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BBC 6 Music hits almost 1.9m digital listeners

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Digital radio listening is now one third of all listening, with over 25 million people now tuning in to a digital signal, up 2.1 million year on year.

42% of the population now has a digital radio set, up from 40.3% in Q4 2011. This equates to 22 million adults now having a digital radio, up 6% year on year.

DAB ownership however is only up 9%, with 21.1% of all listening done via DAB.

BBC 6 Music grew 31% in reach and overtook Radio 4 Extra to be the number 1 digital-only station with almost 1.9 million listeners.

Radio listening online and via apps on mobile devices also grew.

Planet Rock has seen an eight per cent increase since last year. Chairman Malcolm Bluemel said: “This consistent growth confirms our place at the forefront of digital radio in this country and we would like to thank our ever growing audience for their ongoing support”.

Read the full story on radiotoday.co.uk


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