any radio 2012 4
Radio

JNLR 2012 Q4 National Radio Listenership

You couldn’t say that that, at a reach of 84% of the population, there was any real cause for alarm. But the radio picture does seem to have a particular trend to it. Perhaps, like other media, there is a touch of fragmentation happening and that more attention and listening minutes is on the digital landscape. 

the Dublin gap
Radio

JNLR 2012 Q4 Dublin Radio Listenership

Dubliners have thirteen stations to choose from so it’s a very busy parish to be plying your trade in. Not unlike the national picture, the dominant player is RTE1 having a reach of 27% and 274,000 listeners on average every day. Their dominance has been severely eroded over the past few surveys and they are down 24,000 listeners and five percentage points over the same period last year. Actually, their high point in Dublin was at the very start of this year and they have been dropping each subsequent survey – down 17,000 on the last quarter (Q3) for example. But whatever RTE1 are doing wrong in Dublin, FM104 are doing right. Over the twelve months they added 21,000 listeners bring them to 222,000 on average per day. Any stations demographics are a product of the stations output in the main. So with no disrespect to either station, I really can’t see RTE1 and FM104 being in the same ring as their offerings are so different. But the gap between them, which once stood at 102,000 listeners in 2010, is now down to mere 52,000.    Spin remains in third slot at 14%, but still some distance form FM104. Next…

Radio

JNLR 2012 Q4 Local Radio Stations

The local stations are doing well and collectively they are up 24,000 or one percentage point. In general it’s a very static affair with Highland Radio still retaining a 65% reach in its franchise area. One notable movement was Galway Bay FM that managed to add 16,000 listeners and improve its reach to by 7% to 45%. The franchises for Wicklow, Louth/Meath & Kildare always seem to struggle to get an audience being in the Dublin commuter belt and therefore lumped in with the capitals competition.

Newstalk 2012 4
Uncategorize

Newstalk Listnership 2012_4

  Breakfast suffered in Newstalk but Tom Dunne managed to hold his own. Other slogs show marginal increased. Off the Ball went Off the Boil red carding 22% of their listeners  Time Programme Station 2012_4 2011_4 +/- 07.00-10.00 Breakfast  NEWSTALK 121 133 -12 10.00-12.00 Tom Dunne NEWSTALK 53 53 0 12.00-13.30 Lunchtime NEWSTALK 61 63 -2 13.30-16.30 Moncrieff NEWSTALK 95 93 2 16.30-19.00 The Right Hook NEWSTALK 131 129 2 19.00-22.00 Off the Ball NEWSTALK 39 50 -11  

Today 2012 4
Uncategorize

Today_FM Listnership 2012_4

  Today FM managed to increase listenership in the first three berths of the day (from a Godly hour on anyway). They are still second to RTE1 nationally, but they have been dropping in Dublin quarter after successive quarter.  Time Programme Station 2012_4 2011_4 +/- 07.00-09.00 The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show TODAY 175 171 4 09.00-12.00 The Ray D’Arcy Show TODAY 243 234 9 12.00-14.30 The Ray Foley Show TODAY 151 144 7 14.30-16.30 Tony Fenton TODAY 113 118 -5 16.30-19.00 The Last Word with Matt Cooper TODAY 160 161 -1 19.00-22.00 In The Evening TODAY 25 29 -4  

lyric 2012 4
Uncategorize

Lyric_FM Listnership 2012_4

  Lyric is down marginally by 8,000 and by 13,000 in the capital. Although, it think it would be a stretch to suggest they are losing to FM104. Niall Carroll’s numbers are distorted as he is doing a double shift these days having previously knocked off at two Time Programme Station 2012_4 2011_4 +/- 07.00-10.00 Marty in the Morning  LYRIC 29 25 4 10.00-14.00 Niall Carroll’s Classical Daytime* LYRIC 38 26 12 14.00-16.00 The John Kelly Ensemble LYRIC 29 35 -6 16.00-19.00 Liz Nolan’s Classic Drive LYRIC 45 57 -12 19.00-20.00 Jazz Alley  LYRIC 14 12 2  

2FM 2012 4
Uncategorize

2FM Listnership 2012_4

  The national broadcasters second station 2FM is struggling nationally and in Dublin this quarter. Hector and Will Leahy to only ones not showing a deficit on last year and Tubridy loosing the lion’s share of the numbers     Time Programme Station 2012_4 2011_4 +/- 07.00-09.00 Breakfast With Hector 2FM 124 124 0 09.00-11.00 Tubridy 2FM 160 176 -16 11.00-13.00 Colm Hayes 2FM 131 140 -9 13.00-14.00 Larry Gogan’s Golden Hour 2FM 83 86 -3 14.00-16.30 Rick in the Afternoon 2FM 114 116 -2 16.30-19.00 More Music Drive With Will Leahy 2FM 111 105 6 19.00-21.00 Dave Fanning 2FM 25 22 3  

RTE1 2012 4
Uncategorize

RTE1 Listnership 2012_4

  Very small changes to the numbers in the main station. Some of the lighter, more entertainment oriented programmes losing out and Drivetime and the News at One making ground – are we getting serious as a body of listeners at last?   Time Programme Station 2012_4 2011_4 +/- 07.00-09.00  Morning Ireland RTE1 441 446 -5 09.00-10.00  John Murray RTE1 323 327 -4 10.00-12.00  Today With Pat Kenny RTE1 321 329 -8 12.00-13.00  Ronan Collins RTE1 211 227 -16 13.00-13.45  News at One RTE1 360 345 15 13.45-15.00  Liveline RTE1 420 414 6 15.00-16.30  Mooney RTE1 221 238 -17 16.30-19.00  Drivetime RTE1 265 243 22 19.00-19.30  Sport At 7 RTE1 32 28 4  

Radio

Top 30 Programmes 2012 Q4 JNLR

The leader board is very much the same in terms of players, but some positions have changed.  Joe is still not King. He’s the heir apparent no doubt, but this quarter again still only second in line to the RTE and national throne. The big ones would be Marion’s’ Sunday slot loosing 44,000 listeners and dropping in the table from #4 to #9. The biggest gain in the top 30 was Playback adding 24,000 listeners and Sunday Miscellany likewise adding 24,000. Notably both are the early morning slots at the weekend and showing good gains. Drivetime also pulled in and extra 22,000 and Countrywide added 21,000. Some of the losers can point at, in part, rescheduling of their slots. The Saturday 13:00 slot where Charlie Bird broadcast for a while, was half an hour longer last year and the comparison is a little hard. But those what can’t rely on the ‘rescheduling excuse’; Sunday Sport was down 12%, Tubridy down 9% and Mooney 7%. Hector joined the top 30 but keeping his numbers whist other above him past year didn’t.  Programme 2012_4 2011_4 +/- ‘000 #12 #11 Station Time Morning Ireland 441 446 -5 1 1 RTE1 07.00-09.00 Liveline 420…

quarters
Radio

National Listnership By Station 2012 Q4 JNLR

Here we’re going to have a closer look at the individual National Stations in terms of their various programmes. We’ll also look at them through their quarter hours to see how they stack up against each other. All you have to do is click on the individual station tabs here to see the various programmes for seven to seven and their quarter hours comparisons for the last three years.     You can see below the time signature each station leaves on the day and, more strikingly, how that chart is absolutely dominated by RTE1. It peaks firstly in the morning at 8:00 with 324,000 listeners and then again at 1:45pm when Joe starts getting into his stride with 356,000 listeners  and back down again to spike at 5:00 with 179,000.    [module-378]

quarters
Radio

National Listnership 2012 Q4 JNLR

Here we’re going to have a closer look at the individual National Stations in terms of their various programmes. We’ll also look at them through their quarter hours to see how they stack up against each other. All you have to do is click on the individual station tabs (if you have an appropriate browser) here to see the various programmes for seven to seven and their quarter hours comparisons for the last three years.     You can see below the time signature each station leaves on the day and, more strikingly, how that chart is absolutely dominated by RTE1. It peaks firstly in the morning at 8:00 with 324,000 listeners and then again at 1:45pm when Joe starts getting into his stride with 356,000 listeners and back down again to spike at 5:00 with 179,000.   

Print

December 2012 ABC Irish Newspaper Circulations

The results for the final month of 2012 are in and, surprisingly, no good news in that batch of figures. December is generally a slow month for newspaper sales and this year is fairly consistent with last year – back about 3% month on month.      The Star took yet another step backward loosing 2,000 copies on the month falling to an historically low 66,000. Not to put too fine a point on it, but they have lost nearly 6,500 copies since August alone and 8,000 on the year. It’s something of a freefall.  Its close rival, The Sun, also saw its sales dropping by 2,000 to just shy of 66,000. The Daily Mirror bucked the trend and put on 500 copies. Two of the big fallers were the Sunday Sun which dropped nearly 6,000 copies in the month and is now down to 56,000. A cursory glance at the figures from the main paper shows that it’s heading in the same direction. The Sunday Times dropped nearly 4,000 on the month copies and tipped it under the 100,000 mark (again).  It’s down nearly 7,000 year on year. The morning market is down 6% year on year and the Sunday…

Print

Irish Daily Star and the restructuring

Independent News and Media released a statement today regarding the future of The Star. The deal is that they assume “full executive responsibility of the Irish Daily Star” or in other words they will appoint the senior management which they have done through the musical chairs school of appointments.  Update: There seems to be some confusion in that statment as to whether or not the business has been sold to the Indo or not! But according to the Irish Independent (who we can’t link to as they might seek a ‘licence fee’ for the link) there is a new agreement between the two sides.  Ger Colleran, the current MD, will revert back to his old post as Editor and Gerry Lennon is appointed as Managing Director of The Star, along with his current role as MD of the Sunday World. Richard Desmonds’ Northern Shell still retains 50% of the JV. But these moves beg more questions than can be answered in one sitting. The press release is at pains to stress that the anonymity of the entity would be maintained and the board would be independent yada yada yada. But let look at the reality: The paper is moving to Talbot…