LBC boosts national audience by 18 per cent to over 2m - full breakdown of UK radio station audience figures

LBC raised its listener numbers across the UK by 17.9 per cent year on year to 2,038,000 in the second quarter of 2017, according to new audience figures released by Rajar.

In May LBC sacked high-profile host Katie Hopkins after she posted, and then deleted, a Twitter message calling for a “final solution” after the Manchester terror attack.

Newcomer Talkradio also showed strong growth, up 22.8 per cent to 275,000 listeners per week.

The weekly reach for Talksport, which was bought by News Corp in June 2016, fell 20.3 per cent to 2,622,000.

Radio 5 Live saw a 9.2 per cent year on year drop in weekly listener numbers to 5,317,000 compared to Radio 4 which was slightly up 0.4 per cent year on year to 11,551,000 listeners per week.

The BBC Asian Network fell 4.4 per cent year on year to 646,000 listeners a week versus the World Service which grew 9.6 per cent 1,593,000 a week in the UK.

Overall, the BBC’s local/regional radio network increased its weekly audience by 3 per cent year on year to 8,632,000.

Rajar reckons that 90.3 per cent of the UK’s adult population, or 49.2m people, tune in to the radio at least once a week.

Complete breakdown of UK radio station audience numbers for the second quarter of 2017 (source Rajar): 

Station/Group Reach 000s
Jun ’17 Y on Y Jun ’17 %
102 Touch FM – Warks Worcs Cotswolds 40 -18.4
102.4 Wish FM 72 -2.7
102.5 Radio Pembrokeshire 35 -5.4
106 JACKfm (Oxford) 71 n/a
106.3 Bridge FM 34 -5.6
107 JACK fm Berkshire 24 4.3
107.2 Wire FM 40 37.9
107.4 Tower FM 34 -22.7
107.6 Banbury Sound 12 -14.3
1Xtra from the BBC 1031 -4.4
2BR n/a n/a
2BR 65 n/a
2BR (was The Bee) n/a n/a
3FM 25 -21.9
96.2 Touch FM – Coventry 12 -40.0
96.4 FM The Wave 130 -12.8
97.2 Stray FM 44 -4.3
Absolute 80s 1512 -4.4
Absolute Radio 2104 -3.7
Absolute Radio (London) 637 -16.7
Absolute Radio (West Midlands) (was Planet Rock (West Midlands)) 226 13.6
Absolute Radio 70s 286 8.7
Absolute Radio 90s 651 -4.1
Absolute Radio Classic Rock 644 14.4
BBC 6 Music 2235 -1.4
BBC Coventry and Warwickshire 65 -22.6
BBC Essex 178 -16.0
BBC Hereford & Worcester 116 -4.1
BBC Radio 1 9586 1.4
BBC Radio 2 14884 -2.7
BBC Radio 3 2062 -6.3
BBC Radio 4 11551 0.4
BBC Radio 4 Extra 2093 7.3
BBC Radio 5 live 5317 -9.2
BBC Radio 5 live sports extra 1246 -4.9
BBC Radio Berkshire 118 -3.3
BBC Radio Bristol 124 -10.1
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire 98 -23.4
BBC Radio Cornwall 140 2.9
BBC Radio Cumbria 116 -5.7
BBC Radio Cymru 128 24.3
BBC Radio Derby 122 -16.4
BBC Radio Devon 204 2.0
BBC Radio Gloucestershire 79 -16.0
BBC Radio Guernsey 18 -14.3
BBC Radio Humberside 153 -9.5
BBC Radio Jersey 29 -12.1
BBC Radio Kent 198 -4.3
BBC Radio Lancashire 186 -6.5
BBC Radio Leeds 211 2.4
BBC Radio Leicester 161 22.0
BBC Radio Lincolnshire 99 -2.9
BBC Radio London 621 21.8
BBC Radio Manchester 210 -4.5
BBC Radio Merseyside 318 16.5
BBC Radio Newcastle 279 -7.0
BBC Radio Norfolk 186 1.1
BBC Radio Northampton 85 9.0
BBC Radio Nottingham 151 -7.4
BBC Radio Oxford 78 -8.2
BBC Radio Scotland 888 -4.4
BBC Radio Sheffield 178 -23.9
BBC Radio Shropshire 103 7.3
BBC Radio Stoke 133 22.0
BBC Radio Suffolk 97 -4.9
BBC Radio Tees 133 -8.3
BBC Radio Ulster 544 4.6
BBC Radio Wales 408 22.5
BBC Radio Wiltshire/Swindon 103 39.2
BBC Radio York 82 -7.9
BBC Somerset 60 1.7
BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey 295 19.9
BBC Three Counties Radio 149 -4.5
BBC WM 95.6 230 4.1
BBC World Service 1593 9.6
C.F.M (Bauer Carlisle) 111 -2.6
Capital Birmingham 479 4.4
Capital East Midlands 616 16.7
Capital East Midlands – Derbyshire 136 30.8
Capital East Midlands – Leicestershire 182 -2.2
Capital East Midlands – Nottinghamshire 309 28.8
Capital Liverpool 167 -28.6
Capital London 2313 2.1
Capital Manchester 586 23.9
Capital North East 514 4.0
Capital North West and Wales 192 12.3
Capital Scotland 563 -2.9
Capital South Coast 252 15.6
Capital South Wales 222 17.5
Capital XTRA (London) 664 3.9
Capital XTRA (UK) 1194 -9.7
Capital Yorkshire 1061 1.2
Central FM 47 -7.8
Channel 103 FM 51 -5.6
Cheshire’s Silk 106.9 17 -26.1
Chester’s Dee 106.3 (Dee on DAB) 30 -18.9
Chill 193 43.0
Chris Country 33 n/a
City Talk 105.9 n/a n/a
Classic FM 5781 4.9
Clyde 1 571 -11.2
Clyde 2 132 -15.4
Clyde 3 20 11.1
Connect DAB 6 200.0
Connect FM (was Connect FM and Lite 106.8FM) 46 4.5
Cool FM n/a n/a
Cool FM 474 n/a
Dearne FM 45 -11.8
Dilse Radio 1035am 55 -46.6
Downtown Country 126 26.0
Downtown Radio (DTR) 274 10.5
Dragon Radio n/a n/a
Dragon Radio Wales 19 n/a
Dream 100 33 -23.3
Eagle Radio 136 -3.5
Fire Radio 43 -21.8
Forth 1 334 -8.7
Forth 2 63 40.0
Forth 3 6 -25.0
Free Radio 80s (Birmingham & Black Country) 45 -53.1
Free Radio 80s (Coventry & Warwickshire) 19 -26.9
Free Radio 80s (Herefordshire & Worcestershire) 6 -25.0
Free Radio 80s (Shropshire) 12 -36.8
Free Radio FM (Birmingham & Black Country) (was BRMB and Beacon) 270 -22.2
Free Radio FM (Coventry & Warwickshire) (was Mercia) 116 9.4
Free Radio FM (Herefordshire & Worcestershire) (was Wyvern) 79 -16.8
Free Radio FM (Shropshire) (was Beacon) 74 -14.9
Fun Kids (London) 48 n/a
Gem 106 (East Midlands) 518 3.0
GO Radio 1 n/a
Gold East Midlands 100 47.1
Gold London 243 -27.0
Gold Manchester 90 28.6
Hallam 2 81 -14.7
Hallam 3 8 -11.1
Hallam FM 339 18.5
Heart 80s 852 n/a
Heart Cambridgeshire 243 -4.0
Heart East Anglia 267 -8.6
Heart East Anglia – Norfolk 142 -4.1
Heart East Anglia – Suffolk 125 -12.6
Heart Essex 385 -7.5
Heart Essex – Chelmsford & Southend 318 -11.2
Heart Essex – Colchester 58 13.7
Heart Essex – Harlow n/a n/a
Heart Essex – Harlow 23 n/a
Heart Extra 427 n/a
Heart Four Counties 530 -7.3
Heart Four Counties – 96.6 FM Hertfordshire 39 25.8
Heart Four Counties – Bedfordshire n/a n/a
Heart Four Counties – Bedfordshire 89 n/a
Heart Four Counties – Beds/Bucks/Herts 181 20.7
Heart Four Counties – Milton Keynes 80 5.3
Heart Four Counties – Northamptonshire 159 -13.1
Heart Kent 348 -1.1
Heart London 1700 -1.4
Heart North East 329 3.5
Heart North Wales 136 9.7
Heart North West 610 -3.2
Heart Scotland 381 -8.4
Heart Solent 329 17.1
Heart South Wales 451 -2.0
Heart South West 369 -8.0
Heart South West – Cornwall 109 6.9
Heart South West – Exeter 81 -18.2
Heart South West – North Devon 44 -4.3
Heart South West – Plymouth n/a n/a
Heart South West – Plymouth 90 n/a
Heart South West – South Hams n/a n/a
Heart South West – South Hams 10 n/a
Heart South West – Torbay 62 -6.1
Heart Sussex 346 4.8
Heart Sussex – South 290 n/a
Heart Thames Valley 346 -9.7
Heart Thames Valley – Berks & N.Hants 213 -7.4
Heart Thames Valley – Oxfordshire 134 -12.4
Heart West Country 624 -10.7
Heart West Country – Bristol/Weston & Bath 205 -18.7
Heart West Country – Gloucestershire 142 9.2
Heart West Country – Somerset 111 -15.3
Heart West Country – Wiltshire 171 30.5
Heart West Midlands 651 -4.5
Heart Yorkshire 461 16.1
Heat 591 -32.2
IOW Radio 42 7.7
Island FM 104.7 29 -19.4
JACK 2 Oxfordshire 37 -39.3
JACK Surrey 36 -34.5
Jazz FM 556 -6.9
KCFM 75 -10.7
Kerrang! 526 -28.3
Key 103 368 7.6
Key 2 39 -35.0
Key 3 19 -40.6
Kingdom FM 61 13.0
Kiss 4609 -4.1
Kiss (East) 435 -2.5
Kiss (London) 2048 -3.7
Kiss (West) 407 -12.5
Kiss Fresh 526 -11.3
Kisstory 1734 12.6
KL.FM 96.7 70 16.7
kmfm East 76 -19.1
kmfm West 84 -3.4
Lakeland Radio 17 -10.5
LBC 97.3 1411 9.2
LBC London News (was LBC News 1152) 497 -11.3
Lincs FM 102.2 284 -9.6
Lyca Radio 1458am 93 -46.2
Magic 2947 -10.7
Magic (London) 1547 -5.2
Magic Chilled 203 -12.9
Magic Network 3630 -1.9
Magic Soul 244 n/a
Manx Radio 34 -5.6
Mellow Magic 518 36.3
Metro 2 Radio 80 -29.8
Metro 3 Radio 10 -16.7
Metro Radio 318 3.6
Mi-Soul 47 62.1
Minster FM 69 -9.2
Mix 96 38 -7.3
Moray Firth Radio (Bauer Inverness) 127 9.5
More Radio (was Arrow FM) 8 -46.7
More Radio (was Sovereign FM) 17 -19.0
My Music Radio (was Pirate Oldies) 10 n/a
Nation Radio Wales 130 15.0
North Norfolk Radio 15 -16.7
Northsound 1 124 -5.3
Northsound 2 23 -23.3
Norwich 99.9fm 48 9.1
Oak FM n/a n/a
Original 106 (Aberdeen) 65 -17.7
Panjab Radio 70 -9.1
Peak 107 FM 65 -15.6
Pirate FM 163 1.2
Planet Rock 1075 9.0
Premier Christian Radio 75 -42.7
Pulse 1 (was The Pulse) 114 -3.4
Pulse 2 29 -3.3
Q Radio 159 30.3
Q Radio (was Citybeat) 125 3.3
Radio Aire 77 -16.3
Radio Aire 2 67 -10.7
Radio Aire 3 2 -75.0
Radio Borders (Bauer Borders) 53 -3.6
Radio Carmarthenshire 27 -15.6
Radio Ceredigion 16 n/a
Radio City 379 -2.3
Radio City 2 193 27.8
Radio City 3 10 -37.5
Radio City Talk 41 n/a
Radio Essex (was Southend & Chelmsford) 26 -21.2
Radio Essex DAB 41 -2.4
Radio Exe 24 -17.2
Radio Mansfield 103.2 29 3.6
Radio Plymouth 31 -13.9
Radio Wave 96.5 FM 64 -5.9
Radio X London (was XFM London) 476 7.7
Radio X Manchester (was XFM Manchester) 200 27.4
Radio Yorkshire 33 -15.4
Revolution 96.2 18 -5.3
Ridings FM 38 15.2
Rock FM 203 -4.7
Rock FM 2 43 -18.9
Rock FM 3 10 -28.6
Rother FM 34 30.8
Rugby FM 18 -14.3
Sam FM Bristol 84 16.7
Sam FM South Coast 153 -11.0
Sam FM Swindon 19 -20.8
Signal 107 54 3.8
Signal One 242 -6.2
Signal Two 55 -23.6
Smooth Extra 777 -21.3
Smooth Radio Cambridgeshire 50 -15.3
Smooth Radio Devon 28 -37.8
Smooth Radio East Anglia 50 -15.3
Smooth Radio East Midlands 459 8.8
Smooth Radio Essex 47 -44.7
Smooth Radio Four Counties 64 n/a
Smooth Radio Kent 48 -41.5
Smooth Radio London 881 12.7
Smooth Radio North East 532 12.2
Smooth Radio North West 1179 8.5
Smooth Radio North West and Wales 51 -52.3
Smooth Radio Scotland n/a n/a
Smooth Radio Scotland 402 n/a
Smooth Radio Solent 68 -35.2
Smooth Radio South Wales 86 19.4
Smooth Radio Sussex 44 -35.3
Smooth Radio Thames Valley 28 -26.3
Smooth Radio West Country 107 23.0
Smooth Radio West Midlands 535 11.5
Spire FM 47 11.9
Spirit FM n/a n/a
Spirit FM 47 n/a
Star 35 n/a
Star North East n/a n/a
Sun FM 64 -9.9
Sunrise Radio London 200 -22.2
Sunrise Radio National 380 -2.1
Swansea Bay Radio 44 63.0
Swansea Sound – 1170 MW 50 35.1
talkRADIO 275 22.8
talkSPORT 2622 -20.3
talkSPORT2 336 17.9
Tay 2 44 10.0
Tay 3 2 n/a
Tay FM 132 -2.2
TFM 2 36 -45.5
TFM 3 4 -55.6
TFM Radio 120 -18.9
Thames Radio (London) 16 n/a
The Arrow 78 39.3
The Bay 90 -10.9
THE BEACH 52 -14.8
The Breeze (Basingstoke / Newbury and Andover) 49 -9.3
The Breeze (Cheltenham) 11 -38.9
The Breeze (Solent/ East Hants and West Surrey) 77 -2.5
The Breeze (Yeovil/ Shaftesbury and Bridgwater) n/a n/a
The Breeze (Yeovil/ Shaftesbury and Bridgwater) 62 n/a
The Breeze South Devon 31 -20.5
The Breeze South West (Bristol/ Weston/ Bath and West Wilts) 75 -14.8
The Hits 586 -20.9
The Wireless from Age UK n/a n/a
Time FM 107.5 32 39.1
Total BBC Radio Solent 263 -7.1
Total Connect 52 10.6
Touch FM Staffs 16 -42.9
Town 102 FM 41 -26.8
Trax FM 83 22.1
U105 187 -4.1
UCB 1 185 -8.4
Union JACK 80 n/a
Viking 2 78 23.8
Viking 3 9 28.6
Viking FM 181 -7.2
Virgin Radio 364 -11.0
Wave 102 25 25.0
Wave 105 FM (Bauer South Coast) 364 -8.5
Wessex FM 49 -7.5
West Sound (Bauer Southwest Scotland) 181 0.6
XS Manchester 110 52.8
Yorkshire Coast Radio 47 -6.0
YOUR Radio 21 n/a

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