The Audience

95 -106 Capital FM - the UK's No.1 hit music station

Capital doesn’t just play the hits - it makes and breaks them. It was the UK’s first national, commercial, hit music radio station, and today reaches 7 million people every single week. First and foremost, Capital’s listeners tune in for the music and the brand lifestyle. They’re a mainstream early majority audience and will always be among the first to know about new hit music.

The Map


Capital’s Network led by London’s 95.8 Capital FM - broadcasts from key areas around the UK;

  1. 95.8 Capital FM London
  2. 105-106 Capital FM Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh)*
  3. 105-106 Capital FM North East (Newcastle Upon Tyne, Sunderland, Durham, Middlesbrough)
  4. 105 Capital FM Yorkshire (Leeds, Sheffield, Kingston Upon Hull)
  5. 102 Capital FM Manchester
  6. 96-106 Capital FM East Midlands (Derby, Leicester, Nottingham)
  7. 102.2 Capital FM Birmingham
  8. 97.4/103.2 Capital FM South Wales (Cardiff, Newport, The Valleys)*
  9. 103.2 Capital FM South Coast (Southampton, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight)
  10. 95-106 Capital North West &Wales (Anglesey & Gwynedd, North Wales Coast, Wirral, Wrexham and Cheshire)

* Owned by Communicorp UK, through brand licence

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Where better to find the biggest and best songs of the moment, the hottest showbiz interviews, what's happening around town and local news, traffic & travel to keep you in touch with all major cities across the UK.

The majority of the Capital audience are female at 57%.

Capital's listeners are huge fans of the world of popular music entertainment. They are media savvy, on trend and use Capital to be the first of their mates 'in the know' on the very latest glamour, glitz and gossip.

It's no coincidence that 59% of those who tune in to Capital are aged between 15-34 and make up the main target audience for the station.

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Capital FM RAJAR Headlines

Capital, the UK's number 1 hit music station, records 7 million weekly listeners across the UK

Capital Network (UK) has again reached the 7 million listener mark!

Capital London reached 1.8 million this quarter, with listeners tuning in for 7,480,000 hours.

Capital Manchester reaches 511,000 listeners per week. Rob Ellis reaches 270,000 listeners a week, and total hours for his show are up by 95,000 quarter on quarter, to 566,000.

Capital Yorkshire records another million plus score, reaching 1,016,000 listeners a week.

Capital Birmingham scores a reach of 441,000 this quarter. Rob & Katy reach 225,000 every week, with listeners tuning in for 495,000 hours. Global is at #1 and #2 on reach commercially across the West Midlands.

Capital North East remains the commercial number one across the area, increasing in reach by 17% year on year to 493,000 listeners per week.

Capital East Midlands increases its hours by 393,000 year on year to post a total hours figure of 3,269,000. Dino & Pete increase their reach by 6% quarter on quarter to reach 297,000 listeners a week at breakfast.

Capital South Coast has increased its reach by 11% quarter on quarter reaching 200,000 listeners a week. Gillies and Emily at breakfast have increased their reach by 12% quarter on quarter to 133,000.

Source: RAJAR Q1 2015, all stations and groups results are reported on their specified reporting period and TSA.

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