The headlines from the latest audience figures include a record reach for Radio 2 and a significant drop from Radio 1.
Twenty-six million people, half the population of the UK are now tuning in to digital radio each week, the latest figures show.
Chris Evans and BBC Radio 2 have both recorded their highest ever audience figures, with the station now reaching over 15 million listeners.
BBC Radio 1 has lost a million listeners in the latest quarterly listening figures, with 900,000 less listening to Nick Grimshaw.
95.8 Capital FM, despite losing listeners this quarter, is back on top as the most listened to commercial radio station in London.
Subscribers to RAJAR have received their latest radio listening figures this morning, and all the main results will go public at midnight.
Whilst the brands expand and the nationals fight for audience, we take a look at how our local radio stations are performing in the latest RAJAR figures.
Real Radio Wales, the first of thestations to launch, has reached a record high of half a million listeners across the country.
Digital radio listening is now one third of all listening, with over 25 million people now tuning in to a digital signal, up 2.1 million year on year.
Media’s Magic 105.4 remains the most listened to commercial radio station in London, despite a drop in listeners this quarter.
Capital Breakfast remains the most listened to commercial breakfast show in London, despite losing listeners quarter on quarter and year on year.
Media has remained above 3million listeners this quarter with a 32% increase in listeners to live sport.
TheNetwork has reached a record high of 3.3millions listeners, with the main station also up to its highest in 4 years.
The BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show has attracted 6.69m listeners every week in its first full quarter – down from 6.73m last quarter and 7.24m last year.
The top five commercial radio stations in London all lost listeners year on year in the most recent RAJAR survey released today.
Radio listening remains strong despite the summer of sport. Some stations enjoyed a large increase whilst others took a hit quarterly and yearly.
BBC 6 Music’s audience has grown from 1.2m a year ago to 1.6m this quarter, as weekly DAB reach is at an all time high.
Three quarters of a million people are tuning in to Smooth 70s each week, increasing the Smooth brand’s total listening figures to 3.7m.
Magic 105.4 has returned to the top commercial spot in London with 2.174m listeners, up from 1.951m last quarter and 1.993m last year.
’s LBC has recorded its highest listening figure since 1994 as 1.17 million people tune in each week across the country.
talkSPORT has returned to over 3m listeners this quarter and is celebrating attracting over 1m listeners to all four daytime shows.
TheNetwork has seen a drop in listeners this quarter, but digital listening is at an all time high.
The listening figures for the final three months of The Chris Moyles Show show a drop of just 20,000 people quarter on quarter.
Whilst BBC Local Radio has suffered a collective blow this quarter, some commercial radio stations across the UK are celebrating.
Stations such as Tindle Radio’s Norwich 99.9FM and’s Wessex FM reports highest ever reach, hours and share.
National stations Capital,and Planet Rock have reason to celebrate this quarter with improved listening figures.
It’s not the same story for all of our national brands though.
All the top commercial and BBC radio stations in London have lost listeners in the latest RAJAR data, compared with three months ago.
Capital FM keeps the highest reach at 2.072m, whilst Heart London has the highest share at 5.7%.
talkSPORT’s upward RAJAR trend has come to a halt this quarter with the station dropping from 3.2m to 2.9m weekly listeners.
The figures cover the period the station switched to an all sports format but station PD Moz Dee is confident the current line-up is performing well.
Both Chris Evans and Chris Moyles lost listeners in the last quarter – but the gap is getting smaller.
Moyles is down to 6.93m listeners (7.1 last quarter and 7.4 last year) whilst Evans is down this quarter but up year-on-year to 8.95m.
Eighty-nine percent of the UK population tuned into radio each week during quarter 2 of 2012 – down just one percent since the previous quarter.
However, the share of all radio listening via a digital platform now stands at 31.5% compared to 26.9% for the
corresponding period last year and 29.2% for Q1, 2012.