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BBC podcasting sparks Fighting Talk


Category: Radio

Date: 30.01.2005
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Radio Five Live begins podcasts

 

170,000 downloads of In Our Time since November

 

Radio 1 website supports Beat Bullying campaign

 

The Archers back at the top of the on-demand chart

 

The BBC has extended its podcasting trial to Five Live's Fighting Talk, allowing listeners to have Christian O'Connell's verbal sparring show automatically downloaded to their computer for use on their portable mp3 player.

 

The move comes as BBC Radio & Music Interactive announces its fourth month of internet radio figures and re-launches the hugely popular Radio Player.

 

Fighting Talk has been available as an mp3 download for three months but now follows Radio 4's In Our Time in offering podcasts to give audiences more control over how they listen.

 

The Melvyn Bragg-fronted history programme has had a highly successful downloading trial, generating around 170,000 downloads since its launch in November and bringing BBC podcasting to the fore.

 

The show is currently off-air but will resume podcasting when it returns in February.

 

Amongst other internet radio highlights in December, a record 165,000 unique users visited bbc.co.uk/digitalradio as the BBC's DAB marketing campaign took effect and people researched Christmas DAB purchases.

 

One Life's Beat Bullying campaign contributed to a month of record page impressions for Radio 1, with over a million wristbands requested through the site.

 

BBC 7 increased its unique user tally for the tenth month running, up to nearly 300,000, while live streaming of Premier League and Heineken Cup matches encouraged over 130,000 unique users to visit the Five Live Sports Extra website during December - a year-on-year increase of 150%.

 

Whilst online live listening figures are currently unavailable due to problems processing the log files, on-demand listening held up well over the Christmas period with four million hours of on-demand audio consumed.

 

Finally, The Archers reclaimed its position at the top of the 'listen again' chart with an impressive 438,000 on-demand listening requests - pushing the 'Saviour of Radio 1' into second place.

 

Top 30 On-demand programmes - December 2004


  Programme Station Monthly listens
1 The Archers Radio 4 438,094
2 Chris Moyles Radio 1 350,790
3 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue Radio 4 211,275
4 The Essential Selection Radio 1 164,748
5 Dance Anthems Radio 1 149,834
6 Essential Mix Radio 1 148,888
7 The Official Chart Show Radio 1 145,638
8 Jonathan Ross Radio 2 127,058
9 Today Radio 4 114,460
10 Judge Jules Radio 1 109,702
11 Terry Wogan Radio 2 106,696
12 The Afternoon Play Radio 4 101,758
13 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue BBC 7 97,058
14 The Now Show Radio 4 85,640
15 Gilles Peterson Radio 1 84,312
16 Lamacq Live Radio 1 83,593
17 Oneclick Radio 1 79,109
18 Blue Room Radio 1 78,959
19 In Our Time Radio 4 78,626
20 Live & Exclusive Radio 2 73,124
21 Annie Mac Radio 1 62,781
22 The M1X Show 1Xtra 61,868
23 Zane Lowe Radio 1 57,705
24 The Radio 1 Rap Show Radio 1 57,026
25 Rob Da Bank Radio 1 54,907
26 Fighting Talk Five Live 53,401
27 Sounds of the 60s Radio 2 52,604
28 Robbo Ranx Dancehall Splurt 1Xtra 52,493
29 Children's Hour with Armstrong and Miller BBC 7 51,451
30 Book at Bedtime Radio 4 50,746

Total - All Networks


  All BBC Radio
  Dec-03 Nov-04 Dec-04
Unique Users 3,729,177 6,150,494 5,697,365
Page Impressions 91,487,974 161,479,028 153,230,109
On-demand listening requests 5,826,192 7,097,178 6,869,943
On-demand listening hours 1,923,142 4,141,315 3,990,014
Live listening hours 4,350,120 6,164,511 N/A *


* Live listening hour totals for Dec-04 are currently unavailable due to problems processing the log files


Total - By Network


  Radio 1
  Dec-03 Nov-04 Dec-04
Unique Users 1,384,675 2,491,971 2,267,288
Page Impressions 23,236,219 43,487,621 43,933,418
On-demand listening requests 1,921,261 2,179,363 1,899,086
On-demand listening hours 595,050 1,372,682 1,275,706
Live listening hours 1,130,371 1,582,807 N/A *


  Radio 2
  Dec-03 Nov-04 Dec-04
Unique Users 626,061 1,007,641 870,368
Page Impressions 11,884,158 20,625,787 18,775,421
On-demand listening requests 1,279,040 1,122,280 1,156,620
On-demand listening hours 321,724 627,040 603,850
Live listening hours 979,705 1,453,395 N/A *


  Radio 3
  Dec-03 Nov-04 Dec-04
Unique Users 279,975 372,931 377,483
Page Impressions 4,147,600 4,379,360 5,265,777
On-demand listening requests 570,906 421,129 423,954
On-demand listening hours 150,069 243,125 224,079
Live listening hours 255,318 289,637 N/A *


  Radio 4
  Dec-03 Nov-04 Dec-04
Unique Users 718,995 1,155,968 1,109,724
Page Impressions 14,186,691 27,223,925 25,371,133
On-demand listening requests 1,100,879 1,557,580 1,614,384
On-demand listening hours 532,572 726,190 742,180
Live listening hours 779,484 970,250 N/A *


  Radio Five Live
  Dec-03 Nov-04 Dec-04
Unique Users 438,687 736,660 690,976
Page Impressions 18,944,028 37,129,225 32,877,133
On-demand listening requests 157,026 356,328 313,115
On-demand listening hours 40,362 102,714 91,207
Live listening hours 402,027 719,351 N/A *


  1Xtra
  Dec-03 Nov-04 Dec-04
Unique Users 276,081 417,871 384,678
Page Impressions 4,950,946 6,460,354 5,876,368
On-demand listening requests 376,789 527,100 507,653
On-demand listening hours 174,047 305,656 307,136
Live listening hours 133,418 235,874 N/A *


  6 Music
  Dec-03 Nov-04 Dec-04
Unique Users 304,934 400,670 282,850
Page Impressions 2,946,241 4,066,696 3,356,560
On-demand listening requests 128,935 240,323 228,903
On-demand listening hours 64,401 144,090 133,212
Live listening hours 222,526 388,336 N/A *


  Asian Network
  Dec-03 Nov-04 Dec-04
Unique Users 93,011 150,845 142,437
Page Impressions 1,656,910 2,098,734 1,961,682
On-demand listening requests 92,503 135,527 134,846
On-demand listening hours 35,342 65,453 61,745
Live listening hours 81,689 107,532 N/A *


  BBC 7
  Dec-03 Nov-04 Dec-04
Unique Users 149,327 277,719 292,215
Page Impressions 2,376,723 4,915,795 5,009,856
On-demand listening requests 29,955 239,153 269,310
On-demand listening hours 9,575 554,365 550,899
Live listening hours 268,677 275,380 N/A *


  Five Live Sports Extra
  Dec-03 Nov-04 Dec-04
Unique Users 51,217 106,421 131,150
Page Impressions 293,965 478,516 563,678
On-demand listening requests N/A N/A N/A
On-demand listening hours N/A N/A N/A
Live listening hours 13,189 29,381 N/A *


* Live listening hour totals for Dec-04 are currently unavailable due to problems processing the log files


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