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Vocento, number one in the Spanish press

  • ABC has added 39,000 new readers in the last twelve months, a growth in readership of 5.7%
  • Punto Radio now has 601,000 listeners, with the highest growth rate (14.1%) of any nationwide general radio station
  • The total coverage of the brands of Vocento is now 24.6 million people

Madrid, 7 July 2009.- Vocento has consolidated its position as the leader of the Spanish press, with almost 5.2 million readers, thanks to the readership of its 13 leading titles (ABC, El Correo, El Diario Vasco, El Diario Montañés, La Verdad, Ideal, Hoy, Sur, La Rioja, El Norte de Castilla, El Comercio, La Voz de Cádiz and Las Provincias) and the free daily Qué!, according to the second survey of the Estudio General de Medios (EGM) for 2009.

The leadership of Vocento is even more significant when the total audience of its brands in all media (press, radio, television and Internet) is included, with an overall coverage of 24,679,000 people, according to the survey.

ABC is, with Público, the general newspaper which has grown the most, with 728,000 readers. This growth of 5.7% from the same survey last year represents the addition of 39,000 new readers to the newspaper, whereas El País and El Mundo have seen readership fall by 7.6% and 0.9% respectively in the same period, with an accumulated loss of 185,000 readers.

In regional press, highlights have been the growth of La Rioja, whose readership has increased by 17% from the same survey last year, to 117,000 readers; Sur, up 16.2% to 201,000 readers; Hoy, with growth of 9.8% to 179,000 readers; La Verdad and El Norte de Castilla, up 7.3% to 266,000 and 250,000 readers respectively; El Diario Montañés with a readership of 208,000, up 6.1% from the same last year; and El Correo, with an additional 13,000 new readers and readership of 526,000.

In the free press, the free daily Qué! remains in second position, with a readership of 1,885,000 readers, which makes it the third most read newspaper in Spain.



Source EGM Second Moving Accumulated Survey 2009
Vocento includes ABC, Qué!, El Correo, El Diario Vasco, El Diario Montañés, La Verdad, Ideal, Hoy, Sur, La Rioja, El Norte de Castilla, El Comercio, La Voz de Cádiz and Las Provincias.
Unedisa includes El Mundo, Marca, Expansión and Estadio Deportivo
Prisa includes El País, As and Cinco Días

The supplements and magazines of Vocento have maintained their leadership, led by XLSemanal, which is the number one publication in its area, with over 3,532,000 readers, more than 1.2 million readers more than its most immediate competitor. For its part, women's magazine Mujer Hoy has beaten its own record by adding 133,000 readers, with readership now standing at 2,263,000. Finally, Mi Cartera de Inversión has maintained its audience at 117,000 readers.



Source EGM Second Moving Accumulated Survey 009
Vocento includes XLSemanal and Mujer Hoy
Prisa includes EPS + Dominical
Unedisa includes Magazine El Mundo + Yo Dona

In a context of falling radio audiences, Punto Radio is the only nationwide general radio broadcaster to have grown significantly in the second EGM survey, with a 14.7% rise in listeners, to 601,000 daily listeners and one million monthly listeners.

In this period, Punto Radio has attracted 77,000 new listeners, thanks, among other factors, to the good performance of Protagonistas, presented by Luis del Olmo, which added 55,000 new listeners, and to El Mirador, with Agustín Castellote, which has doubled its audience and obtained the best result in its history. Weekend programming has also maintained this trend, with 232,000 listeners on Sunday morning to the Ramón García programme, Siempre domingo. The Vocento radio station has consolidated its audience, confirming the good progress being made by the business.

Vocento is a leading multimedia company in Spain, thanks to the strength of its brands, which have a significant presence in all areas of information and entertainment, including the press, supplements, magazines, television, radio, audiovisual production, movie distribution, and the Internet.

The national, regional and local positioning of Vocento, its commitment to innovation, and the strength of its brands, enable the Company to extend its reach beyond its competitors, covering over 24.6 million people, according to the EGM. For more information, go to Vocento.com.