France Inter dethrones RTL and becomes the first radio station in France


Public radio is now the most heard in France with 6,348,000 listeners per day. The public in Europe 1 continues to fall.

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France Inter became France's leading radio station before RTL, according to Médiamétrie hearing results.
France Inter became France's leading radio station before RTL, according to Médiamétrie hearing results. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

The difference had subsided for several months now. France Inter finally dethroned RTL to become, in January, February and March, France's most-watched radio, in public accumulated as part of the hearing, according to data released by the Médiamétrie institute on Thursday, April 18. Public radio now has 6,348,000 listeners a day.

According to these figures, France Inter gained 0.4 percentage points compared to the previous year, to 11.7%, surpassing RTL, down 0.9 points to 11.3%. A first since the creation of Médiamétrie in 1985. NRJ remains the third radio of the country and the first musical (- 0.4 points to 9.5%), while Europe 1 continues to fall (- 0.9% to 5.9%).

"The bet of audacity, the debate of ideas, the testimony: France Inter first French radio, it is thanks to you that are more and more to hear us! Thank you!", tweeted Catherine Nayl, director of information for France Inter.

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Europe 1 collapse of the public

The public radio, directed by Laurence Bloch, attracts the fruits of the success of his "7-9". Led by Nicolas Demorand and Léa Salamé. This morning was the head of the hearings earlier in the day.

Europe 1, whose audience reached 9% seven years ago, continues to collapse. Enough to feed the employees' concerns about successive changes of course that ended in failures and stimulated speculation about a possible new refurbishment.

Among the other broadcasters, France Culture continues to rise (+ 0.6% to 2.8%) and equals its record level from September to October. Franceinfo rose 0.3 points to 8.6% while the RMC fell 0.2 points to 7.3%.

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