By Mike Kinosian
LOS ANGELES — The first of our four-part series of June 2017 PPM ratings overviews commences with a thorough look at public news/talk outlets.
This analysis is comprised of PPM-market public news/talk facilities that rank in the top 20 (6+) for the June 2017 sweep, which covered May 25 – June 21.
This is not an overview of all public outlets in PPM-markets, but rather a focus on those that are primarily news/talk.
Given that programming on public stations is generally multi-faceted, some on our “public news/talk” panel could incorporate music blocks (jazz, classical, folk, bluegrass, etc.); however, noncommercial public stations that are exclusively or principally music-reliant are purposefully excluded from this list.
One more noteworthy disclaimer: Nielsen Audio only releases audience estimates for facilities that subscribe to its services. For that reason, ratings stats in this exclusive analysis are limited to stations that pay Nielsen Audio for its data.
Coming up Monday July 24: A look at commercial news/talk stations; email managing editor Mike Kinosian at Kinosian@TALKERS.com.