Great launch for JACK 2 and TFM keeps its audience after Metro merger.
BBC Radio 2 has added an extra million listeners in the last year, but has dipped under the 15 million listener mark achieved last quarter, going down to 14.9m in the latest survey.
Kiss is on top form for Bauer Media as the brand reaches over five million listeners nationwide, but Capital FM is leading the hit music race with 7.7 million people tuning in each week.
Digital radio seems the way forward for Absolute Radio as Absolute 80s on digital now sits just 400,000 listeners behind Absolute Radio which has dropped down to 1.6m.
Year on year figures show an extra million adults are listening to UK radio in the latest RAJAR results when comparing Q3 2013 with Q3 2012.
Our quarterly trip around the latest RAJAR figures starts with Absolute Radio and their last set of figures under previous ownership.
Increased RAJAR figures have been recorded for a number of BBC radio networks this quarter, including BBC Radio 2 which now has 15.4 million listeners.
RAJAR figures for Quarter 2, 2013 show 91% of the adult population are listening to the radio, with 1.5 million more since this time last year.
Bauer’s Kiss has increased its audience by almost 25%, landing just behind Capital and pushing Magic into 4th place based on weekly reach.
It’s been a good quarter for Real Radio and Smooth Radio as the group has increased audience figures both quarter on quarter and year on year.
The official radio listening figures have been delivered to radio stations across the UK, with full details going public at midnight.
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 the GMG Radio stations 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.
Bauer 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.
UTV Media has remained above 3million listeners this quarter with a 32% increase in listeners to live sport.
The Absolute Radio Network has reached a record high of 3.3millions listeners, with the main Absolute Radio 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.