Leading radio stations ranked by audience share in France Q2 2015

During September and October 2015, the most listened radio station in France was RTL, which reached 11.7 percent of audience share, before France Inter with 10.1 percent of audience. According to a study conducted in the first quarter of 2019 by Médiamétrie, France Inter led the ranking of radio stations, accounting for an audience share of more than 12 percent.  

Listening to the radio: emerging practices

   Out of more than six million people listening to the radio using digital devices, about 3.8 million used their mobile phone to do so from September to October 2018. In addition to this, though still marginal, the habit of listening to radio podcasts appears to be settling among French: in 2017, almost a third of the respondents stated having listened to radio podcasts over the past year.   

Trust in the media: radio most trusted in France

  In France in early 2019, in a context of political protest and regular confrontations during demonstrations since November 2018, it seems that the confidence put into the news media is going through a significant drop: the reliability of various media types measured in January 2019 by Kantar Media declined compared to the past years. Regarding the radio media, half of the French surveyed considered the news related by the radio to be reliable, while the television was seen as reliable by less than 40 percent that year. More generally, 61 percent of French people said to trust information broadcasted on the radio.

Ranking of radio stations in France as of 2nd quarter 2015, by share of audience

Audience share*
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Release date

December 2015



Survey time period

Q2 2014

Number of respondents

126 thousand

Age group

13 years and more

Special properties

Share of audience

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

* Source defines the audience share of a radio station as its share of listening volume among the global listening volume of the radio media.

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