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“Holiday” 2020 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Part One

| February 1, 2021

“Holiday” 2020 PPM Data – Information for the “Holiday” 2020 ratings period has been released for New York; Los Angeles; Chicago; San Francisco; Dallas; Houston; Washington, DC; Atlanta; Philadelphia; Boston; Miami; and Seattle.

Nielsen Audio’s “Holiday” 2020 sweep covered December 3 (2020) – January 6 (2021), the day of domestic terrorism at the US Capitol.

In addition to providing his “Takeaways” for spoken-word stations finishing in their respective markets’ top twenty, managing editor Mike Kinosian (Kinosian@TALKERS.com) notes each particular city’s #1 station (6+), as well as loftiest (6+) upticks and drop-offs.

All comparisons noted are December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 (6+).

NEW YORK

News/Talk: WOR (2.8 – 2.4, -.4, #13 to #16, 6+)

News: WINS (3.3 – 3.6, +.3, tenth to seventh, 6+); WCBS-AM (2.5 – 2.7, +.2, #15 to #12, 6+)

Sports Talk: WFAN (2.4 – 2.2, -.2, #17 to #18, 6+); WEPN (steady at 1.5, #22 to #20, 6+)

Public Radio News/Talk: WNYC-FM (5.1 – 4.1, -1.0, flat at #5, 6+)

Number One 6+: adult contemporary WLTW (8.7 – 12.8, +4.1, 6+)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Increase: adult contemporary WLTW (+4.1)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Decrease: classic hits-oldies WCBS-FM (-1.0); public radio news/talk WNYC-FM (-1.0)

LOS ANGELES

News/Talk: KFI (4.6 – 4.7, +.1, steady at #3, 6+)

News: KNX (3.2 – 2.9, -.3, seventh to tenth, 6+)

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: KPCC (2.5 – 3.1, +.6, #10 to #11, 6+)

Number One 6+: adult contemporary KOST (10.7 – 13.9, +3.2, 6+)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Increase: adult contemporary KOST (+3.2)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Decrease: smooth urban AC KTWV (-.6)

CHICAGO

News/Talk: WGN (2.8 – 3.7, +.9, #11 to #7, 6+); WLS-AM (2.2 – 1.7, -.5, #15 to #18, 6+)

News: WBBM-AM & WCFS (flat at 6.8, steady at #3, 6+)

Sports Talk: WSCR (1.7 – 2.0, +.3, #22 to #16, 6+)

Public Radio News/Talk: WBEZ (4.4 – 4.3, -.1, flat at #4, 6+)

Number One 6+: adult contemporary WLIT (9.5 – 14.3, +4.8, 6+)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Increase: adult contemporary WLIT (+4.8)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Decrease: classic hits-oldies WLS-FM (-1.0)

SAN FRANCISCO

News/Talk: KSFO (1.7 – 1.9, +.2, #19 to #15, 6+); KGO (2.1 – 1.6, -.5, #15 to #20, 6+)

News: KCBS-AM & KFRC (9.1 – 8.1, -1.0, second to third, 6+)

Sports Talk: KNBR (3.9 – 3.4, -.5, flat at #5, 6+)

Public Radio News/Talk: KQED (10.1 – 9.0, -1.1, first to second, 6+)

Number One 6+: adult contemporary KOIT-FM (6.3 – 11.3, +5.0, 6+)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Increase: adult contemporary KOIT-FM (+5.0)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Decrease: adult contemporary KISQ (-1.6)

DALLAS

News/Talk: WBAP (4.0 – 3.6, -.4, seventh to ninth, 6+)

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: KTCK (3.5 – 2.6, -.9, #12 to #16, 6+); KRLD-FM (2.2 – 2.4, +.2, steady at #17, 6+)

Public Radio News/Talk: KERA (3.4 – 3.0, -.4, #13 to #14, 6+)

Number One 6+: adult contemporary KDGE (5.7 – 10.4, +4.7, 6+)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Increase: adult contemporary KDGE (+4.7)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Decrease: sports talk KTCK (-.9)

HOUSTON

News/Talk: KTRH (6.7 – 5.5, -1.2, second to fourth, 6+)

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: None in the top twenty

Number One 6+: adult contemporary KODA (7.6 – 12.1, +4.5, 6+)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Increase: adult contemporary KODA (+4.5)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Decrease: news/talk KTRH (-1.2)

WASHINGTON, DC

News/Talk: WMAL (6.8 – 4.6, -2.2, fifth to seventh, 6+)

News: WTOP (9.7 – 8.1, -1.6, second to third, 6+)

Sports Talk: WJFK-FM (1.4 – 1.2, -.2, flat at #17, 6+); WTEM (.7 – .8, +.1, #22 to #20, 6+)

Public Radio News/Talk: WAMU (9.5 – 8.3, -1.2, third to second, 6+)

Number One 6+: adult contemporary WASH (9.8 – 15.2, +5.4, 6+)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Increase: adult contemporary WASH (+5.4)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Decrease: news/talk WMAL (-2.2)

ATLANTA

News/Talk: WSB-AM (9.7 – 9.0, -.7, repeating at #1, 6+)

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: WZGC (4.0 – 4.1, +.1, steady at #8, 6+)

Public Radio News/Talk: WABE (3.3 – 3.1, -.2, flat at #11, 6+)

Number One 6+: news/talk WSB-AM (9.7 – 9.0, -.7, 6+)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Increase: contemporary Christian WFSH (+1.1)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Decrease: urban AC WALR (-1.1)

PHILADELPHIA

News/Talk: WKXW (1.3 – 2.0, +.7, #22 to #17, 6+); WPHT (2.1 – 1.8, -.3, #17 to #19, 6+)

News: KYW (4.9 – 5.4, +.5, seventh to fifth, 6+)

Sports Talk: WIP (5.7 – 5.9, +.2, fifth to fourth, 6+); WPEN-FM (1.6 – 2.0, +.4, #20 to #17, 6+)

Public Radio News/Talk: WHYY (5.3 – 4.6, -.7, sixth to seventh, 6+)

Number One 6+: adult contemporary WBEB (7.2 – 13.2, +6.0, 6+)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Increase: adult contemporary WBEB (+6.0)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Decrease: urban AC WRNB (-1.4)

BOSTON

News/Talk: WRKO (5.8 – 4.3, -1.5, sixth to eighth, 6+)

News – Talk: WBZ-AM (6.8 – 6.5, -.3, fourth to second, 6+)

Sports Talk: WBZ-FM (6.1 – 5.3, -.8, fifth to sixth, 6+); WEEI-FM (2.7 – 2.5, -.2, #12 to #13, 6+)

Public Radio News/Talk: WGBH (steady at 4.5, eighth to seventh, 6+); WBUR (4.0 – 3.5, -.5, flat at #9, 6+)

Number One 6+: adult contemporary WMJX (7.3 – 15.8, +8.5, 6+)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Increase: adult contemporary WMJX (+8.5)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Decrease: classic hits-oldies WROR (-1.9)

MIAMI

News/Talk: WIOD (2.6 – 2.3, -.3, flat at #15, 6+)

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: WLRN (3.2 – 2.9, -.3, unchanged at #10, 6+)

Number One 6+: adult contemporary WFEZ (7.1 – 8.0, +.9, 6+)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Increase: adult contemporary WLYF (+2.8)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Decrease: CHR WHYI (-.9); Spanish news/talk WURN (-.9)

SEATTLE

News/Talk: KIRO-FM (steady at 7.2, repeating at #1, 6+); KTTH (3.1 – 3.0, -.1, #13 to #14, 6+)

News: KOMO (5.3 – 4.6, -.7, fourth to sixth, 6+)

Sports Talk: KIRO-AM (unchanged at 3.0, #15 to #14, 6+)

Public Radio News/Talk: KUOW (6.9 – 6.4, -.5, flat at #2, 6+)

Number One 6+: news/talk KIRO-FM (flat at 7.2, 6+)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Increase: adult contemporary KRWM (+2.6)

Largest 6+ December 2020 – “Holiday” 2020 Decrease: classic hits-oldies KJR-FM (-1.6)

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