UK NRS Readership Data 2014

The NRS readership data was released today and it shows definite patterns emerging in UK readership data. The research covers April 13 to March 14 and combines the traditional face-to-face research to determine the ‘print’ element and comscore data to determine the web portion of the research. The first item you’ll notice is the proliferation of minuses in the Print +/- column showing the decline in print readership in the past twelve months with the Guardian group falling the most. The rest of the qualities managed to save some face – but only relative to the Guardian fall. The readership […]

Facebook Publication Statistics

Tracking the social media element of news publications yields some interesting results. Looking at the infamous Facebook likes and fans shows that the papers are making an effort on that front recruiting fans on a daily basis. Tracking this back to June of last year you can see that the Irish Times had the jump on the Independent, but the latter hunted them down over the year and is now only just over 10,000 behind. Both papers are adding fans at about 20% per month in the recent past. * What’s really interesting is the approach adopted by each publication […]

April 2014 Irish Newspaper ABC Circualtion

April was a very busy month with a few big sporting events and Easter and all that it brings. Easter is not the kindest for newspapers with the daily papers opting to exclude the 18th and 21st (Good Friday and Easter Monday) from their month’s total and the Sundays opting to exclude the 20th. The tabloids would have been helped with Aintree and, to a lesser extent, the National League Final. The Daily Star added 1,700 and the Mirror 400 odd, The Sun on the other hand dropped 131 copies – all on the previous month. In fact the tabloids […]

Southwest

South West: Limerick, Clare, Kerry, Tipperary North Riding & South West Laois Southwest Share Reach % Reach ‘000 Home Local Station 43.4% 45.0% 188 RTE Radio 1 16.6% 21.0% 89 Spin SW 10.4% 20.0% 83 Today FM 9.9% 15.0% 64 RTE 2FM 8.6% 13.0% 54 Newstalk 5.1% 8.0% 32 RTE Lyric FM 1.2% 3.0% 11  

Southwest

South West: Limerick, Clare, Kerry, Tipperary North Riding & South West Laois Southwest Share Reach % Reach ‘000 Home Local Station 43.5% 45.0% 186 RTE Radio 1 17.7% 22.0% 91 Spin SW 9.4% 19.0% 79 Today FM 10.1% 16.0% 67 RTE 2FM 9.6% 14.0% 59 Newstalk 4.2% 7.0% 30 RTE Lyric FM 1.2% 3.0% 12  

Southeast

South East: Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford & Tipperary South Riding Southeast Share Reach % Reach ‘000 Home Local Station 34.4% 39.0% 152 Beat 102 16.7% 25.0% 97 RTE Radio 1 19.0% 21.0% 84 Today FM 12.6% 16.0% 65 RTE 2FM 8.1% 12.0% 46 Newstalk 3.8% 8.0% 31 RTE Lyric FM 0.9% 3.0% 11  

Southeast

South East: Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford & Tipperary South Riding Southeast Share Reach % Reach ‘000 Home Local Station 35.2% 37.0% 147 Beat 102 15.5% 24.0% 93 RTE Radio 1 18.7% 21.0% 81 Today FM 13.4% 16.0% 62 RTE 2FM 8.6% 12.0% 46 Newstalk 3.7% 7.0% 27 RTE Lyric FM 0.8% 2.0% 10  

Northwest

North West: Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Longford, Leitrim, Sligo & Donegal Northwest Share Reach % Reach ‘000 Home Local Station 42.0% 47.0% 268 RTE Radio 1 15.8% 22.0% 123 iRadio NW 12.3% 21.0% 121 Today FM 8.7% 14.0% 78 RTE 2FM 6.4% 11.0% 60 Newstalk 3.9% 8.0% 48 RTE Lyric FM 0.9% 3.0% 17

Northwest

North West: Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Longford, Leitrim, Sligo & Donegal Northwest Share Reach % Reach ‘000 Home Local Station 41.7% 47.0% 270 RTE Radio 1 16.5% 22.0% 126 iRadio NW 13.0% 21.0% 121 Today FM 8.6% 14.0% 78 RTE 2FM 6.5% 11.0% 64 Newstalk 3.4% 7.0% 43 RTE Lyric FM 0.9% 3.0% 14  

Northeast

North East:Kildare, Louth, Meath, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan & Monaghan NorthEast Share Reach % Reach ‘000 Home Local Station 28.3% 29.0% 199 RTE Radio 1 22.8% 22.0% 152 Today FM 11.6% 15.0% 103 iRadio NE 9.0% 14.0% 98 RTE 2FM 6.8% 13.0% 86 Newstalk 4.8% 8.0% 54 RTE Lyric FM 1.4% 3.0% 19

Northeast

North East:Kildare, Louth, Meath, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan & Monaghan Northwest Share Reach % Reach ‘000 Home Local Station 29.9% 29.0% 198 RTE Radio 1 23.1% 22.0% 147 Today FM 11.1% 14.0% 94 iRadio NE 8.6% 13.0% 90 RTE 2FM 6.8% 13.0% 86 Newstalk 4.6% 8.0% 52 RTE Lyric FM 1.1% 2.0% 14

Newstalk_time

The station with the big gains this survey and, looking at the quarter hour slots, it’s very much down to Pat Kenny. Breakfast did well adding 13% to its numbers and naturally Pat’s figure looks comparing it with a year previous. Lunchtime and Moncrieff could well be the benefactors of the large audience of Pat Kenny. George hook took a fall of 8% to 121,000.          Time Programme ’14Q1 ’13Q1 +/- +/- % 07.00-10.00 Breakfast  137 121 16 13.2% 10.00-12.30 Pat Kenny 114 55 59 107.3% 12.30-13.30 Lunchtime 70 62 8 12.9% 13.30-16.30 Moncrieff 111 104 7 6.7% 16.30-19.00 The […]

Today_time

Ian Dempsey is still pulling them in and added another 14,000 this time around. Unfortunately for the station the next three programme slots all lost ground on the previous year with the Louise Duffy Show dropping 18% or 26,000,  Ray D’Arcy losing 10% and Tony Fenton 13% to drop him below 100,000.  Time Programme ’14Q1 ’13Q1 +/- +/- % 07.00-09.00 Ian Dempsey Breakfast  189 175 14 8.0% 09.00-12.00 The Ray D’Arcy Show 218 243 -25 -10.3% 12.00-14.30 Louise Duffy Show 118 144 -26 -18.1% 14.30-16.30 Tony Fenton 97 112 -15 -13.4% 16.30-19.00 Matt Cooper 157 156 1 0.6% 19.00-21.00 The […]

Lyric_time

Lyric performance was decent this year up 10% and the stations programmes reflect this. All starting from a low base in the first place makes the percentages look very impressive in places.    Time Programme ’14Q1 ’13Q1 +/- +/- % 07.00-10.00 Marty in the Morning  39 31 8 25.8% 10.00-14.00 Niall Carroll 39 38 1 2.6% 14.00-16.00 The John Kelly Ensemble 29 28 1 3.6% 16.00-19.00 Liz Nolan’s Classic Drive 43 46 -3 -6.5% 19.00-20.00 Jazz Alley  13 13 0 0.0%

2fm_time

It’s a well documented game of musical chairs at this point where 2FM try and find a winning formula. The comparatives are weak in that case as the current programming is not the same as it was in the 2013Q1 survey with Rick in the Afternoon, Tubirty and Game On the only programmes that could be considered like for like. Nicky Byrnes’ show has an extra hour over last year, so the increase there is possibly inflated.           Time Programme ’14Q1 ’13Q1 +/- +/- % 07.00-09.00 Breakfast Republic 124 128 -4 -3.1% 09.00-11.00 Tubridy 148 159 -11 -6.9% 11.00-14.00 Nicky […]

RTE1_time

News at One was the big faller in this survey dropping 9% (33,000) followed by Liveline dropping 8% (34,000). In the morning slots John Murray fell 12,000(4%) and Sean O’Rourke is fending off any advanced the Pat Kenny show is making but still back marginally by 4%(9,000). In the afternoon/evening Mooney was down 9,000 and Drivetime lost 7% or 19,000 listeners. So, in the programmes under scrutiny, only Ronan Collins made any gains.     Time Programme ’14Q1 ’13Q1 +/- +/- % 07.00-09.00 Morning Ireland 444 443 1 0.2% 09.00-10.00 John Murray 315 327 -12 -3.7% 10.00-12.00 P.K./S.O’R. 312 325 […]