If FEBRUARY made you shiver, The Scores Consultants from RESEARCH DIRECTOR, INC. – together with our cohorts at XTRENDS – are right here to ship the most popular NIELSEN information proper to the doorstep or laptop computer or no matter machine you like. This survey ran from FEBRUARY 2nd by means of MARCH 1st. It featured a federally mandated three-day weekend, some wild climate, and the enjoyment of pitchers and catchers reporting for responsibility. It additionally marked – hopefully – a return to regular listening patterns because the ghosts of CHRISTMAS Previous have been exorcised. Allow us to start.
NEW YORK: Highs And Lows
Whereas the standard suspects populated the highest of the 6+ leaderboard, there have been some sturdy performances from these veterans. iHEARTMEDIA AC WLTW (106.7 LITE FM) was #1 for the fourth guide in a row with its finest Frosty-free share in over a yr (6.5-7.0). AUDACY Traditional Hits WCBS landed its largest share since MAY (5.6-6.6) to step as much as #2. iHEARTMEDIA Traditional Rock WAXQ (Q104.3 FM) dipped to #3, regardless of posting its finest quantity in over a yr (5.9-6.0). SBS Tropical WSKQ (MEGA 97.9) inched as much as #4 (5.2-5.2) however the station additionally had a 1.1 share for its stream. MEDIACO City AC WBLS slipped to #5 with its lowest whole in over a yr (5.5-5.1). Not far behind at #6 was iHEARTMEDIA Prime 40/M WHTZ (Z100), which was flat (4.9-4.9). WLTW remained the cume chief with a 2.4% enhance (3,645,500-3,733,800). The market grew by 1.5%.
As with the earlier demo, WLTW had its finest Frosty-free 25-54 share in over a yr and captured the flag for the fourth straight survey. WHTZ obtained its finest rating since SEPTEMBER to step as much as #2. WSKQ dipped to #3 with a slight lower, whereas WCBS was up three locations to #4 with a quite giant share enhance. AUDACY Sizzling AC WNEW (NEW 102.7) repeated at #5 with a slight uptick, whereas iHEARTMEDIA Prime 40/M WKTU slid to #6 with a small share loss.
The 18-34 contest was, effectively, hotly contested with three stations jousting for place. WCBS rose from #6 to #1 and was joined in that area by WHTZ, which arrived from #3. Slipping from first to 3rd was WSKQ, however it trailed the leaders by the slimmest of margins. Coming in at #4 once more was WNEW with its finest guide in over a yr. It was a couple of half share off the tempo. WLTW fell three locations to #5 with its lowest mark since NOVEMBER, whereas WKTU dipped to #6 regardless of a slight enhance.
Not a lot was modified within the 18-49 enviornment. WLTW was #1 for the fourth guide in a row with – once more – its finest Frosty-free share in over a yr. WHTZ was again at #2 with its third up guide in a row. WSKQ remained at #3 with a slight enhance. WNEW stepped as much as #4 with its highest share in over a yr, whereas WKTU slipped to #5 with a small share loss. Lurking on the perimeter at #6 was WCBS, which had its finest outing since SEPTEMBER.
LOS ANGELES: Standing Meet Quo
Sure, iHEARTMEDIA AC KOST was #1 6+ for the eighth straight survey. Nevertheless, the station was again in its pre-Santa scores vary (6.8-5.5). Nipping at its imaginary heels was AUDACY Traditional Hits KRTH (Ok-EARTH 101), which landed its largest share since JULY (4.9-5.4). Staying calm at #3 was AUDACY City AC KTWV (94.7 THE WAVE) (4.7-4.6), whereas iHEARTMEDIA Sizzling AC KBIG (104.3 MYFM) stood nonetheless at #4 (4.6-4.5). TELEVISAUNIVISION Spanish Up to date KLVE (Ok-LOVE 107.5) was again at #5 (4.3-4.1). It was pressured to share that one shining second with iHEARTMEDIA Speak KFI-A, which stepped up from #6 (4.1-4.1). KOST nonetheless had probably the most listeners (2,231,800-2,227,8000 – a lower of 0.2%. The market shrunk by 0.1%.
The earth moved for KRTH because the station landed at #1 25-54 with its finest efficiency in over a yr. KBIG rose to #2 with a slight lower and trailed the chief by a couple of share. KLVE repeated at #3, additionally with a slight lower, whereas KOST ended its three-book reign because it slid to #4. iHEARTMEDIA City KRRL (REAL 92.3) scored its finest guide in over a yr to leap from #10 to #5. iHEARTMEDIA Prime 40/M KIIS (102.7 KISS FM) slipped to #6 with a slight lower.
KIIS fared significantly better with the 18-34 crowd. The station was #1 for the second guide in a row and had its highest share in over a yr. Nevertheless, KRRL was respiration down KIIS’ neck because it jumped from #7 to #2 with its highest rating since OCTOBER. Coming in at a distant #3 was KRTH, rebounding from a down guide. Transferring as much as #4 was iHEARTMEDIA Various KYSR (ALT 98.7), which was off barely. KBIG slipped to #5 with its smallest share in over a yr. KTWV dropped to #7 and was tied with MERUELO Prime 40/R KPWR (POWER 106 FM).
KRRL had its finest 18-34 outing since JULY, which propelled the station from #8 to #1. It had a couple of half share lead over KIIS , which rose to #2 with its finest exhibiting since JUNE. A flat KLVE went from first to 3rd, whereas KRTH stepped as much as #4 with a small enhance. A flat KBIG slipped to #5, whereas KOST dropped from #1 to #8.
CHICAGO: The Lite Brigade
For the fifth guide in a row, iHEARTMEDIA AC WLIT (93.9 LITE FM) was #1 6+. The station additionally landed its greatest Frosty-free share in over a yr (7.3-8.0). HUBBARD Traditional Rock WDRV (97.1 THE DRIVE) motored as much as #2 (5.9-5.7), whereas AUDACY AAA WXRT got here down a bit from final survey’s excessive (6.1-5.1) because it slipped to #3. AUDACY Information WBBM-A repeated itself at #4 (4.5-4.8), whereas iHEARTMEDIA City AC WVAZ (V103) was up two locations to #5 (4.2-4.2). Final month HUBBARD Sizzling AC WTMX (101.9 THE MIX) and iHEARTMEDIA Prime 40/M WKSC (103.5 KISS FM) had been tied at #5. That relationship ended. WTMX dropped to #7 because it returned all of final month’s share enhance (4.3-3.7), whereas WKSC ended up at #12 (4.3-2.7). WLIT nonetheless had probably the most cume (1,579,500-1,545,000) – a 2.2% lower. The market was off by 0.2%.
Final month WLIT misplaced about half its vacation 25-54 share. It received a little bit of it again this survey, because it was #1 for the fourth guide in a row. TELEVISAUNIVISION Regional Mexican WOJO (QUÉ BUENA 105.1) had its first up guide since NOVEMBER to rise two locations to #2. WXRT repeated at #3 with a small lower, whereas WDRV had its finest guide since OCTOBER, which, ahem, drove the station from #7 to #4. WTMX was off two locations to additionally land at #4 with its lowest whole since OCTOBER. WKSC dropped from #5 to #8 because it returned all of final month’s giant share enhance.
In our earlier go to to this market, AUDACY Nation WUSN (US99) and WDRV had been tied at #2 18-34. Nicely, WUSN had a slight enhance and ascended the throne, whereas WDRV idled in place with a slight lower. WOJO stepped as much as #3 because it regained a small portion of final month’s large share loss. WKSC dropped from first to fourth and was tied with a flat WLIT, which inched up from #5. AUDACY Rhythmic AC WBMX (104.3 JAMS) was nonetheless at #6 however received very near cracking the highest 5 with its finest exhibiting since JULY.
WLIT had its finest Frosty-free 18-49 share in over a yr to stay the demo chief for the fourth guide in a row. WOJO repeated at #2 because it ended a four-book slide. WDRV and WUSN had been tied at #5. WDRV stepped as much as #3 with a slight enhance, whereas a flat WUSN made it to #4. WBMX was up three slots to #5 with a small acquire whereas two former prime fivers dropped right into a tie at #7. WKSC slid from #3 whereas WBEZ ALLIANCE N/T WBEZ dropped from #4.
SAN FRANCISCO: Music To Their Ears
For the longest time, the 6+ chart was dominated by a few spoken phrase stations. This survey we discover the highest two spots on the leaderboard occupied by stations that play songs for a dwelling. BONNEVILLE AC KOIT was #1 for the fourth straight survey (8.1-7.9), whereas iHEARTMEDIA AC KISQ (98.1 THE BREEZE) wafted as much as #2 with its, effectively, breeziest efficiency in over a yr (6.5-6.9). The 2 spoken phrase leaders every posted its lowest share in over a yr. AUDACY Information KCBS-A slipped to #3 (6.9-6.0), whereas KQED INC. N/T KQED remained at #4 (6.1-4.6). iHEARTMEDIA Prime 40/R KMEL stepped as much as #5 with its highest mark in over a yr (4.2-4.4), whereas BONNEVILLE Prime 40/M KMVQ (99.7 NOW) slipped to #6 (4.3-4.1). KOIT was nonetheless the cume champion with a 3.7% enhance (1,267,200-1,314,100). The market gained 2.8%.
KOIT was #1 25-54 for the sixth guide in a row and posted its finest Frosty-free share in over a yr. KISQ stepped as much as #2 with a stable enhance however was about three shares off the lead. KMVQ slipped to #3 because it returned a great portion of final month’s large enhance. KMEL was as much as #4 with a slight enhance. iHEARTMEDIA Sizzling AC KIOI (STAR 101.3) and iHEARTMEDIA Prime 40/M KYLD (WiLD 94.9) had been tied at #6. Each stations had the very same sturdy enhance as they moved in tandem to #5. KQED fell from #4 to #8.
You possibly can’t cease KOIT; you possibly can solely hope to comprise them. The station was #1 18-34 for the twelfth straight survey and hit double digits for the fourth guide in a row. KMEL had a modest lower to stay a distant #2, whereas KYLD repeated at #3 with a slight enhance. KMVQ and KIOI each had slight will increase to stay #4 and #5, respectively.
As with the earlier demo, KOIT was #1 18-49 for the twelfth guide in a row. KMEL bounced again from a down survey to repeat at #2 however was three shares off the tempo. KMVQ had its finest outing since NOVEMBER to stay at #3, whereas KYLD inched as much as #4, additionally with its highest share since NOVEMBER. A flat KISQ slipped to #5.
DALLAS-FT. WORTH: The Sporting Life
For the second guide in a row, CUMULUS Sports activities KTCK (1310 & 96.7 THE TICKET) was #1 6+ (6.2-5.6). iHEARTMEDIA Prime 40/M KHKS (106.1 KISS FM) moved as much as #2 with its finest guide since AUGUST (4.5-4.7). iHEARTMEDIA Traditional Rock KZPS (LONE STAR 92.5) dipped to #3 with its smallest share in over a yr (5.0-4.5). AUDACY Traditional Hits KLUV (98.7 Ok-LUV) slipped to #4 (4.7-4.3) the place it met headlong with TELEVISAUNIVISION Regional Mexican KLNO (QUÉ BUENA 94.1), which rose from #6 (4.2-4.3). SERVICE City AC KRNB (SMOOTH R&B 105.7) stepped all the way down to #6 (4.4-4.1) the place it was paired with iHEARTMEDIA AC KDGE (STAR 102.1) (3.9-4.1). KDGE nonetheless had probably the most cume (951,100-1,018,400) – a 7.1% acquire. The market rose by 2.9%.
Regardless of a small share loss, KHKS made it back-to-back 25-54 wins. KLNO moved as much as #2 with a slight enhance and was a couple of half share behind the chief. A flat KTCK was as much as #3, whereas KRNB vaulted 4 locations to #4 with its highest mark since NOVEMBER. KZPS dropped from #2 to #5. It was tied with CUMULUS Nation KSCS, which superior from #10 with its finest outing since SEPTEMBER.
A flat KHKS turned in its second dominating 18-34 efficiency in a row. SERVICE City KKDA (K104) had its finest guide in over a yr because it moved as much as #2. Nevertheless, it trailed the chief by about two shares. KDGE, KSCS and KLNO had been tied at #5. KDGE had its finest Frosty-free share since JULY, whereas KSCS had its finest guide in a yr. The stations ended up at #3 and #4, respectively. KLNO stayed at #5 with its finest outing since OCTOBER. AUDACY Various KVIL (ALT 103.7) landed its lowest quantity since APRIL to drop from #2 to #6.
For the twelfth time within the final 14 surveys, KLNO was #1 18-49. KHKS repeated at #2 and the 2 stations had been lower than a half share distant. KDGE bounced again from a down guide to maneuver up two locations to #3. KRNB was as much as #4 with a small enhance. KSCS had its finest exhibiting in over a yr because it leapt from #8 to #5. AUDACY Regional Mexican KMVK (LA GRANDE 107.5FM) dropped three locations to #6 because it returned most of final month’s la grande share enhance.
Thus endeth our first peek on the FEBRUARY numbers. The Scores Consultants will now collect ourselves for spherical two. This one will characteristic HOUSTON, ATLANTA, WASHINGTON DC, PHILADELPHIA and BOSTON.
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