Chris Evans Radio 2 breakfast audience holds steady
Published: 2nd Feb 2012 00:08:54
Chris Evans's breakfast show is still the nation's favourite morning listen, according to new figures from Rajar.
The BBC Radio 2 presenter drew a weekly audience of 8.8 million in the last three months of 2011 - the same it reached over the previous quarter.
BBC Radio 4's Today programme saw its audience rise over the same period, from 6.7 million to 7.1 million.
Chris Moyles's Radio 1 show saw a more modest improvement during the quarter, going from 7.1 million to 7.2 million.
Overall, both Radio 1 and Radio 2 saw a decline in their audiences.
The former saw its listenership drop from 11.8 million to 11.6 million, while the latter went from 14.3 million to 14.2 million.
Radio 3's audience saw a modest rise from 2.05 million to 2.09 million, while Radio 4 increased from 10.5 million to 10.8 million.
Radio 5 live lost listeners with its weekly reach falling from 6.23 million to 6.22 million.
In the digital arena, BBC stations 6 Music and 1Xtra both recorded their highest ever audiences.
6 Music - spared the axe in 2010 - saw its audience swell to 1.4 million, while 1Xtra saw 1 million people tuning in for the first time.
Commercial station Capital Radio kept the top spot in London with a weekly reach of 2.2 million that put it just ahead of Magic 105.4.
Meanwhile talkSPORT - which was named station of the year at the Sony Radio Academy awards last year, recorded its highest-ever audience for the quarter since its launch as Talk Radio in 1995.
It saw an increase to 3.2 million listeners following its coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
According to Rajar, 89% of the UK population - 46.7 million adults - tuned into their favourite radio station each week in the last three months of 2011.
That was 50,000 fewer when compared to the same period in 2010, but 709,000 more than two years ago.
At 14:05:21 in TechnologyChinese computing giant Lenovo has shown off what it hopes will be a rival to Google Glass.
At 14:02:01 in SportPeterborough United have signed former Sunderland and Tottenham goalkeeper Ben Alnwick on a three-year deal.
At 13:55:07 in Health
At 13:54:40 in Entertainment
At 13:53:08 in ScotlandA man with two previous convictions for assault and robbery has been jailed for eight years over a botched armed raid.
At 13:52:31 in WalesA Pembrokeshire secondary has been put in special measures after failing to improve enough in the past year.
At 13:52:02 in EnglandPlans for a £13m development at Dorset County Museum have been unveiled.
At 13:50:16 in EnglandComedian and actor Johnny Vegas has been awarded an honorary doctorate from a Lancashire university.
At 13:46:01 in SportScotland's Ross Murdoch again got the better of countryman Michael Jamieson at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, this time in the 100m breaststroke heats.
At 13:40:23 in EnglandThe family of a Saudi Arabian student murdered in Essex, has urged her killer to hand themselves in.
Harvard CitationBBC News, 2012. Chris Evans Radio 2 breakfast audience holds steady [Online] (Updated 2nd Feb 2012)
Available at: http://www.ukwirednews.com/news/222715/Chris-Evans-Radio-2-breakfast-audience-holds-steady [Accessed 25th Jul 2014]
News In Other Categories
A protest against the impact of conflict on medical staff in Gaza has taken place outside the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.
Chinese computing giant Lenovo has shown off what it hopes will be a rival to Google Glass.
A report by MPs suggests sexist attitudes, boring lessons and "gratuitous derogatory remarks" made by media commentators put women off sport.