Newstalk continues to grow its listenership as over 700,000 listen weekly

Category: JNLR, News, Newstalk

Three shows achieve their highest ever listenership figures

 According to the latest JNLR results released today, Thursday 29th October 2015, Newstalk now reaches 402,000 listeners daily and 707,000 listeners weekly. Three of the stations flagship shows have achieved their highest ever listenership figures with the station increasing its market share to 6.6%, from 6.3% a year ago.

Additional highlights from the latest JNLR results include:

‘Newstalk Breakfast’, hosted by Ivan Yates and Chris Donoghue, has increased to 178,000 listeners daily, their highest to date and an increase of 25,000 listeners year on year


  • ‘The Right Hook’ with George Hook has the highest ever reach of 148,000 daily listeners, an increase of 35,000 listeners year on year


  • ‘The Pat Kenny Show’ remains solid with 134,000 people tuning in every day


  • ‘Moncrieff’ with Sean Moncrieff has a daily listenership of 120,000, an increase of 6,000 year on year


  • Bobby Kerr’s show, Down to Business, has crossed the 100,000 listener threshold for the first time


Commenting on the latest JNLR figures, Garrett Harte, Newstalk Editor-in-Chief said: Newstalk continues to perform across the seven day schedule particularly with the performance of Ivan Yates, Chris Donoghue and George Hook in our Drivetime shows. We are delighted with the performance of Bobby Kerr and that for the first time he has now over 100,000 listeners. With over 700,000 people tuning into Newstalk every week combining with a 75% growth in our digital audience this year, we are eagerly anticipating the coming 12 months and continued growth across all our platforms.