Platform distribution of radio listening in the United Kingdom (UK) Q1 2011-Q4 2019

This statistic shows the platform breakdown of radio listening time in the United Kingdom (UK) from first quarter 2011 to fourth quarter 2019. In quarter four 2019, online radio listening accounted for 12.5 percent of all listening time in the UK, up from 9.4 percent in quarter four 2018.

Distribution of radio listening time in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1st quarter 2011 to 4th quarter 2019, by platform

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Release date

February 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

Q1 2011 to Q4 2019***

Number of respondents

count varied by quarter; overall adult sample was about 110,000 annually

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

participants in the survey were asked to complete a listening diary for one week****

Supplementary notes

* The source adds the following information: "As of Q1 2016, a platform attribution model has been applied to the data which eliminates any "unspecfied" listening.
** For data before Q1 2016, the source includes this commentary regarding unspecified listening: "Inevitably, there is a certain amount of unspecified listening because either the respondent is unsure, or it is not always possible for them to know whether the station to which they are listening is being broadcast on analogue or digital, or via which platform. Every effort is made by RAJAR to ensure the instructions given to both interviewers and respondents elicit the highest possible volume of specified analogue/digital stations and platforms".
*** Time spans of the quarters roughly:
Q1: December 31 to March 31
Q2: April 1 to June 23
Q3: June 26 to September 15
Q4: September 17 to December 16
**** Additional information regarding survey methodology is here.

Figures may not total 100 due to rounding.

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