Radio stations ranked by weekly reach in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 1st quarter 2018 (in 1,000 listeners)

Leading radio stations ranked by reach in the United Kingdom (UK) in Q1 2018 This statistic displays the top radio stations ranked by weekly reach in the United Kingdom (UK) as of quarter one 2018. That quarter the station BBC Radio 2 ranked first and reached roughly 15.4 million listeners weekly. BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 1 ranked second and third highest, with 10.9 million and 9.5 million listeners respectively. Of commercial radio stations, Classic FM had the highest reach.
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Listeners reached in thousands*
BBC Radio 2 15,413
BBC Radio 4 10,915
BBC Radio 1 9,467
Classic FM 5,579
Kiss Network5,523
BBC Radio 5 live 5,142
Magic Network 3,764
talkSPORT 3,118
Absolute Radio 2,418
BBC 6 Music 2,531
BBC Radio 4 Extra 2,081
BBC Radio 31,933
Listeners reached in thousands*
BBC Radio 2 15,413
BBC Radio 4 10,915
BBC Radio 1 9,467
Classic FM 5,579
Kiss Network5,523
BBC Radio 5 live 5,142
Magic Network 3,764
talkSPORT 3,118
Absolute Radio 2,418
BBC 6 Music 2,531
BBC Radio 4 Extra 2,081
BBC Radio 31,933
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This statistic displays the top radio stations ranked by weekly reach in the United Kingdom (UK) as of quarter one 2018. That quarter the station BBC Radio 2 ranked first and reached roughly 15.4 million listeners weekly. BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 1 ranked second and third highest, with 10.9 million and 9.5 million listeners respectively. Of commercial radio stations, Classic FM had the highest reach.
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Release date
May 2018
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
January 1 to May 17, 2018
Age group
15+
Supplementary notes
* Reach is the number of people aged 15+ who tune in to a radio station within at least one quarter-hour period over the course of a week. Respondents are instructed to fill in a quarter-hour only if they have listened to the station for at least five minutes within that quarter-hour. Between 00.00-06.00, listening is recorded in half-hour periods.

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