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.
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?
|10.00-12.00||Today With Pat Kenny||RTE1||321||329||-8|
|13.00-13.45||News at One||RTE1||360||345||15|
|19.00-19.30||Sport At 7||RTE1||32||28||4|
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
|07.00-09.00||Breakfast With Hector||2FM||124||124||0|
|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|
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.
|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|
|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|
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
|16.30-19.00||The Right Hook||NEWSTALK||131||129||2|
|19.00-22.00||Off the Ball||NEWSTALK||39||50||-11|
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.
|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|