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Radio

JNLR 2017Q3

The quarterly results for the JNLR have been released and must bring come comfort to the radio sector. Radio listenership was up one point to 83%, back to where it was at the beginning of 2016. A driver in that growth was an increase in radio listenership in Dublin from 75% to 77% over the quarter. On the back of this increased radio popularity the stations fared well over the year. 2FM managed a two point increase on the same period last year and it brings them back to their 2015 levels. After all the tinkering that the station has been through the ‘win’ is a small vindication of the changes.     Year On Year Book on Book Station 2017Q3 2016Q3 +/- 2017Q2 +/- Any Radio 83% 82% 1% 82% 1% RTE Radio 1 24% 24% 0% 24% 0% RTE 2FM 11% 9% 2% 10% 1% Today FM 11% 11% 0% 10% 1% Newstalk 11% 10% 1% 10% 1% RTE Lyric FM 4% 4% 0% 4% 0%     In the Dublin franchise, nothing really happened! Radio increased by two points, but it’s not really reflected in the radio figures with only six movers. Radio One dropped a point…

Print

ABC Newspaper Circulation September 2017

The lift seen last month, on the back of the Premier League, dissipated this month – which is a feature of the August/September dynamic. The tabloids lost to various degrees the Daily Star falling the most at 1,700 from their August figure. The Times (the Ireland edition) is some respects still flatters to deceive. Their certified figure of over 10,000 is aided and abetted in this month’s cert by no fewer than 6,000 in multiple copy sales or bulks. This multiple copies policy started this year in June and has continued since. But this ‘sampling exercise’ looks like it’s paying off: their ABC cert for May ’17 was 2,500 whereas September shows that their paid for sales stand at just over 4,000 copies meaning that their paid for sales have almost doubled since the sampling began. The Sunday market is static, bar the usual monthly decline. Title Sep-17 Aug-17 Sep-16 M/M Y/Y % M/M % Y/Y Daily Mirror 32,170 33,559 36,644 -1,389 -4,474 -4% -12% Daily Record 290 355 300 -65 -10 -18% -3% Irish Daily Star 49,782 51,482 52,314 -1,700 -2,532 -3% -5% The Sun 56,969 58,459 58,257 -1,490 -1,288 -3% -2% Tabloids 139,211 143,855 147,515 -4,644 -8,304 -3%…