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post Nov 6 2014, 09:36 PM
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Although not always available, what do you think the Latest chart show listener figures are, How many listen to BBC Radio 1 Chart Show, and how many listen to The Big Top 40.

I haven't got the results, just an opinion what Buzzjack think they are.
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post Nov 6 2014, 09:50 PM
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Most recent figures I have are from August 2013:

Radio 1 - 1,395,000
The Big Top 40 - 2,525,000
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post Nov 6 2014, 10:16 PM
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QUOTE(AcerBen @ Nov 6 2014, 09:50 PM) *
Most recent figures I have are from August 2013:

Radio 1 - 1,395,000
The Big Top 40 - 2,525,000

Wow, almost double ohmy.gif

I'm guessing that The Big Top 40's "share" of chart show listeners will widen.

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post Nov 6 2014, 10:19 PM
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The Big Top 40 is simulcast on a lot of different radio stations, I'm surprised it's not further ahead. The vast majority of both figures are probably just people who happened to be listening to the radio at the time rather than people who specifically tuned in for the shows anyway...
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post Nov 6 2014, 10:37 PM
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The other chart show (big top 40 and whatever it was before that going back years) has always been simulcast on numerous stations, but I think you're right, with less "young people" feeling the need to tune into the chart show, a lot of the listeners will be those who are just listening to the radio anyway.

The stat that matters is the numbers of kids listening to each show.

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post Nov 7 2014, 12:36 PM
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ohmy.gif No one listens to the chart show any more, back in the 90's it was about 10 million between R1 and Pepsi Chart (as it was then)
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post Nov 7 2014, 01:44 PM
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QUOTE(fiesta @ Nov 7 2014, 12:36 PM) *
ohmy.gif No one listens to the chart show any more, back in the 90's it was about 10 million between R1 and Pepsi Chart (as it was then)


If not more - Radio 1 used to claim cerca 1993 that they got 9 million listeners. They probably got even more than that in 70s and 80s.
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post Nov 7 2014, 02:03 PM
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QUOTE(fiesta @ Nov 7 2014, 12:36 PM) *
ohmy.gif No one listens to the chart show radio any more, back in the 90's it was about 10 million between R1 and Pepsi Chart (as it was then)


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post Nov 7 2014, 04:54 PM
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Commercial radio used to be interesting but now it's almost ENTIRELY owned by Global who seem intent on playing the same MOR on repeat endlessly, which for some reason the public lap up. It's not as if you need radio anymore anyway with the internet/streaming services etc. providing much more up-to-date choice and variety.
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post Nov 7 2014, 05:47 PM
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QUOTE({ bré } @ Nov 7 2014, 02:03 PM) *
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What rubbish

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90% of the entire UK population listen to radio each week, a figure that’s thought to be the highest ever recorded.

from http://www.recordoftheday.com/news-and-pre...-salford-report
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post Nov 7 2014, 05:52 PM
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Nothing like a made-up stat !

The facts are: less and less people are listening, e.g. in 1993 9 million listeners to R1 Top 40, now under 2 million.
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post Nov 7 2014, 05:56 PM
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I stand corrected - all I ever seem to hear about radio listening figures is that they're massively down as more and more people simply listen to their own music. This is news to me.

Nonetheless Radio 1's listening figures are down in general for sure.
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post Nov 7 2014, 06:23 PM
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QUOTE(Doctor Blind @ Nov 7 2014, 05:52 PM) *
Nothing like a made-up stat !

The facts are: less and less people are listening, e.g. in 1993 9 million listeners to R1 Top 40, now under 2 million.


How does less people listening to Radio 1's top 40 mean less people are listening to the radio? There are a lot more stations than there used to be.
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post Nov 7 2014, 06:28 PM
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QUOTE({ bré } @ Nov 7 2014, 05:56 PM) *
I stand corrected - all I ever seem to hear about radio listening figures is that they're massively down as more and more people simply listen to their own music. This is news to me.

Nonetheless Radio 1's listening figures are down in general for sure.


Yes, Radio 1's weekly reach has gone down, from around 14 million 20 years ago, to 10 million now - but it's not because less people are listening to the radio. They're just listening to other stations. Their share has gone down from 17% to around 6%.

http://mediatel.co.uk/newsline/1995/01/31/...teners-in-1994/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnew...4/rajar-q2-2014
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post Nov 7 2014, 06:28 PM
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QUOTE({ bré } @ Nov 6 2014, 10:19 PM) *
The Big Top 40 is simulcast on a lot of different radio stations, I'm surprised it's not further ahead. The vast majority of both figures are probably just people who happened to be listening to the radio at the time rather than people who specifically tuned in for the shows anyway...


Totally agree. I think these figures just mean that Capital + Heart + a load of local radio stations combined get more viewers than Radio 1. Haven't checked in ages, but where I live I can usually find about 5 stations playing the Big Top 40 Show. I reckon there's probably just a few ten thousand people who tune in specifically to hear the chart, the rest of the audience are probably people just turning on their favourite radio station on a Sunday afternoon and happening to hear the chart shows.
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post Nov 7 2014, 06:33 PM
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There are more people living in the UK now than there were 20 years ago, so those numbers don't really mean much. There are more stations yes, but the average age of listeners across the board continues to grow, which supports the theory that younger people (who are the main users of streaming services) are spending less time listening to the radio, and thus radio listeners are dying out; albeit very slowly.
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post Nov 7 2014, 06:36 PM
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QUOTE(Eric_Blob @ Nov 7 2014, 06:28 PM) *
Totally agree. I think these figures just mean that Capital + Heart + a load of local radio stations combined get more viewers than Radio 1. Haven't checked in ages, but where I live I can usually find about 5 stations playing the Big Top 40 Show. I reckon there's probably just a few ten thousand people who tune in specifically to hear the chart, the rest of the audience are probably people just turning on their favourite radio station on a Sunday afternoon and happening to hear the chart shows.


Yes I don't think you can really use the figures any more to prove which is the better/more successful show for this reason. It's difficult to know whether revamping it again with a different presenter would get the ratings up. I'd be interested to see though how well Jameela's show does in comparison to other weekend Radio 1 shows though.
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post Nov 7 2014, 06:44 PM
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QUOTE(Doctor Blind @ Nov 7 2014, 06:33 PM) *
There are more people living in the UK now than there were 20 years ago, so those numbers don't really mean much. There are more stations yes, but the average age of listeners across the board continues to grow, which supports the theory that younger people (who are the main users of streaming services) are spending less time listening to the radio, and thus radio listeners are dying out; albeit very slowly.


Young people have many other ways of consuming music now, so yes, perhaps they don't listen for as long as they did, but they still do listen to the radio. Why would radio still be so important in breaking new music otherwise?
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I think this thread has gone down the bunny hole now!

All we can really say is that fewer people are interested in the weekly revelation of the top 40 than they were. Personally I think it has very little to do with the number of people who listen to the radio, or the format/presenters of either chart show.
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post Nov 7 2014, 08:03 PM
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You do realise to be considered a "listener", you only have to listen to 5 minutes of a station (in one go) in a week laugh.gif

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