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Heart: audience figures

Real Radio North West (now Heart North West) audience data for October 2013 to March 2014

TSA:
This radio station broadcast to a total survey area of 5,593,000 adults (aged 15+).
Reach:
It was listened to by 505,000 people (9.0%) each week.
Hours:
Each listener tuned in for 7.0 hours per week - a total of 3,533,000.
Share:
In its area, it had a 3.3% 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:Mar 1999: 105.4 Century FM; Jun 1999: Century 105; Sep 1999: Century 105; Dec 1999: Century 105; Mar 2000: Century 105; Jun 2000: Century 105; Sep 2000: Century 105; Dec 2000: Century 105; Mar 2001: Century 105; Jun 2001: 105.4 Century FM; Sep 2001: 105.4 Century FM; Dec 2001: 105.4 Century FM; Mar 2002: 105.4 Century FM; Jun 2002: 105.4 Century FM; Sep 2002: 105.4 Century FM; Dec 2002: 105.4 Century FM; Mar 2003: 105.4 Century FM; Jun 2003: 105.4 Century FM; Sep 2003: 105.4 Century FM; Dec 2003: 105.4 Century FM; Mar 2004: 105.4 Century FM; Jun 2004: 105.4 Century FM; Sep 2004: 105.4 Century FM; Dec 2004: 105.4 Century FM; Mar 2005: 105.4 Century FM; Jun 2005: 105.4 Century FM; Sep 2005: 105.4 Century FM; Dec 2005: 105.4 Century FM; Mar 2006: 105.4 Century FM; Jun 2006: 105.4 Century FM; Sep 2006: 105.4 Century FM; Dec 2006: Century FM (North West); Mar 2007: Century FM (North West); Jun 2007: Century FM (North West); Sep 2007: Century FM (North West); Dec 2007: Century FM (North West); Mar 2008: Century Radio (North West); Jun 2008: Century Radio (North West); Sep 2008: Century Radio (North West); Dec 2008: Century Radio (North West); Mar 2009: Century Radio (North West); Jun 2009: Real Radio (North West) - (was Century Radio); Sep 2009: Real Radio (North West) - (was Century Radio); Dec 2009: Real Radio (North West) - (was Century Radio); Mar 2010: Real Radio (North West) - (was Century Radio); Jun 2010: Real Radio (North West) - (was Century Radio); Sep 2010: Real Radio (North West) - (was Century Radio); Dec 2010: Real Radio (North West) - (was Century Radio); Mar 2011: Real Radio (North West) - (was Century Radio); Jun 2011: Real Radio North West - (was Century Radio); Sep 2011: Real Radio North West - (was Century Radio); Dec 2011: Real Radio North West - (was Century Radio); Mar 2012: Real Radio North West - (was Century Radio); Jun 2012: Real Radio North West - (was Century Radio); Sep 2012: Real Radio North West - (was Century Radio); Dec 2012: Real Radio North West - (was Century Radio); Mar 2013: Real Radio North West - (was Century Radio); Jun 2013: Real Radio North West - (was Century Radio); Sep 2013: Real Radio North West - (was Century Radio); Dec 2013: Real Radio North West - (was Century Radio); Mar 2014: Real Radio North West (now Heart North West);