Commercial Radio Audience

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Severnvalley Listening Figures

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UK radio audience hits record-breaking high

More people are listening to radio in the UK than ever before, according to the latest audience figures published by RAJAR today. The new figures for the first quarter of 2024 reveal that the combined weekly audience for all radio in the UK is at an unprecedented high of 49.9 million, representing 88.6% of the adult population and breaking the previous record of 49.7 million set in Q1 2022. Commercial […]

todayMay 16, 2024 4

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Commercial radio gains 1m listeners year-on-year

Commercial radio has an additional 1 million weekly listeners according to new figures released by RAJAR for Q4 2023. The data shows that 39.1 million people listen every week, which is up from 38.1 million in the same quarter last year and sets a new Q4 record. These new figures reveal a sustained increase in commercial radio listening, as there are now 3.5 million more listeners tuning in to commercial […]

todayFebruary 1, 2024 11

Severnvalley Listening Figures

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Commercial radio audience continues to soar

The latest RAJAR figures for the third quarter of 2023 reveal commercial radio has reached another historic milestone, with an unprecedented audience of 39.3 million listeners, up 1.1 million on the same period last year. Time spent listening to commercial radio has also grown by an impressive 5.6% year-on-year to 549.2 million hours per week. The combined weekly audience for all BBC and commercial radio in the UK also remains […]

todayOctober 26, 2023 15

Radio Listening

Industry News

Best ever RAJAR results for commercial radio

Commercial radio’s popularity continues to soar as the latest RAJAR figures for the second quarter of 2023 reveal its biggest ever audience of 39.2 million listeners, a record-breaking 8% increase on the same period last year. Commercial radio’s share of listening has also shot up to an all-time high, from 49% to 54.5%. These new figures show listening for all radio on smart speakers remains strong, accounting for 14.4%, up […]

todayAugust 30, 2023 13

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Commercial radio audience at an all-time high

Figures released by RAJAR today reveal that a record 38.7m people are now tuning in to commercial radio every week, 1.5m more than the same period last year. Commercial radio’s share of listening has also grown to a new record of 51.4%, up from 48.4% in Q1 2022. The official audience data for the first quarter of 2023 also reports that the share of commercial radio listening time taking place […]

todayMay 18, 2023 19

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Commercial radio records strong audience growth

The latest radio audience figures have revealed that commercial radio grew reach by an impressive 1.3 million listeners year-on-year, up from 36.8 million to 38.1 million. The official data from RAJAR for Q4 2022 found that the weekly audience for all of UK radio also remains extremely strong with 50 million people tuning in, which is 89% of the population. Commercial radio alone is reaching 38.1 million people. The volume […]

todayFebruary 2, 2023 13

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Commercial radio listening surges to all-time high

The UK commercial radio industry has had its most successful period ever according to the latest radio audience figures from RAJAR. Commercial radio’s audiences have increased both quarter on quarter and year on year. The data for Q3 2022, released today (October 27th 2022), shows commercial radio’s record reach is up by 1.4m year on year to a record 38.2 million weekly listeners. Commercial radio’s share of listening is also the […]

todayOctober 27, 2022 10

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Radio listening on smart speakers continues to grow

The latest radio audience figures from RAJAR for the second quarter of 2022 demonstrate the ongoing popularity of radio on smart speakers, with listening on these devices continuing to grow. Use of smart speakers now accounts for 10.8% of listening, which is up from 9.9% in the previous quarter. RAJAR, the body responsible for measuring radio audiences in the UK, only started recording this figure separately in Q1 2022. While […]

todayAugust 4, 2022 8

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