The fallers are very much in the preserve of RTE1 in this book with four of the five fallers from the national broadcaster. But the top drop slot is reserved for Anton Savage on Today FM whose time slot dropped 29,000 (-13%) on the year. It’s only fair to point out that the comparative for Anton below in 14Q2 was Ray D’Arcy. Also fair is that the book on book is Anton V Anton (see “book on book” table below), so read into that as you will.

You’ll also see in the fallers is the Mooney/D’Arcy slot but it’s also on the rise on a book on book basis – so the overlapping will be confusing until the dust settles. RTE1 afternoons are a real issue for the station with their three post lunch slots in the defaulters list.

Falls:
Programme Station Day 15Q2 14Q2 +/-000 +/- %
Anton Savage Today W/D 194 223 -29 -13%
Drivetime RTE1 W/D 218 242 -24 -10%
D’Arcy/Mooney RTE1 W/D 190 213 -23 -11%
Countrywide RTE1 Sat 193 213 -20 -9%
Liveline RTE1 W/D 369 387 -18 -5%

The fairly spectacular year on year gain is Tubridy with a 33% increase, but that eases considerably on abook on book basis. Again for the notes: There is a marginal time difference between ’15 and ’14. Tubridy kicks off at 8:45am these days as opposed to the 9:00am accredited to the show in 14Q2. A minuscule change in terms of time, but I think momentous in terms of keeping the hands off the buttons/dial at the 9:00am crossroads as the listeners would be already locked in. 

The other gains are across the boards with the only other weekday after Tubridy is Breakfast on Newstalk which added 18% on the year.

Gains:
Programme Station Day 15Q2 14Q2 +/-000 +/- %
Tubridy 2FM W/D 191 144 47 33%
This Week RTE1 Sun 220 181 39 22%
Breakfast N/T W/D 173 147 26 18%
Doc. on One RTE1 Sat 230 205 25 12%
Phil Cawley Today Sat 153 133 20 15%

This time out there are two tables below, both sortable by clicking the column title in either table. The second table below is a new entrant here and is the current top 30 programmes, but pitted against their results in the previous survey (book on book).

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Just some notables: Pat Kenny just missed out on the table this time out, the Very Last word crept into the table and George Hook threw the right and knocked Cooper back to the third ‘evening’ slot on an audience points decision of 143 to 141.

Top Thirty Year on Year:
# Programme Station Day Time 15Q2 14Q2 +/-000 +/- % +/- #
1 Morning Ireland RTE1 W/D 07.00-09.00 433 438 -5 -1% 0
2 Marian Finucane RTE1 Sat 11.00-13.00 373 363 10 3% 1
3 Liveline RTE1 W/D 13.45-15.00 369 387 -18 -5% -1
4 Marian Finucane RTE1 Sun 11.00-13.00 337 349 -12 -3% 0
5 Sean O’Rourke RTE1 W/D 10.00-12.00 317 307 10 3% 2
6 News at One RTE1 W/D 13.00-13.45 314 330 -16 -5% -1
7 John Murray RTE1 W/D 09.00-10.00 296 313 -17 -5% -1
8 The Business RTE1 Sat 10.00-11.00 280 298 -18 -6% 0
9 Playback RTE1 Sat 09.00-10.00 276 274 2 1% 0
10 Miriam Meets RTE1 Sun 10.00-11.00 262 247 15 6% 0
11 Documentary on One RTE1 Sat 13.00-14.00 230 205 25 12% 6
12 Sunday Miscellany RTE1 Sun 09.00-10.00 221 236 -15 -6% 0
13 This Week RTE1 Sun 13.00-14.00 220 181 39 22% 7
14 Drivetime RTE1 W/D 16.30-19.00 218 242 -24 -10% -3
15 Ronan Collins RTE1 W/D 12.00-13.00 214 218 -4 -2% -1
16 Anton Savage Today W/D 09.00-12.00 194 223 -29 -13% -3
17 Countrywide RTE1 Sat 08.00-09.00 193 213 -20 -9% -2
18 Tubridy 2FM W/D 08.45-11.00 191 144 47 33% 8
19 Mooney/D’Arcy RTE1 W/D 15.00-16.30 190 213 -23 -11% -4
20 Ian Dempsey Today W/D 07.00-09.00 183 196 -13 -7% -2
21 Sport RTE1 Sat 14.00-18.00 178 189 -11 -6% -2
22 Sunday Sport RTE1 Sun 14.00-18.00 173 179 -6 -3% -1
22 Breakfast N/T W/D 07.00-10.00 173 147 26 18% 2
24 World Report RTE1 Sun 08.00-09.00 154 155 -1 -1% -2
25 Phil Cawley Today Sat 11.00-14.00 153 133 20 15% 2
26 Nicky Byrne 2FM W/D 11.00-14.00 150 145 5 3% -1
27 The Right Hook N/T W/D 16.30-19.00 143 123 20 16% 2
28 Matt Cooper Today W/D 16.30-19.00 141 155 -14 -9% -6
29 Very Last Word Today Sat 08.00-11.00 138 119 19 16% 1
30 Premier League Live Today Sat 14.00-18.00 135 132 3 2% -2

 

Top Thirty Book on Book:
# Programme Station Day Time 15Q2 15Q1 +/-000 +/- %
1 Morning Ireland RTE1 W/D 07.00-09.00 433 417 16 4%
2 Marian Finucane RTE1 Sat 11.00-13.00 373 366 7 2%
3 Liveline RTE1 W/D 13.45-15.00 369 367 2 1%
4 Marian Finucane RTE1 Sun 11.00-13.00 337 335 2 1%
5 Sean O’Rourke RTE1 W/D 10.00-12.00 317 303 14 5%
6 News at One RTE1 W/D 13.00-13.45 314 307 7 2%
7 John Murray RTE1 W/D 09.00-10.00 296 287 9 3%
8 The Business RTE1 Sat 10.00-11.00 280 269 11 4%
9 Playback RTE1 Sat 09.00-10.00 276 278 -2 -1%
10 Miriam Meets RTE1 Sun 10.00-11.00 262 241 21 9%
11 Documentary on One RTE1 Sat 13.00-14.00 230 220 10 5%
12 Sunday Miscellany RTE1 Sun 09.00-10.00 221 212 9 4%
13 This Week RTE1 Sun 13.00-14.00 220 195 25 13%
14 Drivetime RTE1 W/D 16.30-19.00 218 217 1 0%
15 Ronan Collins RTE1 W/D 12.00-13.00 214 208 6 3%
16 Anton Savage Today W/D 09.00-12.00 194 212 -18 -8%
17 Countrywide RTE1 Sat 08.00-09.00 193 200 -7 -4%
18 Tubridy 2FM W/D 08.45-11.00 191 189 2 1%
19 Mooney/D’Arcy RTE1 W/D 15.00-16.30 190 183 7 4%
20 Ian Dempsey Today W/D 07.00-09.00 183 194 -11 -6%
21 Sport RTE1 Sat 14.00-18.00 178 173 5 3%
22 Sunday Sport RTE1 Sun 14.00-18.00 173 169 4 2%
22 Breakfast N/T W/D 07.00-10.00 173 172 1 1%
24 World Report RTE1 Sun 08.00-09.00 154 151 3 2%
25 Phil Cawley Today Sat 11.00-14.00 153 143 10 7%
26 Nicky Byrne 2FM W/D 11.00-14.00 150 150 0 0%
27 The Right Hook N/T W/D 16.30-19.00 143 138 5 4%
28 Matt Cooper Today W/D 16.30-19.00 141 153 -12 -8%
29 Very Last Word Today Sat 08.00-11.00 138 135 3 2%
30 Premier League Live Today Sat 14.00-18.00 135 128 7 5%