JNLR 2015Q2 National Listenership

The JNLR 2015Q2 research is now available. The samples and estimated universes have changed little on last year and therefore are no real cause for concern. The survey shows that Radio listenership is up 1% or 25,000 listeners year on year, but that’s just enough to push the radio reach figure up by one percentage point to 84%. On a year on year basis most of the stations are heading in the right direction. RTE1 was up 14,000 listeners per day, and Newstalk and 2FM each added 36,000 over the year. Today held steady down marginally by 1,000 listeners and […]

JNLR 2015Q2 Dublin Listenership

Turning our attention to the capital now, we see that radio listenership is up 26,000 on the previous year or 2.5% and now stands at 81%. Considering that radio listening in the city declined every survey from 2011Q1 until  2014Q1, it’s a healthy trend survey of late showing a growing audience for radio.  On a year on year basis the accolades go to Today FM up 18,000 (22%) and Newstalk up 20,000 (+13%). The other stations turned in some decent rises as well and the only fallers were Q102 and 4FM. The tables and graphic below spare me the laborious […]

JNLR 2015Q2 Top Thirty

The fallers are very much in the preserve of RTE1 in this book with four of the five fallers from the national broadcaster. But the top drop slot is reserved for Anton Savage on Today FM whose time slot dropped 29,000 (-13%) on the year. It’s only fair to point out that the comparative for Anton below in 14Q2 was Ray D’Arcy. Also fair is that the book on book is Anton V Anton (see “book on book” table below), so read into that as you will. You’ll also see in the fallers is the Mooney/D’Arcy slot but it’s also […]

JNLR 2015Q2 Cork Listenership

I’m not ignoring our friends down South, it’s just that time is the enemy in the days that the results are released. I know there’s terrific interest in the region, but the interest in the national picture is stronger, so i have to go with that first. Having said that, here’s some data on Cork: The graphic will shows the rapid rise of Red FM coming on the back of the decline of 96FM and finally overtaking them in this survey.   They added 12,000 this book alone and 44,000 (+11%) over the year.  Conversely 96FM lost 25,000 (-6%) in the […]

JNLR 2015Q2 Regional/Local Stations

A brief look at the Local/Regional Stations: The regional stations like Beat and iRadio NW do well in their areas coming second to the home local stations and in front of RTE1 and seem to be on a continuing upward trajectory. In the home locals there are a myriad of stories, all depend on where you look. One that leaps out is Cork’s Red FM who have shot out of the blocks on a year on year basis.  [widgetkit id=29]                 15 V 14 Station County 15Q2 14Q2 13Q2 +/- +/- Highland Radio […]