The top listened to programmes show some big moves from the same period as last year last. This time round Breakfast with Hector nudged into #29 slot and Newstalk’s Breakfast have to give way to it.

Morning Ireland is still the most listened programme on the airwaves reaching 433,000 people every day. Joe Duffy is now breathing down their necks only 19,000 behind at 424,000 and News at One draws 369,000 every day. But the big changes were in the RTE1 weekend slots. Marion Finucane’s Sunday show lost 73,000 listeners over the year and moved that programme from #4 to #9. That’s a hefty 20% over twelve months. Similarly her Saturday show dropped 27,000 (-7%) to 358,000.

Actually all of the big fallers were the Saturday and Sunday morning shows on RTE1. Miriam Meets dropped 38,000 (-13%) to 249,000 and Sunday Miscellany is down 11% to 228,000.  

Having said that, RTE dominates the table having twenty programmes in the thirty.          

Time Programme Station 2013_1 2012_1 ‘+/- % +/-
07.00-09.00 Morning Ireland RTE1 443 449 -6 -1%
13.45-15.00 Liveline RTE1 424 417 7 2%
13.00-13.45 News at One RTE1 369 350 19 5%
11.00-13.00 Marian Finucane RTE1 w/e Sat 358 385 -27 -7%
09.00-10.00 John Murray RTE1 327 334 -7 -2%
10.00-12.00 Today With Pat Kenny RTE1 325 333 -8 -2%
10.00-11.00 The Business RTE1 w/e Sat 320 344 -24 -7%
09.00-10.00 Playback RTE1 w/e Sat 304 315 -11 -3%
11.00-13.00 Marian Finucane RTE1 w/e Sun 291 364 -73 -20%
16.30-19.00 Drivetime RTE1 260 245 15 6%
10.00-11.00 Miriam Meets RTE1 w/e Sun 249 287 -38 -13%
09.00-12.00 The Ray D’Arcy Show TODAY 243 249 -6 -2%
09.00-10.00 Sunday Miscellany RTE1 w/e Sun 228 256 -28 -11%
15.00-16.30 Mooney RTE1 224 226 -2 -1%
08.00-09.00 Countrywide RTE1 w/e Sat 216 223 -7 -3%
12.00-13.00 Ronan Collins RTE1 214 223 -9 -4%
13.00-14.00 Claire Byrne RTE1 w/e Sat 190 228 -38 -17%
13.00-14.00 This Week RTE1 w/e Sun 187 204 -17 -8%
07.00-09.00  Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show TODAY 175 183 -8 -4%
09.00-11.00 Tubridy 2FM 159 172 -13 -8%
16.30-19.00  Last Word with Matt Cooper TODAY 156 166 -10 -6%
08.00-09.00 World Report  RTE1 w/e Sun 155 165 -10 -6%
11.00-14.00 Phil Cawley Today w/e Sat 152 148 4 3%
12.00-14.30 The Ray Foley Show TODAY 144 151 -7 -5%
11.00-13.00 Colm Hayes 2FM 136 141 -5 -4%
14.00-18.00 Sunday Sport RTE1 w/e Sun 136 165 -29 -18%
14.00-18.00 Premier League Live Today w/e Sat 133 135 -2 -1%
16.30-19.00 The Right Hook Newstalk 132 130 2 2%
07.00-09.00 Breakfast With Hector 2FM 128 122 6 5%
14.30-18.00 Sport  RTE1 w/e Sat 127 141 -14 -10%