The RAJARs are out today – the way audience figures are measured for radio – and it’s good news for Chris Moyles and his breakfast show figures.
In the fourth quarter of 2010 The Chris Moyles Show had 7.45m listeners a week – up from 7.1m in the third quarter of 2010 and up from 7.24m from the year 2009.
BBC Radio 1 itself has an audience of 11.42m a week, which is down compared with the third quarter, but it is up on the last year. Listeners tuned in for less time, but has an 8.8% share of listeners to radio.
The sister station to BBC Radio 1 had some good news too. BBC Radio 1Xtra has added 300,000 listeners to make 816,000 listeners a week.
Other digital services including BBC 6Music dipped in figures but still has over a million listeners a week while the threatened BBC Asian Network has increased listeners by 3.2% this quarter to 477,000.
Moyles’ rival Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2 didn’t suffer from Moyles’ extra listeners as he gained new fans too giving him 8.72m listeners a week. The station now has a very healthy 13.94m listeners.
Elsewhere, Capital Radio continued to be London’s most listened to commercial radio station andBBC Radio 5 Live celebrated a new personal record of 7 million listeners tuning in to the station.