Category: Analysis

July 2016 PPM Analysis: Mainstream CHR

| August 15, 2016

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian (2)LOS ANGELES — Following last week’s posting of separate analysis pieces for rhythmic hot AC (Thursday, 8/11) and rhythmic CHR (Friday, 8/12), we conclude our in-depth overviews of July 2016 PPM results with mainstream CHR/top 40.

Facilities that rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, July 2016) comprise the following scoreboards

In addition to having a typical (6+) AQH share approximately one full-point greater than its rhythmic CHR counterpart (3.70) and nearly two points better than the representative rhythmic hot AC (3.05), mainstream CHR (4.80, #7.67) usually ranks considerably higher in July 2016 than rhythmic CHR (#10.97) and rhythmic hot AC (#12.70).

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

With the exception of Denver and Riverside, each of the 48-PPM markets has at least one “qualifying” mainstream CHR.

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July 2016 PPM Analysis: Rhythmic CHR

| August 12, 2016

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian (2)LOS ANGELES — Exclusive scoreboards and analysis of rhythmic hot AC were posted yesterday (Thursday, 8/11) and a similar overview for mainstream CHR is upcoming.

In the middle though is our in-depth summary of July 2016 PPM results for rhythmic CHR.

Mirroring the criteria for rhythmic hot AC, rhythmic CHR stations that rank in the top 20 in a PPM-market (6+, July 2016) comprise the following charts.

It is typical for qualifying PPM-market rhythmic CHRs in July 2016 to be approximately two rankers better than their rhythmic hot AC counterparts (#10.975 to #12.70, 6+) and have AQH shares nearly seven-tenths greater than those compiled by rhythmic hot ACs (3.70 versus 3.05, 6+).

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

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July 2016 PPM Analysis: Rhythmic Hot AC

| August 11, 2016

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian (2)LOS ANGELES Our three-part series of July 2016 PPM overviews begins with an analysis of rhythmic hot AC. Forthcoming ratings recaps will be posted for rhythmic CHR and mainstream CHR.

The following rhythmic hot AC scoreboards are comprised of facilities that rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, July 2016).

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

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June 2016 PPM Analysis: Triple A

| July 15, 2016

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian (2)LOS ANGELES — Our three-part series of comprehensive overviews of June 2016 PPM results concludes with triple A, also known as “album alternative” or “adult album alternative.”

Previous June 2016 ratings summaries covered alternative (Wednesday, 7/13), and rock (Thursday, 7/14).

Of the three rock genres, triple A has the lowest average 6+-share (2.37, versus 3.18 for alternative and 4.15 for rock).

With 80% of its qualifying base ranking between #11 and #20 (6+, June 2016), triple A outlets tend to finish fourteenth (#14.20). Rock’s average is tenth (#9.93) and alternative is thirteenth (#13.08).

The same parameters used for the alternative and rock overviews constitute the following triple A scoreboards: Facilities must appear in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, June 2016).

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

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June 2016 PPM Analysis: Rock

| July 14, 2016

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian (2)LOS ANGELES — Each month, we examine ratings performances of three formats that share some degree of commonality.

Yesterday’s focal point (Wednesday, 7/13) was alternative or “modern rock.”

Our in-depth overview of June 2016 PPM results continues as we address mainstream rock, whose other handles include “active rock,” “album oriented rock” (many years ago), or simply – “rock.”

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

The following rock scoreboards are comprised of facilities that rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, June 2016).

With an average 6+-share almost precisely one full-point higher than its alternative counterparts (4.15 – 3.18, 6+), qualifying rock stations on our panel tend to rank tenth (#9.93), versus thirteenth (#13.08) for alternative.

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June 2016 PPM Analysis: Alternative

| July 13, 2016

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian (2)LOS ANGELES — Included in our overview of June 2016 PPM results are three formats possessing some degree of a “rock” foundation.

Getting us started is alternative – occasionally referred to as “modern rock” or in some cases, “new rock.”

Forthcoming are detailed summaries of mainstream rock (tomorrow, Thursday 7/14) and triple A (Friday, 7/15).

The following alternative scoreboards are comprised of facilities that rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, June 2016).

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

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Riding Along in My Automobile

| June 23, 2016

Connected Mobility Conference notes by consultant Holland Cooke

 

cookewriterNEW YORK — Cabbies hate Uber but auto makers love Car-Sharing and Ride-Sharing, and eventually their dealers will too.  As I’m digesting research presented at CE Week here, the little voice in my head keeps thinking “What does this mean for car radio?”

Face it, AM/FM’s king-of-the-car status was under fire even before dashboards looked like iPad.

  • A dozen years ago, iPod plugged-into Aux jacks. More recently, research tells us, in-car podcast consumption is big (21% of on-demand TSL, and growing).
  • And all along, radio has sold against newspaper, outdoor, TV, and Yellow Pages as “closer-to-the-cash-register,” because – even with e-commerce – most shopping still involves driving to the point of purchase. So dashboard disruption threatens radio dollars.

There are entire conferences dedicated to radio’s struggle to maintain in-car use; although those discussions seem to focus on remaining conspicuous on new hardware, even as radio continues to downgrade its unique software, the local programming that in-car apps don’t offer.

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May 2016 PPM Analysis:
Urban Contemporary

| June 17, 2016

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian (2)LOS ANGELES An analysis of mainstream urban contemporary concludes three in-depth overviews of May 2016 PPM results; previous recaps have been posted for urban-rhythmic oldies (Wednesday, 6/15) and urban AC (Thursday, 6/16).

These scoreboards are based on facilities that rank in the top 20 in any of Nielsen Audio’s 48-PPM markets (6+, May 2016).

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 were posted earlier this week) are limited to stations that pay Nielsen Audio for its data.

Among these three formats, urban contemporary is practically square in the middle of urban AC and urban-rhythmic oldies in terms of May 2016 share (4.55, 6+) and May 2016 market rank (#8.53, 6+).

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May 2016 PPM Analysis: Urban AC

| June 16, 2016

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian (2)LOS ANGELES — Urban-intensive outlets are the focus of our three in-depth overviews of May 2016 PPM results.

An analysis of urban-rhythmic oldies was posted yesterday (Wednesday, 6/15) and today, we highlight urban AC facilities that rank in the top 20 in any of the 48-PPM markets (6+, May 2016).

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

For that reason, ratings stats in this RadioInfo urban AC analysis are limited to facilities that pay Nielsen Audio for its data.

Compared to its typical PPM-market urban-rhythmic oldies counterpart, an urban AC’s May 2016 6+-share is generally well over two full-share points stronger (5.70 versus 3.18) and an urban AC finishes better than five rankers higher (#6.53 versus #11.73, 6+).

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May 2016 PPM Analysis:
Urban-Rhythmic Oldies

| June 15, 2016

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian (2)LOS ANGELES — Our three in-depth overviews of May 2016 PPM results begin with a summary of urban-rhythmic oldies, whose stations use such monikers as “Classic Hip-Hop,” “Old School,” “Classic Soul,” and “Classic R&B,” among others.

Future posts will be devoted to urban AC (Thursday, 6/16) and mainstream urban contemporary (Friday, 6/17).

Scoreboards for all these formats are based on facilities that rank in the top 20 in any of Nielsen Audio’s 48-PPM markets (6+, May 2016).

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 will follow) are limited to stations that pay Nielsen Audio for its data.

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