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Today FM welcome new listeners across the board in latest JNLR figures

The station has seen increases across their day-time schedule

Brian McEvoy

The latest Joint National Listenership Report (JNLR) for the period April ’17 – March ‘18 have been released, and Today FM are celebrating a gain in daily listeners across every prime-time show on their schedule.

The station recorded an increase of 10,000 listeners daily, with a weekly reach of almost 880,000 listeners (878,000).

In the drive time slot, The Last Word with Matt Cooper now reaches an audience of 138,000 (+4,000 book on book) listeners daily.

The show has seen an increase of 8,000 listeners year on year who are tuning in for their fix of topical debates, quick wit and heated discussion every day between 4-7PM.

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163,000 (+3,000 book on book) listeners are waking up to the nation’s favourite breakfast presenter, Ian Dempsey, as his show 7-9am show remains the Number 1 Breakfast Show on commercial radio in Ireland.

The show’s popular comedy slot ‘Gift Grub’ with Mario Rosenstock has been blazing a trail on Today FM’s social channels with hilarious show skits reaching over 1 million people.

The multi-award winning Dermot & Dave continue to thrive in their mid-morning slot (9-12pm) with 162,000 (+1,000) people joining the duo each day.

The pair who took over the slot in January 2017 has really settled into their groove with a mix of exclusive interviews, comedy features and human interest stories.

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Just last week the duo performed in front of a sold out audience in Vicar Street as part of Today FMs ‘Live for Music’ and had crowds erupting with laughter with their hilarious impersonations and performed alongside Coronas front man, Danny O’Reilly.

Newest presenter, Muireann O’Connell, who took over Al Porter’s slot after he stepped down from the station, has welcomed 3,000 new listeners to her new lunchtime show (12-2pm) in just 3 months.

Muireann now entertains an audience of 101,000 listeners every day with hilariously relatable stories from around Ireland, her popular ‘Muireann’s Mega Mix’ and so much more.

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Afternoon presenter, Fergal D’Arcy also celebrated a bump in listeners with 104,000 people across Ireland tuning in to his show each day. Meanwhile, Louise Duffy’s ‘Lost in Music’ show also increased in this book bringing her audience to 26,000 (+1,000)


CEO of Today FM, Keith McCormack commented, “This is a very strong performance for the station, an increase of 10,000 listeners daily and gains across every show from morning to night.”