Newstalk gets 40,000 new listeners in latest JNLR

The station has a weekly reach of 739,000 listeners

Newstalk 106-108FM has grown its market share to 6.2% and increased its listenership by 40,000 giving a weekly reach of 739,000 listeners.

That is according to the latest JNLR results released today.

Speaking about the latest figures, Adrian Serle, Communicorp Group CEO, said: "We are delighted with Newstalk's performance, as outlined in today's JNLR figures, which shows that Newstalk's weekly reach has risen to 739,000, representing a book-on-book increase of 10,000 listeners and a year-on-year increase of 40,000 listeners.

"We have seen growth across the primetime schedule from Breakfast through to Off The Ball, which achieved a record high of 53,000 listeners.

"It is clear that our schedule and content style of opinion and analysis is resonating with the audience."

  • Key figures for Newstalk programmes:
    Newstalk Breakfast - Reach 121,000 (Up 2,000 listeners book-on-book)
    Pat Kenny - Reach 150,000 (Down 1,000 listeners book-on-book)
    High Noon - Reach 102,000 (Up 4,000 listeners book-on-book)
    Moncrieff - Reach 79,000 (Up 2,000 listeners book-on-book)
    Hard Shoulder - Reach 135,000 (Up 5,000 listeners book-on-book)
    Off The Ball - Reach 53,000 (Up 2,000 listeners book-on-book)