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%

 

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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 in the capital while 104, Spin, 2FM and Sunshine all moved up a point.

  Year On Year   Book on Book
  2017Q3 2016Q3 +/- 2017Q2 +/-
Any Radio 77% 77% 0% 75% 0%
RTE Radio 1 28% 28% 0% 29% 0%
FM 104 17% 17% 0% 16% 0%
Newstalk 14% 14% 0% 14% 0%
Spin 1038 13% 13% 0% 12% -1%
98FM 10% 11% -1% 10% 0%
Q102 8% 7% 1% 8% 0%
Today FM 6% 8% -2% 6% 0%
RTE 2FM 6% 5% 1% 5% 0%
RTE Lyric FM 5% 5% 0% 5% 0%
Radio Nova 100FM 5% 5% 0% 5% 0%
Sunshine 106.8 6% 5% 1% 5% 0%
Classic Hits 4FM 3% 3% 0% 3% 1%

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