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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Chicago Radio Ratings
From Tom Taylor's NOW column...
Chicago has no trouble choosing a 6+ favorite this time, and it’s CBS all-newser WBBM/WCFS (6.1-6.0-6.8). Last month ’BBM was tied with iHeart’s urban AC WVAZ, which is second now (6.0-6.0-5.8). WBBM takes all dayparts except for afternoons (second) and nights (tied for second). “V103” WVAZ wins PM drive and nights. As is often the case, Hubbard’s hot AC “Mix” WTMX is third (5.5-5.2-4.9, and #2 in mornings with Eric & Kathy). iHeart’s top 40 “Kiss 103.5” WKSC ranks fourth total-week, 4.5-4.8-4.4 (and third afternoons and weekends). Improving from eighth place to fifth is Tribune’s talk WGN (3.8-3.7-4.3, and third in mornings). The Cubs were in the midst of their pennant stretch for CBS Radio’s sports “Score” WSCR (3.7-4.5-4.2). It’s #2 at nights, where a lot of baseball got played. Hubbard’s classic rock “Drive” WDRV steadily improves (3.6-3.8-4.0). It’s now third middays. Neither country station loves this book – not CBS Radio’s “US 99” WUSN (2.9-2.8-2.5) and not iHeart’s “Big” WEBG (2.5-2.7-2.2). An over-performing low power Channel 6 TV signal that Weigel LMAs as easy oldies WRME scratches out another gain (2.0-2.3-2.4). That ties it with CBS classic hits WJMK (2.6-2.3-2.4) and Hubbard’s AC WSHE (2.4-2.5-2.4). Cumulus talker WLS edges up 2.0-2.1-2.2, and it’s fourth in middays, where Rush Limbaugh holds forth. A crescendo for Window to the World-owned commercial-classical WFMT (1.4-1.6-1.8). Top 40 “Kiss” holds the lead in cume at 2,367,700.