JNLR 2016Q4 Top 30 and Station Programmes

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The part of the research that is most repurposed by the reporting media is the pecking order of the ‘talent’ in terms of the top 30. Note: the time slots for certain programmes have changed over the year (not book on book) and therefore, for the purposes of the Gains/Falls, they have been excluded as the comparative would be skewed.

The year picture was good for RTE1 with wins for Sunday Miscellany and Tubridy. The gains were very much outweighed by the losses in numbers where they suffered badly with Saturday Sport and The Week

Note: The Gains are Falls are drawn from the top thirty programmes and not the complete programming schedule – something I’ll correct from the next time out

 

Table: Year on Year Gains

      BoB YoY
   2016Q42016Q32015Q4ChCh % ChCh %
Sunday Miscellany09.00-10.00RTE 1 Sun253265244-12-5% 94%
Tubridy09.00-10.00RTE 132331631472% 93%
Sean O’Rourke10.00-12.00RTE 133232533172% 10%
Phil Cawley11.00-14.00Today Sat1481321471612% 11%
Liveline13.45-15.00RTE 1387395387-8-2% 00%

 Table: Year on Year Falls

      BoB YoY
   2016Q42016Q32015Q4ChCh % ChCh %
Sport14.00-18.00RTE 1 Sat163183198-20-11% -35-18%
This Week13.00-14.00RTE 1 Sun191205223-14-7% -32-14%
Breakfast Republic06.00-10.002FM15414518196% -27-15%
Nicky Byrne10.00-13.002FM13113115700% -26-17%
Claire Byrne13.00-14.00RTE 1 Sat222244245-22-9% -23-9%

Book on book Phil Cawley did well adding 12%. Newstalk breakfast, one of the format changes added 6% book on book giving that time slot some hope. In terms of falls, it looks like the whole Saturday afternoon schedule took a bit of a beating.  

Table: Book on Book Gains

      BoB YoY
   2016Q42016Q32015Q4ChCh % ChCh %
Phil Cawley11.00-14.00Today Sat1481321471612% 11%
Breakfast Republic06.00-10.002FM15414518196% -27-15%
Newstalk Breakfast07.00-09.00Newstalk12211517176%   
Sean O’Rourke10.00-12.00RTE 133232533172% 10%
Tubridy09.00-10.00RTE 132331631472% 93%

Table: Book on Book Falls

      BoB YoY
   2016Q42016Q32015Q4ChCh % ChCh %
The Business10.00-11.00RTE 1 Sat296321299-25-8% -3-1%
Claire Byrne13.00-14.00RTE 1 Sat222244245-22-9% -23-9%
Countrywide08.00-09.00RTE 1 Sat198220204-22-10% -6-3%
Sport14.00-18.00RTE 1 Sat163183198-20-11% -35-18%
Sunday Sport14.00-18.00RTE 1 Sun173189177-16-8% -4-2%

Morning Ireland is still the most listened to programme at 448,000 listeners every morning and 61,000 ahead of Liveline at this point. Sean O’Rourke gained a place and is on 332,000 the same as his old slot News at One

Table: Top 30

      BoB YoY
   2016Q42016Q32015Q4ChCh % ChCh %
Morning Ireland07.00-09.00RTE 144844444841% 00%
Liveline13.45-15.00RTE 1387395387-8-2% 00%
Marian Finucane11.00-13.00RTE 1 Sat372387392-15-4% -20-5%
Sean O’Rourke10.00-12.00RTE 133232533172% 10%
News at One13.00-13.45RTE 1332338346-6-2% -14-4%
Tubridy09.00-10.00RTE 132331631472% 93%
Marian Finucane11.00-13.00RTE 1 Sun308322328-14-4% -20-6%
The Business10.00-11.00RTE 1 Sat296321299-25-8% -3-1%
Playback09.00-10.00RTE 1 Sat283293285-10-3% -2-1%
Sunday Miscellany09.00-10.00RTE 1 Sun253265244-12-5% 94%
Miriam O’Callaghan10.00-11.00RTE 1 Sun245254265-9-4% -20-8%
Drivetime16.30-19.00RTE 123823624021% -2-1%
Claire Byrne13.00-14.00RTE 1 Sat222244245-22-9% -23-9%
Ronan Collins12.00-13.00RTE 1217218220-10% -3-1%
Ray D’Arcy15.00-16.30RTE 1213216215-3-1% -2-1%
Countrywide08.00-09.00RTE 1 Sat198220204-22-10% -6-3%
This Week13.00-14.00RTE 1 Sun191205223-14-7% -32-14%
Sunday Sport14.00-18.00RTE 1 Sun173189177-16-8% -4-2%
Ian Dempsey07.00-09.00Today FM167173187-6-3% -20-11%
Anton Savage09.00-12.00Today FM164166183-2-1% -19-10%
Sport14.00-18.00RTE 1 Sat163183198-20-11% -35-18%
Breakfast Republic06.00-10.002FM15414518196% -27-15%
World Report08.00-09.00RTE 1 Sun149164165-15-9% -16-10%
Phil Cawley11.00-14.00Today Sat1481321471612% 11%
Pat Kenny09.00-12.00Newstalk14714613311%   
Alison Curtis08.00-11.00Today Sat137148141-11-7% -4-3%
Matt Cooper16.30-19.00Today FM132136132-4-3% 00%
Nicky Byrne10.00-13.002FM13113115700% -26-17%
Newstalk Drive16.00-19.00Newstalk130138145-8-6%   
Newstalk Breakfast07.00-09.00Newstalk12211517176%  

A clarification is necessary. Just taking the national stations: when it comes to the station programmes there are 150 different times slots to compare and then by three books! I normally cull this down to the top 30 and it’s from that culled list that the ‘gains’ and ‘fallers’ are taken. I probably should have specified that earlier.

So after a query and a ‘nudge’ below is are the Gains/Fallers taken from the complete programming schedule available nationally. Makes a bit of a difference! I’ll be looking at both scenarios in future.

Table: Book on Book Gains (All)

      Book on Book Year on Year
   2016Q42016Q32016Q4+/-%ch +/-%ch
Phil CawleyToday Sat11.00-14.001481321471612% 11%
Breakfast Republic2FM W/D06.00-10.0015414518196% -27-15%
Premier League LiveToday Sat14.00-18.001049512799% -23-18%
Will Leahy2FM Sun18.00-20.00352717830% 18106%
The Sunday ShowNewstalk Sun10.00-12.00726460813% 1220%

Table: Book on Book Falls (All)

      Book on Book Year on Year
   2016Q42016Q32016Q4+/-%ch +/-%ch
The BusinessRTE 1 Sat10.00-11.00296321299-25-8% -3-1%
Claire ByrneRTE 1 Sat13.00-14.00222244245-22-9% -23-9%
CountrywideRTE 1 Sat08.00-09.00198220204-22-10% -6-3%
SportRTE 1 Sat14.00-18.00163183198-20-11% -35-18%
Sunday SportRTE 1 Sun14.00-18.00173189177-16-8% -4-2%

Table: Year on Year Gains (All)

      Book on Book Year on Year
ProgrammeStationTime2016Q42016Q32016Q4+/-%ch +/-%ch
Will Leahy2FM Sun18.00-20.00352717830% 18106%
The Sunday ShowNewstalk Sun10.00-12.00726460813% 1220%
Ryan TubridyRTE 1 W/D09.00-10.0032331631472% 93%
Fergal D’ArcyToday W/D14.30-16.30103979466% 910%
Sunday MiscellanyRTE 1 Sun09.00-10.00253265244-12-5% 94%

Table: Year on Year Falls (All)

      Book on Book Year on Year
   2016Q42016Q32016Q4+/-%ch +/-%ch
Weekenders2FM Sat15.00-18.007680118-4-5% -42-36%
SportRTE 1 Sat14.00-18.00163183198-20-11% -35-18%
Larry Gogan2FM Sun13.00-15.006979102-10-13% -33-32%
This WeekRTE 1 Sun13.00-14.00191205223-14-7% -32-14%
Breakfast Republic2FM W/D06.00-10.0015414518196% -27-15%

Station Programmes

RTE1

     BoB YoY
  2016Q42016Q32015Q4+/-%ch +/-%ch
Morning IrelandRTE 1 W/D44844444841% 00%
TubridyRTE 1 W/D32331631472% 93%
Sean O’RourkeRTE 1 W/D33232533172% 10%
Ronan CollinsRTE 1 W/D217218220-10% -3-1%
News at OneRTE 1 W/D332338346-6-2% -14-4%
LivelineRTE 1 W/D387395387-8-2% 00%
Ray D’ArcyRTE 1 W/D213216215-3-1% -2-1%
DrivetimeRTE 1 W/D23823624021% -2-1%

 RTE1

The whole afternoon schedule is back a little book on book with Liveline being the biggest faller. News at One is down both on the last book and over the twelve months. The morning portion is going in the right direction.  

 2FM

     BoB YoY
  2016Q42016Q32015Q4+/-%ch +/-%ch
Breakfast Republic2FM W/D 15414518196% -27-15%
Nicky Byrne2FM W/D13113115700% -26-17%
Tracy Clifford2FM W/D11311012933% -16-12%
Eoghan Mc Dermot2FM W/D11010911711% -7-6%
Game On2FM W/D211918211% 317%

 2fm

Breakfast Republic put on the breaks and gained a few listeners. Nickey Byrne stayed put and Tracy Clifford gained a few. All are down on 15Q4 but maybe this book shows that the declines have been arrested.   

Today FM

     BoB YoY
  2016Q42016Q32015Q4+/-%ch +/-%ch
Ian DempseyToday W/D167173187-6-3% -20-11%
Anton SavageToday W/D164166183-2-1% -19-10%
Dermot and DaveToday W/D11511312122% -6-5%
Fergal D’ArcyToday W/D103979466% 910%
Matt CooperToday W/D132136132-4-3% 00%

today

The early part of the day dropped back a little. While the departed Anton was down 19,000 on the year his last book showed signs of arresting the declines he suffered. If the original ‘goal’ for Anton’s show was to get to 65% of Rays last figure, then 164,000 is 76% and he’s (was) well covered!

Newstalk

     BoB YoY
  2016Q42016Q32015Q4+/-%ch +/-%ch
Newstalk BreakfastNewstalk W/D12211517176%   
The Pat Kenny ShowNewstalk W/D14714613311%   
High Noon*Newstalk W/D959880-3-3%   
Moncrieff*Newstalk W/D6566120-1-2%   
Newstalk Drive*Newstalk W/D130138145-8-6%   

 news2

Plenty of changes of late with Breakfast taking a revolving door approach to presenters and George chatting with us through lunchtime. The breakfast club seems to be working gaining 7,000 on the previous book. However, George has dropped back as has the rest of the afternoon schedule.