Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Chicago Radio Ratings

From Tom Taylor's NOW column...

Chicago votes iHeart’s urban AC “V103” WVAZ #1 for the third straight month (6.0-5.6-5.6). The only daypart where it’s not #1 is mornings, where it’s fourth. Second overall is CBS Radio’s news WBBM/WCFS (5.4-5.4-4.9, tied for first in mornings). Third – as it frequently is – you’ve got Hubbard’s hot AC “Mix” WTMX (4.9-4.8-4.8, and tied with ’BBM for the morning lead). There’s a fourth-place tie between Tribune’s talk WGN (4.2-4.2-3.9) and iHeart top 40 “Kiss” WKSC (3.9-4.2-3.9). WGN’s third in mornings and Kiss is third at night. Sixth place is also a tie, between CBS-owned rhythmic “B96” WBBM-FM (3.5-3.2-3.7) and sports “Score” WSCR (2.1-2.2-3.7). You can tell who’s got the World Champion Cubs, right? The Score is second at night, while Disney-owned/ESPN managed sports WMVP doesn’t move much (1.8-2.1-1.7). There’s a three-way tie further down – between CBS classic hits WJMK (3.1-2.7-2.7), Cumulus classic hits WLS-FM (2.8-2.9-2.7) and easy oldies WRME (2.8-2.7-2.7). WRME’s the audio of a channel 6 low power TV LMA’d by Weigel. The country race is between CBS-owned “US 99” WUSN (2.7-2.6-2.6) and iHeart’s “Big” WEBG (2.2-2.2-2.3). Both full-power regional Mexican stations see growth – Univision’s WOJO (2.8-2.9-3.3) and SBS’ “La Ley” WLEY-FM (1.9-1.9-2.3). While the WLIT-HD2/translator combo that iHeart does regional Mexican on edges up (0.2-0.4-0.5). Chicago’s leading cume station is CHR Kiss (2,248,800).