Category: Analysis

November 2016 PPM Analysis: Alternative

| December 2, 2016

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian-2LOS ANGELES — Three rock-based formats are incorporated in our overview of November 2016 PPM results – which we began yesterday (Thursday, 12/1) with triple A.

In today’s spotlight is alternative, which is occasionally referred to as “modern rock” or sometimes as “new rock.”

As was the case with triple A, the following alternative scoreboards are comprised of PPM-market facilities that rank in the top 20 (6+, November 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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November 2016 PPM Analysis: Triple A

| December 1, 2016

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian-2LOS ANGELES — Our extensive three-part series recapping November 2016 PPM results commences with triple A, also known as “album alternative” or “adult album alternative.”

Forthcoming November 2016 ratings summaries will cover alternative and rock.

Parameters used for these triple A scoreboards – and the alternative and rock ones to follow – are that facilities must appear in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, November 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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NAB Show New York

| November 10, 2016

Convention notes by consultant Holland Cooke

 

By Holland Cooke
Media Consultant

 

cookewriterNEW YORK — It felt eerie stepping into The Javits Center during morning tear-down after Hillary Clinton’s non-celebration the night before.  But two levels down, the place was buzzing.  NAB Show/New York, now in its second year, is not a radio conference, but as media morph there’s plenty here that radio broadcasters need to hear.

“Primetime is now all the time.”

How does Bob Gruters fit his whole title on a business card?  He’s Facebook’s U.S. Group Lead, Tech/Telco, Entertainment, Restaurants, and Multicultural.  He defined a term that’s easy to relate to:  “Nomobiphobia:” the fear of being without your mobile device.  “Mobile has changed us” and “mobile has changed business” he proclaimed.  When he shared that the average person looks at his/her smartphone 30 times a day — and young people 127 times – I felt young again.

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October 2016 PPM Analysis:
Classic Hits-Oldies

| November 4, 2016

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian-2LOS ANGELES We wrap up our three-part in-depth overview of October 2016 PPM ratings results with an extensive look at classic hits-oldies.

Similar features were posted Wednesday (11/2) for adult hits and yesterday (Thursday, 11/3) for classic rock.

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

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

Stations ranking in the top 20 in a PPM-market (6+, October 2016 ) comprise the following scoreboards, which indicate that classic hits-oldies facilities tend to finish fifth (#5.14, 6+), easily outranking adult hits (#7.47) and classic rock (#8.26).

It is a similar story as far as October 2016 6+-share is concerned: Qualifying classic hits-oldies facilities emerge with a 5.71, compared to 4.91 for adult hits, and 4.63 for classic rock.

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October 2016 PPM Analysis:
Classic Rock

| November 3, 2016

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian-2LOS ANGELES Our three-part series of October 2016 ratings summaries continues with an overview of classic rock.

Yesterday’s piece dealt with adult hits (Wednesday, 11/2) and tomorrow’s (Friday, 11/4) will focus on classic hits-oldies.

Stations ranking in the top 20 in a PPM-market (6+) comprise the following October 2016 scoreboards, which indicate that classic rock facilities tend to score approximately three-tenths lower than their adult hits counterparts (4.63, compared to 4.91, 6+), and usually rank eighth (#8.26, 6+) versus seventh for adult hits (#7.47, 6+).

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

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

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October 2016 PPM Analysis: Adult Hits

| November 2, 2016

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian-2LOS ANGELES Our in-depth overview of October 2016 PPM results kicks off with a look at adult hits.

Forthcoming installments in this three-part series will highlight classic rock (tomorrow, 11/3) and classic hits-oldies (Friday, 11/4).

Adult hits facilities in our sample typically finish seventh (6+) in October 2016 (#7.47) with a 6+-share of 4.91.

Scoreboards in the following exclusive RadioInfo overview consist of adult hits stations that rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, October 2016) and are Nielsen Audio subscribers; only Nielsen Audio subscribing stations can appear in print.

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September 2016 PPM Analysis:
Urban-Rhythmic Oldies

| October 7, 2016

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

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

Previous posts were devoted to mainstream urban contemporary (Wednesday, 10/5) and urban AC (yesterday, Thursday, 10/6).

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+, September 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 preceded it) are limited to stations that pay Nielsen Audio for its data.

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September 2016 PPM Analysis: Urban AC

| October 6, 2016

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian-2LOS ANGELES The focus of our three in-depth overviews of September 2016 PPM results is on urban-intensive outlets.

An analysis of urban contemporary was posted yesterday (Wednesday, 10/5); today, we highlight urban AC facilities that rank in the top 20 in any of the 48-PPM markets (6+, September 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 contemporary counterpart, an urban AC’s September 2016 6+ AQH is generally one full-share higher (5.51 versus 4.52) and an urban AC finishes well over one ranker better (#6.96 versus #8.33, 6+).

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September 2016 PPM Analysis: Urban Contemporary

| October 5, 2016

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian-2LOS ANGELES Three in-depth overviews of September 2016 PPM results begin with an analysis of mainstream urban contemporary. Similar recaps are on-deck are for urban AC and urban-rhythmic oldies.

This urban contemporary scoreboard is based on facilities that rank in the top 20 in any of Nielsen Audio’s 48-PPM markets (6+, September 2016).

In addition to that particular ratings caveat, another important parameter 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 will appear later this week) are limited to stations that pay Nielsen Audio for its data.

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August 2016 PPM Analysis: Country

| September 9, 2016

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian (2)LOS ANGELES Our in-depth summaries of August 2016 PPM results conclude with a synopsis of country; previous scoreboards were devoted to adult contemporary (Wednesday, 9/7) and hot AC (yesterday, Thursday, 9/8).

Among these three particular formats, adult contemporary boasts the most prolific August 2016 6+-market rank (5.25) and strongest 6+- share (5.76).

Meanwhile, remarkably similar to each other in those two areas in August 2016 are country (#9.39/4.43, 6+) and hot AC (#9.36/4.13, 6+).

As was the case with adult contemporary and hot AC, country breakouts below consist of data from outlets that finish in the top 20 in any PPM-market (6+, August 2016).

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.

With the exception of San Francisco and Norfolk, all 48-PPM markets have at least one qualifying country station.

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