JNRS 2010

The latest figures for the readership for many of the Irish Newspapers were released today ‘000 % ‘000 % 2010 2010 2009 2009 +/- +/- Morning Titles Irish Independent 539 15.3% 581 16.5% -42 -1.2% The Irish Times 339 9.6% 369 10.5% -30 -0.9% Irish Examiner 175 5.0% 208 5.9% -33 -0.9% Irish Daily Star 385 11.0% 420 11.9% -35 -0.9% Irish Daily Mirror 192 5.5% 211 6.0% -19 -0.5% Irish Sun 277 7.9% 295 8.3% -18 -0.4% Irish Daily Mail 148 4.2% 142 4.0% 6 0.2% Any Daily 1,700 48.4% 1990 56.4% -290 -8.0% Any Morning 1,794 51.0% 1873 […]

Irish Regional Newspaper Circulations July-December 2010

In the regional department only four paid titles managed to stay the right side of last years figure. In the main the local papers in and around the Leinster region seem to have faired out the worst (Callow People –22%, Leinster Leader –19% Fingal Independent – 15% etc). Each of the regional’s will have their own unique story, unique to their particular area. Naturally there will be a element of the macro economics in that yarn, but there will also be a huge element of the micro economics in there as well. Local factory closure, by-passes etc – elements unique […]

JNLR (Joint National Listenership Research) 2010 National Stations

The JNLR figures thump in the desks today and, on the surface it would seem that there is a small shift away from radio. National – Yesterday 2010 2010 2009 2009 2008 2008 2007 2007 2006 2006 % R % S % R % S % R % S % R % S % R % S Any Regional/Local 57 54 58 51 55 50 52 48 56 51 RTÉ Radio 1 25 23 26 23 24 22 23 22 24 21 RTÉ 2FM 13 8 15 10 16 12 17 13 18 13 RTÉ Lyric FM 3 2 3 […]

JNLR (Joint National Listenership Research) 2010 Local Radio

In terms of the overall health of the listening market within the local franchises, that figure varies considerably across the counties. In the OceanFM franchise – Donegal South/Sligo/Nth Leit – the listened to any radio yesterday figure is 95% whereas in the East Coast FM area, Wicklow, that figure plummets to 79%. Many a thesis could be forwarded as to the difference in the listening base – but none to be found here. Of the 16 local stations, eleven saw a fall in their numbers. Tipp FM, Ocean FM, Midlands 103 all saw a 5% decline in numbers. Radio Kerry […]

JNLR (Joint National Listenership Research) 2010 Cork Stations

Cork’s story is that it saw some of the biggest swings in the major franchises. The listened to yesterday for Cork was 81% down from 85% the previous 12 months (21,000 listeners). 2Fm, again, lost out as did 96FM which dropped a fairly substantial 4% points. The C103  gain in share helped the combined figure not look as stark a drop as it could have been. Having said that it’s still the station in Cork reaching 35% of the franchise on a daily basis followed by Radio 1 at 26%,  9% points ahead. Cork – Yesterday 2010 2009 +/- +/- […]

JNLR (Joint National Listenership Research) 2010 Dublin Stations

Turning the attentions to the Dublin area, the runners and riders are listed below, as is there form to date. Dublin – Yesterday 2010 2010 2009 2009 +/- +/- R% S% R% S% R% S% RTÉ Radio 1 29 30.5 30 32.8 -1.0 -2.3 RTÉ 2FM 10 7.0 12 8.3 -2.0 -1.3 RTÉ Lyric FM 5 3.2 5 2.9 0.0 0.3 Today FM 9 5.8 10 7.0 -1.0 -1.2 Newstalk 10 5.9 11 7.0 -1.0 -1.1 98FM 14 11.6 15 10.4 -1.0 1.2 FM104 20 11.2 20 10.7 0.0 0.5 Q102 13 11.1 13 8.6 0.0 2.5 Country 106.8/Sunshine 3 […]

Irish Morning Newspaper Circulations July-December 2010

Well, finally. The fast paced world of print has finally decided to publish figures. We can now reveal that the sale of the Irish Times in July 2010 was 98,847 copies a day. So, if you ran a campaign with that publication or any of the other laggards (in terms of publishing meaningful audited figures) you will now be able to see why its was a success or failure – eight months later. Publication July Dec 2010 July Dec 2009 Diff ’09/10 Diff % Irish Independent 138,510 149,906 -11,396 -8% Irish Times 102,543 106,926 -4,383 -4% Examiner 46,011 49,096 -3,085 […]

Irish Sunday Newspaper CirculationsJuly-December 2010

The Sunday market is where the recent focus has been with the closure of one paper and another in receivership. The Sunday Tribune (ST) didn’t file an ABC for the last half of 2010. There’s a cost involved there and perhaps the receiver felt that until another buyer was found (or not) the money would be better spent elsewhere. Anyway – the king is dead, long live the king and its an intriguing tale in the next tow paragraphs peppered with boxing analogies!    Sunday World (SW) mugged the Sunday Independent (SI)way back in 2007 and rightfully claimed the title “King […]

Irish Newspaper Circulations January 2011

The first month of the year and we see a little mistake on a other than unblemished tome. The people at the Mail, who “passed off” as another paper last weekend have no ABC certificate this month. The ABC’s extremely efficient PR agency in Blighty said: The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday circulation data for January 2011 has not been submitted in time for inclusion in this report. Once the data has been received the report will be updated and re-issued. Perhaps that’s why also last week they had a particularly gushing piece on page 2 of the pass-off […]

JNLR Radio Research National 2010-4

Looking at the National Listenership figures, one would think that RTE, as a whole, was having a torrid time dropping 39,000 in their combined listenership. But its only one station in the stable that’s making it look so bad – 2FM. Last quarter in 2011 it lost 60,000 listeners compared to the same quarter in 2010. Given that, in general, radio listenership has stayed the same year on year, it’s nothing to do with the market. At the bottom of this article are the listenership figures going back five years – all for the last quarter of each year.. Back […]

JNLR Radio Research Local Stations 2010-4

This is the place we can dole out a few Radio Oscars! The regional listenership is normally a fairly static affair, but this year it’s thrown up a few surprises – good ones as well. For this analysis, we decided to look both at their local reach in percentage terms and also in actual numbers. At a first look at numbers, they seem deceptive, just note that we are looking at different size populations in each franchise area. For example, the estimated universe for the Donegal North franchise is 98,000 of which Highland have a 67% reach or 65,000 sets […]

JNLR Radio Research Dublin 2010-4

The last quarter of 2010 shows, like the first quarter, very little has changed to the capitals radio listening habits. They still, en masse, like Radio 1, they are still jettisoning 2FM in their droves and, if you’re not tuned into Radio 1, you have to be too young and are instead listening to FM104 [55% of FM104 listeners are aged between 15-24 compared to 13% in the case of Radio One]. FM104 is now firmly rooted into second place and is listened to by 21% (201,000) of the capital population but Radio 1 still manages a hefty 31% (298,000). […]