Saturday, 4 August 2018

BBC Radio 4's listening figures

BBC Radio 4's Today programme and 5 Live Breakfast lost listeners this spring, industry figures show.

'Today's audience dropped by 839,000 year-on-year, while 5 Live Breakfast was down 337,000, according to Rajar, which monitors UK radio listening.

The BBC said a quieter news agenda in the second quarter of this year was partly to blame.' 

Well maybe, but more likely more and more Radio 4 listeners are fed up with the endless diet of Trump hatred, LBGTQ+ obsession, anti Brexit bias etc etc etc. 

I was an every morning listener to the Today programme and had Radio 4 on whenever I could during the day. However about five years ago I got fed up with the bias and moved away from Radio 4. Maybe others are catching up with me!