In today’s Rajar listening figures, weekly audience figures for the BBC radio stations hit 35 million, a 0.4 per cent rise quarter on quarter, but a 0.6 per cent drop compared with the same period last year.
BBC Radio 1’s reach fell 3.3 per cent year on- year, but rose 7.6 per cent quarter on quarter, to 10.4 million.
BBC Radio 2 continues to have more listeners at 15.1 million. Its reach dropped 2.3 per cent year on year, and increased 0.4 per cent quarter on quarter.
BBC Radio 4 remained the second most popular of the Corporation's stations with 10.6 million weekly listeners on average, a 0.4 per cent rise year on year.
Of the DAB channels, BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra saw the greatest increase in number of listeners of 76.8 per cent year compared with the same period last year. BBC Radio 4 Extra also saw a 24.5 per cent year on year audience rise.
Commercial radio stations pulled in 34.6 million weekly listeners on average in the second quarter of 2015. This equates to a 0.6 per cent increase year on year, and a 2.1 per cent quarter on quarter increase.
Listeners for Heart dropped 2.3 per cent, year on year, to 8.7 million. Capital fell 2.6 per cent, and Classic’s reach fell 3 per cent.
Kisstory, the Bauer Media station’s spin off for Kiss, saw a 32.9 per cent rise in average weekly listeners year on year, and a 29 per cent increase quarter on quarter.