It’s a study in newspaper purchasing fickleness this month. The circulation ebb and flow in full view for some of the titles with the numbers they picked up last month disappearing.
The Star lost 4,200 in circulation month on month having gained nearly the exact number the month prior to that. The other morning tabloids were, in the words of Churchill, “least worst”. The Sun and Mirror dropped as well,… Read More
The football Gods look like the looked kindly on some of the titles as their numbers were up on the previous month – most likely on the back of a culmination of the premier league, bigger games in both football and hurling and, least we should forget, the Galway races.
The morning tabloids all saw an increase month on month with The Star increasing 4,235 or 8% on the month. The… Read More
Clarity: Now, I've had to amend this on the back of the numbers for the Independent coming to light. I got a call at 3:30 and the cert is there - now. Their cert was not there this morning or even at lunchtime so I can't understand what the delay was, and, given the amount of times the Independent IP address appeared in this sites analytics this morning/afternoon - I can't… Read More
I was doing a little spade work earlier for the forthcoming ABC Island of Ireland report. I was looking at the ABC website and noticed that both the Irish Independent and The Herald are no longer registered with the ABC. Now, this is particularly perplexing! independent.ie and The Sunday Independent are still registered as of 10:00am.
Have they gone the same route as they took with the regional’s - stating… Read More
At the outset I’d apologise on behalf of the Newspaper industry: the table below is a numerical assault on the eye – but we now have three metrics for each year: Print & Display, Print Only and Display only. I’d forward a second apology (not on behalf of the industry) directed at the readers of this analysis and it would be on the back of the lack of meaningful data.
Personally,… Read More
Just a brief one today! The mornings show a ‘blue moon’ event with The Sun adding 2,500 in the month to get it close to last year’s figure, over the sixty and way ahead of The Star. The Mail see-sawed again and drops 15,000 on the month.
The Sun on Sunday also made progress adding 1,700 and the Sunday Times managed a marginal increase.Read More
The JNLR 2015Q2 research is now available. The samples and estimated universes have changed little on last year and therefore are no real cause for concern. The survey shows that Radio listenership is up 1% or 25,000 listeners year on year, but that’s just enough to push the radio reach figure up by one percentage point to 84%.
On a year on year basis most of the stations are heading… Read More
Turning our attention to the capital now, we see that radio listenership is up 26,000 on the previous year or 2.5% and now stands at 81%. Considering that radio listening in the city declined every survey from 2011Q1 until 2014Q1, it’s a healthy trend survey of late showing a growing audience for radio.
On a year on year basis the accolades go to Today FM up 18,000 (22%) and Newstalk… Read More
The fallers are very much in the preserve of RTE1 in this book with four of the five fallers from the national broadcaster. But the top drop slot is reserved for Anton Savage on Today FM whose time slot dropped 29,000 (-13%) on the year. It’s only fair to point out that the comparative for Anton below in 14Q2 was Ray D’Arcy. Also fair is that the book on book… Read More
Here we have a look at the different stations and their weekday offerings. This time out the year on year and book on book are explored.Read More
A brief look at the Local/Regional Stations: The regional stations like Beat and iRadio NW do well in their areas coming second to the home local stations and in front of RTE1 and seem to be on a continuing upward trajectory.
In the home locals there are a myriad of stories, all depend on where you look. One that leaps out is Cork’s Red FM who have shot out of… Read More
I’m not ignoring our friends down South, it’s just that time is the enemy in the days that the results are released. I know there’s terrific interest in the region, but the interest in the national picture is stronger, so i have to go with that first. Having said that, here’s some data on Cork:
The graphic will shows the rapid rise of Red FM coming on the back of… Read More
There’s very little in terms of reporting this month. It marks the half way point and these will be the last figures to go towards the Jan-June 2015 ABC . Nothing would make me happier than to be reporting the six month figures, but we have to wait another forty one days until the Old guard deem it fitting that they allow us an insight into some metrics of their business.… Read More
The Institute published its twelve country report earlier last week, I re-hashed some of the interesting points and leaned a little on the Irish aspects. It doesn't do their report any justice and you can see the full report here .
In terms of our sources of news 83% of the Irish population say that they sourced news online in the past week and that includes social media. Actually eight other… Read More
The May figures are out and show the same pattern as has been apparent for the last few years at this point. The Mirror is sitting on the edge of the 30’s and the other two tabloids are heading (albeit slowly) to the 40’s. The Daily Star lost 2,200 in the month, something it can’t afford to do on a monthly basis. Promotions and a few extra multiple copy sales… Read More
Another month and more figures. April had Easter, so there were the normal exclusions for Good Friday and Easter Monday in the daily market. Still the picture was the same downward trajectory.
The Daily Mirror dropped 1,200 on the month or 3% while the other Tabloids had mixed fortunes both up and down. Collectively down 1,500 on the month, but the 2,400 increase on the month for the Daily Mail… Read More
The latest edition of the JNLR for 2015 Q1 reveals, yet again, that radio is in a healthy position. Every day just over 3m people tune in to one or more radio station or 84% of the population. This is up some 1% on the previous year (2014 Q1) by some 37,000 listeners over the year but it’s up only marginally (3,000 listeners) on the previous book (2014Q4)
While the… Read More
Radio in Dublin is up by 8% or 22,000 listeners on the previous twelve months and radio listenership now stands at 829,000 or a reach of 81% of its citizens. Book on book the increases are marginal growing only 3,000 in the twelve months.
You will see from the graphic below that Dublin radio listenership has declined over the past few books, as has the national figure. At one point,… Read More
The top thirty is a much loved part of the survey in many circles. This year is shows some interesting movements. Below are the tables and they are self explanatory. One interesting note: all of the top five falls all came from RTE1 whereas three of the top five to gain all came from Newstalk.
Biggest fall for The Business dropping 16% on the year. Next is the slot that… Read More
Looking at the individual stations and their underlying output now. In looking at these just remember that they are year on year comparisons: 15Q1 V 14Q1. Then within the stations there may have been changes to the schedule in terms of personality or the program time slot.
So on the surface some figures might look like there’s been a dramatic change (up or down) but you have to understand that… Read More