JNLR 2015Q4 Top Thirty

There were some good wins for RTE1 occupying the top five slots in the programmes that gained year on year and three of them in the weekend schedule. They also hold the top five book on book – but the emphasis there is on the weekday schedule. Today FM hold three of the five faller’s berths looking at them year on year.  The main Top 30 Table below is sortable – just click on the heading and it will sort ascending and then descending (on a second click).  Table: Year on Year Gains (‘000) Programme Time Station 15Q4 14Q4 Book

JNLR 2015Q4 Station Programmes

Here we have a look at the different stations and their weekday offerings. This time out the year on year and book on book are explored.   

JNLR 2015Q4 Cork Listenership

Cork was akin to a bare-knuckle scrap in the last few books  – now it looks like a mismatch and no rematch in the contract. RedFM pulled away, yet again, to 133,000 or 32% reach having added 34,000 listener’s in the year (+34%) and a more conservative 8,000 or 6% in the last quarter. Cork’s 96FM is the ultimate victim in this fight dropping 17,000 on the year (-13%) but managing to keep it steady in the last quarter. Consider, if you will, that in mid ’13 they were at an untouchable 174,000 listeners per day, 70,000 ahead of their

JNLR 2015Q4 Regionals and Local

                  BoB   YoY Area Franchise 2016 Q4   2016 Q3   2015 Q4   +/- Ch %   +/- Ch % Regional SE Beat 94 24%   95 24%   97 25%   -1 -1%   -3 -3% Regional SW Spin South West 84 20%   88 21%   93 22%   -4 -5%   -9 -10% Regional NW iRadio NW 117 21%   120 21%   128 23%   -3 -3%   -11 -9% Regional NE iRadio NE 87 13%   91 13%   100 15%   -4 -4%  

ABC Circulation December 2015

For the monthly providers of circulation data the report today the final one for 2015. This also allows us to provide their July-December numbers. For the other papers on our shelves, we will have to wait for another few weeks until they provide that data. The December’s numbers were nothing by way of excitement with the Daily Star providing something by way of change as it managed a gain on the month of 1,200 whereas and The Sun on the other hand dropping over 700. In the Sundays there were two big fallers: The Sun on Sunday fell by over

And the sponsor is……

An interesting one today (Jan 20th) in the irishmirror.ie. Now, I’m all for newbrands extracting cash wherever they can, but I do believe that there really should be a bit of transparency in those transactions as well. On the Irish Mirror’s home page there was a news block with the captivating headline (if you’re in that market) “How to save on family camping getaways – plus amazing deals on Easter and 2016 breaks”. On clicking through it was an ‘article’ on campsites in Italy, Switzerland and France offering deals over the Easter Break. Fair enough. The first most notable point

Ad Blocking will hurt Publishers

I came across a very few interesting articles on the potential impact of ‘ad-blocking’ plugins on publishers revenue. The argument was the so many individuals were using ad blockers that it has become a real threat to the viability of publishers to eak out a few Euros from their digital offerings – considering that the revenues from print have being going south for the last few years. Irish based start-up PageFair in their report on ad blocking in 2015 estimate that there were 181m active internet users with ad blockers on their browsers. This is a 41% increase in blocking