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Breakfast Battle: Ian Dempsey grows by 15,000 listeners as RTE Radio One comes out on top

The JNLR figures have officially been released

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Brian McEvoy

The JNLR figures have officially been released, and it’s a battle for the best at the breakfast time slot.

Ian Dempsey has once again gone up in listenership – growing by 15,000 listeners year on year but losing 2,000 in the last three months.

This means Ian has retained his position as the most popular breakfast radio show on commercial radio.

Picture: Kinlan Photography.

Meanwhile 2FM’s Breakfast With Doireann and Eoghan – now have 135,000 listeners, with a 2FM rep telling Goss.ie that the show has gained 2,000 listeners.

However year on year, Breakfast Republic had 188,000 as of March 2019.

Eoghan McDermott is currently filming for Love Island Australia, with 2FM bosses putting in Love Island winner Greg O’Shea in his place.

However, it’s RTE Radio One’s Morning Ireland that brings in the most listeners every morning with 429,000 people listening in every morning.

Meanwhile, Newstalk Breakfast boasts 125,000 listeners.