By Mike Kinosian
LOS ANGELES — A review of all-news properties initiates our four-part series of September 2018 ratings recaps.
The following scoreboards reflect data from all-news stations that appear in the top 20 (6+) in September 2018, a ratings period that covered August 16 – September 12.
Among qualifying all-news properties, approximately seven of ten are either up or even month-to-month (71%, August 2018 – September 2018, 6+).
Nielsen Audio only releases audience estimates for facilities that subscribe to its services. As a result, ratings stats in this exclusive analysis are limited to stations that pay Nielsen Audio for its data.
While the vast majority of outlets on this particular panel program news around-the-clock, a few run talk blocks in addition to their news commitment, making them genuine news – talk hybrids.
All but three facilities listed here are owned by Entercom. The exceptions are iHeartMedia’s WBZ-AM, Boston (also listed in Providence); WTOP, Washington, DC (Hubbard); and KOMO, Seattle (Sinclair Broadcast Group).
Up next: A look at September 2018 results for sports talk; email managing editor Mike Kinosian at Kinosian@TALKERS.com