London Rajar – Q1/2017

Here's how things are looking for the first quarter of 2017. Capital now has the highest commercial reach - and with more listeners than BBC Radio 2. Although it is up 510,000 on the previous quarter, it is actually down 46,000 year on year. LBC has the highest commercial share, which was helped by a 28% year-on-year increase in hours to 11.5 million. I expect the currently election period Magic is down 291,000 year on year, with Kiss down 211,000, Heart down 152,00 and ... Read more

London Rajar – Q4/2016

This is the final quarter of last year - covering the period 19th September - 18th December 2016. Making its debut on this occasion is digital station Thames Radio, with a reach of 15,000.  Chris Country has dropped to 23,000, although this is likely to be the result of changing its survey period from quarterly to a rolling half-yearly. Fun Kids has done well with 46,000 listeners. However these are Adults 15+ and while Rajar doesn't measure children under 10, the station ... Read more

London Rajar – Q3/2016

It's Rajar time once again. This quarter covers the period from 27th June - 26th September. LBC's strong performance last time was thought to be because of the lead-up to the EU Referendum as well as the London Mayoral election, and as they have dropped back again this time this would seem to be the case. The station has maintained its domination of the late-night and overnight hours and has the highest share of London's commercial stations. Most other London stations are also ... Read more

London Rajar – Q2/2016

This is an interesting quarter. -which covers the period from April 4th to June 26th. Most importantly it sees the first set of figures for Virgin Radio, talkRADIO, talkSPORT 2, Mellow Magic and Magic Chilled since they launched. In London they are currently towards the bottom end of the ranking but these are early days and I think it would be unwise to read anything more into them at this stage. It's been a very strong quarter for LBC with its highest-ever Reach ... Read more
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