Looking at the individual programmes not it shows that RTE1 took all the berths in the top five gains table, book on book, with Marion Finucane gaining 28,000 (9%). 

RTE also take all the prizes in the Year on year table with Sean O’Rourke taking the premier position with a gain of 28,000.In the falls, Countrywide took the biggest hit, book on book, with a 11,000 fall and also looking at it on a year on year basis.

Tables: Gains and Falls

Book on Book Gains     2017Q1 2016Q4 2016Q1 BoB   YoY
Marian Finucane 11.00-13.00 RTE 1 Sun 336 308 325 28 9%   11 3%
Sean O'Rourke 10.00-12.00 RTE 1 W/D 354 332 326 22 7%   28 9%
Saturday Sport 14.00-18.00 RTE 1 Sat 184 163 190 21 13%   -6 -3%
Tubridy 09.00-10.00 RTE 1 W/D 336 323 322 13 4%   14 4%
Ray D'Arcy 15.00-16.30 RTE 1 W/D 226 213 217 13 6%   9 4%
                     
Year on Year Gains 2017Q1 2016Q4 2016Q1 BoB YoY
Sean O'Rourke 10.00-12.00 RTE 1 W/D 354 332 326 22 7%   28 9%
Tubridy 09.00-10.00 RTE 1 W/D 336 323 322 13 4%   14 4%
Playback 09.00-10.00 RTE 1 Sat 288 283 274 5 2%   14 5%
Marian Finucane 11.00-13.00 RTE 1 Sun 336 308 325 28 9%   11 3%
Ronan Collins 12.00-13.00 RTE 1 W/D 229 217 219 12     10 5%
                     
Book on Book Falls 2017Q1 2016Q4 2016Q1 BoB YoY
Countrywide 08.00-09.00 RTE 1 Sat 187 198 212 -11 -6%   -25 -12%
Morning Ireland 07.00-09.00 RTE 1 W/D 441 448 460 -7 -2%   -19 -4%
Phil Cawley 11.00-14.00 Today Sat 141 148 149 -7 -5%   -8 -5%
Sunday Miscellany 09.00-10.00 RTE 1 Sun 246 253 239 -7 -3%   7 3%
Matt Cooper 16.30-19.00 Today W/D 130 132 132 -2 -2%   -2 -2%
                     
Year on Year Falls 2017Q1 2016Q4 2016Q1 BoB YoY
Countrywide 08.00-09.00 RTE 1 Sat 187 198 212 -11 -6%   -25 -12%
This Week 13.00-14.00 RTE 1 Sun 194 191 218 3 2%   -24 -11%
Morning Ireland 07.00-09.00 RTE 1 W/D 441 448 460 -7 -2%   -19 -4%
News at One 13.00-13.45 RTE 1 W/D 335 332 350 3 1%   -15 -4%
The Business 10.00-11.00 RTE 1 Sat 296 296 310 0 0%   -14 -5%

In the Top thirty list RTE manages to take 20 of the 30 slots. Today take 6 with 2FM and Newstalk sharing the rest. The fight for the top spot, held by Morning Ireland with at 47,000 lead, is much as it was last book. Although the gap between first and second has closed a little.

 Table: Top 30

        2017Q1 2016Q4 2016Q1 BoB   YoY
1 Morning Ireland 07.00-09.00 RTE 1 W/D 441 448 460 -7 -2%   -19 -4%
2 Liveline 13.45-15.00 RTE 1 W/D 394 387 391 7 2%   3 1%
3 Marian Finucane 11.00-13.00 RTE 1 Sat 382 372 393 10 3%   -11 -3%
4 Sean O'Rourke 10.00-12.00 RTE 1 W/D 354 332 326 22 7%   28 9%
5 Tubridy 09.00-10.00 RTE 1 W/D 336 323 322 13 4%   14 4%
6 Marian Finucane 11.00-13.00 RTE 1 Sun 336 308 325 28 9%   11 3%
7 News at One 13.00-13.45 RTE 1 W/D 335 332 350 3 1%   -15 -4%
8 The Business 10.00-11.00 RTE 1 Sat 296 296 310 0 0%   -14 -5%
9 Playback 09.00-10.00 RTE 1 Sat 288 283 274 5 2%   14 5%
10 Miriam O'Callaghan 10.00-11.00 RTE 1 Sun 256 245 256 11 4%   0 0%
11 Sunday Miscellany 09.00-10.00 RTE 1 Sun 246 253 239 -7 -3%   7 3%
12 Drivetime 16.30-19.00 RTE 1 W/D 241 238 240 3 1%   1 0%
13 Claire Byrne 13.00-14.00 RTE 1 Sat 230 222 238 8 4%   -8 -3%
14 Ronan Collins 12.00-13.00 RTE 1 W/D 229 217 219 12 6%   10 5%
15 Ray D'Arcy 15.00-16.30 RTE 1 W/D 226 213 217 13 6%   9 4%
16 This Week 13.00-14.00 RTE 1 Sun 194 191 218 3 2%   -24 -11%
17 Countrywide 08.00-09.00 RTE 1 Sat 187 198 212 -11 -6%   -25 -12%
18 Sport 14.00-18.00 RTE 1 Sat 184 163 190 21 13%   -6 -3%
19 Sunday Sport 14.00-18.00 RTE 1 Sun 183 173 178 10 6%   5 3%
20 Dermot and Dave 09.00-12.00 Today W/D 176 164 175 12 7%   1 1%
21 Breakfast Republic 06.00-10.00 2FM W/D 167 154 162 13 8%   5 3%
22 Ian Dempsey 07.00-09.00 Today W/D 167 167 180 0 0%   -13 -7%
23 World Report 08.00-09.00 RTE 1 Sun 151 149 160 2 1%   -9 -6%
24 Pat Kenny 09.00-12.00 Newstalk W/D 148 147 126 1 1%   n/c n/c
25 Phil Cawley 11.00-14.00 Today Sat 141 148 149 -7 -5%   -8 -5%
26 Nicky Byrne 10.00-13.00 2FM W/D 139 131 143 8 6%   -4 -3%
27 Alison Curtis 08.00-11.00 Today Sat 138 137 149 1 1%   -11 -7%
28 Matt Cooper 16.30-19.00 Today W/D 130 132 132 -2 -2%   -2 -2%
29 Newstalk Drive 16.00-19.00 Newstalk W/D 130 130 136 0 0%   n/c n/c
30 Al Porter 12.00-14.30 Today W/D 122 115 117 7 6%   5 4%

 

 Station Programmes

RTE1

Programme Time 2017Q1 2016Q4 2016Q1 BoB   YoY
Morning Ireland 07.00-09.00 441 448 460 -7 -2%   -19 -4%
Tubridy 09.00-10.00 336 323 322 13 4%   14 4%
Sean O'Rourke 10.00-12.00 354 332 326 22 7%   28 9%
Ronan Collins 12.00-13.00 229 217 219 12 6%   10 5%
News at One 13.00-13.45 335 332 350 3 1%   -15 -4%
Liveline 13.45-15.00 394 387 391 7 2%   3 1%
Ray D'Arcy 15.00-16.30 226 213 217 13 6%   9 4%
Drivetime 16.30-19.00 241 238 240 3 1%   1 0%

 rte1

The only slippage was Morning Ireland and News at One, but the rest of the day saw healthy gains particularly 9:00 to 1:00. Sean O' Rourke had the biggest leap at 7% and Ray D’Arcy and Ronan Collins at 6% growth.

 

 2FM

Programme Time 2017Q1 2016Q4 2016Q1 BoB   YoY
Breakfast Republic 06.00-10.00 167 154 162 13 8%   5 3%
Jenny Greene 10.00-13.00 139 131 143 8 6%   -4 -3%
Tracy Clifford 13.00-16.00 119 113 121 6 5%   -2 -2%
Eoghan Mc Dermot 16.00-19.00 113 110 113 3 3%   0 0%
Game On 19.00-20.00 22 21 20 1 5%   2 10%

2fm

On the face of it, nationally, they show increases across the day, with big gains in Breakfast Republic. It masks the poor performance in Dublin.

 

Today FM

Programme Time 2017Q1 2016Q4 2016Q1 BoB   YoY
Ian Dempsey 07.00-09.00 167 167 180 0 0%   -13 -7%
Dermot and Dave 09.00-12.00 176 164 175 12 7%   1 1%
Al Porter 12.00-14.30 122 115 117 7 6%   5 4%
Fergal D'Arcy 14.30-16.30 113 103 91 10 10%   22 24%
Matt Cooper 16.30-19.00 130 132 132 -2 -2%   -2 -2%

today

Again, like 2FM, the veneer is covering the cracks. Only one faller, book on book, is Matt Cooper down 2,000. The characters behind the schedules changed between quarters. The 12,000 increase between nine and twelve has a good dose of Anton Savage in there having been on the chair up to December.

 

Newstalk

Programme Time 2017Q1 2016Q4 2016Q1 BoB   YoY
Newstalk Breakfast 07.00-09.00 116 122 164 -6 -5%   n/c n/c
Pat Kenny Show 09.00-12.00 148 147 126 1 1%   n/c n/c
High Noon* 12.00-14.00 97 95 75 2 2%   n/c n/c
Moncrieff* 14.00-16.00 76 65 115 11 17%   n/c n/c
Newstalk Drive* 16.00-19.00 130 130 136 0 0%   n/c n/c

newstalk

No direct comparison with the previous year, but book on book was good bar the breakfast. Moncrieff had a very decent quarter up 17%.