We’ve gathered collectively on this area to assessment the outcomes of the MAY survey. It started quietly on APRIL 27th and left with a whisper on MAY 24th. Whereas your market circumstances might fluctuate, this 28-day interval was comparatively uneventful. Positive, we honored Mother and saluted the Armed Forces, however an important day was when all of the STAR WARS geeks dressed up as DARTH VADER and PRINCESS LEIA for the nerd HALLOWEEN. (Earlier than you “@” me, I’m a fan of the franchise). The Scores Specialists from RESEARCH DIRECTOR, INC. – operating cheek-by-jowl with the wizards of XTRENDS – will now use the facility of The Pressure to revel the secrets and techniques of the rankings.
NEW YORK: Cluster Insanity
The highest three stations on the 6+ leaderboard weren’t solely from the identical cluster, all three had important will increase. Successful the race for the seventh straight survey was iHEARTMEDIA AC WLTW (106.7 LITE FM), which had its finest Frosty-free share in over a 12 months (7.6-8.4). The subsequent two stations every posted their finest scores in over a 12 months. iHEARTMEDIA Traditional Rock WAXQ (Q104.3 FM) repeated at #2 (6.0-6.4), whereas iHEARTMEDIA High 40/M WHTZ (Z100) moved up a few slots to #3 (5.0-5.6). The remainder of the highest 5 consisted of a tie at #4. AUDACY Traditional Hits WCBS remained in place with its third down ebook in a row (5.6-5.5), whereas MEDIACO City AC WBLS slipped from #3 (5.8-5.5). WLTW was nonetheless the cume chief (3,712,800-3,809,400) – a 2.6% enhance. The market grew by 1.2%.
Within the 25-54 enviornment, the wealthy obtained richer. WLTW bounced again from a down ebook – and was dangerously near being in double digits – because it captured the demo once more. WHTZ remained the #2 station with a fairly massive share enhance. AUDACY Sizzling AC WNEW (NEW 102.7) stood alone as a distant #3 with a slight lower, whereas WCBS dipped to #4. A flat WBLS inched as much as #5. WAXQ leapt from #10 to #6 and was paired with iHEARTMEDIA High 40/M WKTU. SBS Tropical WSKQ (MEGA 97.9) landed its lowest share in over a 12 months because it slid from #5 to #8.
WHTZ and WLTW had been once more #1 and #2, respectively, within the 18-34 realm. Each stations had stable will increase and had been separated by the slimmest of doable margins. WKTU posted its finest quantity in precisely a 12 months to advance from #6 to #3. WAXQ additionally had a powerful exhibiting because it rose from #9 to #4. WNEW had a down ebook because it slid three locations to #5, whereas WCBS bounced again from a down ebook to climb from #10 to #6. WBLS and WSKQ had been tied at #4. They fell out of favor with one another and landed at #7 and #10, respectively.
WLTW notched its seventh 18-49 win in a row and hit double-digits for the third time throughout that span. WHTZ was again at #2 with its finest ebook in over a 12 months however nonetheless trailed its cluster mate by higher than a share. WNEW renewed its lease on the #3 place with a slight lower, whereas WKTU stepped as much as #4 with a stable share enhance. WCBS ended a considerably steep two-book slide because it moved as much as #5. It simply nipped WAXQ, which jumped from #9 to #6. WSKQ fell three locations to #7.
LOS ANGELES: The Good Earth
For the third ebook in a row, AUDACY Traditional Hits KRTH (Okay-EARTH 101) was the 6+ winner because it landed its largest share in over a 12 months (5.7-5.9). iHEARTMEDIA Sizzling AC KBIG (104.3 MYFM) remained rooted in second place however, due to its highest mark since SEPTEMBER, obtained inside placing distance of the chief (4.6-5.4). iHEARTMEDIA AC KOST and AUDACY City AC KTWV (94.7 THE WAVE) had been tied at #5. Each stations had up books, which ended a four-book slide for KOST and a three-book skid for KTWV. They marched arm-in-arm as much as #3 (4.0-4.5). iHEARTMEDIA Speak KFI-A dipped to #5 (4.3-4.3). Three stations had been a huddled mass at #6. iHEARTMEDIA High 40/M KIIS (102.7 KISS FM) dropped from #3 (4.4-4.0), whereas ESTRELLA Regional Mexican KBUE (QUE BUENA 105.5/94.3) dipped from #5 (4.0-4.0). TELEVISAUNIVISION Spanish Modern KLVE (Okay-LOVE 107.5) arrived from #9 (3.6-4.0). KRTH was the cume commander for the third ebook in a row with a 4.6% enhance (2,328,900-2,435,000). The market was up by 1.5%.
As lately as JANUARY, KBUE was languishing at #13 25-54. This month the station obtained its largest share in over a 12 months to vault from #6 to #1. This ended the three-book reign of KRTH, which slipped to #2 however was as near the chief as was mathematically doable. KBIG was flat for the second straight survey because it remained at #3. KLVE and KOST had been nonetheless tied at #4 as each stations had small share will increase. They had been joined in that area by KIIS, which dropped from #2.
KRTH had its finest 18-34 outing in over a 12 months to leap from #4 to #1. This ended the four-book profitable streak for KIIS, which stepped right down to #2 with its smallest share since BRENDA LEE was exhibiting up on MEDIABASE. KBIG repeated at #3 with its third up ebook in a row, whereas KTWV moved as much as #4 with its highest rating since AUGUST. iHEARTMEDIA City KRRL (REAL 92.3) dropped three locations to #5 with its lowest mark since JANUARY. iHEARTMEDIA Various KYSR (ALT 98.7) dipped to #6 with a slight lower. It simply edged out AUDACY Grownup Hits KCBS (93.1 JACK FM), which remained locked in at #7 however with its finest exhibiting in precisely a 12 months.
There was fairly a little bit of motion on the 18-49 leaderboard. KBIG stepped as much as #1 for the primary time since NOVEMBER. This compelled two-time winner KIIS to maneuver right down to #2 the place it was partnered with KBUE, which rose from #5 because it rebounded from a down ebook. KRTH slipped two spots to #4 with a slight lower, whereas KLVE inched as much as #5 with its first up ebook because the tree nuts had been being scorched. KRRL fell 4 locations to #8.
CHICAGO: The Nice Eight
iHEARTMEDIA AC WLIT (93.9 LITE FM) ran its 6+ profitable streak to eight with a stable enhance (6.8-7.3). HUBBARD Traditional Rock WDRV (THE DRIVE 97.1) remained the closest pursuer because it completed in second place for the fourth ebook in a row (6.5-6.2). These two stations had been nicely away from the remainder of the sphere. AUDACY Information WBBM-A moved as much as #3 (4.4-4.2), whereas AUDACY AAA WXRT dipped to #4 with its fourth consecutive down ebook (4.6-4.1). It was tied with iHEARTMEDIA City AC WVAZ (V103), which moved up from #6 (4.1-4.1). TELEVISAUNIVISION Regional Mexican WOJO (QUÉ BUENA 105.1) slipped to #6 (4.3-3.8). WLIT was nonetheless heard by essentially the most listeners (1,545,900-1,538,100), regardless of a small 0.5% lower. The market rose by 1.0%.
The 25-54 competitors was primarily a two-team race. WLIT was the winner for the seventh straight survey. WOJO did have a share of first place final month however dipped to #2 because it ended a stable three-book surge. HUBBARD Sizzling AC WTMX (101.9 THE MIX) was flat however rose from #7 to #3, whereas AUDACY Rhythmic AC WBMX (104.3 JAMS) rebounded from a down ebook to rise from #9 to #3. 4 stations – rely ’em – had been spending high quality time collectively at #5. iHEARTMEDIA High 40/M WKSC (103.5 KISS FM) remained in place with a small lower, whereas CUMULUS Traditional Hits WLS slid from #3 because it returned all of final month’s stable enhance. AUDACY Nation WUSN (US 99) dipped from #4, whereas WXRT superior from #8 regardless of a slight lower. WDRV dropped from #5 to #9 with its smallest share since we had been rigorously hanging hosiery on the fireside.
WKSC was #1 18-34 again in JANUARY however noticed its fortunes fade till this month when moved again into first place with a small enhance. This bumped final survey’s chief – WOJO – again to #2 because it ended a robust three-book surge. It was compelled to share with iHEARTMEDIA City WGCI, which superior from #7 with its finest outing in over a 12 months. WLIT slipped two slots to #4 with its first down ebook since JANUARY. AUDACY High 40/M WBBM (B96) landed its largest share in over a 12 months to rise from #8 to #5. WDRV and WUSN had been tied at #4 however landed at #6 and #8, respectively.
For the final seven surveys, WOJO and WLIT have been jostling for the 18-49 lead. WOJO completed first for the third ebook in a row however held a really slim margin over WLIT. WBMX pogoed from #7 to a distant #3 because it rebounded from a down ebook. It narrowly eclipsed WKSC, which rose to #4 with a small enhance. WDRV slid to #5 because it returned most of final month’s robust share enhance. WUSN and WLS dropped out of the highest 5 and landed collectively at #6.
SAN FRANCISCO: A Dominating Efficiency
Final month BONNEVILLE AC KOIT and AUDACY Information KCBS-A had been the 6+ co-leaders. This time KOIT posted its finest Frosty-free share in over a 12 months (7.3-9.0) to wrest management of the market. KCBS-A stepped right down to #2 (7.3-6.4). iHEARTMEDIA AC KISQ (98.1 THE BREEZE) held agency at #3 (6.9-5.9), whereas iHEARTMEDIA Sizzling AC KIOI (STAR 101.3) moved as much as a considerably distant #4 (4.5-4.6). KQED INC N/T KQED landed its smallest share in over a 12 months (5.2-4.5) because it dipped to #5. Shut behind at #6 was iHEARTMEDIA High 40/R KMEL (4.1-4.3). KOIT remained the cume chief with a 7.6% enhance (1,154,700-1,243,000). The market was up a modest 0.4%.
KOIT continued to crush it with the 25-54 crowd because it completed at #1 for the ninth straight survey. The station additionally hit the double-digit lottery. KMEL had its finest ebook since JUNE because it rose three locations to #2. It was nonetheless shut to 5 shares off the lead. BONNEVILLE High 40/M KMVQ (99.7 NOW) inched as much as #3 with its first up ebook since JANUARY, whereas KISQ slid to #4 because it ended a sturdy four-book surge. KIOI moved as much as #5 with a slight enhance. iHEARTMEDIA High 40/M KYLD (WiLD 94.9) dropped to #6 with its lowest complete since JANUARY.
There have been two stations that dominated the 18-34 sphere. KOIT was #1 and in double digits once more, whereas KMEL repeated at #2 because it ended a two-book surge. The subsequent closest competitor was KMVQ, which moved as much as #3 with a stable exhibiting however was higher than three shares behind the leaders. KYLD dipped to #4 with its lowest rating in over a 12 months, whereas KIOI moved as much as #5 because it obtained again a few of final month’s massive share loss. A flat BONNEVILLE City AC KBLX slipped to #6.
The 18-49 contest continued to be a race for second place. KOIT prolonged its lengthy string of #1 books and attained double-digit standing. KMEL repeated at #2 with a modest lower and was 4 and a half shares behind the chief. KMVQ stepped as much as #3 because it halted a two-book slide, whereas KIOI rose two spots to #4 because it bounced again from a down ebook. KISQ remained at #5 however with its smallest share since Nana was a hit-and-run sufferer. KYLD slid from #3 to #6.
DALLAS-FT. WORTH: Ticket To Experience
This marked the fifth consecutive 6+ win for CUMULUS Sports activities KTCK (1310/96.7 THE TICKET). The station additionally posted its finest quantity in over a 12 months (5.6-6.6). AUDACY Traditional Hits KLUV (98.7 Okay-LUV) repeated at #2 with its third up ebook in a row (4.9-5.1), whereas iHEARTMEDIA Traditional Rock KZPS (LONE STAR 92.5) was again at #3 (4.6-4.7). It had firm as CUMULUS Nation KPLX (99.5 THE WOLF) moved up from #5 with its highest mark in over a 12 months (4.4-4.7). iHEARTMEDIA High 40/M KHKS (106.1 KISS FM) slipped to #5 (4.5-4.6), whereas iHEARTMEDIA AC KDGE (STAR 102.1) fell from #5 to #9 with its lowest mark in over a 12 months (4.4-3.5). Nonetheless, KDGE moved from #3 to #1 within the cume wars, due to a 7.3% enhance (973,400-1,044,500). The market was off by 1.1%.
Again when the vacation tunage was all the fashion, KTCK was sitting at #16 with these 25-54 people. The station simply posted its third straight win and landed its largest share in over a 12 months. A flat KHKS was nonetheless in second place however was practically two shares off the tempo. KZPS regained most of final month’s enormous share loss because it zipped from #8 to #3. TELEVISAUNIVISION Regional Mexican KLNO (QUÉ BUENA 94.1) dipped to #4 with its lowest mark in over a 12 months. AUDACY Various KVIL (ALT 103.7) had its finest exhibiting because the maids had been attending to the cows because it leapt from #10 to #5. KDGE slipped to #6 with a modest share loss. CUMULUS Nation KSCS fell three locations to #7 and was tied with URBAN ONE High 40/R KBFB (97.9 THE BEAT), which superior from #14 with its fourth up ebook in a row.
KBFB has greater than doubled its 18-34 share since JANUARY and this month was rewarded with the primary place trophy. SERVICE City KKDA (K104) had its finest ebook in over a 12 months because it stepped as much as #2. KHKS slipped to #3 as its four-book profitable streak floor to a halt. The station obtained its smallest share in over a 12 months. KZPS was again at #5. The station has doubled its share since FEBRUARY. KLNO labored it from #9 to #5 with a stable share enhance. It narrowly defeated KVIL, which rose to #6 because it regained all of final month’s misplaced share. KDGE dropped from #5 to #15.
For the final two books, KTCK and KLNO had been co-leaders within the 18-49 division. This time KTCK stood alone on the prime of the heap, due to its fifth up ebook in a row. KLNO dipped to #2 with its lowest rating in over a 12 months. KHKS repeated at #3 however with its smallest share since NOVEMBER. Three stations had been in heated discussions at #5. KDGE slipped a spot because it gave again most of final month’s stable enhance. KKDA moved up from #8 with a slight enhance, whereas KBFB superior from #12 with its finest efficiency in over a 12 months. KSCS dropped from #5 to #10.
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