Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Chicago Radio Ratings

From Tom Taylor's newsletter this morning...

Chicago welcomes urban AC “V103” back to the top, giving iHeart’s WVAZ the #1 ranking for the week and #1 status in every daypart except mornings. It’s steady, 5.9-5.8-6.0. Down to second in rank is CBS news WBBM/WCFS (6.1-6.3-5.4, and #1 in mornings). Third again is Hubbard’s hot AC WTMX (4.4-5.3-4.9). “Mix” is second in mornings with Eric & Kathy and tied for second place on weekends. Holding fourth place is Tribune’s talk WGN (3.7-4.0-4.2 and third in mornings with Steve Cochran). iHeart CHR “Kiss 103.5” WKSC holds onto fifth place (3.5-3.7-3.9, and fourth afternoons and weekends). Where does iHeart hot AC WLIT land, two months after the Christmas rush? It’s steady from January (13.7-3.5-3.6, and in sole possession of sixth place). The classic hits battle is tight, between CBS Radio’s WJMK (2.4-3.0-3.1) and Cumulus’ WLS-FM (2.3-3.0-2.8). That ties ’LS-FM with easy oldies WRME (1.6-2.6-2.8). That’s another record share for WRME, the Venture Technologies-owned low power Channel 6 TV LMA’d by Weigel. Its weekly cume of 681,600 is now higher than WGN’s 670,200. Hubbard’s AC WSHE, the former WILV, is up total week (2.4-2.8-3.1). It ranks tenth, though the Seattle-based Brooke & Jubal show it uses in mornings is fifteenth. How about country? CBS feels a little better, with “US 99” WUSN up (1.9-2.2-2.7) versus iHeart’s “Big” WEBG (1.9-2.2-2.2). In the “weekly cume” category, both CHR “Kiss” (2,095,000) and hot AC “Mix” (2,056,800) top the two-million mark.