RTE’s Ryan Tubridy hailed for ‘phenomenal efficiency’ as radio present turns into Eire’s second largest programme

RYAN Tubridy was on a excessive yesterday after his radio present recorded an enormous increase in listeners to make it Eire’s second ­largest programme.

RTE Radio One chief Peter Woods final night time hailed the Late Late Present presenter’s “phenomenal efficiency” as his listenership soared by 7,000 folks to 366,000.

Late Late Show host Tubridy also brings in a huge radio audience


Late Late Present host Tubridy additionally brings in an enormous radio viewers
Sean O’Rourke recently spoke of being'hopeful' of working with RTE again


Sean O’Rourke just lately spoke of being ‘hopeful’ of working with RTE once moreCredit score: Free for editorial use
Today host Claire Byrne enjoyed a boost in listnership


At present host Claire Byrne loved a lift in listnershipCredit score: Andres Poveda Pictures

He advised the Irish Solar: “There isn’t any doubt that Ryan brings in an viewers. For all his affability, Ryan places the work in and doesn’t relaxation on his laurels.”

The latest official Joint National Listenership Research figures additionally confirmed Claire Byrne loved a lift — with 346,000 punters ­tuning in to her At present present on Radio One, a leap of 6,000.

Morning Eire continues to be the nation’s high programme, with 459,000 folks glued to the station — up 9,000 on the earlier figures.
However Joe Duffy’s Liveline had a minor dip of three,000 to 343,000.

After the RTE station reigned supreme within the figures, radio boss Peter declared he’s blissful along with his present secure of presenters.

And regardless of the latest Golfgate trial coming to an finish with none convictions, the big-wig confirmed ­little urge for food for giving Sean O’Rourke a brand new radio slot.

The previous At present host’s plans for a return to the airwaves had been placed on ice after it emerged he attended the occasion in Clifden, Co Galway, in August 2020.

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O’Rourke just lately spoke of being “hopeful” of working with the State broadcaster again after the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner was discovered to not have been unlawful.

However Peter advised the Irish Solar: “There are not any negotiations happening between Sean and RTE Radio however I preclude nothing.

“RTE have stated ‘the door is at all times open to Sean’. I’d say the identical. However in the event you have a look at the ­folks on the (JNLR) checklist, they’re all performing nicely.”

Brendan O’Connor was the third most listened to point out on Irish radio, barely down by 15,000 to 351,000 on Saturdays and a mere 6,000 to 323,000 on Sundays.

And Mr Woods praised the ­columnist, telling us: “I can recall photos of Brendan’s ­predecessor Marian Finucane’s face within the paper being up and down on JNLR day as a result of weekends are at all times unstable. Brendan has a large viewers every weekend and is doing nice.”


In the meantime, RTE 2fm additionally staged a comeback after a shocker when the last figures were revealed.

Breakfast with Doireann Garrihy, Donncha O’Callaghan and Carl Mullan was up 8,000 to 111,000 and Jennifer Zamparelli’s present gained 1,000 to hit 141,000.

Tracy Clifford additionally gained the identical quantity to succeed in 129,000, whereas Jenny Greene’s present went up 8,000 to hit 129,000 — with The two Johnnies taking on the 3pm slot later this month.

2fm boss Dan Healy yesterday stated: “With The two Johnnies, we’re going to get two breakfast reveals in numerous elements of the day.”

The RTE boss congratulated At present FM’s breakfast host, Ian Dempsey, who was up once more, ­gaining 6,000 to hit 184,000.

Dan quipped: “Ian is sensible. I simply couldn’t afford him.”


Different rises at At present FM noticed Dermot and Dave up 3,000 to 208,000, whereas Matt Cooper jumped 3,000 to 173,000.

WLR additionally celebrated after the JNLR confirmed it’s the station of alternative in Waterford, with 67,000 native listeners tuning in.

Cork’s 96FM & C103 had been delighted as their market share rose — with KC & Ross within the Morning on 96FM persevering with to be the highest music and leisure breakfast present on Leeside.

96FM is now at 20.7 per cent in comparison with 19.6 per cent three months in the past whereas C103 is at 13.1 per cent, up from 12.9 per cent.

The newest JNLR figures are between Could and December 2021

Jennifer Zamparelli’s 2fm show gained 1,000 to hit 141,000


Jennifer Zamparelli’s 2fm present gained 1,000 to hit 141,000Credit score: Kieran Harnett

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