Record highs for BBC DAB
The BBC's digital stations have posted record audience figures today, as three of the five stations claim over half a million listeners for the first time ever.
BBC7 is the only digital network not to show an increase quarter-on-quarter.
BBC 6 music broke through the half a million barrier in terms of reach for the first time ever, recording 520,000 listeners. 1Xtra did similar, increasing its reach by a third to 595,000, a record high for the station.
BBC Asian Network increased reach from 441,000 to 535,000, while Five Live Sports Extra showed a slight rise in reach to 648,000. BBC7, the spoken word network, dropped five per cent in reach, from 853,000 to 813,000.