As part of Kantar-GeoPoll Media Measurement‘s daily surveys on audience habits for TV, radio, and print, GeoPoll is pleased to release this report on top TV and radio stations in the Democratic Republic of Congo for Q1, 2016. To learn more about KGMM, see a demo of the system, and sign up for an account please contact us.
Top TV Stations
Radio-Television Nationale Congolaise (RTNC) is by far the most popular TV station in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with an average rating of 5.0 in Q1 and 3.1 in Q4 2016. It also accounts for on average 36% of audience share. Radio Tele Mwangaza is the second most popular TV station, with 7% audience share and an average rating of 0.9, followed by Digital Congo TV and Malaika TV. International French-language channels TV Monde and Canal+ also rank in the top TV channels across the country. Interestingly, 30% of audience share on average goes to “other” channels not listed below, likely due to a number of regional stations across the large country. Below is the full list of ratings for Q1 2016 and Q4 2015:
Top Radio Stations
Radio is a popular media in the DRC, which results in high ratings for the most popular stations. Radio Okapi, a large network which provides news and information in French and the four national languages of the DRC, leads in the ratings with an average rating of 9.8 and share of 35% in Q1 2016, down slightly from a rating of 10.2 and share of 36% in Q4 2015. Radio-Television Nationale Congolaise (RTNC) is the second most popular station, with a rating of 5.2 and average audience share of 19% in Q1, which is up from 3.3 and 12% share in Q4 2015. Radio France International ranks number three, with an average rating 0f 4.3 and audience share of 13% in Q1 2016.
In Q1 2016 the top three stations accounted for 70% of audience share, and 15% of the audience on average was listening to an “other” station that did not rank nationally. The full breakdown of audience share can be seen in the chart below:
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