The three most popular radios have four million listeners

Published: 3 February 2020

In the fourth quarter of last year, the radio stations of the country had 5.5 million listeners a day and 7.2 million on a weekly basis amongst those aged 15 and older, according to the listenership measurement data of the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH). On a national level, Retro, Petőfi and Kossuth Rádió have the largest listenership – with a total of four million listeners – whilst in the capital, Retro Rádió is followed by Rádió 1 and Kossuth Rádió – with a total listenership of nearly six hundred thousand.

On a national level, on an average day Retro Rádió has the largest listenership with 1.7 million listeners, followed by Petőfi Rádió (1.2 million) and Kossuth Rádió (1.1 million). Rádió 1 reaches around one million listeners a day, followed by Dankó Rádió with 198 thousand listeners. Bartók Rádió has 58 thousand listeners a day, followed by InfoRádió with 45 thousand and Jazzy Rádió with 39 thousand listeners a day. Tilos Rádió reaches 11 thousand listeners, while Duna World has 9 thousand listeners a day on a national level.


The top radio stations in the capital, on the basis of average daily audiences, are Retro Rádió (218 thousand) and Rádió 1 (213 thousand), followed by Kossuth Rádió (158 thousand). Petőfi Rádió reaches 126 thousand listeners, while InfoRádió has a listenership of 26 thousand people in the capital. Jazzy Rádió has a listenership of 22 thousand, Dankó Rádió of 16 thousand, whilst Bartók Rádió has 15 thousand listeners. Fewer than ten thousand people listen to Tilos Rádió (8 thousand) and Spirit FM (1 thousand).


Last year’s detailed fourth-quarter audience ratings for radio stations broadcasting nationwide, in Budapest and in towns with county ranks, respectively, are available on the NMHH website under the Researches menu, along with previous survey results. Radio stations and agencies have unlimited access to the data produced using the methodology proposed by radio market experts; however, a reduced range of information is made available to the general public to protect the economic interests of market operators.