RAJAR stands for Radio Joint Audience Research and is the official body in charge of measuring radio audiences in the UK. It is jointly owned by the BBC and the Radiocentre on behalf of the commercial sector.
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RAJAR announces today that new listening data will be published on October 28th 2021 as the service returns with a new flexible, enhanced methodology after an 18 month absence.
A summary of the changes which have occurred in the way RAJAR collects radio listening data since the service was interrupted by Covid back in March 2020. Information in regards to Radio Stations reporting and publication for Q3 2021 and future releases.
With Face-to-Face recruitment being suspended at the end of March, RAJAR introduced a Tracking Panel to evaluate radio listening during our time in Lockdown. This market overview is based on the first three waves of the Tracking Panel, comparing listening through April, May and June with pre-lockdown. In addition, we have used some data from our BBC and Commercial Stakeholders from their own independent case studies during lockdown and these are sourced accordingly.
The RAJAR Audio MIDAS Survey is designed to provide context and insight into how, when and where audio content is being consumed within this liberated environment; including device usage, activities, location, who listened with. Includes Audio Types such as Podcasts, Live and Catch Up Radio, On Demand Music Services.