Rajar figures: Radio news listeners fall but boost for music shows

Picture caption Mishal Husain of Radio 4’s Today and Nicky Campbell from 5 Live Breakfast

BBC Radio 4’s Today program as well as 5 Live Morning meal shed audiences this springtime, sector numbers show.Today’s target market came by 839,000 year-on-year, while 5 Live Morning meal was down 337,000, according to Rajar, which checks UK radio listening.The BBC said a quieter news program in the second quarter of this year was partly to blame.Last spring saw a breeze basic election, the Grenfell Tower fire and also 3 terrorist strikes in the UK.The BBC said:”There were record figures (7.82 million)in 2014 as the country counted on Today during substantial news occasions.

” Audience figures rise and fall for news programs across TELEVISION and radio according to information occasions and also the most recent Today numbers show a continual loyal listenership and a general rise since 2014.” While information and also speech programs may have recorded a loss, lots of music and also amusement shows went up.Image copyright Getty Images Photo subtitle Rickie(left ), Charlie(

centre )and also Melvin (appropriate)existing the Kiss breakfast program Compared with spring 2017, Outright’s breakfast show-presentedtill recently by Christian O’Connell -included

306,000 audiences, while Kiss Breakfast with Rickie, Melvin and also Charlie increased by 42,000. Capital saw audience numbers fall compared to last

year, with Roman Kemp’s morning meal program losing 53,000 listeners, however the show mindful the quarter as well as held its title as the most listened to breakfast radio program in London.Away from morning meal, LBC brought in 2.1 million listeners across the UK, an increase of 62,000 listeners on the exact same period in 2014. Capital Xtra, the metropolitan music terminal which rebranded from Option FM in 2013, recorded its greatest ever before audience of 1.8 million.Other specialist songs stations to tape-record a yearly boost included Radio X, which increased to 1.7 million once a week listeners.BBC specialist terminals additionally taped healthy numbers, consisting of R&B and hip hop terminal BBC

Radio 1Xtra, which got to 1.03 million audiences-up on both the year and the quarter.Image copyright Getty Images Picture caption Roman Kemp provides the Funding

breakfast show The BBC’s Eastern Network tape-recorded 672,000 audiences- also up on both the year as well as the quarter -while BBC 6Music gotten to 2.4 million-

a decrease on the previous quarter but an increase year-on-year. BBC Radio 1 recorded its greatest ever target market throughout digital systems, but the station was down general on both the quarter and also the year-reaching9.24 million regular listeners.Controller Ben Cooper claimed:”At a time of huge

modification for Radio 1, I’m pleased to see us bringing in 10 million weekly listeners, 10 million social followers

, as well as a document 16 million weekly viewers of our YouTube material.”