Global is the UK’s number one commercial radio company
GLOBAL CONTINUES TO LEAD THE UK COMMERCIAL RADIO MARKET WITH HIGHEST EVER REACH, HOURS AND SHARE
Q1 2022 REACH 25.8m, 242m HOURS AND A 24% SHARE
GLOBAL AGAIN HAS THE TOP THREE COMMERCIAL RADIO BRANDS IN THE UK – HEART, CAPITAL AND SMOOTH
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HEART, THE UK’S BIGGEST COMMERCIAL RADIO BRAND, SCORES A MASSIVE 10.2m WEEKLY LISTENERS WITH HOURS INCREASING TO 65m
THE HEART BRAND EXTENDS ITS LEAD OVER RADIO 1 TO 2.5m LISTENERS
HEART BREAKFAST WITH JAMIE THEAKSTON & AMANDA HOLDEN GROW THEIR AUDIENCE, SCORING 3.9m WEEKLY LISTENERS AND INCREASE HOURS & SHARE
JAMIE THEAKSTON & AMANDA HOLDEN REIGN SUPREME WITH THE BIGGEST COMMERCIAL RADIO SHOW IN THE UK
HEART’S DECADES STATIONS 70s, 80s, 90s & HEART DANCE ALL EXPERIENCE EXCEPTIONAL AUDIENCE GAINS AS THE NATION TURNS UP THE NOSTALGIA
GOLD ALSO GROWS ITS AUDIENCE, NOW REACHING 1.4m LISTENERS
LBC IS THE UK’S NUMBER ONE COMMERCIAL TALK BRAND WITH 3.5m WEEKLY LISTENERS – THE BIGGEST IN ITS 49-YEAR HISTORY
LBC’S NICK FERRARI AT BREAKFAST CELEBRATES A RECORD 1.4m LISTENERS EVERY WEEK
LBC NEWS – BRITAIN’S FIRST NATIONAL ROLLING NEWS RADIO STATION SMASHES THROUGH THE 1m LISTENERS MARK CELEBRATING ITS FOURTH INCREASE IN-A-ROW
CAPITAL IS ONCE AGAIN THE UK’S NO.1 HIT MUSIC BRAND WITH 7.5m WEEKLY LISTENERS
CAPITAL DANCE’S PHENOMENAL GROWTH CONTINUES ADDING OVER 200,000 LISTENERS IN JUST THREE MONTHS
CAPITAL XTRA GROWS ITS AUDIENCE AS IT SCORES 1.5m LISTENERS EVERY WEEK
SMOOTH REACHES 5.8m WEEKLY LISTENERS ACROSS THE UK
RADIO X NOW HAS OVER 1.9m LISTENERS TUNING IN EVERY WEEK
CHRIS MOYLES CELEBRATES A HUGE 1.1m WEEKLY LISTENERS TUNING IN TO RADIO X AT BREAKFAST
CLASSIC FM, CELEBRATING ITS 30TH BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR, ADDS 100,000 PEOPLE IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS ALONE – NOW REACHING 5.2m WEEKLY LISTENERS
THE OFFICIAL BIG TOP 40 GROWS ITS AUDIENCE BY 25,000 LISTENERS – THE UK’S BIGGEST CHART SHOW NOW HAS 1.5m TUNING IN TO WILL MANNING
NATIONALLY AT BREAKFAST…
GLOBAL HAS THE TOP 2 COMMERCIAL NATIONAL BREAKFAST SHOWS IN THE UK
HEART BREAKFAST – 3.9m
CAPITAL BREAKFAST – 2.5m
HEART BREAKFAST WITH JAMIE THEAKSTON & AMANDA HOLDEN IS THE BIGGEST COMMERCIAL BREAKFAST SHOW IN THE UK AND THE BIGGEST SHOW ON UK COMMERCIAL RADIO WITH A MASSIVE 3.9m WEEKLY LISTENERS
CAPITAL BREAKFAST WITH ROMAN KEMP
LBC BREAKFAST WITH NICK FERRARI REACHES A RECORD 1.4m WEEKLY LISTENERS
THE CHRIS MOYLES SHOW ON RADIO X HAS 1.1m WEEKLY LISTENERS
GLOBAL HAS THE #1 & #2 COMMERCIAL STATIONS IN LONDON
HEART IS LONDON’S UNDISPUTED NO.1 COMMERCIAL RADIO STATION REACHING 1.6m WEEKLY LISTENERS
CAPITAL IS LONDON’S NO.1 HIT MUSIC STATION REACHING 1.5m WEEKLY LISTENERS BEATING BOTH RADIO 1 AND KISS
LBC RETAINS ITS NO.1 POSITION IN LONDON – SIGNIFICANTLY BIGGER THAN NEAREST RIVALS IN COMMERCIAL RADIO FOR SHARE AND HOURS WITH AN 8.6% SHARE OF THE MARKET
GLOBAL HAS THE #1 & #2 COMMERCIAL BREAKFAST SHOWS IN LONDON FOR REACH, HOURS AND SHARE
LBC’s NICK FERRARI AT BREAKFAST
HEART BREAKFAST WITH JAMIE THEAKSTON & AMANDA HOLDEN
Global grows its audience once more with a series of new records
Global radio brands now reach a massive 25.8 million people every week through radio alone, with audiences listening to 242 million hours, and taking a market-leading 24% share.
Global has the top three commercial radio brands in the UK for reach, hours and share with Heart, Capital and Smooth.
Heart celebrates 10.2m weekly listeners, extending its reign as the UK’s biggest commercial radio brand and growing in hours and share. The Heart brand has more than 2.5m more listeners than Radio 1.
Heart listeners are listening for longer – the brand scores a massive 65.3m hours and a share of 6.5%.
Heart Breakfast’s Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden grow their audience, scoring a huge 3.9 million weekly listeners. Jamie and Amanda reign supreme as the UK’s biggest commercial radio show and commercial breakfast show. Heart Breakfast is also London’s biggest commercial music breakfast show with 647,000
Heart’s decades stations 70s, 80s, 90s all experience huge audience gains as the nation turns up the nostalgia. Digital station Heart 80s grows in reach to 1.4m weekly listeners. Heart 70s hits a record breaking 438,000 listeners as it adds nearly 120,000 new listeners (37%) in three months.
Heart 90s reaches its largest ever audience with a massive 793,000 listeners, adding 248,000 new listeners in the last quarter (46%). The station also grows in hours and share.
Heart Dance also smashes a new record, achieving its highest ever listening figures with a massive 310,000 new listeners now tuning in each week, taking its audience reach to 658,000 which is 89% growth on the last quarter. It also celebrates a rise in hours and share.
The UK’s number one commercial talk brand, LBC reaches a record 3.5 million people across the UK each week – its 9th consecutive record increase and the highest in its 49-year history – adding 291,000 listeners in the past three months.
LBC News – Britain’s first national rolling news radio station – smashes the 1 million listeners mark for the first time and celebrates its 4th consecutive record increase, with 175,000 new listeners in the past quarter.
Nationally, LBC’s Nick Ferrari at Breakfast and James O’Brien both celebrate a record 1.4 million listeners across the UK. LBC’s daytime audience growth continues with Shelagh Fogarty and Eddie Mair, who attract more than 1.1 million people each, while Iain Dale celebrates a record 593,000 weekly listeners.
In London, LBC is the number one commercial station by a significant margin for hours and share, with a massive 17 million hours and an 8.6% share of the market.
Nick Ferrari at Breakfast is London’s number one commercial breakfast show for reach, hours and share, with 825,000 listeners tuning in each week.
Radio X now has 1.9m listeners tuning in every week.
The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X has a huge audience of 1.1m listeners tuning in at Breakfast. Chris has grown in hours, and is ahead of Virgin Radio at Breakfast.
Capital remains the UK’s no.1 hit music brand with 7.5m weekly listeners, extending its reach over the Kiss brand nationally, with over 3m more listeners tuning in every week.
Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp reaches a massive 2.5m weekly listeners. Capital Breakfast is the UK’s second biggest commercial breakfast show, second only to Heart Breakfast with Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden on Capital’s sister station.
In London, Capital has 1.5m weekly listeners, beating both Kiss and Radio 1.
Capital Dance‘s growth continues. The UK’s official dance station which launched in October 2020 with MistaJam at the helm, continues to boom, adding a phenomenal 208,000 listeners in the past three months, now reaching 800,000.
Capital Dance grows in reach, hours and share.
Capital XTRA, the home of RnB and Hip-Hop in the UK, grows its audience to 1.5m people across the UK every week, more than double the audience of 1XTRA.
Capital XTRA Breakfast with Yinka and Shayna Marie reaches 471,000 weekly listeners.
Smooth confirms its position as the UK’s third largest commercial radio brand with 5.8 million people tuning in each week.
Smooth Chill and Smooth Country celebrate all-time records of 468,000 and 312,000 weekly listeners respectively.
Celebrating its 30th birthday this year, Classic FM is the UK’s most popular classical music station, growing its audience by 100,000 people in the past quarter, with 5.2m listeners tuning in for a total of 44 million hours.
Alexander Armstrong’s flagship morning programme celebrates its highest audience figures with 2.4 million listeners every week.
Gold adds 103,000 listeners in the past 3 months, with more than 1.4 million people now tuning in every week for nostalgic tunes.
THE OFFICIAL BIG TOP 40
The Official Big Top 40, hosted by Will Manning, officially remains the UK’s biggest chart show, growing its audience to 1.5m listeners, ahead of the Radio 1 chart.
LBC remains the number one commercial radio station for share and hours with 17 million hours and 8.6% share of the market.
In the competitive commercial London market Heart takes the top spot for reach on 1.6m.
“It’s an enormous privilege to have millions of people tuning in to our brands every day in increasing numbers.
"In these challenging times every single Globaller does their absolute best to bring our listeners news and analysis, relaxation and feel good entertainment as well as the very best hit music.
"News and nostalgia are fuelling growth and we are here for our audiences every step of the way, constantly looking to innovate and build more of what people love.” - ASHLEY TABOR-KING OBE, FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL
“It’s fantastic to see that radio remains such an essential part of people’s lives and listening continues to grow with Global’s best ever number and the highest ever reach for British commercial radio.
As it approaches its fiftieth year I’m thrilled to see LBC celebrate its highest listening figures and our new rolling news channel, LBC News, reach the 1 million listener milestone, so quickly.
I’m incredibly proud of the amazing efforts of all Globallers working across our world class brands.” - JAMES REA, DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING & CONTENT AT GLOBAL
RAJAR includes enhanced measurement, with the survey design adapted to broaden its data gathering sources by adding panellists and Mediacell (passive audience media measurement) technology.
*RAJAR figures for Q1 2022, 3rd January 2022 – 3rd April 2022. All stations and groups results are reported on their specified reporting period and TSA (Total Survey Area).
May 23, 2022 4:00am ET by Global