Category: Analysis

February 2015 PPM Analysis:
Urban-Rhythmic Oldies

| March 30, 2015

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosianLOS ANGELES “Classic Hip-Hop,” “Old School,” “Classic Soul,” and “Classic R&B” are just a few examples of how stations refer to their urban-rhythmic oldies format.

Notwithstanding lack of consensus for a moniker of this particular genre, it has become extremely popular in recent months, as evidenced by the number of outlets adopting it.

A review of urban-rhythmic oldies concludes our three in-depth overviews of February 2015 PPM results.

Previous posts were devoted to mainstream urban contemporary and urban AC. While those two formats have nearly identical sample sizes, the one for urban-rhythmic oldies – while growing – is still roughly two-thirds as large as its counterparts.

Scoreboards are based on facilities that rank in the top 20 in any of Nielsen Audio’s 48 PPM markets (6+, February 2015).

Another important parameter in addition to that particular ratings caveat is that Nielsen Audio only releases audience estimates for stations that subscribe to its services.

Owing to that reason, ratings stats in this RadioInfo urban-rhythmic oldies analysis (and the urban AC and urban contemporary ones that preceded it) are limited to stations that pay Nielsen Audio for its data.

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February 2015 PPM Analysis: Urban AC

| March 27, 2015

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosianLOS ANGELES — Our three in-depth overviews of February 2015 PPM results are concentrated on stations with an urban flavor.

Yesterday, we began with mainstream urban contemporary and today we follow with urban AC – more specifically, those facilities that rank in the top 20 in any of the 48 PPM markets (6+, February 2015).

Another important parameter in addition to that particular ratings caveat is that Nielsen Audio only releases audience estimates for stations that subscribe to its services. Owing to that reason, ratings stats in this RadioInfo urban AC analysis are limited to stations that pay Nielsen Audio for its data.

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February 2015 PPM Analysis:
Urban Contemporary

| March 26, 2015

By Mike Kinosian,
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosianLOS ANGELES — Mainstream urban contemporary gets us started with our three in-depth overviews of February 2015 PPM results. Urban AC and urban-rhythmic oldies are waiting on-deck.

Scoreboards are based on facilities that rank in the top 20 in any of Nielsen Audio’s 48 PPM markets (6+, February 2015).

Another important parameter in addition to that particular ratings caveat is that Nielsen Audio only releases audience estimates for stations that subscribe to its services.

Owing to that reason, ratings stats in this RadioInfo mainstream urban contemporary analysis (and the two others that are forthcoming) are limited to stations that pay Nielsen Audio for its data.

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Gifford: Radiodays Europe 2015 — Day Three

| March 18, 2015

Special to RadioInfo

By Larry Gifford
Consultant/Talent Coach

giffordlarrywriterMILAN — Milan, Italy may seem distant and irrelevant as you sit behind your desk in New York, Columbus, Atlanta, Houston, Santé Fe, Bakersfield, or wherever you are.  But, the messages being delivered at Radiodays Europe 2015 could not be any closer to home or more relevant.

“What I find fascinating here is there is a lot of conversations about the future.” iHeartMedia’s VP of Talent Development Dennis Clark said.  “I’m really thrilled with people engaged into the ‘what’s next?’ instead of more congratulatory and celebratory, you know the pat-on-the-back sort of radio conventions that we’ve seen in the past.”

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Gifford: Radiodays Europe — Day Two

| March 17, 2015

Special to RadioInfo

By Larry Gifford
Consultant/Talent Coach

giffordlarrywriterMILAN — iHeartMedia syndicated morning host Elvis Duran addressed 1,200 delegates at Radiodays Europe Monday (3/16) telling his story of success.  Ahead of taking the stage, Duran shared with RadioInfo how his definition of success has evolved.

“What was important to me as snot-nosed kid is not important anymore.  Now, success to me is just being happy and really wanting to wake up and go to work.  You know, maybe 10 years ago I didn’t want to wake up and go to work because I was usually hung over or whatever.  Now, I actually enjoy going in.  To me that’s a successful day: just wanting to do what you do.”

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Cooke: Analysis of Infinite Dial 2015

| March 5, 2015

Most Now Stream, Podcasting Mainstreams, YouTube is Music Radio, Facebook tops Social

 

By Holland Cooke
Radio Consultant

cookewriterBLOCK ISLAND, RI — Just-released results of the Edison Research/Triton Digital “Infinite Dial 2015”  — the 23rd research survey in the series – are must-reading for anyone, in any format, in radio.  And “anyone” includes sales.

See the entire slide deck at http://www.edisonresearch.com/the-infinite-dial-2015/

Among highlights from this January/February survey of 2002 Persons 12+ presented by Edison’s Tom Webster and Triton’s John Rosso:

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January 2015 PPM Analysis:
Rhythmic CHR

| February 27, 2015

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosianLOS ANGELES — After first dealing with mainstream CHR, we turn our attention in the second part of in-depth overviews of January 2015 PPM results to rhythmic CHR.

Those inclined to evaluate a format based on sweep-to-sweep ratings will find rhythmic CHR to be the textbook “mixed bag,” in that, based on our sample, half the stations are down “Holiday” 2014 – January 2015 and the other half are up or flat.

Conversely, if you put more faith in year-to-year comparisons, the format is in considerably more fragile shape, as 85% of stations decline January 2014 – January 2015.

The following scoreboards consist of data from rhythmic CHR facilities that rank in the top 20 in any PPM market (6+, January 2015).

Nielsen Audio only releases audience estimates for stations that subscribe to its services; for that reason, ratings stats in this RadioInfo analysis are limited to stations that pay Nielsen Audio for its data.

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January 2015 PPM Analysis:
Mainstream CHR

| February 26, 2015

By Mike Kinosian,
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosianLOS ANGELES — One consistent ratings pattern the past few years has been that, as sure as stations playing all-Christmas music experience healthy spikes in the “Holiday” sweep, they will generally notch a matching decline in the January report.

With a handful of exceptions, adult contemporary remains the format with the overwhelming majority of outlets leading the all-Christmas music charge.

Minimally represented are some other formats – including classic hits-oldies, contemporary Christian, hot AC, country, urban-rhythmic oldies, and classical.

Rarely, if ever, do we see mainstream CHR or rhythmic CHR outlets in PPM markets engage with the all-Christmas programming strategy.

Our “Holiday” 2014 overviews were of adult contemporary, hot AC and country: In-depth overviews of January 2015 PPM results will focus on mainstream CHR, rhythmic CHR, and rhythmic hot AC.

Mainstream contemporary hit radio (CHR) facilities that rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, January 2015) comprise the following scoreboards.

Nielsen Audio only releases audience estimates for stations that subscribe to its services.

Owing to that reason, ratings stats in this RadioInfo analysis are limited to stations that pay Nielsen Audio for its data.

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“Holiday” 2014 PPM Analysis: Country

| February 2, 2015

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosianLOS ANGELES — Our in-depth overviews of “Holiday” 2014 PPM results conclude with a summary of country; previous spotlights focused on adult contemporary and hot AC.

The country sample utilized in this analysis is approximately 50% larger than that of adult contemporary and roughly one-third bigger than our hot AC base.

Adult contemporary boasts the most prolific (6+) market rank among these three formats and strongest (6+) share, while country narrowly edges out hot AC in share and market rank. Even though it has the largest sample size, country is the only one of the three formats without a #1 representative in any of the 48 PPM markets (“Holiday” 2014, 6+); AC has a whopping 35.

Breakouts below consist of data from country outlets that rank in the top 20 in any PPM market (6+, “Holiday” 2014).

Over and above that particular ratings caveat is another parameter: Nielsen Audio only releases audience estimates for stations that subscribe to its services. For that reason, ratings stats in this RadioInfo analysis are limited to stations that pay Nielsen Audio for its data.

At least one qualifying country station is found in all 48 PPM markets except Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Long Island.

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“Holiday” 2014 PPM Analysis: Hot AC

| January 30, 2015

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian LOS ANGELES Our in-depth overview of “Holiday” 2014 PPM results continues with the focus turning to hot AC – a natural follow-up to yesterday’s (Thursday, 1/29) spotlight on adult contemporary.

Breakouts below consist of data from hot AC outlets that rank in the top 20 in any PPM market (6+, “Holiday” 2014).

Over and above that particular ratings caveat, there is another parameter: Nielsen Audio only releases audience estimates for stations that subscribe to its services. Owing to that reason, ratings stats in this RadioInfo analysis are limited to stations that pay Nielsen Audio for its data.

At least one qualifying hot AC station is found in all 48 PPM markets except Riverside, Columbus, Raleigh, Nashville, Greensboro, and Jacksonville.

For this specific “Holiday” 2014 ratings period, adult contemporary stations tend to have a (6+) market ranking that is three times better (#3.16 versus #10.12) and a (6+) market share two-and-a-half times loftier than its hot AC counterparts (10.01 versus 4.02).

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