Radio

JNLR 2014 Q2 Regional/Local Stations

Turning to regional and local now: In terms of regional stations they face stiff and very localised competition from the home local stations in their respective franchises. Add to this the competition from the national broadcasters and you really have your work cut out for you. But, in the main, each of the Regional Stations is tracking in the right direction. Beat 102 in the Southwest franchise still manages to keep RTE1 at bay and is making gains on the Home Local stations. Its impossible to make or try and draw comparisons as each franchise dynamic is completely different. For example, the franchise universe differs radically across franchises from a low of 394,000 in the Southeast to 679,000 in the Northeast. The only way to get a view on these franchises is to cycle through the tabs below and see what’s happening in each region. [module-280] Finally the Home local and Cork. Big percentage falls for Tipp FM and Galway Bay FM along with Ocean, KFM and Cork96. On the other hand there were big gains for East Coast and C103. Station County 14Q2 13Q2 12Q2 +/- +/- Highland Radio Nth Donegal 64 64% 66 65% 69 67% -2 -3%…

Print

ABC Irish Newspaper Circulation May 2014

Nothing spectacular happened in May – the end of the premier league and the beginning of the Football and Hurling championship (and therefore order being resorted to the world!). The ABC’s were equally less than spectacular and continued along the same lines as normal. The Daily Mirror stepped into dangerous territory, dropping below the 50k mark. It had dipped there before in December, but that’s allowed given the season etc.The Daily Star managed to keep ahead of The Sun by a slim 82 copies, dropping 900 copies in the month and the latter picking up 300. The Sunday tabloids as a group were up 3%, The Sun on Sunday adding nearly 2,000 and the Mirror picking up 1,600. The Sunday Times managed to add 1,000 odd and hauled itself over the 90k mark again. Overall the mornings are static year on year and the Sundays are down 9%. Title May-14 May-13 Apr-14 Y/Y M/M % Ch Y/Y Daily Mirror  49,465 52,631 50,548 -1,083 -1,083 -2.1% Daily Record 418 476 438 -20 -20 -4.2% Irish Daily Star 61,231 65,568 62,080 -849 -849 -1.3% The Sun 61,149 64,143 60,874 275 275 0.4%               Daily Express 2,764…