RTÉ Radio has added an extra 34,000 listeners a week bringing its total weekly listenership to 1,896,000 according to the latest Joint National Listenership Research.
Morning Ireland remains the number one radio programme in Ireland with 417,000 listeners every weekday. Saturday with Claire Byrne takes also large jump of 14,000 to 220,000 (``book-on-book”).
Today with Sean O’Rourke gains 5,000 listeners to 303,000 (book-on-book); Playback with Marian Richardson (Saturdays) has large gains and is up 19,000 (book-on-book) to 278,000; and Liveline with Joe Duffy sees 367,000 listeners listen every weekday.
Regional stations also saw gains. Dublin-based 98FM is up 1%, Q102 is up 2%, Spin South West is up 1%, Cork’s Red FM is up 3% and 103FM is up 1%.
96FM in Cork was down 1% and is the only station in Ireland to record a fall in listeners. Alternative music station TXFM, which was formerly Phantom FM, has held on to a 2% listenership in Dublin.
There were also gains across the 2fm weekday and weekend schedule. Ryan Tubridy is up 12,000 listeners book-on-book to 189,000; and Rick O’Shea in the Afternoon increases listenership by 10,000 to 121,000 (book-on-book).
Breakfast Republic gains 9,000 listeners book-on-book giving the show a figure of 109,000; and The Louise McSharry Show is up 2,000 listeners to 18,000 book-on-book.
RTÉ lyric fm showed increases for Marty in the Mornings of 7,000 to 45,000 (book-on-book), Sunday with Gay Byrne gains 12,000 listeners (year-on-year), Liz Nolan’s Classic Drive increases listenership by 8,000 ( (year-on-year), and The John Kelly Ensemble has gained 4,000 listeners (year-on-year).