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Q3 2021 RAJAR Figures


The Latest Facts and Figures for Radio Listening

​​​​​​Check out the Latest from RAJAR

  • Firstly, commercial radio remains in a strong position reaching 66% of UK adults each week. The weekly reach is 36.8m and total hours 476.5m per week, averaging 12.9 hours per listener.
  • The study confirms what has been seen via other surveys over the period, that device usage is changing with a gradual move away from AM/FM (34%) towards DAB (43%) and online/app listening (18%) with DTV accounting for the remainder (5%).
  • Exciting numbers being posted by stations with their first RAJAR Results:
    • Greatest Hits Network has published their first numbers since they rebranded in September 2020 and is reporting a weekly reach of 3,213,000 across the network, whilst Hits Radio Network is reporting 6.1m per week.
    • Greatest Hits London has also reported their first figures since taking over the Absolute Radio (London) license, which rebranded in May 2021, and are reporting 548,000 reach and 6.0 hours - A positive start for a rebranded station.
    • Magic at the Musicals debuts with 184,000 reach and 3.8 weekly hours.
    • Times Radio will be happy with its reach of 637,000 reach and a solid 5.5 hours per average listener.
    • Capital Dance reports 287,000 weekly reach and 3.2 hours.
    • Boom Radio comes in with 233,000 reach and 7.8 hours – a great result for them with strong average hours - the listeners are enjoying what they are discovering.
  • The more established networks continue to report great results:
    • Absolute Radio Network (5.1m), Capital Brand (7.6m), Classic FM (5m), Heart Brand (10m), Kiss Network (4.7m), LBC Brand (3m), Magic Network (4.1m), Radio X Network (1.9m), Smooth Brand (5.9m), talkSPORT Network (3m) and Virgin Network (2.2m),
  • Regionally, Smooth Radio North West remains the largest reaching station outside of London and is closely followed by Capital Yorkshire
  • Whilst in London, Heart, Capital, Magic and LBC take the top four spots in terms of weekly reach, respectively


.(Sources: RAJAR |  OFCOM | Radioworks | Mediatel News | National Press)

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