Newstalk confirmed as Ireland’s fastest growing national radio station*

Category: News

Results show continued growth for Newstalk ‘Breakfast’ & ‘The Pat Kenny Show’


According to the latest JNLR results released today, 1st May 2014, Newstalk now reaches a record 334,000 listeners daily.

Additional highlights from the latest results include:

  • Newstalk ‘Breakfast’, hosted by Ivan Yates and Chris Donoghue, have 137,000 listeners daily – an increase in 16,000 listeners year-on-year 
  • ‘The Pat Kenny Show’ hosted by Pat Kenny has 114,000 listeners daily – an increase of 18,000 listeners book on book
  • ‘Moncrieff’ with Sean Moncrieff has 111,000 listeners daily – an increase of 7,000 year on year
  • ‘The Right Hook’, presented by George Hook, has maintained a strong position with 121,000 listeners daily
  • ‘Lunchtime’, presented by Jonathan Healy, has 70,000 listeners daily – an increase of 5,000 year-on-year


Commenting on the latest JNLR figures, Gerard Whelan, Newstalk CEO, said: “Today’s JNLR results has confirmed that Newstalk is Ireland’s fastest growing national radio station* and gives a clear indication that the Irish public are moving the dial to Newstalk. We are seeing consistent growth throughout our schedule, with particularly strong figures for Breakfast with Ivan and Chris, and The Pat Kenny Show. Newstalk is brimming with exceptionally talented people and our continued growth is the result of their passion and dedication to make Newstalk Ireland’s best national radio station for news and talk.”

Data Sources – JNLR/Ipsos MRBI2014-2

April 13 – March 14 v January – December 2013  (Book on Book)

April 13 – March 14  v April 12 – March 13 (Year on Year)

*in the last 12 months. (April 13 – March 14  v April 12 – March 13 )