Only 1,000 listeners are tuning into Lottie Ryan’s 2FM radio show, it has emerged.
The 28-year-old was hoped to be one of the station’s new talents – and follow in the footsteps of her dad Gerry.
However new audience figures show that just 2,000 listen to the The Early Early Breakfast Show between 6-7am on Saturdays.
And on Sunday morning that is cut in half – with only 1,000 bothering to tune in.
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However FM104 – which only broadcasts in Dublin – gets ten times those figures with 20,000 listening to Killian O’Sullivan between 6-9am on Saturday.
Although an RTE spokeswoman said “there’s no comparison whatsoever” to be made between Lottie and FM104 given the differing time slots.
Before his death, Gerry Ryan had more than 300,000 people listening to his 2FM show.
And 2FM boss Dan Healy has insisted that Lottie – who also presents showbiz news headlines throughout the week – is being trained in.
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“This is a slot we use to develop new talent,” he told the Irish Sun. “We’re talking 6am in the morning.”
Up-and-coming Lottie feared she would be axed early into her role after only being given a short-term contract by Montrose.