RAMcheck: No changes in top rankings in four metros

09 Jan,2012

By A Correspondent


On Friday, January 6, 2012, Radio Audience Measurement (RAM) – which covers four key metros, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bengaluru – released its latest radio listenership figures for Wk 43-46 (last two weeks of October and 1st two weeks of November 2011) Vs Wk 47-50 (Last two weeks of November and 1st week of December 2011).


According to the latest RAM data, for listeners of 12 years and above, and according to radio channel shares, Radio City, Radio Mirchi, Big FM, Red FM, Fever FM, Radio One, Oye! FM were some of the top FM stations in the big four metros.



In Mumbai,Radio City further strengthened its leadership position in Wk 47-50 as against Wk 43-46 with a growth of 3.92 per cent in its channel shares. Radio Mirchi was rated the second most popular FM station in terms of channel shares followed by AIR FM2 Gold, Fever FM, Big FM, Red FM and Radio One. The other clusters of FM stations in the city are Oye! FM, Vividh Bharati, AIR FM1 Rainbow and Akashavani Mumbai.


Besides Radio City, Red FM, Radio One, Oye! FM, AIR FM1 Rainbow, Vividh Bharati and Akashavani Mumbai are the only radio stations to have shown growth.




Most radio stations inDelhiwitnessed growth in the channel shares in Wk 47-50 as against Wk 43-46. AIR FM2 Gold emerged as the number one FM station inDelhi, its channel share however remained stagnant. Fever FM slipped to the number two position in Wk 47-50 after its channel share saw a decline as compared to Wk 43-46. Fever FM and AIR FM1 Rainbow were the only two FM stations inDelhito have seen a decline in channel shares on Wk 47-50 as against Wk 43-46.


Radio Mirchi was the third most popular FM station followed by Red FM, Radio City, Big FM, Radio One, and Oye! FM. The other clusters of radio stations inDelhiinclude AIR FM1 Rainbow, Hit FM, Vividh Bharati and Akashavani Delhi.




There was no change in the station rankings in Bengaluru.Radio City continued to lead Bengaluru followed by Radio Mirchi and Big FM. While Radio City showed neither growth nor decline in its channel share, Radio Mirchi and Big FM saw marginal growth. Fever FM, however, was the only FM station that showed decline in its channel shares.




Kolkata too saw no change in its station rankings. Radio Mirchi, Big FM, Friends FM, Aamar FM and Red FM were the top five FM stations in Kolkata in terms of their channel shares. Radio Mirchi, the most popular FM station in Kolkata has further strengthened its leadership position with a growth of 1.75 per cent in channel shares in Wk 47-50 as compared to Wk 43-46.


While Radio Mirchi’s nearest rival in Kolkata, Big FM came a distant second with a slight decline of 0.59 per cent in terms of its channel share, the third most popular FM station in Kolkata, Friends FM remained stagnant. Besides Radio Mirchi, Fever FM, Oye! FM and Radio One were the only private FM stations in Kolkata to have witnessed growth in channel shares.


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