RTE1

Morning Ireland added a few listeners as did John Murray (although absent for a large portion of the survey). In what’s now a very competitive morning slot Séan O’Rourke managed an increase of 6,000 on last year’s figure – but it’s only fair to say that it is down 7,000 on the previous survey (Q3) when he was only a month in the job. When Pat filled that slot he was pulling in around 320/30 thousand. He’s now in Newstalk and could be attracting about 150,000 to 130,000 if the maths are in his favour. This would mean that RTE1 has held firm and retained/won listeners and Newstalk have done likewise, then who is suffering?
Still, given the publicity surrounding the Kenny move to Newstalk, I’d say Donnybrook will be happy enough with that number.
In the lunchtime Ronan Collins added 19,000 listeners (+9%) but then everything seems to go south. News at One lost 11,000 and Joe Duffy is the second bigest faller with a 21,000 (-5%) drop only surpassed by Drivetime which is down 23,000 (-9%).

Time Programme Station 2013_4 2012_4 ‘+/- %
07.00-09.00 Morning Ireland RTE 1 449 441 8 2%
09.00-10.00 John Murray RTE 1 324 323 1 0%
10.00-12.00 P.K./S.O’R. RTE 1 327 321 6 2%
12.00-13.00 Ronan Collins RTE 1 230 211 19 9%
13.00-13.45 News at One RTE 1 349 360 -11 -3%
13.45-15.00 Liveline RTE 1 399 420 -21 -5%
15.00-16.30 Mooney RTE 1 219 221 -2 -1%
16.30-19.00 Drivetime RTE 1 242 265 -23 -9%
19.00-20.00 Arena* RTE 1 22 32 -10 -31%

RTE1 2013 Q4

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