Radio retained its position as a mainstay medium over the past year, reaching all demographics in all locations, both in and out of home, according to the latest total radio listening estimates compiled by RADAR, (Radio's All Dimension Audience Research) of Arbitron Inc.
The initial findings contained in the RADAR 73 Radio Usage Report indicate that over the course of a typical week, radio reached 98 percent of adults 18+ who hold a professional/ managerial position and who live in a household with an income of $50,000 or more. Ninety-six percent of college grads listened to radio, while only 93 percent of people who did not go to college listened to radio over the course of a week.
In addition, network radio reached upper-income adults. Eighty-one percent of adults 18+ in households earning $75,000 or more are in the network radio audience each week. Network radio commercials were heard by 78 percent of working women and 76 percent of adults with a college degree.
Selected Audience Results from RADAR 73 (April 25, 2001 - March 27, 2002) During the survey period, 76 percent of U.S. consumers
ages 12+ and 75 percent ages 18+ heard one or more network radio commercials in the course of a week. Among the prime audience demographics sought by advertisers, the commercials aired on the 31 radio
- 79 percent of persons 12-17
- 78 percent of adults 18-49
- 81 percent of men 25-54
Over the course of a week, radio reaches almost 226 million people, or 95 percent of all Persons aged 12 and older. And radio doesn't take the weekend off-more than 187 million people, or 79 percent of all Persons 12+, tune to radio on Saturday or Sunday.
While morning drive (Monday-Friday, 6A-10A) is considered prime time for radio, the medium also reaches significant numbers of listeners throughout the day.
|Monday-Friday||Persons 12+(000)||Percent Persons 12+|
Radio, with a format for virtually every age and taste, has a near universal demographic appeal.
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Radio is the true "go anywhere" medium, reaching people where other media cannot.
|Location||Persons 12+ (000)||Percent Persons 12+|
Ninety-seven percent of working women tune in to radio weekly. On weekends, working women continue to relax with radio.
|Daypart||Working Women 18+(000)||Percent of Demographic|
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