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 7.5 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 58% 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 7.5 million weekly listeners across the UK

Capital Network (UK) has again reached the 7.5 million listener mark!

Capital London reached 2.1 million this quarter, with listeners tuning in for 10,771,000 hours. Dave and Lisa at breakfast are now reaching 980,000 people.

Capital Manchester reaches 576,000 listeners per week. Rob Ellis has increased his reach at breakfast both quarter on quarter and year on year, now reaching 316,000 listeners for a total of 871,000 hours a week.

Capital Yorkshire records another million plus score, reaching 1,053,000 listeners a week (up 1% quarter on quarter) for a total of 7,494,000 hours.

Capital Birmingham scores a reach of 455,000, up both quarter on quarter and year on year. Rob & Katy reach 223,000 every week, with listeners tuning in for 529,000 hours (up 17% quarter on quarter). Global is at #1 and #2 on reach commercially across Birmingham.

Capital North East remains the commercial number one in reach across the area, increasing in reach by 3% year on year to 516,000 listeners per week. Bodg, Matt and JoJo at breakfast are up in both reach and hours quarter on quarter and year on year, reaching 270,000 people for 699,000 hours every week.

Capital East Midlands increases its reach by 3% quarter on quarter to post a total reach figure of 493,000. Dino & Pete increase their reach by 17% year on year to reach 288,000 listeners a week at breakfast.

Capital South Coast has increased its total hours by 348,000 year on year posting 1,622,000 hours.

Source: RAJAR Q3 2015, all stations and groups results are reported on their specified reporting period and TSA.

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