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 Q3: What you need to know!

RAJAR Q3: What you need to know!

Last Thursday we received the most up to date listening figures for radio across the UK; giving us insight into the current listening patterns of radio fans. As an advertiser using radio, or if you are planning to do so, here are some key points to take away from this quarter’s report: Heart South Wales achieved a record weekly listening figure 544,000 – a massive 94,000 increase from Q2 and the highest improving reach than all other stations in Wales for this quarter! Capital South Wales ranks the second most popular station, with 250,000 listeners tuning each week. Capital sees a recovery of around 16,000 listeners! It was discovered that listeners to Smooth South Wales tune in for 11.5 hours on average every week; the highest average of all stations per week Town and Country Broadcasting stations, which include Nation Radio and Hits, Bridge FM, Radio Pembrokeshire enjoyed a steady quarter, with listening hours increasing along with market share. Nation Radio acquired a higher number of male listeners and a large number of ABC1 listeners Radio Pembrokeshire continues to have the largest percentage weekly reach at 38% followed by The Wave at 31%, Heart South Wales at 29% and Bridge FM at 28% Radio Pembrokeshire has the highest listening share in TSA % at 19.6% The Wave was recorded to reach around 148,000 listeners per week; the station has enjoyed a large reach increase of 9,000 listeners compared with last quarter Kiss 101 in BBC Radio Wales transmission area unfortunately recorded the highest loss of listeners, down 77,000 since last quarter Similarly, Capital North West and Wales was down...