Turning to the broadcasters, BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle saw weekly reach go from 566,000 to 493,000, with hours down by 19%.
Downtown now has 215,000 (from 244,000) and 23% fewer hours, while Cool FM sits at 442,000 (from 473,000) with 5% fewer hours; however Downtown Country moves up from 116,000 to 121,000 and has 20% more hours.
Two Belfast-based stations enjoyed increases in reach; Q Radio from 260,000 (the combination of the previously separate Q figures) to 281,000, with hours decreasing by 6%. U105 is up from 153,000 to 189,000 and by 12% in hours in its original FM area. Their DAB-only extended coverage is measured yearly and last had a published figure of 29,000.
As always, comparisons are year-on-year and each station’s figures relate to its own stated Total Survey Area.
*RAJAR is compiled by Ipsos-MORI
The national picture from Matt Deegan:
Paul Easton with the London perspective: