There were some good wins for RTE1 occupying the top five slots in the programmes that gained year on year and three of them in the weekend schedule. They also hold the top five book on book – but the emphasis there is on the weekday schedule. Today FM hold three of the five faller's berths looking at them year on year.  The main Top 30 Table below is sortable - just click on the heading and it will sort ascending and then descending (on a second click). 

Table: Year on Year Gains ('000)

Programme Time Station 15Q4 14Q4 Book Ch Year Ch
Saturday Claire Byrne 13.00-14.00 RTE 1 Sat 245 206 5 2% 39 19%
Sunday Miscellany 09.00-10.00 RTE 1 Sun 244 206 16 7% 38 18%
News at One 13.00-13.45 RTE 1 W/D 346 312 21 6% 34 11%
Sean O'Rourke 10.00-12.00 RTE 1 W/D 331 298 3 1% 33 11%
Marian Finucane 11.00-13.00 RTE 1 Sat 392 366 -4 -1% 26 7%

Table: Year on Year Falls ('000)

Programme Time Station 15Q4 14Q4 Book Ch Year Ch
Anton Savage 09.00-12.00 Today W/D 183 215 -8 -4% -32 -15%
Marian Finucane 11.00-13.00 RTE 1 Sun 328 351 -10 -3% -23 -7%
Matt Cooper 16.30-19.00 Today W/D 132 154 -3 -2% -22 -14%
Pat Kenny 10.00-12.30 Newstalk W/D 133 142 -1 -1% -9 -6%
Ian Dempsey 07.00-09.00 Today W/D 187 187 6 3% 0 0%

Table: Top 30

Programme Time Station 15Q4 15Q3 14Q4 Book Ch Year Ch
Morning Ireland 07.00-09.00 RTE 1 W/D 448 439 426 9 2% 22 5%
Marian Finucane 11.00-13.00 RTE 1 Sat 392 396 366 -4 -1% 26 7%
Liveline 13.45-15.00 RTE 1 W/D 387 371 378 16 4% 9 2%
News at One 13.00-13.45 RTE 1 W/D 346 325 312 21 6% 34 11%
Sean O'Rourke 10.00-12.00 RTE 1 W/D 331 328 298 3 1% 33 11%
Marian Finucane 11.00-13.00 RTE 1 Sun 328 338 351 -10 -3% -23 -7%
Tubridy 09.00-10.00 RTE 1 W/D 314 307 295 7 2% 19 6%
The Business 10.00-11.00 RTE 1 Sat 299 286 278 13 5% 21 8%
Playback 09.00-10.00 RTE 1 Sat 285 285 259 0 0% 26 10%
Miriam O'Callaghan 10.00-11.00 RTE 1 Sun 265 265 239 0 0% 26 11%
Claire Byrne 13.00-14.00 RTE 1 Sat 245 240 206 5 2% 39 19%
Sunday Miscellany 09.00-10.00 RTE 1 Sun 244 228 206 16 7% 38 18%
Drivetime 16.30-19.00 RTE 1 W/D 240 226 222 14 6% 18 8%
This Week 13.00-14.00 RTE 1 Sun 223 219 198 4 2% 25 13%
Ronan Collins 12.00-13.00 RTE 1 W/D 220 215 209 5 2% 11 5%
Ray D'Arcy 15.00-16.30 RTE 1 W/D 215 199 193 16 8% 22 11%
Countrywide 08.00-09.00 RTE 1 Sat 204 194 202 10 5% 2 1%
Sport 14.00-18.00 RTE 1 Sat 198 191 176 7 4% 22 13%
Ian Dempsey 07.00-09.00 Today W/D 187 181 187 6 3% 0 0%
Anton Savage 09.00-12.00 Today W/D 183 191 215 -8 -4% -32 -15%
Breakfast Republic 06.00-10.00 2FM W/D 181 196   -15 -8%    
Sunday Sport 14.00-18.00 RTE 1 Sun 177 173 176 4 2% 1 1%
Breakfast 07.00-10.00 Newstalk W/D 171 178 165 -7 -4% 6 4%
World Report 08.00-09.00 RTE 1 Sun 165 161 153 4 2% 12 8%
Nicky Byrne 10.00-13.00 2FM W/D 157 163   -6 -4%    
Phil Cawley 11.00-14.00 Today Sat 147 157 135 -10 -6% 12 9%
The Right Hook 16.30-19.00 Newstalk W/D 145 148 126 -3 -2% 19 15%
Alison Curtis 08.00-11.00 Today Sat 141 135 135 6 4% 6 4%
Pat Kenny 10.00-12.30 Newstalk W/D 133 134 142 -1 -1% -9 -6%
Matt Cooper 16.30-19.00 Today W/D 132 135 154 -3 -2% -22 -14%

Finally a look at some of the close rivalries

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