Over 900,000 people listen weekly
Today FM has surpassed 900,000 listeners weekly (911,000) and recorded a market share of almost 9% (8.9%) according to the latest JNLR (Joint National Listenership Report) figures released today.
Today’s results now position Today FM as the 2nd most listened to station in Ireland on a daily basis.
The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show maintained its leading position as the biggest breakfast show on national commercial radio with an audience of 178,000. A stellar performance with increased work from home and less commuting in the survey period.
In mid-morning (9am-12pm), Dermot & Dave have smashed the 200,000-mark drawing in a listenership of 205,000, their biggest ever audience.
The past year has seen their show welcome 22,000 new listeners making them the most listened to show in that time slot on commercial radio. The award-winning pair have focused on balancing the news of the past year with entertaining and engaging radio moments and the latest JNLR figures shows it’s a winning formula.
Dermot Whelan commented: "We are so excited by these figures that show that more people than ever are enjoying our show. It has been a very tough couple of years, and we try every day to lighten people's mood and bring them some laughs and support with our show. A heartfelt thank you to all our amazing listeners who make the show the success it is"
Dave Moore said: "I'm so thrilled that so many people choose to listen to Dave's Bad Jokes, I mean, the Dermot & Dave Show on Today FM! It's like, Knock Knock! Who's there? Dermot & Dave on Today FM! Seriously, thanks so much to everyone who tunes in to us every day. We love doing the show and love that so many people are enjoying it!"
Mairead Ronan leaves Today FM on a high as her lunchtime audience grew by 33,000 over the past year to hit a peak of 136,000. Fergal D’Arcy also celebrated a bump in audience figures - up 7,000 to 132,000.
The Last Word with Matt Cooper had a phenomenal JNLR performance, increasing its listenership by 18,000 over the past 12 months, now broadcasting to a drive time audience of 170,000.
Commenting on the show’s success, Matt Cooper said, “The numbers suggest to us that we’ve managed to strike the right tone and balance with our Covid coverage but also that our conscious effort to offer listeners a wide variety of other things on each day’s show that have nothing to do with Covid has really appealed to them.”
Meanwhile at weekends, Alison Curtis took her Weekend Breakfast Show audience to a whole new level, increasing her Saturday morning listenership by over 60,000 in the last year to 192,0000.
Thanks for listening and here's to another year of keeping you company in 2022!