BBC’s Internet Distribution

BBC’s online radio streams ahead

The number of people listening to BBC radio shows on the internet has grown by a quarter in the past month.

Online demands to hear radio programmes passed nine million in February – up more than 25% on the previous month.

The show which is most requested is Radio 4’s long-running soap opera The Archers, with Chris Moyles’ Radio 1 breakfast show in second spot.

Online listening to digital-only networks, such as 6 Music, has soared by 83% in the last year.