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Friday 18 April 2014

JNLRs: 2013 is Ian Dempsey's lucky year as listenership continues to grow

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Ian Dempsey pictured after winning a Lifetime Achievement Award pictured at the PPI Radio Awards 2013 in the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny last night.

Picture Dylan Vaughan.
Ian Dempsey pictured after winning a Lifetime Achievement Award pictured at the PPI Radio Awards 2013 in the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny. Picture Dylan Vaughan.

SOME may have thought 2013 would be unlucky, however not Ian Dempey.

Just weeks after receiving the PPI outstanding achievement award, the TodayFM presenter today got the news 12,000 more people have tuned into his breakfast show, according to the latest JNLR figures.

The station's flagship breakfast show attracted an average of 180,000 listeners over the last year.

Rival Hector's show on 2FM attracted 124,000.

There was more good news for the stations as Ray D'Arcy has widened his lead over Ryan Tubridy - this time last year the gap was 74,000, it now stands at 79,000.

D'Arcy's show attracts an average of 231,000 listeners while Tubridy attracts 152,000.

The 'Today Show' which was hosted by Pat Kenny and is now helmed by Sean O'Rouke, has pulled in 334,000 listeners over the past year.

Kenny's Newstalk programme has pulled in 78,000 listeners, however the figures only cover his first month on air, an accurate figure will not be available until the next batch of results.

All data is reported as 'average' listening data for a 12- month period.

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