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

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

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

ABC Circulation November 2015

The penultimate month in ’15 brings little by way of cheer. The only change in the ABC’s is that they now have a new report which measures the digital editions of the papers – not that it’s going to make a huge difference here as they report a total of 110 digital sales in November in Ireland – across all titles! Their new format is also a little confusing as the ABC report no ‘digital edition’ sales for the Sunday Times last month but the paper has a certificate for their ‘tablet edition’ where they claim over 95,000 sales

Top Sites for Mobile in Ireland

I let this slip by some time back, but it’s worth a quick look. Comscore recently published some data on the most popular websites accessed via a smartphone or tablet in Ireland* You can see all the figures below and the table is sortable for those that who wish to scrutinise them a little further. No figures were published on the same sites viewed via desktop to give the full picture. The same company did produce data on Irish Newspapers but it’s from 2011 and, I think, took far back to use for comparatives. You can see it here

ABC Circulation October 2015

The October ABC’s show little signs of excitement, as per normal, bar the dramatic reduction in the sales of the Daily Star Sunday. Between September and October they have dropped by over 40% to just 9,000 copies from 15,000. A drop would either have to be “self imposed” if the publisher decided to alter (dramatically) the distribution of the title or there was a third party involved like a chain dropping them. I’ll dig a little and see. Most of the morning tabloids saw further falls in their circulation as they move further away from the halcyon days of

JNLR 2015Q3 National Listenership

The national picture shows that radio listenership is still in a healthy position with a reach of 83% of the population every day. While this is up 18,000 on the previous year (14Q3) it’s down marginally (3,000) on the previous book (15Q2). That small slippage also had the affect of moving the point reach from 84% in 15Q2 to 83% this time out. On a station by station basis most gained year on year and fell on a book on book analysis. RTE1 is still the dominant force reaching 24% of the population every day or 868,000 people which

JNLR 2015Q3 Dublin Listenership

Dublin radio reach is slightly below the national figure at 81% and represents 829,000 adults per day. The trend in Dublin was not so healthy and back at the start of 2014 where the reach was only 78%. So there’s been somewhat of a mini resurgence in listenership over the last few books as it clawed back to 81%. The biggest player in the Dublin market is RTE1 with a reach of 302,000 or 30%. It’s trailed by FM104, having made some ground over the last few books and are now reaching 194,000 listeners every day. This is an

JNLR 2015Q3 Regionals and Local

There’s a lot in the regional and locals so I’m simply going to provide the ammunition: those who want can fire the bullets. All regional stations are performing well against the nationals but still have a way to go before they reach the “home local” grouping in their respective franchises. You can see from the table below where each of the national stations rank in the various franchises. It shows that, in the main, they would be second to the home locals, ahead of RTE1, in all areas, bar one.