Study: 20 Percent Of Young Listeners Are Heavy Radio Users
December 6, 2012

A new study from Scarborough Research shows that 90 percent of Heavy Radio Listeners in the U.S. are between the ages of 18 and 64, but there are noteworthy generational differences. The study breaks down those listeners into three categories: Generation Y (ages 18 to 29, 20 percent of which are heavy radio listeners); Generation X (ages 30 to 44, 32 percent of which are heavy listeners); and Baby Boomers (ages 45 to 64, 38 percent of which are heavy listeners). As for the Millennials (or Gen Y), 61 percent are heavy listeners of the Pop/CHR format, followed in popularity by Country, Rhythmic/CHR, AC and Hot AC. Gen X listeners are also big on Pop/CHR, AC, Country and Hot AC, followed by Classic Rock. And Baby Boomers are listening to AC the most, followed by News/Talk, Country, Classic Hits and Classic Rock. 

Forty percent of Millennials said they have listened to radio online in the past 30 days, while 33 percent of Gen Xers listened online and 23 percent of Boomers did so. Podcasts are lagging a bit in popularity, as only seven percent of Gen Xers have listened to one in the past 30 days, followed by six percent of millennials and five percent of boomers.

Scarborough also offered a complimentary study on millennials alone, examining their behavior and attitudes regarding modern media. The study showed that radio listening among American adults age 21-34 has remained steady over the past 10 years. In 2001, 15 percent said they listened to news/talk/personality radio in the past week, and in 2011, the number was 14 percent. Millennials also are twice as likely as all adults to have used the Internet to download music in the past 30 days. Twenty-six percent of them visited a radio station website in the past month, and 17 percent listened to a local radio station online.

The Scarborough study was presented as part of the Arbitron Client Conference yesterday.
More data from the study on Millennials can be seen here.




 
Breaking News
Broadcast Music, Inc. Reports Record-Breaking Revenues Of $977 Million
The Week In Review: 9/15-9/19
106.7 The Beat Comes to Columbus
In Brief - September 19, 2014
September 18, 2014
Cat Collins Joins iHeartMedia's National Programming Platforms Team
TT Torrez Joins HOT 97/New York As Music Director
In Brief - September 18, 2014
September 17, 2014
Charese Fruge Named VP, Programming, CBS Radio Las Vegas
iHeartRadio Music Festival To Stream, Broadcast Live Across Multiple Platforms Nationwide
KDKB/Phoenix Becomes ALT AZ 93-3, Arizona's Alternative
Report: U.S. Advertising Expenditures Increased 0.7 Percent In Q2 2014
In Brief - September 17, 2014
September 16, 2014
Clear Channel Rebrands As iHeartMedia
Nielsen Releases Radar September 2014 Network Ratings
Republic Records Restructures Media Department, Adds Key Executives
NRG Media Names Erica Dreyer Director Of Integrated Media
In Brief - September 16, 2014
September 15, 2014
WLUP-FM/Chicago Takes Fresh Direction With New Weekday Line-up, Nationwide Talent Search
CCM+E San Antonio Names Don Gosselin PD For KAJA, KRPT
Justin Wittmayer Appointed VP/Market Manager For Cumulus San Francisco
BIA/Kelsey Releases New Study On SMB Social Media Usage
In Brief - September 15, 2014
September 12, 2014
Republic Records Names Rick Krim EVP, Artist Development
BIA/Kelsey Releases New Study On SMB Social Media Usage
The Week In Review: 9/8-9/12
Music News
Jennifer Hudson Talks New Album
The Week In Review: 9/15-9/19
Quick Hits: Queen, Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, Foo Fighters, JLo, Iggy Azalea,
U2, Apple Partnership Has More In Store
Quick Hits: Metallica, Kanye West & Lorde, Dr. Dre, Paul McCartney
FMQB Photo Pass: Steve Winwood & Tom Petty
Quick Hits: Lecrae, Bruce Springsteen, Jessie J
Taylor Swift Talks 1989
Quick Hits: Katy Perry / MTV EMAs, Icona Pop, Whitney Houston, Manchester Orchestra, Mary Lambert, K. Michelle
One Direction Says "Steal My Girl"
Quick Hits: Beyoncé & Jay Z, Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit, Bon Jovi, George Harrison
Quick Hits: Gwen Stefani, Iggy Azalea, Demi Lovato, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Kendrick Lamar
U2 Already Plotting Next Album?
The Week In Review: 9/8-9/12
Quick Hits: Madonna & Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, iHeartRadio Australia Music Festival, Stevie Wonder
FMQB NOW

Marissa Lanchak
APD/MD
WFLY/Albany

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!