Thursday, February 9, 2017

Where you are...

Some bits of good news for BBC radio listening around the country in the latest RAJAR audience figures, for the last quarter of 2016.

Total reach for BBC Local Radio in England was up 2% year on year. Radio Devon, in its last three months of Simon Bates, was up 23%. Radio Somerset was up a welcome 40% (from a low base of 49,000 listeners a week in the previous year), Radio Leicester was up 38%, Radio Manchester 28%, and Radio Gloucestershire 21% (with average hours per listener up a remarkable 52%).

The roller coaster figures for Radio London continue - this time swinging down nearly 32% year on year, and putting it lower in London than the BBC World Service. .

Around the nations, Radio Wales was down 8%, but Radio Cymru up nearly 6%. Radio Scotland was practically unchanged.

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