Whoa! Averaging 66,000 Unique Weekly Readers! 

BusinessLocal News

Irish News Correction Over Northern Ireland Radio Listening Figures

1 Mins read
BT Coleraine

The Irish News has corrected numerous ‘inaccuracies’ which were ‘misleading’ to readers.

A spokesperson for Rajar said  “An article published in the Irish News dated August 2nd, 2018 by the Business Editor reported numerous inaccuracies in the official RAJAR data. The article quoted Q2 2018 RAJAR data for All Commercial radio and individual radio brands in Northern Ireland were incorrect and therefore misleading to the reader.

Please note the misleading information and corrections as follows;

• The headline: “It’s a summer switch-off for commercial radio, says RAJAR figures” and the second sentence: “All of the north’s advertising-led platforms lost listeners in the last three months compared with the same period a year ago, with close to 80,000 people reaching for the off button.”  The correct figures state that All Commercial radio reach went down 9,000 Quarter on Quarter and
went up by 19,000 year on year.

• The headline: “The numbers also slipped back year-on-year at Q Radio down 24,000…” – the  correct figures show a year on year decline for Q Radio of 29,000. Q Radio Network (or Total Q Radio  declined by 24,000 year on year)

• The headline:“And the numbers also slipped back year-on-year at…Cool FM (down 9,000) – The correct figure is that in Q2 2018 Cool FM suffered a drop of 1,000 listeners Year on Year.

Continuing a spokesperson said  “The Irish news have acknowledged the inaccuracies and the original article has since been corrected online and also in the printed version of the Business supplement dated Tuesday August 21st. ”


11361 posts

About author
An article that is attributed to the Causeway Coast Community Team has either involved multiple authors, written by a contributor or the main body of content is from a press release. Got a news-related tip you’d like to see covered on Causeway Coast Community? Email us - [email protected]
Related posts
Local News

Councillors agree to purchase video equipment

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppCouncillors at the Corporate Policy and Resources Committee agreed to proceed with a proposal put forward by UUP Cllr Darryl Wilson and…
Local News

Coleraine : Two men arrested

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppTwo men, both aged 43, have been arrested this morning by detectives investigating the shooting of a vulnerable woman in her home…
Local News

COLERAINE : Police at scene of shooting incident

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppPolice are currently at the scene of a shooting incident at the Churchlands Road area of Coleraine last night (Tuesday 24th November)….

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *