RAJAR Q1: 2017 –  What you need to know

RAJAR Q1: 2017 – What you need to know

Rajar releases the recent results for the radio market in Wales; giving us insight into the current listening patterns of Welsh radio fans. We have put together a brief overview of the top line stats. Wales Heart South Wales has continued to be the number one commercial radio station in Wales with 451,000 listeners despite dropping 36,000 listeners from Q4 2016. Capital North West & Wales gained an impressive 29,000 additional listeners, reaching 192,000 listeners per week, 19%. The Wave is on the comeback after losing 17,000 listeners last quarter, they have regained 7,000 listeners increasing their reach to 26%. Radio Pembrokeshire continues to achieve the highest percentage weekly reach of any radio station in Wales at 35%. Smooth South Wales has dropped 5.5 listening hours taking their average listening hours to 9. As Heart North Wales takes the top spot with 10.1 hours and Swansea Sound in close second with 9.6 hours. Capital South Wales & Heart South Wales both saw a loss of listeners with 16,000 and 36,000 National The majority of national stations saw weekly reach decline during the first quarter of 2017 – some much more than others – but the radio industry still continues to post healthy listening figures. • Total Global Radio (UK) maintains its lead in the rankings with almost 22.7 million loyal listeners each week – down just 0.3% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) and up 2.1% year-on-year (YoY). • Global’s Heart Extra performed particularly well, up 20.6% YoY. • LBC Network performed well in the first quarter of the year and managed to grow its weekly reach by 5.5%. Over the year, that...
RAJAR Q4: What you need to know

RAJAR Q4: What you need to know

Today we received the most up to date listening figures for radio in Wales; giving us insight into the current listening patterns of Welsh radio fans. We have put together a brief overview of the top line stats. Wales Heart South Wales has continued to be the number one commercial radio station in Wales with 487,000 listeners (up 3,000 listeners from Q3) 26%, tuning in every week. Capital South Wales gained 7,000 additional listeners, reaching 208,000 listeners per week, 20%. Unfortunately once again The Wave has not had a successful Quarter, losing 17,000 listeners; however, they have still achieved a strong reach of 25%. Radio Pembrokeshire continues to achieve the highest percentage weekly reach of any radio station in Wales at 38%, a 2% increase on Q3. Smooth South Wales listening hours remain strong with the average person listening for 15.5 hours a week – an increase of nearly 2 hours per listener a week, closest competitor is Swansea Sound at 10.7 hours Capital North Wales and Heart North Wales both saw a loss of listeners with 13% and 2%. National  Capital drops from 2m listeners to 1.7m, whilst Heart loses 321,000 listeners going from 1.683m to 1.362m. Magic has also lost reach, dropping from 1.804m to 1.723m but remains in third place amongst commercial stations behind Capital. Radio X is up this quarter nationally but down in London. Chris Moyles’s show is nationally up by 14,000 The top 5 London commercial stations are LBC (1m listeners) Heart (1.362m) Magic (1.723m) Capital (1.730m) Kiss (1.860m) Digital  National commercial digital listening hours continue to grow increasing by 21% year-on-year to account for almost three quarters (73%) of all national commercial listening, following the launch of the second national...
RAJAR

RAJAR

Today RAJAR announced 48.2 million adults, 89% of the adult UK population tuned into their selected radio stations each week in the third quarter of 2016. This is up by approximately 320,000 adults on the same Quarter of last Year (Q3, 2015). The total average number of weekly hours listened to radio for this quarter is 1.038 billion. DIGITAL LISTENING HOURS  In an average week, digital listening accounts for 472 million hours; DAB has a 71% share of digital listening hours, Online 18% and DTV 11%. We have put together a brief overview of the top line stats. Wales Heart South Wales continues to be the number one commercial radio station in Wales with 484,000 listeners (up 24,000 listeners) 25%, tuning in every week. Capital South Wales gained 12,000 additional listeners, reaching 201,000 listeners per week Unfortunately, it wasn’t such a successful Quarter for The Wave, who lost 13,000 listeners, although they still achieve a strong reach of 29% Radio Pembrokeshire continues to achieve the highest weekly reach of any radio station in Wales at 36% Listening hours remain strong for Smooth South Wales with the average person listening for 13.6 hours a week – an increase of over an hour per listener a week. Capital North Wales saw an increase in listeners where Heart North Wales saw a loss of listeners. National  Capital still remains on top as London’s most popular station with 2.01m listeners, whilst Kiss stays in second place with 1.8m people tuning in. Magic has overtaken Heart for third place with 1.8m and LBC 97.3 has fallen behind in 5th place with 991,000 listeners. Digital figures remain consistent – 45.5%...
Rajar Quarter 2 2016

Rajar Quarter 2 2016

Last week (4th August 2016) saw the release of the latest radio listening figures for Quarter 2 of 2016. We have put together a brief overview of the top line stats from the last quarter: National Commercial radio now has more listeners than the BBC reaching 35.5 million listeners a week, this is 73% of all adults that are radio listeners(48.7 million) BBC Radio 1 lost a million listeners and radio 4 hits a new high, 11.5 million adults. The UK networked stations delivered high reach figures in the millions, Heart 8.9m, Capital Brand 8.5m, Smooth brand 5.6m, Kiss 5.5m, Absolute 4.3m. The first set of figures have been released since the launch of the UK’s second digital multiplex, Virgin Radio had the highest reach with 409,000 listeners, Mellow Magic 380,000 listeners, TalkSport2 285,000 listeners, Magic Chilled , 233,000 listeners, Talk Radio 224,000 listeners. The report also shows that 58.9% of the population tunes in digitally every week, with 45.3% listens via digital platforms. 90% of the population tune in to radio every week Wales Heart South Wales continues to be the number one commercial radio station in Wales with 460,000 listeners tuning in every week! Heart’s sister station, Smooth Radio, achieves its best ever result in South Wales adding an impressive 21,000 new listeners this quarter, now at 72,000 listeners per week. Capital South Wales gained 19,000 additional listeners, reaching 189,000 listeners per week, however average listening hours are down to just 4.8. Unfortunately it wasn’t such a successful Quarter for North Wales radio stations. Capital North Wales gained listeners, however Heart North Wales and Smooth North Wales both lost...
RAJAR Q4 what you need to know

RAJAR Q4 what you need to know

The first week in February saw the release of the latest radio listening figures for quarter 4. We have put together a brief summary of the most important points to take away from RAJAR from the last quarter: There were listeners lost across the board in South Wales Although Heart South Wales and Capital South Wales unfortunately lost the most number of listeners this quarter they still remain at the top in terms of weekly reach, still managing to reach 522,000 and 161,000 listeners each week respectively. Despite what you might think, this is definitely positive news…. Especially for advertisers! The good news is that losses in listeners mean losses in premiums. We will still be able to reach huge numbers of the population each week on these stations, but now for an even more affordable cost. At least for the next quarter, advertisers will be able to maximise their budgets on these stations and enjoy a huge frequency of message which will aid generating response. Local listening proved its worth. Local radio stations such as The Wave, Radio Pembrokeshire, Radio Carmarthenshire and Bridge FM remained at the top in terms of percentage listening share last quarter. Radio Pembrokeshire and The Wave had the highest percentage weekly reach of all stations in South Wales (36% and 32% respectively). Bridge FM (28%), Radio Carmarthenshire (25%) and Radio Ceredigion (21%) weren’t far behind. Radio Pembrokeshire also recorded the highest number of hours listened; 10.6 hours on average per listener. The Wave gained 1,000 new listeners this quarter and was the only radio station in South Wales to have increased its weekly reach....

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