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ABC Digital independent.ie 2014

We’ve had no toys to play with lately, until this email dropped in from the ABC announcing the certification of our own independent.ie based on traffic in July 2014. Their last cert was released in March 2012 so in the intervening thirty two months something must have changed! And as much as that “thirty two months” quip is somewhat mocking at the breakneck speed of this digital media business, at least the Independent have, finally, provided some digital data whereas the rest of the players in the Irish Digital Media landscape are completely bereft of any publicly available digital data at all. Independent.ie has released certificated before in 2010 and 2012 and, in order to draw a comparison, we have to set out their stall. In each year they have included a description of what exactly independent.ie is. Below is a table for each year and what the certificate says was measured as part of the independent.ie 2014 2012 2010 www.independent.ie www.independent.ie Independent. ie http://m.independent.ie http://photos.independent.ie www.independent.ie http://searchtopics.independent.ie   http://independent-ie.hemscott.com http://competitions.independent.ie     http://weather.independent. ie     So, now that the technical issues are out of the way we can move swiftly on to the numbers. The cert shows that…

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October 2014 Irish Newspaper ABC Circulation

The euphoria of the English premier league was short lived with the tabloids actually below where they were before the kick of a ball. Both The sun and The Star are at 58,000 and the Mirror at 46,000. In total the tabloids are down 6,600 month on month and nearly 17,000 on the year. The morning market now stands at 221,000 which is down 21,000 year on year. In the Sundays there were a few moves. The Mail on Sunday was down nearly 3,000 and the Sunday Mirror fell back 1,500. The Sunday times dropped again, down 1,400 – perhaps disgruntled punters voting with their pockets after their recent price rise. The Sunday Market is down nearly 8,000 on the month and 33,000 on the year     Title Oct-14 Oct-13 Sep-14 Y o Y M o M Y % +/- M % +/- Daily Mirror  46,524 51,154 48,099 -4,630 -1,575 -9% -3% Daily Record 359 447 469 -88 -110 -20% -23% Irish Daily Star 58,749 65,358 61,271 -6,609 -2,522 -10% -4% The Sun 58,563 64,171 60,480 -5,608 -1,917 -9% -3% Tabloids 164,195 181,130 170,319 -16,935 -6,124 -9% -4% Daily Express 2,660 3,018 2,802 -358 -142 -12% -5% Irish Daily…

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JNLR 2014 Q3 Station Programmes

Here’s a look at the individual stations and how each of their daytime slots compare with last year. This time out the listenership of each station is compared to the previous three years to give you a good overview of how the station is doing over the surveys.  To make things a little easier, the graphs are consistent in the line colours and the red line is the current 2013Q3 survey.   [widgetkit id=13]

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JNLR 2014 Q3 National Listenership

The listenership picture for radio has remained fairly static over the last few surveys with radio listenership remaining at 83%. In this survey this represents 2.9m people tuning in to one station or another every day. RTE1 dropped 24,000 listeners or 3% but is still listened to by 23% of the population daily (down 1% point) or 837,000 people. The national broadcaster is under pressure on a lot of fronts and as you go through the results here for 2014Q3 it becomes apparent. They dropped listeners nationally and in Dublin, some of their individual programmes had less than stellar performances with some big falls in some programmes. It’s a combination of lacklustre performances in parts and external attrition that they are facing. Newstalks continuing drive forward and the regional and local franchises are all chipping away at their numbers. Compounding the wows in Montrose is it’s running mate, 2FM who also lost listeners down 18,000 (-5%) to 366,000 or 10% (down 1% point) of the population and again some individual slots had less that fantastic books Newstalk was again the star of the survey adding 18% over the year, an increase of 82,000 listeners. At this point in 2013Q3 Pat…

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JNLR 2014 Q3 Top Thirty

This year, like every year, the Top 30 is a mixed bag. Still the biggest draw in the radio landscape is Morning Ireland with a reach of 429,000 people every morning which is 12% of the population its down 19,000 on 2013Q3 or 4%.  This is followed by Liveline at 382,000 and its sees a fall of 31,000 or 8% on the year. Actually most of the top portion table have seen a decline in listeners over the year and most of them in turn are from the RTE stable. The table is below so there’s no need to goo into too much detail. I’ve made the table “sortable” so if you click on any of the words in the table header (you’ll see the arrow beside ‘Station’) is will sort them ascending and descending. I do strip out the extremities in the table. There is always the caveat: some of the comparisons are not really that valid, but I’m forced into it! Programme times do change, as to the presenters, so the time slots and presenters may not always be the same as last year. The biggest gain is for Pat Kenny adding 83% of 65,000 listeners. It should…

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JNLR 2014 Q3 Dublin Listenership

Looking at Dublin the listenership of any radio has increased marginally both over the twelve months and book on book. Listenership in the capital is static at an 80% reach, which is  equivalent to 815,000 listeners every day in the 2014Q3 survey. But underneath this metric lie some very interesting details. Below is a table of the current stations standings comparing them to the survey of 2013Q3. For the ‘book-on-book’ club I’ve also conjured up a table showing the last five surveys and how each station stood in that survey which is below that again This time around there’s no grey area as we have a clear winner and a clear loser in the capital. Newstalk continues its relentless march to second slot (just not quite there yet – see graphic). It added 40,000 (4% points) listeners to bring it to 162,000 (16%) listeners in Dublin and now only 20,000 away from FM014’s long coveted second place, that’s a gain of 33% over the year. FM104 lost 25,000 (2% points) over the year, but the drop wasn’t as bad when looked at book on book.  Station: 14Q3 13Q3 +/- +/- RTE Radio 1 280 28% 286 28% -6 0% FM…