Radio Five LIve

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‘The remit of Five Live is to broadcast live news and sport 24 hours a day, presenting events as they happen in a modern, dynamic and accessible style. Interactivity has become increasingly important to Five Live, which has used new technology to enhance live output by reacting to audiences and building closer relationships with them.’-

(BBC Radio Analogue Services Review)

2006 RAJAR figures:

Weekly reach of 6, 033,000 listeners (12%)

On average listeners tune in for 7.8 hours per week

In total Five Live was listened to for 47,236, 000 hours

Five Live (inc SPORTS EXTRA) was listened to for 48,807,000 hours


Majority of Five Live listeners are aged between 35-54
70% are male

Female listeners have grown over time

Live sport tends to bring younger audiences

Seasonal fluctuations with peaks during the football season

Appeal is strongest among the ABC1 social grades

Most people listen to Five Live for news than for any other genre.

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