By Mike Kinosian
LOS ANGELES — An overview of all-news operations commences the first in our four-part series of December 2017 ratings recaps.
The following scoreboards are comprised of all-news stations that appeared in the top 20 (6+) in any of the 48 PPM-markets in December 2017, a ratings period that covered November 9 to December 6.
Nielsen Audio only releases audience estimates for facilities that subscribe to its services.
Owing to that reason, ratings stats in this exclusive analysis are limited to stations that pay Nielsen Audio for its data.
With the exception of WTOP, Washington, D.C. (Hubbard); KOMO, Seattle (Sinclair Broadcast Group); and KFBK, Sacramento (iHeartMedia), all stations listed here are Entercom-owned properties.
The vast majority of the properties shown here program news around the clock; a few, however, run talk blocks and could be considered genuine news – talk hybrids.
Appearing in the Baltimore report, Bloomberg-operated WDCH airs a business news format.
Up next: A look at sports talk stations; email managing editor Mike Kinosian at Kinosian@TALKERS.com.