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September 2020 PPM Analysis: News/Talk

| October 15, 2020

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor

LOS ANGELES —  An across-the-board news/talk recap finalizes our three-part series of September 2020 ratings summaries.

Posted earlier this week were full reviews of the news format (Tuesday, 10/13) and sports talk (yesterday, 10/14).

This detailed synopsis highlights all commercial, English-language news/talk outlets (including online streams, if applicable) that appeared with at least a .5 (6+) in any of Nielsen Audio’s 48 PPM-markets during the September 2020 ratings period (August 13 – September 9).

Unless otherwise noted, information for each news/talk station and stream was factored into all of our highlighted charts.

The percentage of news/talk stations logging a September 2019 – September 2020 upswing (71%) remains consistent with August 2019 – August 2020’s (64%); July 2019 – July 2020’s 65%; and June 2019 – June 2020’s 68%.

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.

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