Northeast

North East:Kildare, Louth, Meath, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan & Monaghan Northwest Share Reach % Reach ‘000 Home Local Station 40.80% 48% 274 RTE Radio 1 16.60% 22% 125 iRadio NW 13.30% 21% 121 Today FM 9.30% 15% 83 RTE 2FM 6.80% 12% 68 Newstalk 2.90% 7% 40 RTE Lyric FM 0.90% 2% 12

Northwest

North West: Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Longford, Leitrim, Sligo & Donegal Northeast Share Reach % Reach ‘000 Home Local Station 28.60% 28% 194 RTE Radio 1 24.20% 21% 140 Today FM 11.60% 14% 94 RTE 2FM 9.50% 13% 87 iRadio NE 7.80% 12% 82 Newstalk 4.50% 7% 50 RTE Lyric FM 0.80% 2% 12

Southeast

South East: Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford & Tipperary South Riding Southeast Share Reach % Reach ‘000 Home Local Station 36.20% 37% 146 Beat 102-103FM 15.00% 23% 90 RTE Radio 1 19.60% 21% 83 Today FM 12.30% 15% 58 RTE 2FM 8.30% 12% 46 Newstalk 3.90% 7% 26 RTE Lyric FM 1.10% 3% 12

Southwest

South West: Limerick, Clare, Kerry, Tipperary North Riding & South West Laois Southwest  Share Reach % Reach ‘000 Home Local Station 45.40% 47% 194 RTE Radio 1 17.00% 21% 89 RTE 2FM 10.70% 15% 62 Today FM 9.00% 15% 63 Spin South West 8.70% 18% 75 Newstalk 4.00% 7% 28 RTE Lyric FM 1.50% 3% 13

Newstalk

Pat Kenny’s figure is the one that everyone will discuss here. 98,000 listeners for a combined survey with Tom Dunne and an increase of 81% on the year. But, as I speculate here, there may be further to go. In comparison to the previous survey, it looks as if it hasn’t exactly spilled over that much into the lunchtime slot and Moncrieff can’t really be a benefactor having increased survey on survey. George Hook is down slightly on the year and Off the Ball made somewhat of a comeback. The graphic below does show that there is a bit of […]

Today FM

 Today FM dropped marginally by 9,000 or 2%. Ian Dempsey managed a very decent 8% increase, but Ray D’Arcy and the KC show were obviously feeling the pinch from format changes elsewhere. Time Programme Station 2013_4 2012_4 ‘+/- ‘+/-2 07.00-09.00 Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show Today  189 175 14 8% 09.00-12.00 Ray D’Arcy Show Today  230 243 -13 -5% 12.00-14.30 The KC Show Today  126 151 -25 -17% 14.30-16.30 Tony Fenton Today  105 113 -8 -7% 16.30-19.00 The Last Word Today  160 160 0 0% 19.00-22.00 The Mix Up* Today  29 25 4 16%

Lyric

Lyric increased its listenership by 11,000 over the year with a big push from Marty Whelan who increased listenership by 41%. Niall Carroll increased his showing as well, but the rest of the day tailed off Time Programme Station 2013_4 2012_4 ‘+/- ‘+/-2 07.00-10.00 Marty in the Morning  Lyric  41 29 12 41% 10.00-14.00 Niall Carroll’s Classical Daytime Lyric  41 38 3 8% 14.00-16.00 The John Kelly Ensemble Lyric  27 29 -2 -7% 16.00-19.00 Liz Nolan’s Classic Drive Lyric  42 45 -3 -7% 19.00-20.00 Jazz Alley  Lyric  13 14 -1 -7%  

2FM

2FM managed a small increase in their listenership over the year but the underlying figures show that a large tranche of their programmes did not do well. Most interestingly, the slot that ‘took it for the team’ is the one that excelled in the figures – “Breakfast With Hector” adding 12,000 or 10% year on year. In the top thirty, only five programmes managed a 10%+ increase year on year and Hector was one of them! The ‘soldiers of the dawn’ did not desert their Captain, although it looks like the Generals did.It’s no harm in pointing out that there are […]

RTE1

Morning Ireland added a few listeners as did John Murray (although absent for a large portion of the survey). In what’s now a very competitive morning slot Séan O’Rourke managed an increase of 6,000 on last year’s figure – but it’s only fair to say that it is down 7,000 on the previous survey (Q3) when he was only a month in the job. When Pat filled that slot he was pulling in around 320/30 thousand. He’s now in Newstalk and could be attracting about 150,000 to 130,000 if the maths are in his favour. This would mean that RTE1 has […]