The station’s market share is now at an all-time high of 7.6% with The Pat Kenny Show attracting more than 200,000 listeners for the first time
The latest JNLR results published today, 9th of November 2023, show significant growth for the national talk station in a radio market that continues to perform strongly with almost 3.8 million Irish adults tuning in every week.
As well as record weekly listenership and market share Newstalk recorded its biggest ever daily listenership with 466,000 listeners now tuning in every day.
The Pat Kenny Show has consolidated its position as Newstalk’s biggest ever show with a record 205,000 people tuning in daily, an increase of 26,000 in the last 3 months. This also makes it the first Newstalk show ever to reach more than 200,000 people.
Moncrieff with Sean Moncrieff achieved an all-time high audience of 110,000, an increase of 7,000 in the last 3 months. Lunchtime Live with Andrea Gilligan also saw more listeners tuning in, adding 5,000 listeners to bring the show’s total to 107,000 listeners daily.
The Hard Shoulder with Kieran Cuddihy and Newstalk Breakfast with Ciara Kelly and Shane Coleman both put in steady performances with daily audiences of 148,000 and 144,000 respectively.
The station retained its position in Dublin enjoying a market share of 11.4% in the capital and all time high daily and weekly reach figures of 184,000 and 292,000 respectively in the capital.
Managing Editor of Newstalk, Patricia Monahan commented today.
‘We are delighted to see record audiences tuning in and confirming that Newstalk is the station of choice for a new generation of talk listeners.
It is also great recognition of all the hard work, energy and creativity that our programme teams put in every day. They deliver great content to our listeners and enable our presenters, reporters and contributors to have the conversations that count to our audience.
I would particularly like to congratulate Pat Kenny and his show team on a great result and one that is very well deserved. Pat recently celebrated ten years at Newstalk and has never sounded better. It is great to see that the audience are continuing to move the dial to hear more of him’
Key figures for Newstalk weekday programmes:
Newstalk Breakfast, 144,000 (-1,000 BoB)
The Pat Kenny Show, 205,000 Listeners (+26,000 BoB)
Lunchtime Live, 107,000 Listeners (+5,000 BoB)
Moncrieff, 110,000 Listeners (+7,000 BoB)
The Hard Shoulder, 148,000 listeners (-1000 BoB)
Off The Ball, 46,000 listeners (-2 BoB)
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Information sourced from; JNLR/Ipsos 2023-3 (Oct 22 to sept ‘23).
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