Irish Daily Mirror

It’s Duff going

Joe and Ray’s RTE radio shows losing thousands of listeners

- BY MIKIE O’LOUGHLIN news@irishmirro­

RTE stars Ray D’arcy and Joe Duffy have lost thousands of fans, according to the latest radio figures.

The Joint National Listenersh­ip Research revealed D’arcy dropped 13,000 listeners in the 12 months to the end of June 2022.

He now has 197,000 people tuning in to his afternoon radio slot each day.

Liveline lost 3,000 listeners and now has 332,000 tuning in every weekday to talk to Joe. Despite

TALENT the losses, RTE stations hold 17 of the top 20 most-listened-to radio programmes in Ireland.

On RTE Radio One, Morning Ireland remains the most popular programme. It boosts 473,000 daily listeners – an increase of 23,000 daily fans.

The Ryan Tubridy Show gained 5,000 fans for a total audience

of 369,000 listeners. And Today with Claire Byrne added 8,000 listeners to the mid-morning show, with 350,000 tuning in daily.

News at One with Bryan Dobson gained 1,000 listeners for an audience of 334,000.

And Drivetime with Sarah Mcinerney and Cormac O headhra gained 1,000 listeners with 216,000 supporters tuning in every weekday evening,

Playback gained 32,000 listeners, with 358,000 tuning in on Saturday mornings.

Sunday with Miriam gained 11,000 listeners and now has 339,000 fans tuning in.

Brendan O’connor’s Saturday show has seen a drop of 7,000 listeners for an audience of 347,000 while his Sunday show is up 4,000 to 341,000.

Peter Woods, head of RTE Radio One, said: “These things are swings and roundabout­s, but I won’t be losing any sleep tonight.

“There are no big worries there, we are fairly solid.

“We are not planning anything radical, that is for certain.”

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