Category: Analysis

July 2015 PPM Analysis: Urban-Rhythmic Oldies

| August 14, 2015

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian (2)LOS ANGELES “Classic Hip-Hop,” “Old School,” “Classic Soul,” and “Classic R&B” are among the various ways stations refer to their urban-rhythmic oldies format.

Lack of consensus for a moniker of this particular genre notwithstanding, 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 July 2015 PPM results.

Previous posts were devoted to mainstream urban contemporary (Wednesday, 8/12) and urban AC (Thursday, 8/13).

Scoreboards are based on facilities that rank in the top 20 in any of Nielsen Audio’s 48-PPM markets (6+, July 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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July 2015 PPM Analysis: Urban AC

| August 13, 2015

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian (2)LOS ANGELES Our three in-depth overviews of July 2015 PPM results are concentrated on stations with an urban flavor.

The mainstream urban contemporary analysis was posted yesterday (Wednesday, 8/12); today, we follow with urban AC. More specifically, we highlight facilities that rank in the top 20 in any of the 48-PPM markets (6+, July 2015).

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. 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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July 2015 PPM Analysis: Urban Contemporary

| August 12, 2015

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian (2)LOS ANGELES Mainstream urban contemporary kicks off three in-depth overviews of July 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+, July 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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June 2015 PPM Analysis:
Rhythmic Hot AC

| July 20, 2015

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor

RadioInfo

kinosian (3)LOS ANGELES Each month, we analyze ratings progress of three formats. The third installment of our in-depth overviews of June 2015 PPM stats puts rhythmic hot AC in the spotlight.

Features for top 40/mainstream contemporary hit radio (CHR), and rhythmic CHR were posted last Thursday (7/16) and Friday (7/17), respectively.

As was the case with those two formats, the following rhythmic hot AC scoreboards are comprised of facilities that rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, June 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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June 2015 PPM Analysis: Rhythmic CHR

| July 17, 2015

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian (3)LOS ANGELES In-depth overviews of June 2015 PPM results continue with rhythmic CHR; our exclusive mainstream contemporary hit radio (CHR)/top 40 analysis was posted yesterday (Thursday, 7/16).

Facilities that rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, June 2015) comprise the following scoreboards.

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

The June 2015 “qualifying base” for mainstream CHR is nearly twice that of rhythmic CHR.

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PPM Analysis: Mainstream CHR

| July 16, 2015

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian (3)LOS ANGELES We begin our in-depth overviews of June 2015 PPM results with top 40/mainstream contemporary hit radio (CHR).

The format’s May – June (2015) and year-to-year (June 2014 – June 2015) results practically mirror each other.

Facilities that rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, June 2015) comprise the following mainstream CHR scoreboards. There is a “qualifying” mainstream CHR in each of the 48-PPM markets – except Denver and Riverside.

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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May 2015 PPM Analysis: Country

| June 23, 2015

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian (2)LOS ANGELES Our in-depth summaries of May 2015 PPM results conclude with a synopsis of country; previous spotlights focused on adult contemporary (Friday, 6/19) and hot AC (Monday, 6/22).

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.

Breakouts below consist of data from country outlets that finish in the top 20 in any PPM market (6+, May 20154).

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 San Francisco, and Long Island.

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May 2015 PPM Analysis: Hot AC

| June 22, 2015

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian (2)LOS ANGELES Our comprehensive overview of May 2015 PPM ratings results continues with the focus turning to hot AC – a natural follow-up to Friday’s (6/19) spotlight on adult contemporary.

Breakouts below consist of data from hot AC outlets that rank in the top 20 in any PPM market (6+, May 2015).

While hot AC’s qualifying base is 20% larger than that of adult contemporary, AC facilities in this particular ratings period tend to have a higher 6+ market share (5.81 compared to 4.47) and more favorable market rank (#5.38 versus #8.83) than their hot AC counterparts.

Over and above the aforementioned 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.

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May 2015 Analysis: Adult Contemporary

| June 19, 2015

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosian (2)LOS ANGELES— Adult contemporary is the first format highlighted in our exclusive three-part series of extensive May 2015 ratings overviews.

The following scoreboards are comprised of stations under that umbrella that rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, May 2015).

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

At least one qualifying adult contemporary station is found in each of PPM’s 48 markets, except Dallas, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, and Milwaukee.

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April 2015 PPM Analysis: Adult Alternative

| May 22, 2015

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
RadioInfo

kinosianLOS ANGELES Our in-depth overviews of April PPM results concludes with adult alternative, also known as “album adult alternative” or “Triple A.”

Previous April 2015 summaries covered alternative (Wednesday, 5/20), and rock (Thursday, 5/21).

Using the same parameters as in those other overviews, facilities that rank in the top 20 in a PPM market (6+, April 2015) constitute the following adult alternative scoreboards.

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

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