BBC boasts five million listeners on BBC Sounds in two weeks

BBC Sounds is reporting it had five million listeners in a two week period with growth from live listening and new podcast including The Traitors Uncloaked.

The last two weeks of January and early February (22nd Jan – 3rd Feb) included content associated with the final of The Traitors and big weeks in sport.

There was also a record for time listeners spent accessing on-demand content on BBC Sounds, driven by listeners hearing Radio 4 programmes including season 2 of Things Fell Apart with Jon Ronson which has had over 1.7million plays, specials of Just One Long Thing with Michael Mosley, new series Ian Hislop’s Oldest Jokes, and Jamie Dornan’s episode of Desert Island Discs.

New podcast, The Traitors Uncloaked, which was visualised for BBC Two and iPlayer, delivered big numbers with over a million plays on BBC Sounds, and people listening to host Claudia Winkleman interview the Traitors finalists live on her Radio 2 show.

Piano Room Month generated a record day on BBC Sounds for Radio 2 on Monday 5th Feb as Tony Hadley performed from Maida Vale alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra. Other artists performing in the Piano Room include Gabrielle, Beverley Knight and Rick Astley.