News radio stations saw listener numbers fall as radio listening across the board fell slightly in the first quarter of this year.
Radio 4's flagship current affairs programme Today reached a record 7.18m listeners a week in the second quarter of this year, according to figures released today.
Radio 4's Today Programme dipped down to 6.5m listeners a week in the third quarter of this year after an election-fuelled total of seven million in the second quarter of the year.
BBC Radio 4 has recorded its highest weekly audience in six years - narrowly missing out on returning above the 10 million listener mark for the first time since March 2003.
The global economic crisis and the US presidential elections have helped Radio 4 and the Today programme to their highest listening figures in more than six years.
Heat Radio's audience has overtaken the weekly celebrity magazine's UK circulation, according to official data released today by Rajar.
NME Radio has posted a weekly audience figure of 215,000 and a 0.1 per cent share of all radio listening in its debut set of results from Rajar.
The BBC's radio services have lost listeners to commercial radio for the second consecutive quarter - a move that the commercial sector claims is the result of relaxed localness rules introduced by Ofcom.