Category: Analysis

November 2014 PPM Analysis: Adult Hits

| December 8, 2014

kinosianLOS ANGELES Adult hits concludes our in-depth overview of November 2014 PPM.

Previous installments have highlighted classic hits-oldies and classic rock.

It is worth noting that – while the classic hits-oldies and classic rock sample bases were practically identical – the number of adult hits stations comprising our panel is approximately half as many as those two genres.

The following adult hits scoreboards consist of stations that rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, November 2014) and are Nielsen Audio subscribers; only Nielsen Audio subscribing stations can appear in print.

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November 2014 PPM Analysis: Classic Rock

| December 5, 2014

Mike Kinosian
RadioInfo
Managing Editor

kinosianLOS ANGELES After having assessed November 2014 PPM performances of classic hits-oldies stations, we turn our attention to classic rockers.

Whereas the typical classic hits-oldies station on our panel ranks sixth (6+) in November, a classic rock counterpart places ninth. Moreover, based on November data, classic hits-oldies outlets tend to outpoint classic rockers by one full share point (5.28 – 4.23, 6+).

In order to qualify for inclusion into the following classic rock scoreboards, a station had to rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, November 2014); only Nielsen Audio subscribers however appear in print.

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November 2014 PPM Analysis:
Classic Hits-Oldies

| December 4, 2014

Mike Kinosian
RadioInfo
Managing Editor
kinosianLOS ANGELES Each month, we examine three formats that possess some degree of commonality.

Our in-depth overviews of November 2014 PPM results will focus on the gold-intensive genre; more specifically, classic hits-oldies; classic rock; and adult hits.

Facilities that rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, November 2014) comprise the following classic hits-oldies scoreboards, which indicate that 52% of such outlets that meet our ratings criteria improved in both October 2014 – November 2014 (6+) and November 2013 – November 2014 comparisons.

All of the following classic hits-oldies facilities are FM – with the exception of Greensboro’s WPCM-AM – the Carolina Radio Group-owned station that plays a hybrid oldies/beach music mix.

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

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What Listeners Will Find Under the Tree

| November 12, 2014

By Holland Cooke
Radio Consultant

 

cookewriterNEW YORK — Even before Thanksgiving, we know what will be in Santa’s sleigh, if just-released Consumer Electronics Association research nails it as well as in recent years.  The outlook is good generally, according to CEA chief economist & director of research Dr. Shawn DuBravac, who observes that “consumer credit is accelerating, and lower gas prices will help.”  He predicts 2.5% growth over last year’s holiday spending, consistent with other improved economic indicators.

His forecast came Tuesday at CES Unveiled/New York, the perennial press event previewing January’s massive, mind-boggling Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas.  Not surprisingly, tech gifts will be big again this year, with 63% of USA adults surveyed planning to buy accordingly.

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October 2014 PPM Analysis:
Urban-Rhythmic Oldies

| November 7, 2014

By Mike Kinosian
RadioInfo
Managing Editor

 

kinosianLOS ANGELES — A thorough look at urban-rhythmic oldies concludes our three in-depth overviews of October 2014 PPM results.

Previous posts were devoted to urban AC and urban contemporary. While those two formats have nearly identical sample sizes, the one for urban-rhythmic oldies is roughly one-third as large.

Scoreboards are based on facilities that rank in the top 20 in any of the 48 PPM markets (6+, October 2014).

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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October 2014 PPM Analysis:
Urban Contemporary

| November 6, 2014

By Mike Kinosian
RadioInfo
Managing Editor

 

kinosianLOS ANGELES — Urban-oriented stations are spotlighted in our three in-depth overviews of October 2014 PPM results.

Urban AC got us started and we follow up with urban contemporary.

While the two formats produce a virtually identical number of stations, it is urban AC that – on average – demonstrates the upper-hand in generating first-place finishers; better market rank; and scoring higher (6+) shares.

Scoreboards are based on facilities that rank in the top 20 in any of the 48 PPM markets (6+, October 2014).

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 contemporary analysis (and the urban AC one that preceded it) are limited to stations that pay Nielsen Audio for its data.

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October 2014 PPM Analysis: Urban AC

| November 5, 2014

By Mike Kinosian
RadioInfo
Managing Editor

 

kinosianLOS ANGELES — Our three in-depth overviews of October 2014 PPM results will be concentrated on stations with an urban flavor.

Batting leadoff is urban AC – more specifically, urban AC facilities that rank in the top 20 in any of the 48 PPM markets (6+, October 2014).

There is another important parameter in addition to that particular ratings caveat: 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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September 2014 PPM Analysis:
Country Market Comparisons

| October 14, 2014

By Mike Kinosian
RadioInfo
Managing Editor

 

kinosianLOS ANGELES — As it pertains to September 2014 ratings, San Francisco and Long Island are the only two (of 48) PPM markets that do not have at least one country station ranked in the top 20 (6+).

Seven (7) metros place three (3) country facilities in the top 20 (6+, September 2014); 22 have two; and there are 17 with one.

Greensboro took top format honors by scoring a combined 17.0 (6+) share in August 2014 from Entercom’s WPAW “The Wolf” and iHeartMedia’s WTQR “Q-104.1.”

Owing to its -1.2 and Kansas City’s +.4, Greensboro, however, relinquishes the country title in September to the city whose Royals have a 2 – 0 advantage over Baltimore in the American League Championship Series.

Kansas City’s combined September 2014 country share of 16.9 is derived from Steel City Media’s KFKF “Country 94.1″; Entercom’s WDAF-FM “The Wolf; and Steel City Media’s KBEQ “Q-104.” All three outlets finish in the top ten.

Here, in descending order, are the nation’s leading country music markets based on September 2014 6+ stats of Nielsen Audio subscribers that rank in the top 20.

Although each market is up month-to-month, Los Angeles (2.4) and New York City (2.2) are the final two country markets listed.

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September 2014 PPM Analysis: Country

| October 10, 2014

By Mike Kinosian
RadioInfo
Managing Editor

 

kinosianLOS ANGELES Our in-depth September 2014 overviews conclude with a look at country; our previous focus was on adult contemporary and hot AC.

Country facilities that rank in the top 20 in any PPM market (6+, September 2014) comprise the following RadioInfo scoreboards.

In addition to 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.

Additionally, our agreement with Nielsen Audio limits us to share only (total week) 6+ numbers – no other demos or specific day-parts.

September 2014’s hot AC sample is 20% larger than that of adult contemporary, while the country base exceeds that of hot AC by more than 30% and AC by roughly 60%.

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September 2014 PPM Analysis: Hot AC

| October 9, 2014

By Mike Kinosian
RadioInfo
Managing Editor

 

kinosian

LOS ANGELES — After having reviewed adult contemporary, we turn our attention of in-depth September 2014 overviews to its format cousin hot AC.

The following RadioInfo scoreboards are comprised of hot AC facilities that rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, September 2014).

In addition to 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.

Additionally, our agreement with Nielsen Audio limits us to share only 6+ numbers for the total week – no other demos or specific day-parts.

While September 2014’s hot AC sample base is 20% larger than that of adult contemporary, AC has a stronger (6+) ratings profile in terms of market rank, typical share, and likelihood of ranking in the top five.

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