significant gains to its weekend schedule, with year on year consolidation across key slots and significant growth in weekend reach with Saturday reach growing by 63,000 listeners and Sunday by 68,000. The latest set of listenership figures sees the station cement its position as Ireland's most-listened-to radio station, with a weekly reach of 1,321,000.
Tom McGuire, Head of Radio 1 says: "These JNLR results are indicative of the 'strength in depth' of RTÉ Radio 1. 'Today with Sean O'Rourke' has 6,000 more listeners than this time last year & every weekend morning the majority of the national radio audience is tuning in to The Marian Finucane Show, while in the afternoons more than 10,000 new listeners are choosing Saturday and Sunday Sport. This truly makes Radio 1 the 'go to' station for news, currents affairs, sport and entertainment & the Arts every day."
Commenting today, Head of 2fm, Dan Healy said: "Significant gain for 2fm year on year and book on book. Our new music policy has paid off with all our gains coming from under 35 *. Shortly we will announce the new schedule and these results give us momentum as we make the changes." *average quarter hour*
RTÉ lyric fm increases daily reach to 4% and weekly reach to 8% with book-on-book growth for key programmes. Said Aodan Ó Dubhghaill, Head of RTÉ lyric fm: "It is very encouraging to see that the daily reach has grown to 4% and weekly reach to 8% - people of impeccably good taste - have made the switch to lyric fm. Favourite broadcasters like Marty Whelan, George Hamilton and Trish Taylor have all seen gains. More and more people want what lyric offers."