Advanced Television

Radio 1

Data: 34.5m tune in to BBC Radio each week

Figures from RAJAR (Radio Joint Audience Research) reveal that 34.5 million people tuned in to BBC Radio each week for live output across the stations during Q4 2021, with a share of 49.9 per cent. During the same quarter, on BBC Sounds there were a total 162 million plays to on-demand radio and podcast content, […]

February 3, 2022

Record quarter for BBC Sounds

Data from the BBC shows there were a total of 364 million plays of all content across radio, podcasts and music mixes on BBC Sounds last quarter and an average weekly audience of 3.8 million across the app, website and voice activated devices. The Christmas Sounds series proved popular last quarter, contributing to a record […]

February 1, 2022

BBC Sounds reports weekly audience of 3.7m

BBC Sounds attracted a weekly audience of 3.7 million users across the app, website and voice activated devices between April and June, with a peak of 3.9 million during the week of the Line Of Duty finale. The latest data shows there were 335 million plays of all audio and a total of 146 million […]

August 2, 2021

Strictly’s Buswell to host new BBC podcast

A new BBC Radio 1 podcast, Di’s Salon with Dianne Buswell, will launch on January 21st on BBC Sounds. Before Strictly Come Dancing, Buswell was a full-time professional hairdresser and for her new podcast she’ll be going back to her roots as she invites some famous faces to join her in a virtual salon. Over […]

January 5, 2021

McKenzie named Head of BBC Radio 1Xtra

BBC Radio 1Xtra has announced Faron McKenzie as the new head of the station. McKenzie brings a wealth of experience to the role, having most recently led the BBC’s first-ever Creative Diversity Xperience (CDX) which took place in July. As Head of CDX, McKenzie worked closely with June Sarpong (BBC Director of Creative Diversity) and […]

August 6, 2020