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Listenership figures (JNLRS) just out : Disaster for RTE



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,165 ✭✭✭TheDavester

    we changed from today fm to 2fm in the office, its painful until 12.00 as the hosts are awful, but the music is much better than today fm and the hosts are less unbearable after then

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  • Registered Users Posts: 549 ✭✭✭vince

    Any numbers for the cork breakfast shows this book.

  • The average length of a single Radio Advertisement on rte 1 is getting longer and longer. When there is a couple of these types of adverts before a News Bulletin, I know there is no signifant development on the news, and I switch off.

  • Registered Users Posts: 88 ✭✭JJKC

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,108 ✭✭✭✭recode the site

    I find Tubridy nauseatingly put-on , and for me that’s a real out-off. I have to awake in a particularly good mood to be able to listen to him at all, and mostly I manage to mentally switch-off as I focus on other things. Occasionally I’m in a particularly spunky mood and will comment in the thread. Liveline thread is what hooked me into Boards in the first place and if I am nearly a radio I will listen in and endure for the sake of the commentary and in the hole if occasional Gold, but not for the reasons RTÉ would care for me to listen.

    To me Liveline should be terrific radio, a democratic opportunity for the ordinary person to have their say, but more often totally mishandled by the host in search of the misery & death angle. You won’t get onto the show unless you can relate to suffering or else have a soundbite-worthy angle (eg unusual personality etc). At least Darcy is kind of just his incompetent full enough self, and the fact that he is not so much put-on makes me “tolerate” him the most of the three top-paid, though I don’t actively listen to him.

    Righteous Television Events is an ace broadcasting organisation; we’ll not be hearing counter opinion, d’jya hear me?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,790 ✭✭✭Declan A Walsh

    His name is not Colin - it's Colm Hayes, formerly with FM104, 2FM and Radio Nova, sister station of Classic Hits.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,631 ✭✭✭✭dxhound2005

    Your opinions are very widely held amongst the few dozen regulars here. But they do not reflect the listening habits of the general audience as measured. Unless hundreds of thousands of people enjoy inflicting on themselves broadcasts and presenters they hate, day in day out.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,998 ✭✭✭ratracer


    shows what an impression he’s made on me! 😂

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  • Registered Users Posts: 39 Just Some Young Lad

    I’m gonna go out on a limb here - it’s probably that the show appeals a lot more to the younger generation. The only issue with that is that the younger generation don’t listen to the radio as much.

    ”Better” is also subjective. More successful based on listener count might be a better way to describe it.

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 6,548 Mod ✭✭✭✭pinkypinky

    Slightly newbie question but why are they called 'books'?

    Genealogy Forum Mod

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭Expunge

    Because, in former days the research results, appendix, methodology etc. was delivered to the stations who paid for it as a fairly thick book.

    These days I'm sure it's delivered as electronic files.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭Expunge

    Very good point. This guy Healy seems to get a notion in his head - in this case we need 'talent' with huge social media followings coz' that's where the kids are. That's where his big idea seems to end. There seems to be no talent coaching, production seems to be very poor to me. And the amount of taking going on? Desperate.

    2FM is getting it's absolute arse kicked by it's like for like rivals in Dublin and the regions. It seems to be unloved by all. The very continued existence of 2FM must be in question now. (I know this has been said many times one here)

    2 Euro 71 cents of every license fee goes to 2FM, according to the 2020 RTE annual report.

    (14.04 to Radio 1, 3.62 to Lyric FM and a chunky 8.14 to Radio na Gaeltachta, who's listener numbers are never quoted publicly)

    If 2FM ain't making money and there is little by way of Public Service Broadcasting attached to it, is it worth continuing with it on FM?

  • Registered Users Posts: 39 Just Some Young Lad

    I'll digress from talking about my disdain of the TV license. I think that culturally R Na G should be kept. As much of a sinkhole as it is. 2FM should be done away with and so too should Lyric. Resources should then be shared amongst Radio 1 and R Na G and they shouldn't be seen as separate entities. We only need one national radio station in each language (need is used loosely here).

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,702 ✭✭✭✭Losty Dublin

    Okay, you say that you think that Lyric and 2FM "should be done away with." Why so? Interested to hear what your rational here is.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,702 ✭✭✭✭Losty Dublin

    A very basic breakdown can be seen here.

    In short, Red wins the younger and Cork 96 the older audiences.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,702 ✭✭✭✭Losty Dublin

    The opposite is actually the case here, RTS. The listenership is there for both RTE Radios 1(especially so) and 2 to take in a lot more commercial revenue but they don't seem to want to hard sell adverts and sponsorship on either of the stations for whatever reasons.