Newstalk Records Strong Consecutive JNLR Result
The Pat Kenny Show is Newstalk’s biggest ever programme with 184,000 listeners All Weekday prime-time programmes register audience increases
Newstalk has welcomed another strong JNLR listenership result showing the station has grown its weekly audience to 784,000 (up 17,000 Book on Book) and its daily audience to 435,000 (up 10,000 Book on Book).
The latest results show audience increases across all primetime shows on the Newstalk weekday schedule with all-time high results for Newstalk Breakfast with Ciara Kelly and Shane Coleman, Lunchtime Live with Andrea Gilligan and The Pat Kenny Show, which is has become Newstalk’s biggest ever programme. The Hard Shoulder with Kieran Cuddihy has grown by 5,000 to achieve an audience of 151,000.
Key weekend programmes also delivered audience success with record results including Down to Business with Bobby Kerr on 140,000 and On The Record with Gavan Reilly which grew audience to an all-time high of 93,000.
Newstalk has achieved a national prime-time market share of 7.0% and in the key audience target of 25 – 44-year-olds, Newstalk outperforms RTÉ Radio 1 on daily audience with 12,000 more listeners.
In the important Dublin market, Newstalk is the clear Number 2 station with a daily listenership of 177,000 and a primetime market share of 11.9%. Newstalk is level with RTÉ Radio 1 for the 25–54- year-old audience in the capital.
Managing Editor of Newstalk, Patricia Monahan commented today; ‘We are delighted to see our audience continue to grow and to see that our output is resonating with and engaging even more listeners. We are particularly delighted to see growth in the 25 – 44 year old audience consolidating our position as the talk station of choice for a new generation.’
Key figures for Newstalk weekday programmes:
Newstalk Breakfast with Ciara Kelly & Shane Coleman 138,000 Listeners (Up 1,000 book on book)
The Pat Kenny Show 184,000 Listeners (Up 1,000 book on book)
Lunchtime Live with Andrea Gilligan 12,000 Listeners (Up 2,000 book on book)
Moncrieff 77,000 Listeners (Up 1,000 book on book)
The Hard Shoulder with Kieran 151,000 listeners (Up 5,000 book on book)
Cuddihy Off The Ball 43,000 listeners (level book on book)
Note to Editor:
All quoted figures are from JNLR/Ipsos MRBI 2021-4 (May to December 2021).