Newstalk is now reaching 709,000 listeners each week

25,000 new weekly listeners tuned in during 2015

The latest JNLR results released today show that Newstalk now reaches 709,000 listeners weekly.

This means that year on year the station’s weekly listenership is up by 25,000.

Newstalk Breakfast is up 6,000 year-on-year, with 171,000 listeners now tuning in daily to Chris and Ivan.

George Hook is now reaching 19,000 more listeners than this time last year, with a daily audience of 145,000.

The Pat Kenny Show remains strong on 133,000, while Lunchtime is now at 80,000, up 2,000 since this time last year.

Moncrieff has a daily listenership of 120,000, up 1,000 since last year.

‘Down to Business’ with Bobby Kerr, continues to go from strength to strength and now has 103,000 daily listeners

After just 6 months on air ‘The Colette Fitzpatrick Show’ has 42,000 people tuning in every Sunday

And ‘Off The Ball’ affirms its position as Ireland’s premier sport’s programme with 46,000 weekday listeners

Commenting on the latest JNLR figures, Tim Collins, CEO said: “2015 was a great year for Newstalk. Year on year we have seen strong growth across our prime-time schedule.

"This puts us on a strong footing for 2016 as we embark on our in-depth election coverage and take to the road touring battleground counties to deliver reports from the smallest towns to the largest cities.”