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Metro Radio: audience figures

Metro Radio audience data for October 2013 to March 2014

This radio station broadcast to a total survey area of 1,498,000 adults (aged 15+).
It was listened to by 417,000 people (28.%) each week.
Each listener tuned in for 8.7 hours per week - a total of 3,633,000.
In its area, it had a 13.4% market share.
How are these figures calculated?
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Total weekly hours represents the total amount of listening to this radio station. This is affected by the total amount of weekly listeners, or how long each audience member listens for. Hours is normally the most important number for advertising sales.


Total weekly listeners - total reach - represents the total amount of people who tune in to this radio station. A 'listener' is counted as an adult 15+ who listens for at least five minutes.


Hours per listener shows how long people who tune in to this radio station stay listening. This is useful to work out whether the audience likes what they hear: or the consistency of the station sound.


Total market share shows how strong radio station is against other radio stations available. Since 1999, there have been many more radio stations launched, so total share will have decreased for most stations.


While not directly related to the radio output, the survey area population shows how many people live in the survey area that the above figures are based on. Sudden changes to this figure normally represent a change in the survey area, which is requested by stations themselves, reflecting a change in transmission or programming, and will affect the above figures. Otherwise, a slow growth reflects the growth in UK population.

From the US?
Howdy! We don't do AQH figures in the UK; but our figure for weekly 'reach' is roughly the same as your weekly 'cume'. TSL is similar to our 'hours per listener' figure. And, a TSA in the US is the same as a TSA here. (You say tomato, we say tomato.) Of note: UK figures are based on a full 24 hour day, and a 7 day week - and the above figures measure radio listening on all platforms, including our digital radio and internet platforms.

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Credits: IPSOS/RSL. Full datasets used:Jun 1999: Metro FM; Sep 1999: Metro FM; Dec 1999: Metro FM; Mar 2000: Metro FM; Jun 2000: Metro Radio; Sep 2000: Metro Radio; Dec 2000: Metro Radio; Mar 2001: Metro Radio; Jun 2001: Metro Radio; Sep 2001: Metro Radio; Dec 2001: Metro Radio; Mar 2002: Metro Radio; Jun 2002: Metro Radio; Sep 2002: Metro Radio; Dec 2002: Metro Radio; Mar 2003: Metro Radio; Jun 2003: Metro Radio; Sep 2003: Metro Radio; Dec 2003: Metro Radio; Mar 2004: Metro Radio; Jun 2004: Metro Radio; Sep 2004: Metro Radio; Dec 2004: Metro Radio; Mar 2005: Metro Radio; Jun 2005: Metro Radio; Sep 2005: Metro Radio; Dec 2005: Metro Radio; Mar 2006: Metro Radio; Jun 2006: Metro Radio; Sep 2006: Metro Radio; Dec 2006: Metro Radio; Mar 2007: Metro Radio; Jun 2007: Metro Radio; Sep 2007: Metro Radio; Dec 2007: Metro Radio; Mar 2008: Metro Radio; Jun 2008: Metro Radio; Sep 2008: Metro Radio; Dec 2008: Metro Radio; Mar 2009: Metro Radio; Jun 2009: Metro Radio; Sep 2009: Metro Radio; Dec 2009: Metro Radio; Mar 2010: Metro Radio; Jun 2010: Metro Radio; Sep 2010: Metro Radio; Dec 2010: Metro Radio; Mar 2011: Metro Radio; Jun 2011: Metro Radio; Sep 2011: Metro Radio; Dec 2011: Metro Radio; Mar 2012: Metro Radio; Jun 2012: Metro Radio; Sep 2012: Metro Radio; Dec 2012: Metro Radio; Mar 2013: Metro Radio; Jun 2013: Metro Radio; Sep 2013: Metro Radio; Dec 2013: Metro Radio; Mar 2014: Metro Radio;