Rajars: 6 Music audience breaks through 1.5m listeners

Paul Williams

BBC 6 Music's audience has smashed through one and a half million people for the first time with 1.6 million tuning in during Q3.

The station's reach rose 31.8% year-on-year to a new record high, while increased 17.5% between quarters, according to newly-released Rajar figures.

Fellow digital-only service 1Xtra also had a strong quarter with its audience rising annually by 23.2% to 1.1 million people, although this represented a 2.0% drop compared to Q2.

While 6 Music hit a new high, ...

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