Commercial radio has outperformed the BBC in the latest Rajar listening figures, as the sector shot ahead in Q2.
The start of summer has added a little shine to national commercial radio, as the leading stations experienced a period of positivity in Q2, according to the latest Rajar listening figures.
Talk radio LBC 97.3 has grown its audience by almost a third amid a healthy picture of the capital's commercial radio stations this quarter, according to the latest Rajar listening figures.
Commercial radio has overtaken the BBC in the latest Rajar listening figures, as the sector had a mini-growth spurt.
Capital has expanded its listening figures by almost a third in the first quarter of 2017, to retake the top spot among the London stations.
After a bleak end to 2016, the major national commercial radio stations have not seen much in the way of a new dawn in the first quarter of this year.
The BBC has increased its lead against commercial in the battle for weekly radio audience reach.
The national commercial radio listening figures paint a sombre picture of the final quarter of 2016, with declining audiences a common theme.
Bauer Media's Kiss London has overtaken Capital after a year snapping at the heels of its Global-owned rival.
A dramatic quarterly decline in audience numbers has hit all the major commercial stations in London, with the exception of Magic.
The BBC has won the race against commercial radio in the third quarter of 2016, according to the latest Rajar listening figures.
Heart has made a return to form nationally by hopping over the 9 million weekly listeners hurdle in the third quarter of 2016, according to the latest Rajar radio audience figures.
Capital has outperformed all of its nearest radio rivals in London, growing its audience by more than a quarter year on year and taking it leagues ahead of Kiss, Magic and Heart.
Commercial radio has lost the ground it gained in the last quarter, falling back behind the BBC's listening figures.
Heart has clung onto its place at the top of the national radio listening charts, despite an audience drop-off in the first quarter of 2016.
Heart won over record numbers of listeners in the final quarter of 2015, reaching a weekly audience of 9.2 million.
The number of people tuning in to commercial radio each week has overtaken those listening to BBC stations, according to the latest Rajar audience figures.
Kiss London has outplayed rival Capital to come out on top in the latest Rajar radio audience figures for Q3 2015.
Heart has regained ground it lost earlier in the year, boosting its audience and taking listening figures to a new record of 9.14 million.
The gap between BBC radio and commercial stations is ever decreasing, according to the latest Rajar radio audience listening figures released today (29 October).