The latest JNLR figures have been released, and Jennifer Zamparelli has proved she’s a hit with her own radio show on RTÉ 2fm.
The station announced a major schedule shake-up back in May, with Jennifer landing her own show from 9am-12pm every weekday.
The popular presenter effectively replaced The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene, which aired from 10am – 12pm on weekdays, after it came to an end back in March.
As of March 2019, the final 12-months listenership figure for The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene was 155,000.
And in the latest JNLR figures, it was confirmed that Jennifer’s show has an audience of 156,000 – meaning she’s managed to maintain that mid-morning audience, and gain some listeners too.
Meanwhile, 2FM Breakfast with Doireann and Eoghan has 135,000 listeners tuning in on weekday mornings (+2,000 BOB).
Doireann Garrihy and Eoghan McDermott took over the early morning slot on 2fm as part of the station’s schedule change over the summer, going live every week day from 6am – 9am.
They took over from Breakfast Republic, which was hosted by Keith Walsh, Bernard O’Shea and Jennifer Zamparelli for five years.
As of March 2019, Breakfast Republic had an audience of 188,000.
As for Jenny Greene, the popular DJ has proved that she’s doing just fine on her own, as her drive time slot has 139,000 listeners according to the latest JNLR figures.
Jenny famously quit the station back in March alongside Nicky Byrne, but was later given her own slot as part of the station’s schedule change.
Tracy Clifford has also maintained her audience of 147,000 listeners.
Dan Healy, Head of RTÉ Radio Strategy and RTÉ 2FM said in a statement: “Although we are only the four months into the new schedule there is evidence that it is having a positive impact on our 15-34 audience.”
“Our market share for 15-34 years increased from 12.5% to 13%. Our new breakfast show with Doireann and Eoghan held which is remarkable, because normally when you change breakfast shows the audience usually goes in to a temporary decline.”
“Our new talk show, The Jennifer Zamparelli Show on 2FM, is doing very really well, bringing relevant human interest stories for younger audiences to the airwaves,” he continued.
“We have had a strong summer of live music, supporting new and emerging Irish musicians and we continue to lead the way in public service broadcasting for younger audiences.”