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News Quiz is the most in-demand comedy on BBC Sounds

And the No3 show overall

The News Quiz is the most popular comedy show on BBC Sounds, new figures have revealed.

Fronted by Andy Zaltzman, it is also the third most requested on-demand show overall on the platform, behind The Archers and Desert Island Discs.

David Mitchell’s panel show The Unbelievable Truth is the second most popular comedy, followed by Mark Steel’s In Town.

Among under 35s, The Unbelievable Truth is the most popular comedy show, followed by Elis James and John Robins’s Radio 5 Live show.

Perhaps surprisingly, rural soap opera The Archers is more popular than any comedy even in this age group.

The charts have been compiled from the BBC Sounds app, website and voice activated devices in the first three months of this year.

There were a total of 179million plays to on-demand radio and podcast content in this quarter.

Here are the top on-demand shows – all of which originally aired on Radio 4:

1 The Archers
2 Desert Island Discs
3 The News Quiz
4 In Our Time
5 Sherlock Holmes
6 The Unbelievable Truth
7 The Archers Omnibus
8 Mark Steel’s In Town
9  Radio 4 Drama
10 Woman’s Hour

And for under-35s:

1 Radio 1 Anthems
2 Radio 1’s Dance Anthems
3 The Archers
4 Football Daily (5 Live)
5 The Unbelievable Truth
6 Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James
7 In Our Time
8 Elis James and John Robins  (5 Live)
9 Desert Island Discs
10 Radio 1 Happy

Published: 18 May 2022

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