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September 2020 PPM Analysis:
The News Format

| October 13, 2020

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor

LOS ANGELES — Our detailed series of September 2020 ratings summaries begins with an overview of news stations.

The following scoreboards are comprised of news operations that rank in the top 20 (6+) in any of the 48 PPM-markets during the September 2020 ratings period (August 13 – September 9).

While only roughly one of every four news stations in our sample experiences month-to-month improvement (23%, 6+), three times as many notch year-to-year gains (69%).

Ratings stats in this exclusive analysis are limited to stations paying Nielsen Audio for its data.

Up next: September 2020 results for sports talk; and then, the comprehensive news/talk overview; email managing editor Mike Kinosian at 

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