This is the top 30, and to be honest shakes up a bit of interest and it’s the portion of the survey that the rest of the media, mainly print media, pick up on. The big gains come from the two Sport slots on RTE at the weekend and Claire Byrne on a Saturday.

It’s a fact of like that schedules change, so where possible the asterisk denotes that the comparison has changed.

Fallers in Today’s schedule were for the KC Show and Phil Cawley shows and Drivetime and Playback on dropped on RTE1. Joe Duffy maintained his number two slot to Morning Ireland but the gap has widened again to a 50, 000 difference (it was just above 20,000 at one point). Marian is resurgent in the Sunday slot moving five places from #9 to #4.

Other than the odd change here and there the leader board remains roughly the same as last year.

Stat Time    Prog    2013 2012 000 % #2013 #2012
RTE 1 07.00-09.00 Morning Ireland 449 441 8 2% 1 1
RTE 1 13.45-15.00 Liveline 399 420 -21 -5% 2 2
RTE 1 Sat 11.00-13.00 Marian Finucane 376 363 13 4% 3 3
RTE 1 Sun 11.00-13.00 Marian Finucane 353 305 48 16% 4 9
RTE 1 13.00-13.45 News at One 349 360 -11 -3% 5 4
RTE 1 10.00-12.00 P.K./S.O’R. 327 321 6 2% 6 7
RTE 1 09.00-10.00 John Murray 324 323 1 0% 7 6
RTE 1 Sat 10.00-11.00 The Business 322 334 -12 -4% 8 5
RTE 1 Sat 09.00-10.00 Playback 290 316 -26 -8% 9 8
RTE 1 Sun 10.00-11.00 Miriam Meets 261 268 -7 -3% 10 10
RTE 1 16.30-19.00 Drivetime 242 265 -23 -9% 11 11
RTE 1 Sun 09.00-10.00 Sunday Miscellany 241 257 -16 -6% 12 12
Today  09.00-12.00 Ray D’Arcy Show 230 243 -13 -5% 14 13
RTE 1 12.00-13.00 Ronan Collins 230 211 19 9% 13 16
RTE 1 Sat 08.00-09.00 Countrywide 228 222 6 3% 15 14
RTE 1 Sat 13.00-14.00 Claire Byrne 226 192 34 18% 16 17
RTE 1 15.00-16.30 Mooney 219 221 -2 -1% 17 15
Today  07.00-09.00 Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show 189 175 14 8% 18 19
RTE 1 Sat 14.00-18.00 Sport* 185 142 43 30% 19 25
RTE 1 Sun 13.00-14.00 This Week 177 192 -15 -8% 20 18
RTE 1 Sun 14.00-18.00 Sport 171 137 34 25% 21 26
RTE 1 Sun 08.00-09.00 World Report  161 160 1 1% 22 20
Today  16.30-19.00 The Last Word 160 160 0 0% 23 21
2FM  09.00-11.00 Tubridy 152 160 -8 -5% 24 22
2FM  07.00-09.00 Breakfast With Hector 136 124 12 10% 25 30
Today Sat 11.00-14.00 Phil Cawley 135 152 -17 -11% 26 23
2FM  11.00-13.00 Colm Hayes 134 131 3 2% 27 27
Today Sat 14.00-18.00 Sport 133 127 6 5% 28 29
Newstalk 16.30-19.00 The Right Hook 130 131 -1 -1% 29 28
Today  12.00-14.30 The KC Show 126 151 -25 -17% 30 24