There always has to be a top something or other, so here’s the Irish Radio top thirty. Twenty two of the top thirty births are occupied by an RTE station. The big gains, in percentage terms, are for Pat Kenny, two breakfast shows and the two sports slots on RTE (see bottom of the page).

Fallers were News at One and Liveline (one wonders was there a slight knock on effect there). Miriam Meets falls dips 9%, the Business falls 7% and Sean O’Rourke down 6%. 

Programme Station Time 14Q2 13Q2 +/- 000 +/- % #14 #13
Morning Ireland RTE1 07.00-09.00 438 450 -12 -3% 1 1
Liveline RTE1 13.45-15.00 387 421 -34 -8% 2 2
Marian Finucane RTE1 w/e Sat 11.00-13.00 363 372 -9 -2% 3 3
Marian Finucane RTE1 w/e Sun 11.00-13.00 349 328 21 6% 4 6
News at One RTE1 13.00-13.45 330 365 -35 -10% 5 4
John Murray RTE1 09.00-10.00 313 330 -17 -5% 6 5
Sean O'Rourke* RTE1 10.00-12.00 307 328 -21 -6% 7 6
The Business RTE1 w/e Sat 10.00-11.00 298 320 -22 -7% 8 8
Playback RTE1 w/e Sat 09.00-10.00 274 295 -21 -7% 9 9
Miriam Meets RTE1 w/e Sun 10.00-11.00 247 270 -23 -9% 10 10
Drivetime RTE1 16.30-19.00 242 247 -5 -2% 11 11
Sunday Miscellany RTE1 w/e Sun 09.00-10.00 236 227 9 4% 12 13
The Ray D'Arcy Show TODAY 09.00-12.00 223 235 -12 -5% 13 12
Ronan Collins RTE1 12.00-13.00 218 218 0 0% 14 16
Mooney RTE1 15.00-16.30 213 225 -12 -5% 15 14
Countrywide RTE1 w/e Sat 08.00-09.00 213 221 -8 -4% 15 15
Doc on One** RTE1 w/e Sat 13.00-14.00* 205 214 -9 -4% 17 17
Ian Dempsey Breakfast TODAY 07.00-09.00 196 168 28 17% 18 19
Sport  RTE1 w/e Sat 14.00-18.00* 189 157 32 20% 19 22
This Week RTE1 w/e Sun 13.00-14.00 181 189 -8 -4% 20 18
Sunday Sport RTE1 w/e Sun 14.00-18.00 179 146 33 23% 21 24
Last Word with Matt Cooper TODAY 16.30-19.00 155 151 4 3% 22 23
World Report  RTE1 w/e Sun 08.00-09.00 155 158 -3 -2% 22 21
Breakfast  NEWSTALK 07.00-10.00 147 120 27 23% 24 31
Nicky Byrne* 2FM 11.00-14.00* 145 139 6 4% 25 25
Tubridy 2FM 09.00-11.00 144 159 -15 -9% 26 20
Pat Kenny NEWSTALK 10.00-12.30* 134 55 79 144% 27 54
Phil Cawley Today w/e Sat 11.00-14.00 133 124 9 7% 28 29
Premier League Live Today w/e Sat 14.00-18.00 132 122 10 8% 29 30
Louise Duffy* TODAY 12.00-14.30 123 137 -14 -10% 30 26

 

 Top Gains

Pat Kenny NEWSTALK 10.00-12.30* 134 55 79 144% 27 54
Sunday Sport RTE1 w/e Sun 14.00-18.00 179 146 33 23% 21 24
Breakfast  NEWSTALK 07.00-10.00 147 120 27 23% 24 31
Sport  RTE1 w/e Sat 14.00-18.00* 189 157 32 20% 19 22
Ian Dempsey Breakfast TODAY 07.00-09.00 196 168 28 17% 18 19

 Top Falls

News at One RTE1 13.00-13.45 330 365 -35 -10% 5 4
Liveline RTE1 13.45-15.00 387 421 -34 -8% 2 2
Miriam Meets RTE1 w/e Sun 10.00-11.00 247 270 -23 -9% 10 10
The Business RTE1 w/e Sat 10.00-11.00 298 320 -22 -7% 8 8
Sean O'Rourke RTE1 10.00-12.00 307 328 -21 -6% 7 6