National Listnership 2012 Q4 JNLR

Here we’re going to have a closer look at the individual National Stations in terms of their various programmes. We’ll also look at them through their quarter hours to see how they stack up against each other. All you have to do is click on the individual station tabs (if you have an appropriate browser) here to see the various programmes for seven to seven and their quarter hours comparisons for the last three years.    

You can see below the time signature each station leaves on the day and, more strikingly, how that chart is absolutely dominated by RTE1. It peaks firstly in the morning at 8:00 with 324,000 listeners and then again at 1:45pm when Joe starts getting into his stride with 356,000 listeners and back down again to spike at 5:00 with 179,000.

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 RTE1

Very small changes to the numbers in the main station. Some of the lighter, more entertainment oriented programmes losing out and Drivetime and the News at One making ground – are we getting serious as a body of listeners at last?  

Time Programme Station 2012_4 2011_4 +/-
07.00-09.00  Morning Ireland RTE1 441 446 -5
09.00-10.00  John Murray RTE1 323 327 -4
10.00-12.00  Today With Pat Kenny RTE1 321 329 -8
12.00-13.00  Ronan Collins RTE1 211 227 -16
13.00-13.45  News at One RTE1 360 345 15
13.45-15.00  Liveline RTE1 420 414 6
15.00-16.30  Mooney RTE1 221 238 -17
16.30-19.00  Drivetime RTE1 265 243 22
19.00-19.30  Sport At 7 RTE1 32 28 4

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2FM

 

The national broadcasters second station 2FM is struggling nationally and in Dublin this quarter. Hector and Will Leahy to only ones not showing a deficit on last year and Tubridy loosing the lion’s share of the numbers    

Time Programme Station 2012_4 2011_4 +/-
07.00-09.00 Breakfast With Hector 2FM 124 124 0
09.00-11.00 Tubridy 2FM 160 176 -16
11.00-13.00 Colm Hayes 2FM 131 140 -9
13.00-14.00 Larry Gogan’s Golden Hour 2FM 83 86 -3
14.00-16.30 Rick in the Afternoon 2FM 114 116 -2
16.30-19.00 More Music Drive With Will Leahy 2FM 111 105 6
19.00-21.00 Dave Fanning 2FM 25 22 3

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 Today FM

Today FM managed to increase listenership in the first three berths of the day (from a Godly hour on anyway). They are still second to RTE1 nationally, but they have been dropping in Dublin quarter after successive quarter. 

Time Programme Station 2012_4 2011_4 +/-
07.00-09.00 The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show TODAY 175 171 4
09.00-12.00 The Ray D’Arcy Show TODAY 243 234 9
12.00-14.30 The Ray Foley Show TODAY 151 144 7
14.30-16.30 Tony Fenton TODAY 113 118 -5
16.30-19.00 The Last Word with Matt Cooper TODAY 160 161 -1
19.00-22.00 In The Evening TODAY 25 29 -4

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Newstalk

 

Breakfast suffered in Newstalk but Tom Dunne managed to hold his own. Other slogs show marginal increased. Off the Ball went Off the Boil red carding 22% of their listeners 

Time Programme Station 2012_4 2011_4 +/-
07.00-10.00 Breakfast  NEWSTALK 121 133 -12
10.00-12.00 Tom Dunne NEWSTALK 53 53 0
12.00-13.30 Lunchtime NEWSTALK 61 63 -2
13.30-16.30 Moncrieff NEWSTALK 95 93 2
16.30-19.00 The Right Hook NEWSTALK 131 129 2
19.00-22.00 Off the Ball NEWSTALK 39 50 -11

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Lyric FM

Lyric is down marginally by 8,000 and by 13,000 in the capital. Although, it think it would be a stretch to suggest they are losing to FM104. Niall Carroll’s numbers are distorted as he is doing a double shift these days having previously knocked off at two. 

Time Programme Station 2012_4 2011_4 +/-
07.00-10.00 Marty in the Morning  LYRIC 29 25 4
10.00-14.00 Niall Carroll’s Classical Daytime* LYRIC 38 26 12
14.00-16.00 The John Kelly Ensemble LYRIC 29 35 -6
16.00-19.00 Liz Nolan’s Classic Drive LYRIC 45 57 -12
19.00-20.00 Jazz Alley  LYRIC 14 12 2

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