By Mike Kinosian
LOS ANGELES — A comprehensive summary of the sports talk format is the centerpiece of the second in our four-part series of June 2020 PPM overviews.
Coronavirus-related challenges affecting sports talk facilities include the fact that the MLB; NBA; and NHL seasons were put on hold several months ago.
After starting exhibition contests on schedule, MLB pulled the plug in mid-March. The official season is slated to begin next Thursday (7/23) in Washington, DC (Yankees versus National), and Los Angeles (Giants versus Dodgers); the NBA season is set to resume one week later (7/30).
Meanwhile, the NHL plans to return August 1 with 24 teams competing for the Stanley Cup in a best-of-five series of round-robin games.
The following scoreboards are comprised of sports talk facilities that rank in the top 20 (6+) in any of the 48 PPM-markets during the June 2020 ratings period, which covered May 21 – June 17.
Ratings information in this exclusive analysis is limited to sports talk properties that subscribe to Nielsen Audio’s audience estimates.
Up next: June 2020 results for alternative and then, the comprehensive news/talk overview; email managing editor Mike Kinosian at Kinosian@TALKERS.com