Radio Now Reaches 241.8 Million People Ages 12+ During an Average Week
New York – Dec. 2, 2013 – Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN), a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, announced today highlights from its December 2013 RADAR® 119 National Radio Listening Report. The report shows radio’s U.S. audience increased year over year, adding more than 700,000 weekly listeners since December 2012. Radio now reaches 241.8 million listeners (91 percent of persons) ages 12 and older on an average weekly basis. Additionally, daily time spent listening to radio among persons ages 12 and older held steady from the December 2012 RADAR report. Those 12 and older who listen to the radio spend approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes a day with the medium.
Year over year, radio continues to increase its national reach, adding more listeners on a weekly basis, according to a five-year trend based on the latest RADAR report.
|Weekly||Dec. 2009||Dec. 2010||Dec. 2011||Dec. 2012||Dec. 2013|
|CUME (000)||RADAR 103||RADAR 107||RADAR 111||RADAR 115||RADAR 119|
|Overall number of U.S. listeners ages 12+||236,472||239,775||241,261||241,075||241,804|
|All Radio Listening, P12+, Mon-Sun 6A-12M.
According to the December 2013 RADAR report, radio saw gains in the Hispanic audience across all major demographic groups compared with December 2012, while the black (non-Hispanic) audience remained steady year over year.
Nielsen’s RADAR (Radio’s All Dimension Audience Research) December 2013 Report is the standard currency for national network radio ratings and measures 46 individual radio networks. These networks are operated by AdLarge Media, American Urban Radio Networks, Crystal Media Networks, Cumulus Media Networks, Premiere Radio Networks, United Stations Radio Networks and WestwoodOne.
The sample size for the RADAR December 2013 Report is 396,013 persons aged 12 and older. This sample is designed to provide stability for key demographic estimates, dayparts, and Market-by-Market Analysis reports, which report all individual DMAs®.
The RADAR December 2013 Report includes data from all 48 Nielsen PPM® markets. The survey period for RADAR 119 covers September 13, 2012 to September 11, 2013.
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