Radio now reaches 242.5 Million weekly


ArbitronArbitron announced today highlights from its June 2013 RADAR 117 National Radio Listening Report.  The report shows radio’s audience increased YOY, adding more than 430,000 weekly listeners.  Radio now reaches 242.5 million listeners, or 92% of persons, age 12+, on an average weekly basis.

Additionally, daily time spent listening to radio among persons age 12+ held steady versus the June 2012 RADAR report.  People aged 12+ who listen to radio spend about 2 hours and 36 minutes a day with the medium.

Radio continues to reach a large, diverse audience.  According to the June 2013 RADAR report, radio saw gains in the Hispanic audience across all major demographic groups versus the June 2012 report, while the Black (non-Hispanic) audience remained steady year over year.

•           Radio’s Hispanic audience aged 12+ added 492,000 weekly listeners versus the June 2012 RADAR report.  Radio reaches nearly 95% of Hispanic listeners aged 12+ in an average week.

•           Hispanic adults aged 18 to 49 showed the largest gains, adding 600,000 weekly listeners versus the year ago report.

•           Radio now reaches 30.8 million Black (non-Hispanic) listeners, age 12+, in an average week, or 92% of this demographic.

•           Radio’s Black (non-Hispanic) teen audience aged 12 to 17 remained steady versus the June 2012 report.  Radio now reaches 90% of Black (non-Hispanic) teens in an average week.