JNLR 2014 Q3 Top Thirty

This year, like every year, the Top 30 is a mixed bag. Still the biggest draw in the radio landscape is Morning Ireland with a reach of 429,000 people every morning which is 12% of the population its down 19,000 on 2013Q3 or 4%.  This is followed by Liveline at 382,000 and its sees a fall of 31,000 or 8% on the year.

Actually most of the top portion table have seen a decline in listeners over the year and most of them in turn are from the RTE stable. The table is below so there’s no need to goo into too much detail. I’ve made the table “sortable” so if you click on any of the words in the table header (you’ll see the arrow beside ‘Station’) is will sort them ascending and descending.

I do strip out the extremities in the table. There is always the caveat: some of the comparisons are not really that valid, but I’m forced into it! Programme times do change, as to the presenters, so the time slots and presenters may not always be the same as last year.

The biggest gain is for Pat Kenny adding 83% of 65,000 listeners. It should be noted that in the 2013Q3 survey he had only two months under his belt, so mathematically he was going to show huge gains in this survey. Then we have Alison Crutis gaining 29% or 29,000 listeners. Four of the five top performing stations are non-RTE stations which is interesting.

Another interesting one is the increase in listeners for Tubridy. The time slot increase by a marginal 15 minutes, but the shows begins at 8:45. Could it be that he slingshots past what seems to be a choice change in radio at 9:00am and holds on to a few listeners?   

Biggest fallers are very neatly confined to the weekend schedule on RTE1 and mainly Saturday. There’s very little else to add to that!

Station ▴TimeProgramme2014Q32013Q3+/- ‘000+/- %
RTE 07.00-09.00Morning Ireland429448-19-4%
RTE 13.45-15.00Liveline382413-31-8%
RTE  Sat11.00-13.00Marian Finucane350370-20-5%
RTE  Sun11.00-13.00Marian Finucane342346-4-1%
RTE 13.00-13.45News at One320362-42-12%
RTE 09.00-10.00John Murray302325-23-7%
RTE 10.00-12.00Sean O’Rourke295334-39-12%
RTE  Sat10.00-11.00The Business282319-37-12%
RTE  Sat09.00-10.00Playback257293-36-12%
RTE  Sun10.00-11.00Miriam O’Callaghan236276-40-14%
RTE 16.30-19.00Drivetime227249-22-9%
Today 09.00-12.00The Ray D’Arcy Show221231-10-4%
RTE  Sun09.00-10.00Sunday Miscellany215245-30-12%
RTE 12.00-13.00Ronan Collins209234-25-11%
RTE  Sat13.00-14.00Brian Dowling202226-24-11%
RTE 15.00-16.30Mooney198224-26-12%
RTE  Sat08.00-09.00Countrywide198225-27-12%
Today 07.00-09.00Ian Dempsey196180169%
RTE  Sun13.00-14.00This Week187188-1-1%
RTE  Sat14.00-18.00Sport18417595%
RTE  Sun14.00-18.00Sport174160149%
2FM 08.45-11.00Tubridy1711521913%
Newstalk 07.00-10.00Breakfast1531213226%
Today 16.30-19.00Matt Cooper153158-5-3%
Newstalk 10.00-12.30Pat Kenny143786583%
RTE  Sun08.00-09.00World Report 142163-21-13%
2FM 11.00-14.00Nicky Byrne14113564%
Today  Sat11.00-14.00Phil Cawley13913275%
Today  Sat14.00-18.00Sport13213200%
Today  Sat08.00-11.00Alison Curtis1301012929%

 

 Big Gains
StationTimeProgramme2014Q32013Q3+/- ‘000+/- %
Newstalk 10.00-12.30Pat Kenny143786583%
Today  Sat08.00-11.00Alison Curtis1301012929%
Newstalk 07.00-10.00Breakfast1531213226%
2FM 08.45-11.00Tubridy1711521913%
Today 07.00-09.00Ian Dempsey196180169%
Big Falls
StationTimeProgramme2014Q32013Q3+/- ‘000+/- %
RTE  Sun10.00-11.00Miriam O’Callaghan236276-40-14%
RTE  Sun08.00-09.00World Report 142163-21-13%
RTE  Sat09.00-10.00Playback257293-36-12%
RTE  Sun09.00-10.00Sunday Miscellany215245-30-12%
RTE  Sat08.00-09.00Countrywide198225-27-12%