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Aggressive broadcasters block and tackle, some bloodied
"this is combat"

Released this week are the Médiamétrie radio audience estimates for greater Paris - Il-de-France - through the September-October period. While Parisians traditionally go their own way compared with the national radio audience estimates, published a week earlier, similarities bare truth. Overall, slightly fewer Parisians - 73.9% versus 74.5%, one year on - were listening a bit more, on average 8 minutes. In the morning - 07h00-09h00 - listening levels were virtually unchanged.

General interest news-talk channel RTL clearly has the lead over public national news-talk channel France Inter. RTL attracted 15.3% audience share, up from 11.7% year on year, while France Inter dropped almost the same percentage to 12.0% from 15.8%. Of course, France Inter has lost several top show hosts and executives to Europe 1 in the last six months.

“Of course, there are transfers (of listeners) between all stations,” explained RTL Group vice president Christopher Baldelli to Les Echos (November 16) as the national radio audience estimates were released. “But this is not by chance. The radio sector in France is hypercompetitive. People sometimes find it normal that RTL is the top radio station in France, but it's neither a status nor an asset: this is combat.” (See more about media in France here)

In greater Paris, at least, Europe 1 managed to keep third place and slow the growth of another national news and talk channel, RMC, which was pushed back to 4th. All-news public channel France Info held 5th place, up slightly in audience share to 5.2% from 4.9% one year on.

Hit music channel NRJ and urban rap music Skyrock flipped positions; NRJ down to 3.7% audience share from 4.8%, Skyrock up to 3.8% from 2.7% year on year. RFM and FIP tied for 8th, both up. (See Greater Paris radio audience trend chart here - in Resources)

Local stations certainly shined, very eclectic public station FIP leading that group, to 2.9% audience share from 2.5% one year on. Radio Latina was up to 2.4% audience share from 1.6%, Voltage, Tropiques FM, Oui FM and Swigg (formerly Ado FM) also up. On aggregate the audience share for local stations grew to 17.7% from 15.1%.

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