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 1,322,000. Radio 1 is the only station in the country with a weekly reach of over 1,000,000.
Jim Jennings, Head of Radio 1, says: "It's a solid book for Radio 1, and especially gratifying to see such strong gains in key daytime shows, starting with Morning Ireland, and continuing right through to Mooney. Again, we see some churn at the weekends. Encouragingly, despite some losses book-on-book Mary Wilson's Drivetime is up 15,000 year-on-year. News at One also records a very impressive gain of 19,000 year-on-year."
RTÉ 2fm today welcomed book on book gains in key slots, with gains for Hector, Colm Hayes and Larry Gogan. There were also notable gains on Saturday for Weekend Breakfast, Dave Fanning and Weekenders with Paddy McKenna and Ruth Scott, up 8000 and 10000 respectively. New sport programme Game On debuted with an impressive 20,000.
Commenting on today's figures, Clare Duignan Managing Director, RTÉ Radio said: "Last year we had a run of four really encouraging books for 2fm, and these figures are a continuation of that success. Hector has gained, Colm has gained, Larry has gained ... Ryan Tubridy has had a marginal drop to 159,000, down 1000, and this is a conclusive indication that his listenership is stable and loyal, and there to be grown."
RTÉ lyric fm continues to maintain national daily reach at 3%, with book-on-book growth for key programmes.
Says Aodan Ó Dubhghaill, Head of lyric fm: "Lyric continues to be a real alternative for hundreds of thousands of listeners who are choosing a different radio mix. Marty is clearly becoming a favourite with listeners, with both book-on-book and year-on-year gains. The programming mix, across all genres, continues to serve listeners with programming of exceptional quality and distinction."