Irish Radio listened to by 3.1 million people, with over 2 million tuning into RTÉ

RTÉ continues to reach over 2 million radio listeners with 2,000,300 or 53% of the Adult 15+ population tuning in every week. RTÉ Radio 1 is still the only station with a weekly reach of over 1 million at 1,386,000 (-4,000 BoB and -7,000 YoY). RTÉ Radio programmes continue to make up the Top 20 National Radio Programmes amongst all adults 15+, with 2FM’s Breakfast Republic moving up the table.

 

RTÉ 2FM has a weekly reach figure of 844,000/22% of Adults 15+ (-6,000 BoB and +28,000 YoY). RTÉ lyric fm has 267,000 listeners on a weekly basis (-10,000 BoB and -37,000 YoY).

 

Jim Jennings, Director of Content has said: “It’s great to see RTÉ Radio maintain over two million listeners per week, and it’s particularly pleasing to see 2FM increase its listenership yet again. RTÉ Radio’s remit is to reach all demographics; and our programme makers consistently deliver on that commitment”. 

 

RTÉ Radio 1

 

RTÉ Radio 1 reaches 860,000 listeners on a weekday and remains the only Irish radio station with a weekly reach of over 1 Million*. RTÉ Radio 1 also holds a 21.9% Market Share

 

  • Morning Ireland is the most listened to radio programme in Ireland, with 434,000 listeners (consistent YoY).
  • Liveline with Joe Duffy captivates 374,000 listeners every weekday (+4,000 YoY), the second most listened to programme in Ireland.
  • News at One with Aine Lawlor and Claire Byrne delivers daily with 341,000 (+16,000 YoY).
  • The Ray D’Arcy Show continues to move up the Top 20 Adults 15+ list, with 219,000 listeners (+9,000 YoY).
  • Today with Sean O’Rourke grows by 10,000 listeners (BoB). 317,000 listeners choose to tune in every weekday.
  • With 313,000 listeners every weekday, The Ryan Tubridy Show sees gains of 2,000 listeners (BoB).
  • The Marian Finucane Show reaches 346,000 listeners on Saturday (+17,000 BoB) and 322,000 on Sunday mornings (+1,000 BoB/ +6,000 YoY).
  • Drivetime with Mary Wilson has 222,000 listeners (-6,000 BoB).
  • Listeners continue to turn up the volume for the music on RTÉ Radio 1, with The Ronan Collins Show gaining 4,000 (BoB) now with 217,000 listeners, The John Creedon Show boasts 42,000 listeners (+1,000 BoB) and Late Date steadily rising with 22,000 listeners (+1,000 BoB/ +2,000 YoY) on weekday nights while its weekend slot also shows growth.
  • Playback gains 8,000 (BoB) now with 303,000 listeners, a huge growth of 38,000 year on year.
  • Saturday with Cormac Ó hEadhra now has 218,000 listeners (+2,000 YoY).
  • Saturday Sport has 213,000 listeners tuning in (+12,000 YoY).
  • Sunday with Miriam has grown by 7,000 listeners in the period with 271,000 (BoB).

 

*1,386,000 (-4,000 BoB/ -7,000 YoY)

 

RTÉ Radio 1

 

RTÉ Radio 1 reaches 860,000 listeners on a weekday and remains the only Irish radio station with a weekly reach of over 1 Million*. RTÉ Radio 1 also holds a 21.9% Market Share

 

  • Morning Ireland is the most listened to radio programme in Ireland, with 434,000 listeners (consistent YoY).
  • Liveline with Joe Duffy captivates 374,000 listeners every weekday (+4,000 YoY), the second most listened to programme in Ireland.
  • News at One with Aine Lawlor and Claire Byrne delivers daily with 341,000 (+16,000 YoY).
  • The Ray D’Arcy Show continues to move up the Top 20 Adults 15+ list, with 219,000 listeners (+9,000 YoY).
  • Today with Sean O’Rourke grows by 10,000 listeners (BoB). 317,000 listeners choose to tune in every weekday.
  • With 313,000 listeners every weekday, The Ryan Tubridy Show sees gains of 2,000 listeners (BoB).
  • The Marian Finucane Show reaches 346,000 listeners on Saturday (+17,000 BoB) and 322,000 on Sunday mornings (+1,000 BoB/ +6,000 YoY).
  • Drivetime with Mary Wilson has 222,000 listeners (-6,000 BoB).
  • Listeners continue to turn up the volume for the music on RTÉ Radio 1, with The Ronan Collins Show gaining 4,000 (BoB) now with 217,000 listeners, The John Creedon Show boasts 42,000 listeners (+1,000 BoB) and Late Date steadily rising with 22,000 listeners (+1,000 BoB/ +2,000 YoY) on weekday nights while its weekend slot also shows growth.
  • Playback gains 8,000 (BoB) now with 303,000 listeners, a huge growth of 38,000 year on year.
  • Saturday with Cormac Ó hEadhra now has 218,000 listeners (+2,000 YoY).
  • Saturday Sport has 213,000 listeners tuning in (+12,000 YoY).
  • Sunday with Miriam has grown by 7,000 listeners in the period with 271,000 (BoB).

 

*1,386,000 (-4,000 BoB/ -7,000 YoY)

 

The latest JNLR report reflects a solid performance for RTÉ Radio 1 across the summer months, holding our share of 21.9% (BoB).  Each weekday morning the largest audience in the country tune in for an audio experience that is the soundtrack for today”.

– Tom McGuire, Head of RTÉ Radio 1

 

RTÉ 2FM

RTÉ 2FM is the number 1 national station for 15 - 34's – holding the Top 5 programmes for U35s. It also has a weekly reach figure of 844,000/22% of Adults 15+ (+28,000 YoY). RTÉ 2FM's market share is at 7.2% (+0.3pts BoB)

 

  • Breakfast Republic has 189,000 listeners and moves to number 19 spot in the country and up 3,000 BoB.
  • The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene gains 5,000 BoB to 153,000 and up 2,000 YoY.
  • The Tracy Clifford Show has grown 8,000 listeners (BoB) to 142,000 and 15,000 listeners YoY.
  • The Eoghan McDermott Show increases listenership to 145,000, up 1,000 (BoB) and a massive 18,000 YoY.
  • The Louise McSharry Show remains static with 24,000 listeners.

 

 

"This is now seven growth books in a row for 2FM. We are really grateful to the audience for the continued support and a big welcome to our new listeners. Eighteen months ago we had a daily reach of 345,000 adults daily and today that has grown by 13.6% to 392,000. This continuous relentless growth is down to the very hard work by those on air and off on 2FM".

– Dan Healy, Head of Radio Strategy and RTÉ 2FM

 

RTÉ lyric fm

 

RTÉ lyric fm reaches 267,000 Adults weekly and 118,000 Adults 15+ every weekday. The station has a market share of 1.7% for adults 15+. 

 

  • Marty in the Morning programme reaches 40,000 adults 15+
  • Niall Carroll's Classical Daytime reaches 26,000 adults 15+
  • The Full Score with Liz Nolan reaches 34,000 adults 15+
  • Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive reaches 39,000 adults 15+
  • The Mystery Train with John Kelly reaches 22,000 adults 15+
  • Movies and Musicals reaches 34,000 adults 15+ (Saturday).
  • The Hamilton Scores reaches 27,000 adults 15+ (Saturday)

 

 

“In lyric music is the centre of our universe it both defines and drives us and every day we celebrate music with our audience who choose to celebrate it with us; and it is our pleasure to bring our audience on this journey. So, every JNLR day we just like to thank our loyal listener base who decide with lyric to try and make our world a place where life can sound better”.

– Aodán O’Dubhghaill, Head of RTÉ lyric fm

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