The Rajar audience figures for the fourth quarter of 2017 make grim reading for the BB’s classical team.
Radio 3 lost 0.6% of its listernship over the last three months, but a massive eight percent over the whole year, despite a policy of dumbing down and easy bites.
Classic FM, by contrast, was up 4.4% on the quarter and 5.7% year on year.
Classic FM has a weekly reach of 5.7 million against R3’s 1.95 million.
Jazz FM was down 10.7% on the quarter.
Read theraw stats here.