France Inter, RTL, Europe 1, Franceinfo, Chérie FM… The radio audiences have some surprises in store for this second week of January.
Here are the results published by Médiamétrie, which specializes in audience measurement and the study of audiovisual and digital media uses, which show the successes and failures on the airwaves.
Patrick Cohen's comeback on Europe 1
Forgot the failure of his morning during the 2017-2018 season.
While his daily editorial in "C à vous" is particularly followed on France 5, Patrick Cohen holds his revenge on Europe 1. If the station remains weak, his half-hour consists of a newspaper and a debate around the he news has seen its audiences progress.
At 12:30 pm, it displays 399,000 listeners on the counter.
In one year, its tranche has grown by nearly 60%.
Alexandre Devoise and Sophie Coste go up the slope on Chérie FM
This is one of the big surprises of the results of the end of 2020. At a time when the musicals are in great difficulty, the morning of Chérie FM signs a notable breakthrough.
The duo Alexandre Devoise / Sophie Coste made us forget the previous failures.
Every morning, between 6 am and 9 am, they wake up 196,000 French people, up 17% from the previous year.
Besides Chérie FM, only RFM sees its morning start to rise again.
The morning of Franceinfo flies away
The Covid-19 did not only have negative impacts on audiences.
Fond of news, the French rushed to Franceinfo, which has become the third national station and ahead of NRJ.
In the grid, the morning presented by Marc Fauvelle saw his scores soar with 650,000 faithful (+ 23% over one year).
7/9 is thus the fifth morning in France and ahead of Europe 1 and RMC.
In addition, the political interview of 8:30, during which the morning is joined by Salhia Brakhlia, knows an identical progression, followed by 618,000 citizens.
Julien Courbet, two decades of success on RTL
"It can happen to you", the program of Julien Courbet, has established itself as one of RTL's sure values.
She will be celebrating her 20th birthday at the end of the month.
Launched on January 29, 2001, “It can happen to you”, Julien Courbet's program, has established itself as one of RTL's sure values.
And the co-broadcasting since November on M 6 has not had a negative impact on the radio… on the contrary!
If 172,000 faithful follow the show on television, they are also 1.36 million to listen to it between 9:30 and 11:30 on RTL, gaining 131,000 fans compared to the end of 2019.
Antoine de Caunes, the diesel of France Inter
It took a long time to settle down.
But “Popopop” has come a long way.
Every day, between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., in front of Laurent Ruquier's "Big Heads" in particular, Antoine de Caunes talks about culture to 642,000 listeners.
Over one year, it has increased by 31%.
What to offer a beautiful launching pad to Charline Vanhoenacker, Alex Vizorek and Guillaume Meurice who, one hour later, gathered 951,000 faithful (+ 15%).
It was one of the big bets of the fall.
After six years at the head of the “Virgin Tonic”, Camille Combal left the keys to the morning show at Virgin Radio to Manu Payet.
But if he kept the same strip and the same sequences, the mayonnaise did not set.
At the end of the year, he was satisfied with 263,000 faithful between 7 am and 10 am, letting a quarter of his predecessor's audience escape and moving away from the podium on which Camille Combal was firmly seated.
Malherbe is not Bourdin on RMC
Apolline de Malherbe, 40, took over from RMC Jacques Bourdin's historic morning attendant.
LP / Frédéric Dugit
19 years he woke up RMC listeners.
At the end of August, Jean-Jacques Bourdin left his seat to Apolline de Malherbe, who until now was his joker.
But where the political interviewer recorded only a slight decline, her replacement has experienced a sharp fall on this wave.
Between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., it brought together only 408,000 listeners when its predecessor still exceeded half a million a year earlier.
A decline already observed for several weeks for the televised broadcast on RMC Découverte.
However, Apolline de Malherbe is not the only one down on RMC since none of the tranches have managed to win the curious over the last two months of 2020.
Matthieu Belliard struggling on Europe 1
Will they succeed in raising the bar?
Despite a very slight increase compared to the start of the school year, Europe 1 remains at a low level.
Among the disappointments is the morning, a key crossroads for generalist radios.
If the feedback has so far been encouraging, Matthieu Belliard's results are negative.
Between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., the ex-RMC and his gang welcome 609,000 people, a loss of more than 30% of hearing in one year.
This does not help Philippe Vandel, to whom he passes the baton every day, also on the downside.
Bruno Guillon better on RTL than on Fun Radio
But between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., Bruno Guillon's morning show on Fun Radio continued to fall.
LP / Aurélie Ladet
He is the only host to officiate on two branches.
Since the start of the school year, Bruno Guillon has recovered from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm from RTL with Bérénice Bourgueil for a game, with encouraging results (960,000 players, + 6%).
But between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., her morning show on Fun Radio continued to fall.
If he remains on the podium, he is now overtaken by Nostalgie.
Because only 269,000 people listen to it (-23%).
And he now finds himself closely behind by the morning RTL2, which has only 3,000 listeners apart ...
Zero listeners at night on Virgin Radio!
This is one of the questions that the bosses of musicals ask themselves: should we continue to invest in parties?
Because at a time when YouTube, Twitch, Spotify and others are filling up, young people are fewer and fewer after 20 hours on the radio.
Difool on Skyrock manages to lead with just 84,000 fans each night.
And for some stations, it even turns into a disaster.
Over the same period, Virgin Radio - which broadcasts music - recorded a score of 0 listeners between 10pm and 10.30pm!
Unheard of at this time!