Latest Top 10 Nielsen Audio Ratings

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Clark-SmidtThe results for the mid-June to mid-July radio ratings wars are in for America’s largest markets, and analyst Clark Smidt has the numbers and supplies the comments.


New York to Boston: The July Top 10
By Clark Smidt, Broadcast Connector
Meter markets #1 New York – # 10 Boston once again take center stage, during the run of smaller diary market Spring 2015 results. Exact July survey dates are June 18 – July 15. June trend Nielsen Portable People Meter (PPM) results show some larger 2 point blips, going both ways. Is that from “something installed in the audio chain” aka Voltair or new respondents receiving meters from the “smaller than diary sample that stays too long with the same household?” Track trends for July with the Print & Share RBR Scorecard & Commentary. The Top 10 US Markets, 6+ total shares are from pay to say Nielsen subscribers only:

1 NEW YORK, NY. 6+ pop. 15,697,400. 51 stations, 73% Nielsen subscribers. Ethnic: Spanish 24%, Black 17%.
Rank Calls Format Owner 3 month gain/loss May/June/July 6+ Trend Commentary All FM unless noted
1 WLTW Adult Contemporary iHeart. – 0.7; 7.6-7.0-6.9, lone A/C slips but keeps #1 share, #1 USA cume 5.573mil.
2 WCBS Classic Hits CBS. + 0.2; 6.5-6.6-6.7 only 0.2 back of the leader and 2.3 ahead of ClassicRock WAXQ.
3 WBLS Urban A/C Emmis. + 0.4; 6.0-6.0-6.4, takes iHeart Urban WWPR by 2.3 & Rhym-A/C WKTU by 2.2.
4 WHTZ CHR iHeart. – 0.2; 5.6-5.7-5.4, #2 cume 4.7 mil. Leads CHR Rhym WQHT by 2.2, CBS WBMP 2.4.
5 WSKQ Tropical Spanish Broadcasting (SBS). – 0.3; 5.5-5.2-5.2; Tops 6 Spanish subscribers,11.7-11.3-11.2.
6 WAXQ Classic Rock iHeart. – 0.5; 4.9-4.6-4.4, the only subscribing NYC Rocker.
7 WKTU Rhythmic A/C iHeart. + 0.5; 3.7-4.1-4.2 leads Hot A/Cs CBS WWFS 0.7 & CMLS WPLJ by 1.7.
8 WWPR Urban iHeart. + 0.2; 3.9-4.2-4.1. The Urban/Urban A/C/Gospel Total rises: 10.2-10.5-10.8.
9 WQHT Rhythmic-CHR Emmis. + 0.2; 3.6-3.8-3.8. NYC CHR trio moves 12.0-12.7-12.4.
10 WWFS Hot A/C CBS+ 0.6; 2.9-2.4-3.5, seemingly back together, 1.0 lead on Cumulus Hot A/C WPLJ.
11 WINS-AM News CBS. – 0.3; 3.7-3.7-3.4, lead over WCBS-AM stays 0.6, WNYC1.5; N/T is 14.0-13.6-13.3.
12 WFAN Sports CBS. – 0.3; 3.6-3.4-3.3. All NY Sports: 5.1-4.6-4.5.
13 WBMP CHR CBS Radio. + 0.4; 2.8-3.2-3.2. Two similar CBS O&Os CHR-HotA/C with a smaller gap, 0.8-0.3.
14 WCBS-AM News CBS. – 0.2; 3.0-3.1-2.8. News stations moving back up amidst lots of CBS Radio shuffle talk.
15 WPLJ Hot A/C Cumulus. Flat, 2.5-2.3-2.5. Solo Hot A/C tops CMLS cluster: WNSH Country 1.8, WABC 1.6.
16 WXNY Spanish CHR Univision. – 0.5; 2.4-2.1-1.9 and ties WPAT Spanish Hits SBS. Flat, 2.2-2.3-2.2.
18 WNYC News/Talk NYC Broadcast Found. – 0.5; 2.4-2.1-1.9, NYCBF’s 3 non-comms go 3.6-3.8-3.5.
19 WOR-AM Talk iHeart. + 0,1; 1.7-1.7-1.8.
20 WNSH Country Cumulus. Stuck, 1.7-1.8-1.7. Again, the one NYC Country NJ signal tops 50kw 77 WABC!
21 WABC-AM Talk Cumulus. + 0.1; 1.5-1.7-1.6. 22 WADO-AM N/T Univision, 1.3.
23 WKXW Talk Townsquare, NJ. 1.2, ties WEPN Sports ESPN Radio. 25 WQXR Classical WNYC, 1.0.
26 A/C WHUD 0.7, N/T WNYC-AM & A/C WMGQ 0.6, WBGO Jazz 0.5, WFUV AA & WKMK Country 0.4.
News/Talk WNYC 0.6 ties NJ WBGO Newark Public Jazz.
May/June/July Swings: + 0.6 Hot A/C WWFS, + 0.5 RhymA/C KKTU; – 0.7 A/C WLTW; – 0.5 each for
ClassicRock WAXQ, Spanish CHR WXNY, N/T WNYC.
Apr/May/June/July Shares: iHeart 27.3-27.4-27.3-26.8; CBS 22.3-22.5-22.4-22.9; Emmis 8.9-9.9-10.1-10.5; SBS 7.4-7.9-7.7-7.5-7.4; Cumulus 5.8-5.7-5.8-5.8. Four month trends find identical shares.

2 LOS ANGELES, CA. 10,860,300. 67 stations, 60% subscribe. Spanish 43%, Black 7%.
1 KOST A/C iHeart + 1.0; 4.5-5.1-5.5, stays ahead of Smooth A/C KTWV by 1.8.
2 KBIG Hot A/C iHeart. + 0.1; -5.1-5.1-5.2, exclusive Hot A/C near the Top, again, #1 cume 3.642 mil.
3 KRTH Classic Hits CBS. 5.1-5.2-5.0, crowded at the top: 6 stations are within 0.6.
4 KIIS/KVVS CHR iHeart. – 0.1; 5.0-4.9-4.9, stays 1.6 ahead of CBS CHR KAMP.
5 KSWD Classic Rock ENTERCOM. – 0.1; 3.9-3.7-3.8, ETM gains the B’ville Top 5, tops KLOS 1.3.
6 KTWV Smooth A/C CBS. – 0.7; 4.4-4.2-3.7, unique format has rough month; remains respectable.
7 KCBS Adult Hits CBS. – 0.1; 3.6-3.6-3.5, LA exclusive format stays steady in the Top 10.
8 KFI-AM Talk iHeart. – 0.1; 3.5-3.5-3.4, #1 of 7 LA News/Talkers. Total shares dip 12.0-11.3-11.2.
8 KLVE Romantica Univision. Holds 3.4-3.3-3.4, leads 9 LA Spanish subscriber Total, 18.9-17.8.
10 KAMP CHR CBS. – 0.3; 3.6-3.4-3.3, the 3 CHRs – 2 regular & one Rhythmic are 11.4-11.0-11.3.
11 KRRL Urban iHeart. -0.1; 3.3-3.1-3.2, readjusting from the switch from R&B Oldies KHHT.
12 KPWR Rhythmic-CHR Emmis. + 0.3; 2.8-2.7-3.1, recovers from the LA talent wars.
13 KKGO Country Mt. Wilson. + 0.5; 2.4-3.0-2.9. Only LA Country. KKJZ Mt.Wilson Jazz posts 0.6.
13 KLAX Regional Mexican SBS. + 0.1; 2.8-2.9-2.9 vs Reg.Mex.UniVsn KSCA 2.4; Liberman KBUE 1.5.
15 KNX-AM/KNX-HD2 News CBS. – 0.3; 3.0-2.7-2.7, LA’s exclusive, iconic All-News.
16 KRCD/KRCV Spanish Adult Hits Univision. + 0.2; 2.4-2.8-2.6 ties KROQ ModRock 2.7-2.7-2.6.
18 KLOS Classic Rock. 2.4-2.7-2.5 as 19 KYSR/KSRY Modern Rock iHeart Stays 2.4-2.3-2.3-2.4.
19 KSCA Regional Mexican Univision, 2.4. 20 KLYY/KDLD/KDKE Spanish AdHits Entravision stays 2.3
21 Multi Tie 1.7: KPCC N/W Pasadena College, KXOL SpanCHR SBS, KCRW N/T Santa Monica College,
KSPN-AM Sports ESPN, all 1.7.
25 KBUE/KEBN/KBUA Regional Mexican Liberman 1.5 ties ClassicalKUSC U SoCal Classical 1.5
27 KDAY/KDEY-F R&B Oldies 1.1.
28 KLJH Urban A/C Stevie Wonder’s Taxi Productions 1.0 ties KWIZ Lieberman Ranchera 1.0.
30 KLAC-A iHeart Sports 0.9.
31 Entravision SpanishCHR KSSE 0.8 ties KEIB-AM iHeart Talk 0.8 & KSFH-F Salem Christian 0.8.
34 KRLA-AM Talk Salem ties Cal State U Jazz KKJX at 0.6.
Swings: + 1.0 A/C KOST, + 0.5 Country KKGO; – 07 SmoothA/C KWTV, – 0.4 N/T KPCC
Shares: iHeart 26.4-25.6-25.8-26.3, CBS 22.4-22.4-22.0-20.8, Univision 8.0-8.3-8.8-8.6, SBS 4.0-3.9-4.5-4.7-4.6, Entercom 3.9-3.7-3.8, Emmis 3.1, Mt. Wilson 2.9, Cumulus 2.8.

3. CHICAGO, IL. 7,819,200. 84 stations, 52 % subscribe. Spanish 20%, Black 17%.
1 WAVZ Urban A/C iHeart. – 1.0; 6.8-6.5-5.8, big TSL on #10 cume, vs Urbans WGCI 3.8, WPWX 2.0.
2 WTMX Hot A/C Hubbard. + 0.2; 4.8-5.0-5.0, iHeart WLIT trails by 1.8. HotA/C trends 9.7-8.8-8.6-8.2.
3 WBBM-AM News CBS. – 0.6; 5.3-4.6-4.7. Cubs on AM, All News FM; Total 7.6-7.7-6.7-6.7.
4 WJMK Classic Hits CBS. + 0.6; 3.5-4.1. Classic Jack in the Driver’s seat vs WDRV 3.5, WLS-F 3.2.
5 WKSC CHR iHeart. Sticks, 3.9-4.1-3.9, #1 cume 2.359-2.418-2.355 mil, vs RhymCHR WBBM 3.4.
6 WGCI Urban iHeart. + 0.5; 3.3-3.8-3.8. Urban/UrbanAC/Gospel 6 station Total, 13.6-13.9-13.4.
7 WGN-AM Talk Tribune. + 0.4; 3.3-4.3-3.7, #2 of 5 N/Ts vs Public WBEZ 2.1, CBS WCFS 2.2.
8 WXRT Adult Alternative CBS. + 0.5; 3.1-3.0-3.6, Chicagoland’s lone Adult Alternative has a good one.
9 WDRV/WWDV Classic Hits Hubbard. + 0.4; 3.1-3.2-3.5 AS 3 Classic Hitters move 9.4-9.9-10.0-9.5.
10 WBBM Rhythmic CHR CBS. – 0.3; 3.7-3.3-3.4.
11 WOJO Regional Mexican Univision. + 0.2; 3.1-3.5-3.3 vs SBS RegionalMex WLEY 1.7.
12 WLIT Hot A/C iHeart. – 0.3; 3.5-3.6-3.2, 3rd Hot A/C is Digity now Alpha suburban WXLC 0.5.
12 WLS Classic Hits Cumulus. – 0.1; 3.3-2.8-3.2.
14 WKQX Modern Rock Cumulus. + 0.1; 3.0-3.1-3.1, Chicago’s only Modern Rocker.
15 WUSN Country CBS. – 0.1; 3.0-2.7-2.9. #1 Country vs iHeart WEBG 2.9, Digity/Alpha WCCQ 0.5.
16 WSHE A/C Hubbard. Flat, 2.5-2.3-2.5. A/Cs Digity/Alpha WCCQ & Matrix WZSR both hold 0.6.
17 WEBG Country iHeart. Holds at 2.4-1.9-2.4.
18 WLUP Classic Rock Cumulus. – 0.3; 2.5-2.6-2.2 vs ClassicRocks Matrix WFXF 0.3, Alpha WRXQ 0.2.
18 WCFS CBS News. 2.2-2.4-2.1-2.2 same as start of WBBM split; ties WPPN Spanish Hits Univision 2.2.
21 WBEZ News/Talk Chicago Public Media. 2.1 N/T 5 stations off 14.6-14.5-14.2-13.7.
21 WSCR-AM Sports CBS. 2.1 vs. WMVP-AM 1.4.
22 WPWX Urban Crawford. 2.0. 23 WRME-LP Soft A/C Venture Tech 0.9-1.6-1.8.
WFMT Classical Window to the World 1.0. ties Talk WLS-AM Cumulus, Spanish WVIV Univision, Alpha
Rock WIIL and Crawford UrbanA/C WSRB, all at 1.0.
Digity to Alpha in Suburban Chicago delivers a 6 stations and a 3.6 metro share.
Swings: + 0.9 SoftA/C WRME-LP, + 0.6 Classic Hits WJMK; -1.0 Urban A/C WVAZ, – 0.7 Sports WMVP-AM
Shares: iHeart 20.6-20.7-20.5-20.8, CBS 21.1-23.0-21.6-20.1, Hubbard 10.6-10.4-10.5-11.0, Cumulus 9.8-9.9-9.6-9.5, Univision 5.8-6.0-6.8-6.5.

4. SAN FRANCISCO, CA. 6,131,500. 49 stations, 69% subscribe. Spanish 22%, Black 7%.
1 KCBS/KFRC-F News/Talk CBS. – 0.4; 6.3-5.9-5.9, N/T leader vs KQED 4.3; CMLS KGO-AM 1.3.
2 KOIT A/C Entercom. + 0.7; 4.8-4.3-5.5, #1 cume back up to 1.722mil, leads A/C KBAY by 3.4.
3 KIOI Hot A/C iHeart. + 0.3; 4.6-4.4-4.9, the 3 Hot A/C Total holds 10.4-10.4-10.4.
4 KNBR Sports Cumulus. – 0.7; 5.1-6.2-4.4, strange dip but leads vs. KGMZ 1.7 & KTCT 0.3.
5 KQED, Inc. News/Talk. + 0.2; 4.1-4.2-4.3. 6 SF News/Talk subscribers hold 15.1-14.7-14.8.
6 KMVQ-F CHR CBS. – 0.3; 4.3-4.4-4.0 leads iHeart RhymA/C KYLD 0.2-0.7-0.4.
6 KLLC Hot A/C CBS. – 0.2; 4.2-4.4-4.0, ties KMVQ.
8 KMEL Urban iHeart. – 0.2; 3.9-3.6-3.7, lead over ETM UrbanA/C KBLX drops 1.9-1.4-1.3-1.0.
9 KYLD Rhythmic-CHR iHeart. – 0.5; 4.1-3.7-3.6, add CHR WMVQ move shares 7.7-8.4-8.1-7.6.
10 KRBQ Rhythmic A/C Entercom. + 0.4; 2.9-3.1-3.3, keeps moving nicely.
11 KBRG Spanish Adult Univision. – 0.3; 3.4-3.2-3.1 vs UniV RegMex KSOL & SBS KRZZ both 1.9.
12 KISQ Rhythmic Oldies iHeart. Stays 2.7-2.8-2.7, still needing better dance moves.
12 KBLX Urban A/C Entercom. + 0.2; 2.5-2.3-2.7, Entercom Rhythmic partner KRBQ leads by 0.5.
14 KOSF Classic Hits iHeart. – 0.1; 2.7-2.1-2.6, Total on 3 Classic Rock/Classic Hits 5.9-6.1-5.5-5.9.
15 KDFC/KXSC/KOSC Classical University Southern California. – 0.5; 2.7-2.7-2.2, exclusive format.
16 KBAY A/C Digity/Alpha. + 0.2; 1.9-1.9-2.1, now part of 3 Alpha A/C 1.6 at KUIC, KKIQ, KKDV.
16 KFOG/KFFG Adult Alternative Cumulus. + 0.2; 1.9-1.8-2.1, expect higher on only SF Alternative.
18 KSAN Classic Rock Cumulus. + 0.1; 1.9-2.1-2.0, two sets of iconic calls must be “way out there.”
18 KITS Modern Rock CBS. Again, 2.0-2.0-2.0-2.0, exclusive. All 3 Rockers Total 5.4-5.4-5.3.
18 KSFO-AM Talk Cumulus. 2.0-2.2-1.9-2.0. CMLS News KGO-AM, 1.3. SF Unified N/T KALW 0.5
21 KSOL/KSQL Regional Mexican Univision, 1.9-1.9 ties RegMex KRZZ SBS 1.6-1.9.
23 KGMZ/KGMZ-HD2 Sports Entercom, 1.7-1.7 vs CMLS Sports KTCT 0.3. Sports off 7.5-8.6-6.5.
Etc: iHeart Talk KKSF-AM 0.8, Principle Country KSJO 0.7, Lazer RegMex KXZM 0.5.
CBS Ethnic KZDG-AM 0.2, iHeart Bloomberg LMA KNEW-AM 0.1.
Swings: + 0.7 A/C KOIT, + 0.6 RegionalMex KRZZ; – 0.7 Sports KNBR-AM, – 0.5 RhymCHR KYLD, – 0.5 Classical KDFC.
Shares: iHeart 18.4-19.0-17.6-18.4, CBS 17.0-16.8-16.7-16.1, Cumulus 13.7-13.2-14.7-12.1, Entercom 12.0-12.7-13.2-12.7.

5. DALLAS, TX. 5,301,200. 66 stations, 55% subscribe. Spanish 26%, Black 16%.
1 KHKS CHR iHeart. – 0.9; 7.8-7.2-6/9, #1 share, #1 cume 1.878-1.791 mil; only Big D CHR.
2 KPLX Country Cumulus. + 0.4; 4.7-4.6-5.1, Cumulus Country pair with KSCS is 8.2-8.2-8.3.
3 KDMX Hot A/C iHeart. – 0.3; 5.1-4.8-4.8, stays 1.1 over CBS HotA/C KVIL. HotA/Cs: 8.7-8.5-8.8.
4 KZPS Classic Rock iHeart. – 0.1; 4.7-4.4-4.6. Big D Classic Hits & Classic Rock Total gains 9.3-9.8.
5 KLUV Classic Hits CBS. – 0.4; 4.9-4.6-4.5, exclusive, just 0.1 behind iHeart ClassicRock KZPS.
6 KLNO Regional Mexican Univision + 1.1; 3.2-3.7-4.3, tops 6 RegMexicans: 10.9-10.1-10.9-10.5.
7 KLTY Christian Salem. – 0.4; 4.2-4.4-3.8, higher 1.4 on First Dallas Christian KCBI; down 5.2.
8 KVIL Hot A/C CBS. + 0.1; 3.6-3.7-3.7. The hits hang on.
9 KKDA Urban Service Bcstng. -.1; 3.8-3.-3.7. Urbans + RhymOldies KSOC roll 11.2-10.5-11.0.
10 KSCS Country Cumulus. – 0.3; 3.5-3.6-3.2. Do two of the same format & owner help or hurt?
10 KRNB Urban A/C Service Broadcast. + 0.1; 3.3-3.1-3.2, vs Urbans CMLS KLIF 1.9 & KKDA 3.7
10 KBFB Rhythmic-CHR Radio One. + 0.2; 3.1-2.8-3.2. Exclusive Rhythmic-CHR.
13 KRLD Sports CBS. + 0.9; 2.0-2.4-2.9. Scores as 3 Sports stations combine to gain 5.5-5.8.
14 KEGL Rock iHeart. – 0.1; 2.9-2.6-2.8 another same/same iHeart Rock WDGE 2.4. Total stays 5.2.
15 KJKK Adult Hits CBS. + 0.3; 2.4-2.9-2.7, exclusive format, slight pause.
16 WBAP-AM N/T Cumulus. Sticks 2.5-2.5-2.5. Top N/T vs CBS KRLD-AM 1.7, KERA 2.2.
17 KDGE Rock iHeart. + 0.3; 2.1-2.6-2.4 ties KCBI Christian First Dallas Media. 2.3-2.0-2.4.
19 KSOC/KSOC-HD2 Rhythmic Oldies Radio One. – 0.3; 2.4-2.1-2.2 ties KERA N/T NoTX Public.
21 KMVK Regional Mexican CBS. 2.0-1.9-1.9, ties KLIF-F Urban Cumulus. + 0.2; 1.7-1.9-1.9.
23 KTCK Sports Cumulus + 0.3; 1.6-2.1-1.9. Ticket vs ESPN KESN Sports 1.1.
24 KRLD/KRLD-HD2 News/Talk CBS. – 0.7; 2.4-2.3-1.7 vs N/Ts WSKY 0.5, KLIF/KLIF-HD2 0.4.
24 KDXX/KESS Spanish Hits Univision. 1.5-1.6-1.7. 25 KNOR Regional Mexican Liberman 1.6.
25 KKXT Adult Alternative North Texas Public 1.6.
Swings: + 1.1 Regional Mex KLNO, + 0.9 Sports KRLD; – 0.9 CHR KHKS, – 0.7 N/T KRLD-AM
Shares: iHeart 22.8-22.7-21.6-2.1, CBS 16.4-17.3-17.7-17.4, Cumulus 15.6-16.3-16.1-14.9, Service Broadcast. 6.9-7.1-6.5-6.9, Univision 6.0-6.8, Liberman 4.7-4.3.

6. HOUSTON, TX. 5,025,800. 59 stations, 56% subscribe. Spanish 34%, Black 18%.
1 KODA Soft A/C iHeart. + 0.1; 7.7-7.6-7.8; #1 cume 2.246 million, exclusive format.
2 KKBQ Country Cox. + 0.2; 6.2-6.1-6.5, vs Country CBS KILT 4.1, Cox Classic KTHT 2.4.
3 KLTN Regional Mexican Univision. – 0.1; 6.2-6.0-6.1, tops 9 Hispanic Total: 19.8-20.2-20.4.
4 KMJQ UrbanA/C Radio One. – 0.5; 6.5-5.5-6.0, vs iHeart Urban KQBT 3.4. Like Adult Urban.
5 KGLK/KHPT Classic Rock Cox. – 0.3; 5.6-5.2-5.3, ClassicHits switch to ClassicRock, still 1.3 off.
6 KTBZ-F Modern Rock iHeart. + 0.1; 4.7-4.2-4.8, format exclusive, 2 Rock brands up 9.8-9.4-10.1.
7 KSBJ/KUBU Christian KSBJ Ed Foundation. – 0.3; 4.9-4.6-4.6. Co-owned KYBJ is a no show.
8 KBXX Rhythmic-CHR Radio One. + 0.3; 4.2-4.6-4.5, vs CHRs Rhym KKHH 3.7, KRBE 3.5.
9 KILT-F Country CBS. + 0.2; 3.9-3.8-4.1. Houston’s 3 Country Total: 12.5-12.4-12.4-12.9.
10 KTRH-AM News/Talk iHeart. + 0.2; 3.6-3.9-3.8, #1 News again 1.4 over UHouston N/T KUHF.
11 KKHH CHR CBS. – 0.5; 4.2-4.0-3.7, lead on CHR KRBE just 0.2 and falls out of Top 10.
12 KRBE CHR Cumulus. + 0.1; 3.4-3.4-3.5.
13 KQBT Urban iHeart. – 0.2; 3.6-3.5-3.4, add Rhythmic Oldies & All Urban shares 11.7-10.9-11.4.
13 KLOL Spanish Hits CBS. + 0.4; 3.0-3.3-3.4, moves 0.4-0.9 up on Univision Spanish Hits KAMA.
15 KHMX Hot A/C CBS. + – 0.4; 3.7-3.8-3.3, exclusive; only other A/C is Urban KMJQ up at #4.
16 KOVE Spanish Adult Univision. – 0.1; 2.7-2.7-2.6 vs KAMA SpanishHits UniVsn – 0.3; 2.8-2.9-2.5.
18 KTHT/KTHT-HD2 Classic Country Cox. + 0.1; 2.3-2.5-2.4. Another format with potential.
18 KUHF News/Talk University Houston. + 0.2; 2.2-2.5-2.4; UHouston Classical KUHA 1.0-1.3-1.1.
20 KTJM/KJOJ Regional Mexican Liberman 2.4-2.6-2.3. 21 KQQK Regional Mex Liberman1.6-2.1.
22 KROI Rhythmic Oldies Radio One. + 0.4; 1.6-1.9-2.0.
23 KBME-AM Sports iHeart 1.4-1.6-1.1, 24 KILT-AM Sports CBS, 1.0. The 5 Sports Total 4.1-3.3.
Swings: + 0.5 RegMex KQQK, + 0.4 Spanish Hits KLOL, + 0.4 RhymOldies; – 0.5 UrbanA/C KMJQ,
– 0.5 CHR KKHH, – 0.5 Sports KILT-AM, – 0.4 HotA/C KHMX.
Shares: iHeart 21.8-21.9-21.7-21.7, CBS 15.5-16.5-16.1-16.7, Cox 14.7-14.1-13.8-14.1, Univision 12.6-12.6-12.4-12.2, Radio One 13.2-12.6-12.0-12.5.

7. WASHINGTON, D.C. 4,522,700. 55 stations, 55% subscribe. Black 27%, Spanish 15%.
1 WTOP/WTLP News Hubbard. + 0.6; 8.1-8.5-8.7. DC 5 News/Talkers grow 20.6-21.4-20.7-22.3
2 WAMU News/Talk American Univ. + 0.2; 8.0-7.3-8.2, 0.8-0.5 below WTOP, 3.9 over CMLS WMAL.
3 WIHT CHR iHeart. + 0.6; 6.2-6.9-6.8, now #1 cume 1.393 million, leads CMLS CHR WRQX 4.3-4.6.
4 WHUR Urban A/C Howard University. + 0.5; 5.7-6.1-6.2, leads 3 Radio One Urbans by 2.1 or more.
5 WASH A/C iHeart. Holding 6.0-5.7-6.0, tops all 7 DC A/C genres, Total 21.5-21.4.
6 WBIG Classic Rock iHeart. – 0.2; 4.5-4.7-4.3, format exclusive. Hard to believe no gold in the Capitol.
6 WIAD Hot A/C CBS. + 0.5; 3.8-4.4-4.3. CBS Balto A/C WLIF & Hot A/C WWMX both stay at 0.2.
8 WPGC-F Rhythmic CHR CBS. – 0.2; 4.3-3.9-4.1. Exclusive format levels out.
9 WKYS Urban Radio One. Holding 3.9-4.3-3.9, leads partner Urban A/C WMMJ by 0.8.
10 WMZQ iHeart Country. + 0.4; 3.4-3.3-3.8. Just one Cowboy rides The Washington Mall.
11 WMAL-F/WMAL News/Talk Cumulus. – 0.2; 3.7-3.4-3.5.
12 WETA/WGMS Classical Washington Ed Telecomm. + 0.2; 3.1-3.5-3.3. Always class with Classical.
13 WMMJ Urban AC Radio One. + 0.1; 3.0-3.2-3.1. All Urban, including A/C & Gospel 16.1-16.5-15.8.
14 WWDC Modern Rock iHeart. – 1.1; 4.1-3.6-3.0, exclusive plummets. 2 Rockers down 8.4-8.6-8.3-7.1.
15 WGTS Christian Columbia Union College. – 0.6; 3.4-2.5-2.8, a little lift.
16 WPRS iHeart Gospel. – 0.9; 3.5-2.9-2.6. Fewer songs of inspiration but a joyful combined 5.4 Total.
17 WRQX CHR Cumulus. + 0.1; 2.1-2.6-2.2.
18 WJFK Sports CBS. – 0.5; 2.6-2.4-2.1, ahead of all Red Zebra Sports by 0.9. DC Sports: 3.8-3.7-3.0.
19 WLZL Tropical CBS. 1.4, far from Top 10 cousins in other markets.
20 WNEW News/Talk CBS. – 0.1; 1.5-1.3-1.4. Are those WNEW music jingles still around?
21 WTEM/WWXT/WWXX Red Zebra Sports 0.9, other Red Zebra WSPZ-AM 0.3.
21 WNIC Hot A/C Centennial 0.9, same owner & format WBQB 0.7.
Etc. WPFW Talk Pacifica 0.4, WFED-A Talk Hubbard 0.1, WAMU-HD2 American U Blue Grass, 0.1.
Swings: + 0.6 News WTOP, + 0.6 CHR WITH, + 0.5 WrbanA/C WHUR, + 0.5 HotA/C WIAD; – 0.9 Gospel WPRS, – 0.9 ModRock WWDC, – 0.6 Christian WGTS
Shares: iHeart 23.9-24.2-19.5-23.9, CBS 12.5-14.3-14.0-13.7, Radio One 11.1-10.4-10.4-9.6, Hubbard 8.0-8.2-8.7-8.8, Cumulus 6.8-6.4-6.0-5.7.

8. PHILADELPHIA, PA. 4,493,700. 48 stations, 58% subscribers, Black 21%, Spanish 8%.
1 WOGL Classic Hits CBS. – 0.1; 6.8-6.9-6.7. Jim Loftus graduates on top. ClassicRock/Hits 17.8-17.6.
2 WBEB A/C Jerry Lee. + 0.5; 5.8-7.2-6.3, #1 cume 1.87-1.77 million for the only and iconic A/C.
3 WMMR Rock Greater Media. + 0.8; 5.1-5.5-5/.9. Philly’s 3 Rockers-Classic/Mod/Reg: 15.6-15.1-15.4.
4 WMGX Classic Rock Greater Media. Holding, 5.7-5.6-5.7.
5 WDAS Urban A/C iHeart. – 0.1; 5.6-5.8-5.5, tops 6 Urban/Rhym/Gospel. Total: 19.2-18.4-18.1-20.6.
6 KYW-AM News CBS. + 0.1; 5.3-4.9-5.4, #1 N/T dips. WHYY & Co at 2.8. Total 4 N/T: 10.8-10.5-11.
7 WIOQ CHR iHeart. + 0.4; 4.7-4.7-5.1, moves 1.1-1.6 ahead of CBS Amp CHR WZMP.
8 WXTU Country CBS. – 0.7; 5.7-5.4-5.0, CBS rides the former Beasley Country, unopposed.
9 WUSL Urban iHeart. – 0.2; 4.5-4.7-4.7-4.5. Still steady.
10 WRFF Modern Rock iHeart. – 1.0; 4.8-4.0-3.8, 3rd Rock vs Gtr.Media WMMR at 5.9 & WMGK 5.7.
10 WIP Sports CBS. – 0.5; 4.3-3.5-3.8, doubles Greater Media sports WPEN at 1.9. Sports: 6.4-5.4-5.7.
12 WZMP CHR CBS. + 0.5; 3.0-3.6-3.5, put the Amp brand on Beasley former Rhym-CHR WRDW.
13 WBEN Adult Hits Greater Media. + 0.2; 3.1-3.3-3.3, unique format seems stalled.
14 WISX iHeart Rhythmic A/C. – 0.2; 3.4-3.2-3.2.
15 WRNB R&B Oldies Radio One. – 0.2; 3.3-3.2-3.1. Radio One Oldies battle vs its own WPHI at 1.8.
16 WHYY/WNJN/WNJS/WNJB/WNJM/WNJZ. News/Talk x 6. – 0.3; 3.1-3.1-2.8, station average 0.46.
17 WPPZ Gospel Radio One. + 0.2; 2.3-2.3-2.5, slightly better note.
18 WPEN Sports Greater Media. – 0.2; 2.1-1.9-1.9.
19 WPHI Rhythmic Oldies Radio One. – 0.7; 2.6-2.1-1.8, losing the family feud, ties CBS Talk WPHT-AM.
20 WXPN Adult Alternative UPenn 1.5.
21-26 Townsquare suburban: Talk WKXW 1.0, HotA/C WSJO 0.3, ClassicRock WCHR 0.3, A/C WFPG 0.1.
Country WPUR 0.1. In between at #24 Four Rivers Community Christian WBYO 0.2. Bring Your Own?
Swings: + 0.8 Rock WMMR, + 0.5 A/C WBEB, + 0.5 CHR WZMP; – 1.0 ModRock WRFF, – 0.7 Country WXTU, – 0.7 RhymOldies WPHI
Shares: CBS 25.5-26.8-25.9-26.2, iHeart 19.8-23.2-22.4-22.1, Greater Media 16.1-16.0-16.3-16.8, Radio One 9.0-8.1-7.6-7.4.

9. ATLANTA, GA. 4,322,100. 71 stations, 45% subscribe. Black 34%, Spanish 10%.
1 WVEE Urban CBS. – 0.1 9.0-9.2-8.9, leads 7 Urban types incl 2 Rhythmic Oldies. 29.8-28.8-28.3.
2 WSB-AM/WSBB News/Talk Cox. Sticks 7.3-6.8-7.3, #1 of 8 News/Talkers. Total: 12.4-12.1-12.1.
3 WALR Urban A/C Cox. + 0.2; 6.6-7.1-6.8, takes Radio One Urban A/C WAMJ 3.4-3.1.
4 WUBL Country iHeart. + 0.4; 4.9-5.3-5.3 tops Cumulus WKHX by 0.6. Country gains 8.7-9.1-10.0.
5 WSB Adult Contemporary Cox. – 0.9; 6.1-5.6-5.2, #1 cume 1.415-1.37 mil. Cox keeps #2, 3, 5 & 6.
6 WSRV ClassicHits Cox. + 0.7; 4.3-4.9-5.0 v ClRock WNNX 1.6, RhymOldHDs WWWQ 1.2, WAMJ 0.6.
7 WFSH Christian Salem. – 1.6; 6.5-5.9-4.9, a Fish out of water vs Christian WVFJ 1.1-1.0.
8 WKHX Country Cumulus. + 1.2; 3.5-3.8-4.7. Country #2 of 2 takes nice jump.
9 WWPW CHR iHeart. – 0.2; 4.8-5.2-4.6. Not typical iHeart Top CHR. Lead on WWWQ down 0.8-1.5-0.6.
10 WHTA Urban Radio One. + 0.4; 3.9-3.9-4.3 amidst lots of Atlanta Urban action.
11 WWWQ CHR Cumulus. Flat, 4.0-3.7-4.0, Total CHR shares 9.2-9.0-9.1-8.6.
12 WSTR Hot A/C ENTERCOM. + – 0.7; 3.2-3.8-3.9, exclusive format, post Lincoln Financial.
13 WPZE Gospel Radio One. – 0.3; 4.0-4.3-3.7, remains the only Gospel subscriber.
13 WAMJ/WUMJ Urban A/C Radio One. – 0.3; 4.0-3.7-3.7. Urban A/C Total dips 11.0-10.5.
15 WRDA/WRDG Modern Rock iHeart. + 0.4; 2.4-2.4-2.8, Cox ModRock WTSH is back at 0.4.
16 WABE News/Talk City of Atlanta Board of Education. Sticks, 2.6-2.5-2.6.
17 WBZY Regional Mexican iHeart. + 0.6; 1.5-1.7-2.1, just 1 Spanish subscriber serves 10% population.
18 WNNX Classic Rock Cumulus. – 0.2; 1.8-1.7-1.6. Total Atlanta Rock Share 5.0-4.7-4.6-4.8.
18 WZGC Sports CBS. – 0.2; 1.8-1.3-1.6, still leads Entercom WQXI-AM by 1.3. Sports 2.1-1.5-1.6.
19 WYAY News/Talk Cumulus. + 0.1; 1.3-1.2-1.4-1.3.
20 WWWQ-HD3 Rhythmic Oldies Cumulus. – 0.3; 1.5-1.3-1.2 ties WCLK Jazz Clark Atlanta U. 1.3-1.1-1.0.
22 WVFJ Christian Training Network 1.0. 23 WAMJ-HD2 Rhythmic Oldies Radio One 0.6.
24 WRAS News/Talk Georgia State U N/T 0.5. 25 WTSH Modern Rock Cox 0.4 ties WGST-AM iHeart Talk.
26 WUBL-HD3 RhymOldies iHeart 0.3 ties Entercom Sports WQXI-AM. 27 CMLS Country WWWQ-HD2, 0.2
Swings: + 1.2 Country WKHX, + 0.7 Classic Hits WSRV; – 1.6 Christian WFSH, – 0.9 A/C WSB.
Shares: Cox 25.3-24.8-24.9-24.3, iHeart 14.1-14.3-15.-15.5, Radio One 12.4-12.7-12.5-12.3, Cumulus 12.6-12.3-12.1-13.0, CBS 10.8-10.9-10.5-10.5. Lincoln Financial now Entercom: 4.0-4.2.

10. BOSTON, MA. 6+ population 4,022,600. 63 stations, 44% subscribe. Spanish 9%, Black 7%.
1 WROR ClassicHits Greater Media. – 1.0; 7.7-7.2-6.7, #1 again, whacks ClassicRock WZLX by 2.6.
2 WKLB Country Greater Media. + 0.3; 5.9-6.0-6.2. Beats the “Bull” WBWL, 4.0-4.2-3.9-4.1.
2 WBZ-AM News/Talk CBS. + 0.4; 5.8-5.4-6.2, #2 Tie. Content vs WBUR 3.4, WRKO 2.8, WGBH 2.1.
4 WMJX A/C Greater Media. Sticks, 5.9-5.9-5.9 holds #1 cume 1.408 mil.
5 WXKS CHR iHeart. – 0.5; 6.0-5-5.5, KISS 108 now settles for 5th.
6 WBZ Sports CBS. 4.6-3.6-4.6 come back win vs ETM WEEI during Sox Season! Sports: 9.2-8.3-9.0.
7 WEEI Sports Entercom.- 0.2; 4.6-4.7-4.4, the lead over Sports Hub WBZ didn’t last long.
8 WBMX Hot A/C CBS. – 0.6; 4.8-3.9-4.2, other than WBZ A/F, CBS Boston enjoyed better months.
9 WZLX Classic Rock CBS. – 0.3; 4.4-4.7-4.1, still hurting. Classics ROR & ZLX dip 12.1-11.9-10.8.
10 WBOS Greater Media Modern Rock. Stalls, 3.7-3.9-3.7. A change in the wind?
11 WBQT Rhythmic A/C Greater Media. + 0.1; 3.5-3.6-3.6, WJMN back within 0.2.
12 WBUR News/Talk Boston University. 3.4-4.0-3.4, rebound didn’t last; WGBH stays behind 1.3.
12 WJMN Rhythmic CHR iHeart. + 0.3; 3.1-3.1-3.4, retakes “The River.” Painful tie for classey WBUR.
14 WXRV Adult Alternative Northeast. – 0.1; 3.0-3.2-2.9, roller coaster re-ride, losing variety.
15 WAAF Rock Entercom. – 0.7; 3.5-3.3-2.8. Several downers at Entercom Boston.
15 WRKO-AM Talk Entercom. -2.5-2.9-2.8. Slightly better on mixed moves. N/Ts go 14.4-15.6-14.5.
17 WODS CHR CBS. – 0.5; 2.9-2.8-2.4. Amps or Oldies? 6-way HotAC/CHR/Rhythmic glut: 20.7-19.1.
18 WGBH Ed Foundation News/Talk. – 0.6; 2.7-2.7-2.1, very good content can use presentation refresh.
18 WBWL Country iHeart. + 0.4; 1.7-2.1-2.1. Big challenge to spoil WKLB. Country Total 9.6 with WCTK.
20 WCRB Classical WGBH Ed Foundation. + 0.3; 1.4-1.8-1.7. Not so serious listeners wanted.
21 WXLO Hot A/C Cumulus. – 0.3; 1.9-1.7-1.6. Big Metrowest signal heard in Boston.
22 WCTK Country Hall Communications. + 0.1; l.2-1.1-1.3, Hall Country scores another #1 in Providence!
23 WERS Variety Emerson College. 0.7-0.8-0.7. Class B signal, plenty of potential student talent.
24 WKOX-AM iHeart Spanish to Talk, 0.6-0.6-0.4. Hub becomes a crowded, ordinary talk market.
25 WUMB Folk University Massachusetts, lifts 0.1-0.3 from 5 good FM signals. Cume up 41-48k.
26 WEEI-A Sports Entercom 0.4-0.4-0.2. 50kw at 850. Prize Pig.
26 WFNX Adult Hits Northeast. 0.2-0.3-0.2. Simulcast WXRV; also done in Concord, NH.
28 WWFX Classic Hits Cumulus. “The Pike” from Worcester holding 0.1.
28 WXKS-AM iHeart LMA Bloomerrg Business finally shows with 0.1.
Swings: + 0.4 N/T WBZ-AM, + 0.4 Country WBWL, + 0.3 Country WKLB, + 0.3 RhymCHR WJMN,
+ 0.3 Talk WRKO-AM, + 0.3 Classical; – 1.0 ClassicHits WROR, – 0.7 Rock WAAF.
Shares: Greater Media 26.5-26.7-26.6-26.1, CBS 21.7-23.0-22.5-20.4, iHeart 11.8-11.4-11.4-11.6, Entercom 9.4-11.1-11.3-10.2.

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