Rajars: Post-election listening slump for 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.

Today was also slightly down year on year having reached 6.6m listeners in the same period a year ago, according to figures released today by Rajar.

Total radio listening was up 2.3 per cent year on year to 46.8m in the third quarter of this year, meaning that 90.6 oer cent of the UK polulation aged 15 and over listen to the radio at least once a week.

Listening for all BBC radio rose to 31m a week according to Rajar, up from 30.2m in the third quarter of 2009. The BBC's local and regional radio stations had 9.1m listeners in the quarter, up from 8.5 million in the same period a year ago.

Total weekly listeners for Radio 4 rose 1.5 per cent year on year to 10.3m while Radio Five Live (and Five Live Sport Extra) dipped 1.5 per cent to 6.4m listeners a week.

Five's commercial rival station, TalkSport, had a bumper quarter – rising 19.6 per cent to 3m listeners a week.

In London, commercial station LBC 97.3 rose 2.3 per cent year on year to 928,000 listeners a week, compared with BBC London 94.9 which rose 38.3 per cent to 560,000. LBC News 1152 dropped 1.3 per cent to 373,000.

 

The Asian Network digital radio station, which is scheduled for closure following the BBC's strategic review, increased its number of listeners by 29.4 per cent year on year to 462,000 in the quarter.

The World Service also rose, up 4.9 per cent to 1.3m listeners a week.

Rajar listening figures for all UK radio stations in the third quarter of 2010

(Name of station; listeners in thousands, percentage change year on year)

Note: Stations are in alphabetical order, but you may find it easier to find the station you are looking for by using doing a search by pressing control and f on your keyboard.

 

 

  • 102.1 Bay Radio ; 35 ; -2.8
  • 102.4 Wish FM ; 88 ; -8.5
  • 102.5 Radio Pembrokeshire ; 40 ; -6.7
  • 102FM Touchradio – Warks Worcs Cotswolds ; 34 ; 2.4
  • 105-107 Atlantic FM ; 67 ; -1.9
  • 105.4 Leicester Sound FM ; 134 ; -12.2
  • 106 JACKfm (Bristol) (was Original 106) ; 72 ; 8.0
  • 106 JACKfm (Oxford) ; 50 ; 11.4
  • 106.1 Rock Radio ; 129 ; n/a
  • 106.3 Bridge FM ; 35 ; -7.5
  • 107 The Bee ; 27 ; -8.7
  • 107.2 Wire FM ; 51 ; 1.6
  • 107.3 Touchradio – Warwick ; 9 ; n/a
  • 107.4 The Quay ; 43 ; 18.6
  • 107.4 Tower FM ; 47 ; -21.5
  • 107.5 Sovereign Radio ; 29 ; -30.3
  • 107.6 Banbury Sound ; 18 ; 0.0
  • 107.6 Juice FM ; 162 ; -25.9
  • 107.7 The Wolf ; 38 ; -4.8
  • 107.8 Arrow FM for Hastings ; 24 ; -17.4
  • 1Xtra from the BBC ; 806 ; -8.8
  • 2BR ; 68 ; -14.5
  • 3FM ; 24 ; 46.7
  • 3TR ; n/a ; 0.0
  • 95.8 Capital FM ; 2125 ; 14.3
  • 96 Trent FM ; 331 ; 4.0
  • 96.2 The Revolution ; 39 ; 26.3
  • 96.2FM Touchradio – Coventry ; 27 ; 3.2
  • 96.3 Radio Aire ; 173 ; -17.2
  • 96.3 Rock Radio ; 55 ; 19.1
  • 96.4 BRMB ; 334 ; -10.0
  • 96.4 Eagle Radio ; 158 ; 25.6
  • 96.4 FM The Wave ; 131 ; 30.3
  • 96.9 Viking FM ; 243 ; 3.8
  • 97.1 Radio Carmarthenshire ; 40 ; 5.6
  • 97.2 Stray FM ; 44 ; 2.1
  • 97.4 Cool FM ; 364 ; 8.4
  • 97.4 Rock FM ; 317 ; 6.1
  • Absolute 80s ; 564 ; n/a
  • Absolute Radio 90s ; 203 ; n/a
  • Absolute Radio Classic Rock (was Virgin Radio Classic Rock) ; 303 ; -42.3
  • Absolute Radio London (was Virgin Radio London) ; 725 ; -18.3
  • Absolute Radio National (was Virgin Radio National) ; 1115 ; -39.7
  • Absolute Radio Xtreme (was Virgin Radio Xtreme) ; n/a ; -34.3
  • Bath FM ; n/a ; -13.3
  • BBC 6 Music ; 1196 ; 13.0
  • BBC Coventry and Warwickshire ; 68 ; -15.1
  • BBC Essex ; 238 ; -6.0
  • BBC Hereford & Worcester ; 99 ; 0.0
  • BBC London 94.9 ; 560 ; -13.6
  • BBC Oxford 95.2FM ; 69 ; -13.4
  • BBC Radio 1 ; 11647 ; 2.2
  • BBC Radio 2 ; 13682 ; 4.3
  • BBC Radio 3 ; 2145 ; 12.6
  • BBC Radio 4 ; 10368 ; 8.1
  • BBC Radio 7 ; 1045 ; -0.3
  • BBC Radio Berkshire ; 146 ; -5.0
  • BBC Radio Bristol ; 161 ; -7.6
  • BBC Radio Cambridgeshire ; 116 ; -8.4
  • BBC Radio Cornwall ; 157 ; 11.6
  • BBC Radio Cumbria ; 140 ; 11.0
  • BBC Radio Cymru ; 172 ; -23.8
  • BBC Radio Derby ; 169 ; 4.1
  • BBC Radio Devon ; 235 ; -6.1
  • BBC Radio FIVE LIVE ; 6295 ; 9.6
  • BBC Radio Gloucestershire ; 91 ; 3.0
  • BBC Radio Guernsey ; 19 ; 0.0
  • BBC Radio Humberside ; 195 ; -1.8
  • BBC Radio Jersey ; 27 ; 3.2
  • BBC Radio Kent ; 255 ; -12.8
  • BBC Radio Lancashire ; 239 ; 5.1
  • BBC Radio Leeds ; 265 ; -3.4
  • BBC Radio Leicester ; 137 ; 5.2
  • BBC Radio Lincolnshire ; 107 ; -5.9
  • BBC Radio Manchester ; 220 ; -1.6
  • BBC Radio Merseyside ; 302 ; -17.5
  • BBC Radio Newcastle ; 262 ; 17.0
  • BBC Radio Norfolk ; 193 ; 2.2
  • BBC Radio Northampton ; 90 ; -19.4
  • BBC Radio Nottingham ; 185 ; -10.0
  • BBC Radio Scotland ; 895 ; -13.2
  • BBC Radio Sheffield ; 236 ; -3.6
  • BBC Radio Shropshire ; 99 ; 1.0
  • BBC Radio Solent ; 268 ; 10.2
  • BBC Radio Stoke ; 143 ; 15.7
  • BBC Radio Suffolk ; 112 ; -19.1
  • BBC Radio Ulster ; 507 ; 15.9
  • BBC Radio Wales ; 467 ; -8.5
  • BBC Radio Wiltshire/Swindon ; 78 ; -19.0
  • BBC Radio York ; 103 ; 1.2
  • BBC Solent for Dorset ; 24 ; 4.8
  • BBC Somerset ; 65 ; 36.6
  • BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey ; 266 ; 3.3
  • BBC Tees ; 85 ; -11.0
  • BBC Three Counties Radio ; 147 ; 0.0
  • BBC WM (Birmingham & Black Country) ; 190 ; -18.8
  • BBC World Service ; 1319 ; -7.7
  • Beacon Radio ; 231 ; 0.4
  • Brunel FM ; n/a ; -36.8
  • Buzz Asia 963 & 972AM ; 107 ; 2.2
  • C.F.M.Radio ; 106 ; 2.3
  • Central FM ; 48 ; 0.0
  • Channel 103 FM ; 41 ; 5.3
  • Chelmsford Radio 107.7 FM (was Dream 107.7FM) ; 19 ; 16.7
  • Cheshire's Silk 106.9 ; 21 ; -28.0
  • Chester's Dee 106.3 ; 32 ; 6.1
  • Chill ; 176 ; 27.9
  • Choice FM London ; 480 ; 25.4
  • City Talk 105.9 ; 63 ; n/a
  • Citybeat 96.7/102.5FM ; 138 ; -0.7
  • Classic FM ; 5676 ; -1.8
  • Clyde 1 FM ; 542 ; -4.9
  • Clyde 2 ; 209 ; -25.2
  • Colourful ; 15 ; n/a
  • Connect FM ; 32 ; 2.6
  • Connect FM Peterborough (was Lite FM) ; 13 ; -19.4
  • County Sound 1566 ; 11 ; 62.5
  • Dearne FM ; 47 ; -26.0
  • Downtown Radio (DTR) ; 281 ; 5.0
  • Dream 100 ; 49 ; 6.5
  • Exeter FM ; 26 ; n/a
  • Fire 107.6 FM ; 38 ; 3.2
  • Five FM ; 22 ; 37.5
  • FIVE LIVE SPORTS EXTRA ; 648 ; 24.1
  • Forth2 ; 100 ; -3.2
  • ForthOne ; 297 ; 8.8
  • Fun Radio ; 42 ; 142.1
  • Galaxy Birmingham ; 404 ; -10.3
  • Galaxy Manchester ; 566 ; -6.1
  • Galaxy North East ; 607 ; 14.6
  • Galaxy Scotland (East) (was XFM Scotland (East)) ; 200 ; 41.4
  • Galaxy Scotland (West) (was XFM Scotland (West)) ; 295 ; 9.4
  • Galaxy South Coast (was 103.2 Power FM) ; 222 ; -7.8
  • Galaxy Yorkshire ; 1079 ; 3.8
  • Gold Bedford ; 26 ; 42.1
  • Gold Berkshire/North Hampshire ; 28 ; 18.2
  • Gold Birmingham ; 72 ; 92.3
  • Gold Bristol/Bath/Wiltshire ; 94 ; 1.6
  • Gold Coventry ; 23 ; 52.6
  • Gold Crawley ; 11 ; -50.0
  • Gold Derby ; 12 ; 38.5
  • Gold Devon ; 9 ; -79.3
  • Gold Dorset ; 41 ; 18.2
  • Gold Essex ; 59 ; 10.8
  • Gold Gloucester ; 15 ; 70.0
  • Gold Hampshire ; 62 ; 106.9
  • Gold Kent ; 39 ; -7.1
  • Gold London ; 371 ; 9.3
  • Gold Luton ; 47 ; -15.9
  • Gold Manchester ; 79 ; -4.3
  • Gold Norfolk ; 42 ; 111.8
  • Gold North Wales/Cheshire ; 10 ; 125.0
  • Gold Northampton ; 24 ; -5.6
  • Gold Nottingham ; 44 ; 13.9
  • Gold Peterborough ; 36 ; 110.5
  • Gold Plymouth ; 19 ; 25.0
  • Gold South East Wales ; 38 ; -28.6
  • Gold Suffolk ; 25 ; 4.8
  • Gold Sussex ; 63 ; 0.0
  • Gold Wolverhampton ; 46 ; 176.5
  • Hallam FM ; 347 ; -6.0
  • Heart 100.7 FM West Midlands ; 769 ; 1.3
  • Heart 102.3 FM Dorset and New Forest (was 2CR) ; 131 ; -6.9
  • Heart 102.4 FM Norfolk ; 200 ; 8.8
  • Heart 102.7 Peterborough ; 108 ; 4.6
  • Heart 103 FM Anglesey and Gwynedd (was Champion) ; 32 ; -6.3
  • Heart 103 FM Cambridgeshire ; 122 ; 9.4
  • Heart 103.3 FM Milton Keynes ; 82 ; -6.2
  • Heart 103.4 FM Cheshire and North East Wales (was Marcher Sound) ; 71 ; 19.3
  • Heart 106 FM East Midlands ; 453 ; 7.6
  • Heart 106.2 FM London ; 2057 ; 6.3
  • Heart 96.1 FM Colchester ; 59 ; 54.3
  • Heart 96.3 FM North Wales Coast (was Coast) ; 62 ; 11.6
  • Heart 96.6 FM Hertfordshire (was Mercury FM (Herts)) ; 35 ; 32.0
  • Heart 96.6 FM Northants ; 158 ; 47.3
  • Heart 96.9 FM Bedford ; 106 ; -2.9
  • Heart 97.1 FM Wirral (was The Buzz) ; 59 ; 21.1
  • Heart 97.6 FM Beds/Bucks/Herts ; 160 ; 16.7
  • Heart Berkshire and North Hants (was 2-Ten FM) ; 188 ; 2.0
  • Heart Bristol/Bath/Wiltshire (was GWR) ; 433 ; 12.9
  • Heart Crawley and Surrey (was Mercury FM (Surrey & Sussex)) ; 81 ; -10.5
  • Heart Essex (was Essex FM) ; 430 ; n/a
  • Heart Exeter & East Devon (was Gemini) ; 104 ; 22.0
  • Heart Gloucestershire (was Severn Sound) ; 119 ; 6.5
  • Heart Hampshire and West Sussex (was Ocean) ; 184 ; 2.8
  • Heart Kent (was Invicta FM) ; 382 ; 13.0
  • Heart North Devon (was Lantern FM) ; 50 ; 28.6
  • Heart Oxfordshire (was Fox FM) ; 158 ; 4.4
  • Heart Plymouth (was Plymouth Sound) ; 117 ; 3.1
  • Heart Somerset (was Orchard FM) ; 119 ; 4.2
  • Heart South Hams ; 12 ; -7.7
  • Heart Suffolk ; 109 ; -4.4
  • Heart Sussex (was Southern FM) ; 309 ; 0.7
  • Heart Torbay & South Devon (was Gemini) ; 71 ; -3.3
  • Heat ; 578 ; 36.0
  • Imagine FM ; 28 ; -11.4
  • IOW Radio ; 40 ; -13.5
  • Island FM 104.7 ; 26 ; 8.7
  • Jazz FM ; n/a ; n/a
  • Jazz FM ; 452 ; n/a
  • KCFM 99.8 ; 71 ; 3.1
  • Kerrang! 105.2 ; 366 ; -0.3
  • Kestrel FM ; 34 ; 2.9
  • KESTREL FM – was Delta Radio ; 19 ; -6.3
  • Key 103 (Manchester) ; 538 ; -18.1
  • Kick FM ; n/a ; 15.4
  • Kingdom FM ; 72 ; 7.8
  • Kismat Radio 1035 (Greater London) ; 131 ; 50.0
  • Kiss 100 FM ; 1771 ; 2.1
  • Kiss East ; 374 ; 10.3
  • Kiss West ; 443 ; 13.9
  • KL.FM 96.7 ; 46 ; -3.9
  • kmfm East ; 89 ; -13.9
  • kmfm West ; 62 ; 16.7
  • Lakeland Radio ; 15 ; n/a
  • LBC 97.3 ; 928 ; 40.2
  • LBC News 1152 ; 373 ; 9.6
  • Lincs FM 102.2 ; 293 ; 0.0
  • Magic 105.4 ; 2149 ; 6.6
  • Magic 1152 (Manchester) ; 99 ; -12.6
  • Magic 1152 (Newcastle) ; 177 ; -8.1
  • Magic 1161 (Hull) ; 80 ; -23.8
  • Magic 1170 (Teesside) ; 106 ; 32.0
  • Magic 1548 (Liverpool) ; 106 ; 4.7
  • Magic 828 (Leeds) ; 107 ; 25.3
  • Magic 999 (Preston) ; 44 ; -11.1
  • Magic AM (Sheffield) ; 87 ; 16.4
  • Manx Radio ; 38 ; 9.1
  • Mercia ; 145 ; -10.3
  • Metro Radio ; 393 ; 6.5
  • Midwest Radio ; 33 ; n/a
  • Minster FM ; 84 ; -18.9
  • Mix 96 ; 44 ; 11.4
  • Moray Firth Radio ; 127 ; 2.7
  • Nation Radio ; 145 ; 73.3
  • NME Radio ; 257 ; 1.4
  • North Norfolk Radio ; 23 ; -6.3
  • Northsound One ; 124 ; 12.7
  • Northsound Two ; 41 ; 20.0
  • Nova Radio – Weston (was Star Radio in North Somerset) ; 17 ; 0.0
  • Oak FM ; 28 ; n/a
  • Original 106 (Aberdeen) ; 39 ; n/a
  • Oxford's FM107.9 ; 15 ; -30.4
  • Palm FM ; 36 ; 7.4
  • Panjab Radio ; 194 ; n/a
  • Peak 107 FM ; 83 ; 13.5
  • Pennine FM (formerly 107.9 Home FM) ; n/a ; -18.2
  • Pirate FM ; 149 ; 13.4
  • Planet Rock ; 783 ; 11.8
  • Premier Christian Radio ; 213 ; 11.6
  • Pulse 2 ; 43 ; 25.0
  • Q ; 246 ; -18.2
  • Q102.9FM/Q97.2FM/Q101.2FM ; 90 ; 19.4
  • QuayWest FM ; n/a ; -10.0
  • Radio Borders ; 60 ; -12.5
  • Radio City 96.7 ; 439 ; -23.9
  • Radio Mansfield 103.2 ; 35 ; -8.9
  • Radio NORWICH 99.9 ; 53 ; 41.9
  • Radio Wave 96.5 FM ; 76 ; -14.9
  • RAM FM ; 103 ; -5.1
  • Reading 107 FM ; 19 ; -37.8
  • Real Radio (North East) – (was Century Radio) ; 301 ; -31.2
  • Real Radio (North West) – (was Century Radio) ; 521 ; -22.3
  • Real Radio (Scotland) ; 665 ; -8.7
  • Real Radio (Wales) ; 434 ; 8.4
  • Real Radio (Yorkshire) ; 293 ; -5.6
  • Red Dragon ; 321 ; 1.0
  • Ridings FM ; 38 ; 9.8
  • Rother FM ; 37 ; -18.4
  • Rugby FM ; 20 ; 10.0
  • Seven FM ; 19 ; -25.0
  • Signal One ; 244 ; -15.2
  • Signal Two ; 56 ; -22.4
  • Six FM ; 16 ; -8.3
  • Smash Hits Radio ; 1109 ; -4.2
  • Smooth Radio (East Midlands) ; 326 ; -3.1
  • Smooth Radio (Glasgow) ; 241 ; -6.5
  • Smooth Radio (London) ; 544 ; 8.4
  • Smooth Radio (North East) ; 385 ; -2.5
  • Smooth Radio (North West) ; 858 ; -8.8
  • Smooth Radio (West Midlands) ; 357 ; -3.5
  • Spire FM ; 42 ; -4.5
  • Spirit FM ; 54 ; -14.0
  • Star NE – North (was Durham FM) ; 18 ; -3.1
  • Star NE – South (was Alpha 103.2) ; 19 ; -12.0
  • Star Radio (Bristol) ; 34 ; 52.0
  • Star Radio in Cambridge ; 24 ; -31.6
  • Sun FM ; 64 ; -7.8
  • Sunrise Radio (Greater London) ; 372 ; 2.9
  • Sunrise Radio National ; 506 ; -4.1
  • Swansea Sound – 1170 MW ; 70 ; 15.4
  • talkSPORT ; 2960 ; 7.0
  • Tay-AM ; 78 ; -7.2
  • Tay-FM ; 112 ; -3.0
  • TFM Radio ; 195 ; -26.8
  • The Bay ; 96 ; 4.2
  • THE BEACH ; 51 ; -1.9
  • The Coast ; 124 ; 143.6
  • The Hits ; 1153 ; -27.9
  • The Pulse ; 148 ; 11.5
  • Time FM 106.6 ; 19 ; 27.3
  • Total Absolute Radio (London) (was Total Virgin (London)) ; 911 ; -13.2
  • Total BBC Radio Wales/Cymru ; 588 ; -9.8
  • Total Choice (UK) ; 684 ; n/a
  • Touchradio Staffs ; 34 ; -16.7
  • Town 102 FM ; 34 ; 11.1
  • Trax FM ; 111 ; -11.0
  • U105 ; 133 ; 27.9
  • Wave 102 FM ; 30 ; -27.3
  • Wave 105 FM ; 369 ; -8.7
  • Wessex FM ; 39 ; 0.0
  • West Sound ; 185 ; 3.1
  • Wyvern FM ; 103 ; 6.6
  • XFM 104.9 ; 540 ; 17.9
  • XFM Manchester ; 187 ; -9.8
  • Yorkshire Coast Radio ; 43 ; -16.3
  • Yorkshire Radio ; 76 ; 26.0

 

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