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 Nelius Stackpoole
Nelius Stackpoole

26 Apr 2018

The latest impressive JNLR results released today follow recent research commissioned by the Choose Radio Group & the JNLR management committee on the listening habits of media buyers.  This research shared at the annual Radiodays Ireland conference revealed that media buyers, listen to radio, on average for over 2 hours per day. *

“Our research shows that media buyers ARE listening to radio themselves, but radio doesn’t receive its due prominence when it comes to planning campaigns” said Ms Cummins.  The Choose Radio Group is once again highlighting that advertisers cannot afford to ignore the radio choice of 3.1 million Irish people who tune into Irish radio stations every single day.  The group reiterates the fact that such consistent, high levels of listenership prove that Ireland’s radio stations are providing a service to the public that is widely used, has a loyal audience and has become an integral part of our lives not only on a national basis but in every region and every county in the country. 

With a sample size of 16,000 people, the JNLR is the most robust research conducted in Ireland and the results cannot be disputed with the latest JNLR figures released today confirming the popularity of radio in Ireland with 82% of the population tuning in every day. This translates into weekday figures of 3.1 million listeners.

JNLR April 2018 - the facts

  1. 82% of people in Ireland listened to the radio yesterday.
  2. On average, they spend in excess of 4 hours with radio every day.
  3. When it comes to any audio listening in Ireland, live radio rules with 87.7%. This compares to 8% of owned music and 3.2% to Spotify.
  4. Radio also dominates when compared with other media – 51% of all adults in Ireland used Social Media yesterday and just 40% read a national newspaper.
  5.  276,000 people in Ireland listened to radio via either a radio station App or the Irish Radioplayer in the last seven days.
  6. Irish radio’s strong on-air performance is complemented across its digital platforms with over 10.2 million social connections.