Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Chicago Radio Ratings

From Tom Taylor's NOW column...

Chicago witnesses quite a PPM performance from iHeart’s urban AC “V103” WVAZ - #1 overall (5.8-6.1-6.7). And #1 in every daypart except mornings with Steve Harvey. The #1 morning show honors go to the new #2 station overall, Hubbard’s hot AC “Mix” WTMX (4.6-4.6-4.7). Even with Kathy mysteriously missing from the Eric & Kathy show, the show wins 6am-10am. Third overall (and showing some gradual erosion from the first of the year) is CBS news WBBM/WCFS (4.8-4.7-4.4). It’s #2 in mornings, tied for second middays, but suffering from a seventh-place showing in PM drive. Nice lift to fourth for Hubbard’s classic rock “Drive” WDRV (3.6-3.9-4.2, and tied for third on weekends). That’s the best topline for “Drive” since November 2013. Fifth and pulling its best share since November 2014 is CBS Radio’s country WUSN (2.9-3.4-4.1). “US 99” is tied for second middays and runs second on weekends. While we’re on the subject of country, iHeart’s “Big” WEBG ties for fourteenth place (2.1-2.1-2.8). Speaking of ties, there’s the situation around the #6, #7 and #8 slots. Tied for sixth are CBS rhythmic “B96” WBBM-FM (4.0-3.9-3.8) and iHeart’s top 40 “Kiss” WKSC (3.7-3.8-3.8). Right behind is CBS Radio’s sports/Cubs baseball WSCR (3.7-3.8-3.7). The Score is second at night with baseball. Not a strong book for Tribune’s talk WGN (3.3-3.1-2.8, and tied in fourteenth place with “Big”). Cume lead is held by top 40 Kiss (about 2.15 million).