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Turning to extra urgent issues – we’re neck deep within the JULY survey. This ran from JUNE 22nd via JULY 19th and featured an enormous federal vacation and loads of PTO. This is what occurred:
HOUSTON-GALVESTON: The Eagle Has Landed
You don’t have any thought how lengthy we’ve been sitting on that headline. For the primary time in effectively over a 12 months, the market had a brand new 6+ chief. That honor belonged to COX MEDIA Basic Rock KGLK (THE EAGLE 106.9 & 107.5), which was up for the fourth e-book in a row (6.8-7.0). iHEARTMEDIA AC KODA (SUNNY 99.1) had its smallest share in over a 12 months (8.9-6.9) because it dipped to #2. AUDACY Grownup Hits KKHH (95.7 THE SPOT) remained at #3 (5.9-5.6), although its was listening to footsteps from KSBJ EDUCATIONAL Christian Modern KSBJ, which moved from #7 to #4 because it rebounded from a down e-book (4.9-5.4). Becoming a member of it in that area was URBAN ONE City AC KMJQ (MAJIC 102.1), which rose from #6 (5.2-5.4). Two stations had been requested to exit the highest 5. COX MEDIA Nation KKBQ (THE NEW 93Q) slipped to #6 (5.4-5.1), whereas TELEVISAUNIVISION Regional Mexican KLTN (QUÉ BUENA 102.9) dropped to #7 (5.5-4.9). Regardless of a 2.5% decline, KODA remained the cume chief (1,615,600-1,575,200). The market fell by 0.9%.
KODA managed to stay in first place 25-54, however its once-formidable lead had evaporated to lower than a share. iHEARTMEDIA Different KTBZ (94.5 THE BUZZ) and KKHH had been tied at #4. Each stations had down books however moved as much as #2 and #3, respectively. KKBQ returned most of final month’s strong share improve because it slid two locations to #4. KLTN had its first down e-book since Rudolf offed Grandma because it slipped to #5. It was partnered with KGLK, which superior from #8 because it ended a two-book slide.
For the second e-book in a row – and fifth time within the final six surveys – KTBZ was #1 18-34. KODA was again at #2, although it was down for the third e-book in a row. URBAN ONE High 40/R KBXX (97.9 THE BOX) repeated at #3 with a slight improve – its finest outing since NOVEMBER – whereas KKHH remained at #4 with its highest rating since FEBRUARY. AUDACY Spanish Modern KLOL (MEGA 101.1 FM) had its finest e-book since AUGUST to step as much as #5. AUDACY Nation KILT (100.3 THE BULL) had its lowest mark in over a 12 months because it fell from #4 to #13.
Over the past 4 books, KODA was #1 18-49 by a mean of greater than two shares. The station continued its profitable streak this month, however its lead was right down to a few half-share. A flat KTBZ stepped as much as #2, whereas KKHH was as much as #3 with a slight improve. Two stations moved up and right into a tie at #4. KKBQ took one step upward regardless of a slight lower, whereas a flat KBXX superior from #6. KLTN dropped from #2 to #6 because it ended a powerful three-book surge.
ATLANTA: Massive Wheels Maintain On Turnin’
Over the past 14 surveys, the one time COX MEDIA Basic Hits WSRV (97.1 THE RIVER) was not #1 6+ was when BURL IVES was fouling the airwaves. Although the station didn’t match its earlier double-digit share, it simply cruised to a different victory (10.4-9.6). It did add a further 1.1 share from its stream. URBAN ONE City AC WAMJ (MAJIC 107.5/97.5) stepped as much as #2 (6.5-6.8). COX MEDIA Discuss WSB-A remained at #3 (6.5-6.5) however had a brand new dance accomplice in COX MEDIA City AC WALR (KISS 104.1), which dipped from #2 because it ended a three-book surge (6.9-6.5). COX MEDIA AC WSB (B98.5) remained at #5 (5.6-5.3). WSRV was principally flat within the cume division however nonetheless had essentially the most listeners (946,000-946,700). The market shrank by 0.2%.
The 25-54 race was for second place as WSRV was the runaway winner for the second e-book in a row, regardless of shedding a noticeable chunk of share. AUDACY City AC WVEE (V-103) stepped as much as #2 with a slight lower however was almost three shares off the lead. WAMJ slipped to #3 with its lowest rating in over a 12 months, whereas WSB moved as much as #4 with a slight lower. WALR dipped to #5 with a modest share loss. CUMULUS High 40/M WWWQ (Q99.7) repeated at #6 however with its finest outing since JANUARY.
WSRV was the 18-34 champ for the fifth straight survey, although its lead over #2 WALR was minimize virtually in half. WVEE remained the #3 station with a modest improve. Two stations every posted a sizeable improve to maneuver into the highest 5. WAMJ superior from #7 to #4, whereas WWWQ labored it from #9 to #5. iHEARTMEDIA High 40/M WWPW (POWER 96.1) received again a few of final month’s large share loss because it rose from #8 to a tie at #6. WSB and URBAN ONE City WHTA (HOT 107.9) had been tied at #5 however ended up at #6 and #8, respectively. Additionally arriving at #8 was iHEARTMEDIA Nation WUBL (94.9 THE BULL), which slid from #4 because it returned most of final month’s giant improve.
WSRV didn’t duplicate final month’s double-digit 18-49 share however completed in first place for the fourth e-book in a row. WVEE returned because the #2 station, whereas WSB was again at #3. Each stations had small decreases. WWWQ superior two squares to #4 with its finest e-book since JANUARY. WALR slipped to #5, whereas WAMJ fell to #6. Each stations had been coping with modest share losses.
WASHINGTON, DC: We Have Each Information And Discuss
In a metropolis that prides itself on rhetoric, it’s becoming that the highest two 6+ stations proceed to speak. As has been the case for fairly a while, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY N/T WAMU was #1 and in double digits (11.0-11.6). In at #2 once more was HUBBARD Information WTOP with its finest e-book in over a 12 months (8.2-9.1). If our math is right, which means about one-fifth of the listening is corralled by these two stations. iHEARTMEDIA AC WASH ended a steep two-book slide (6.0-7.1) to certain as much as #3. URBAN ONE City AC WMMJ (MAJIC 102.3/92.7) was up for the third e-book in a row because it dipped to #4 (6.5-6.8). HOWARD UNIVERSITY City AC WHUR returned a portion of final month’s strong improve (6.4-5.8) because it stepped right down to #5. WASH remained the cume chief (829,700-825,900) with a decline of 0.5%. The market was up 0.1%.
Final month WASH noticed its three-book 25-54 profitable streak come to a detailed. The station responded by touchdown its largest Frosty-free share in over a 12 months to retake the lead. WAMU stepped as much as #2 with a small improve however was almost two shares off the tempo. The earlier market chief was ATLANTIC GATEWAY Christian Modern WGTS. It slipped to #3 because it ended a strong two-book surge. iHEARTMEDIA High 40/M WIHT (HOT 99.5) repeated at #4 although it gave again all of final month’s giant improve. WHUR stepped as much as #5 with a slight lower. AUDACY Basic Hits WIAD (94.7 THE DRIVE) fell from #5 right into a tie at #9 with URBAN ONE City WKYS.
As an business, we lament our want to be extra interesting to the 18-34 crowd. WAMU could have cracked that code because the station was #1 for the seventh straight survey and in double digits for the sixth time throughout that span. AUDACY City WPGC rebounded from a down e-book to vault from #6 to #2. WIHT slipped to #3 and was partnered with WGTS, which stepped up from #4 with its third up e-book in a row. WASH and WMMJ had been tied at #8. Each stations noticed important share will increase as they rose to #5and #6, respectively. WHUR fell 4 locations to #7 the place it was hanging out with WKYS. WIAD dropped from #5 to #10.
As soon as once more, WASH had its finest Frosty-free share in over a 12 months. This time it was within the 18-49 enviornment, and it propelled the station to #1. WAMU repeated at #2 with a strong improve. WGTS went from first to 3rd with its smallest share for the reason that geese had been making extra geese. WPGC was up two slots to #4 with its finest displaying since FEBRUARY, whereas WIHT dipped to #5 because it gave again most of final survey’s reasonably giant improve. WIAD dipped to #6.
For the third straight survey, BEASLEY Basic Rock WMGK was #1 6+. The station didn’t replicate its earlier double-digit share (10.6-9.8) however nonetheless held a strong lead over iHEARTMEDIA City AC WDAS, which remained at #2 with its highest mark in precisely a 12 months (7.8-8.1). BEASLEY Lively Rock WMMR stepped as much as #3 (6.3-6.3), whereas AUDACY Information KYW-A had its finest displaying since MARCH because it superior three areas to #4 (5.3-5.6). BEASLEY Nation WXTU slipped to #5 (6.6-5.5) the place it was hanging out with AUDACY Basic Hits WOGL (BIG 98.1) (5.7-5.5). AUDACY AC WBEB (B101.1) slipped to #7 with its smallest share since SEPTEMBER (5.7-5.4). Regardless of a 0.8% lower, WMGK turned the cume chief (952.100-944,100). This was due, partly, to WBEB’S 13.2% decline. The market was down by 3.5%.
Over the past 14 surveys, WMMR was #1 25-54 in all however two. You may doubtless guess that these had been the 2 books that featured copious quantities of MARIAH CAREY. It had a two and a half share lead over a pair of stations at #2. BEASLEY Grownup Hits WBEN (95.7 BEN FM) was up from #4 with a slight improve, whereas iHEARTMEDIA City WUSL (POWER 99) made the leap o’ the month. It rose from #8 with its largest share in over a 12 months. WBEB dipped to #4, whereas WDAS remained at #5. Each stations had slight decreases. WXTU shed fairly a little bit of share because it fell from #2 to #6.
For the third e-book in a row, the market had a brand new #1 18-34 station. This time the claimant was WBEN, which rose from #3 with what was simply its highest share in over a 12 months. WBEB slipped to #2 because it gave again a portion of final month’s large share improve. WUSL vaulted from #8 to #3 because it rebounded from a down e-book. WDAS inched as much as #4 because it received again most of final month’s large share loss. WMMR slipped to #5 with a slight lower, whereas WMGK dropped 4 locations to #6 because it ended a powerful four-book surge. It was tied with WXTU.
WBEN posted its fourth up e-book in a row because it rose to #1 18-49. It held a half-share lead over WMMR, which stepped as much as #2 with its finest outing since FEBRUARY. WUSL superior from #7 to #3 with its highest mark in over a 12 months. WMMR, WDAS and WBEB had been tied at #3 final month. You already know WMMR’S destiny. WDAS was up barely to slide to #4, whereas WBEB had a small loss because it slid to #5. WXTU fell from #1 to #6 the place it was tied with WMGK.
BOSTON: Neck And Neck
The 6+ competitors was heating up. BEASLEY Basic Hits WROR repeated at #1 with its finest e-book since FEBRUARY (6.0-6.2). Nonetheless, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Public Radio WBUR was sizzling on its heels. WBUR held regular at #2 with its largest share in over a 12 months (5.7-6.1). AUDACY AC WMJX (MAGIC 106.7) and iHEARTMEDIA High 40/M WXKS (KISS 108) had been tied at #4. Each stations had an an identical share improve (5.3-5.4) as they moved as much as #3. BEASLEY Sports activities WBZ (98.5 THE SPORTS HUB) turned it its lowest offensive efficiency in over a 12 months (5.5-4.9) because it slid to #5. BEASLEY Nation WKLB ended a sturdy two-book surge (5.3-4.3) because it dropped from #4 to #8. It was paired with iHEARTMEDIA Basic Rock WZLX (4.7-4.3). WXKS turned the main cume station, regardless of a 2.9% lower (769,700-747,700). This was considerably aided by the 8.4% lower skilled by WMJX. The market declined by 1.7%.
WBZ continued its lengthy string of #1 25-54 books alive, regardless of posting its smallest share in over a 12 months. Nonetheless, this opened the door for WXKS, which moved up from #3 to forge a tie. AUDACY Scorching AC WWBX (MIX 104.1) dipped to #3 because it ended a strong two-book surge. AUDACY Grownup Hits WBGB (BIG 103) superior 4 areas to #4 with its highest mark in over a 12 months. WBUR repeated in that #4 spot with a slight improve. BEASLEY Rhythmic AC WBQT (HOT 96.9) dropped from #5 to #8 with its smallest share for the reason that mice refused to stir.
The 18-34 competitors changed into a three-station race. WXKS was atop the leaderboard for the third straight survey however was compelled to share the mantle with WWBX, which superior from #3 with its fifth up e-book in a row. Lower than a half-share behind was WBGB, which rose from #8 with its finest outing in over a 12 months. WMJX stepped as much as #4 with its fourth consecutive up e-book. WBZ slid three locations to #5, whereas WBQT additionally fell three slots, touchdown at #6 with its lowest mark in over a 12 months. It was in a five-way tie with BEASLEY Basic Rock WBOS, WGMH FOUNDATION Public Radio WGBH, WROR and WZLX. WKLB dropped from #5 to #11.
WXKS had its first up 18-49 e-book since MARCH to repeat because the demo champion. WWBX stepped as much as #2 with its largest share in over a 12 months. The 2 stations had been a few half share distant. This ended the six-book profitable streak for WBZ, which slid to #3. WMJX inched as much as #4 with its highest Frosty-free share in over a 12 months. WROR and WBGB hade been sitting at #8 and #9, respectively. Each stations had strong will increase and moved as much as share the #5 place. WBQT slipped three locations to #7 and was tied with WBUR.
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