PPM Radio Ratings Overview February 2018 to May 2018

By David Bray

In an environment of non-stop corporate cuts, let’s take a look at whose numbers are up … with the release of the latest radio ratings.  The new PPM release from Numeris completes the thirteen week period covering February 26th, to May 25th, 2018. Let’s take a look at the five PPM markets.

Toronto: Bragging rights at the top of the ratings heap go to CHFI-FM once again with a 12.2%  share of hours tuned for A12+ (down from 14.6% last time out). BOOM-FM leaps into the #1 spot with the women 25-54 delivering a 15.2% share (up from 8.6%) followed by CHFI-FM with a 14.4% share (down from 17.9%). BOOM-FM also holds the #1 spot for males 25-54, posting an 11.1% share (up from 6.9 % in the last 13 week book). In an unusual twist, CHFI-FM leads the way for M18-34 with a 10.3% share followed by BOOM at 10.2%. For F18-34, CHFI-FM tops the list posting a whopping 23.6% (down from 24.2%).

Vancouver: CBC Radio One grabs the #1 spot for A12+ with an 15.3% share of hours tuned (down from 15.7% ). Taking the top spot for F25-54 was QM-FM, posting a 16.5% share (down from 19.6% last time out). FOX grabs the lead for M25-54 listeners, delivering a 13.8% share (up from 11.4%).  The FOX is out in front for M18-34 with a 22.0% share of hrs. tuned (up from 15.8%). When it comes to Females 18-34, QM-FM takes top spot with a 16.8 % share.

Edmonton: 102.3 NOW Radio rules the roost for A12+ posting a 10.5% share of hours tuned (up from 9.7% last time out). NOW! Radio takes top spot for F25-54, delivering a 19.5% share (up from 15.6%). NOW also tops the list for M25-54 with a 12.5% share (down from 13.1%). For M18-34, NOW leads the way posting a 17.6% (down from 22.1%) followed by the Bear at 11.5%. For a clean sweep NOW also led with F18-34 delivering a 14.7%.

Calgary: CBC Radio One leads the way for A12+ with a 9.1% (up from 8.2% last time out).  Country 105 is popular with the women, taking #1 spot for F25-54 delivering a 10.2% share (down from 10.6%).  For M25-54, X92.9 is #1 with an 11.0% (up from 10.9%). X92.9 takes top spot for M18-34 delivering a 12.1% (down from 12.7%). Country105 is #1 for F18-34 posting a 12.3% share followed closely by WILD 95.3 at 12.2%.

Montreal (Total):  CHMP 98.5FM is #1 for A12+ (Franco) with an 18.3% share (down from 18.5%).  For A12+ (Anglo) CJAD 800 is #1 with a 29.4% (up from 26.3%). CFGL-FM is tops with the women, taking #1 spot for F25-54 (Franco) delivering a 19.3% share (up from 18.4%). For F25-54 (Anglo) The Beat 92.5 is #1 with a 26.2% share. For M25-54 (Franco), CHMP 98.5FM is on top at 17.8% share (down from 20.5%).  For M25-54 (Anglo), CHOM-FM is #1at 24.1% (down from 25.5%)

See summary charts below: A brief overview of share figures from the latest PPM  2018 Numeris release courtesy of David Bray…

Toronto

% Share of Hours Tuned | (Mon.-Sun, 5a-1a)

Station A12+

PPM

Feb. 26-

May 27

A12+

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

W25-54

PPM

Feb. 26-

May 27

W25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

M25-54

PPM

Feb. 26-

May 27

M25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

CBC Radio Two 1.8 2.0 1.3 12.4 1.8 2.2
CBC Radio One 10.7 10.6 7.7 7.1 7.9 7.1
AM 640 Toronto 1.9 1.7 1.0 1.1 2.5 1.8
Classical 96.3 FM 7.2 7.3 4.1 4.5 2.5 3.3
102.1 The Edge 2.5 3.1 3.4 4.5 4.9 6.5
News Talk 1010 6.6 7.2 3.1 4.2 3.8 3.6
680 News 6.0 6.8 5.1 5.9 7.2 8.4
 93.5 The Move 1.0 1.0 1.5 1.7 .9 1.1
AM 740/96.7 FM  3.4 3.7 .4 .6 .7 1.1
Boom 97.3 10.4 6.5 15.2 8.6 11.1 6.9
98.1 CHFI-FM 12.2 14.6 14.4 17.9 9.4 13.3
TSN 1050 .4 0.5 .3 .3 1.2 1.2
104.5 CHUM-FM 6.1 6.6 12.9 12.1 5.3 5.7
Z103.5 2.0 1.8 2.1 2.6 4.9 3.9
Q107 5.6 5.4 2.5 2.7 7.1 7.8
KX  94.7 1.1 .9 1.4 1.3 .8 .8
Sportsnet 590

The FAN

2.4 1.6 1.5 .7 5.2 4.0
Jazz FM 91 2.2 1.9 2.2 2.2 .9 .8
Jewel 88.5 1.3 1.0 .7 .5 .9 .5
Virgin Radio 99.9 5.5 5.5 7.8 6.9 6.4 5.4
KISS 92.5 3.2 3.5 4.9 6.2 3.9 3.8
G98.7 .9 .8 .9 .9 .4 .5
Indie 88.1 1.0 1.0 1.4 1.3 1.7 2.3

 

Vancouver

% Share of Hours Tuned | (Mon.-Sun, 5a-1a)

Station A12+

PPM

Feb. 26-

May 27

A12+

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

W25-54

PPM

Feb. 26-

May 27

W25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

M25-54

PPM

Feb. 26-

May 27

M25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

CBC Radio One 15.3 15.7 7.2 5.1 10.7 9.0
CBC Radio Two 3.5 3.3 1.2 1.5 1.2 1.8
94.5 Virgin Radio 6.0 6.3 10.3 11.3 5.2 7.6
Rock 101 8.6 8.5 8.7 10.3 9.5 10.3
99.3 The Fox 5.5 4.5 5.3 4.6 13.8 11.4
BNN

Bloomberg Radio

.2 .3 0.0 0.0 0.0 .2
KISS Radio 104.9 2.9 2.6 5.5 5.0 2.9 2.8
LG104.3 4.9 4.3 5.4 3.7 3.5 3.0
AM 730 Traffic 1.1 1.3 .8 .8 1.0 1.5
103.5 QM FM 10.9 13.8 16.5 19.6 7.4 9.0
CISL Sportsnet 650 1.2 1.6 1.9 1.8 1.2 1.0
93.7 JR FM 5.8 5.1 8.4 6.9 5.1 4.4
96.9 Jack FM 4.3 3.9 5.9 3.9 6.7 6.6
CKNW 11.4 10.2 1.8 2.1 10.8 9.9
102.7 The Peak 3.1 3.2 4.4 5.9 3.8 4.3
TSN 1040 1.9 1.6 .3 .3 2.6 1.7
News 1130 6.2 5.6 4.7 3.9 6.4 6.4
Z 95.3 4.1 4.9 8.6 10.5 3.8 4.6
Praise 106.5 2.1 2.4 1.9 1.7 3.1 2.9

 

Edmonton

% Share of Hours Tuned | (Mon.-Sun, 5a-1a)

Station A12+

PPM

Feb. 26-

May 27

A12+

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

W25-54

PPM

Feb. 26-

May 27

W25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

M25-54

PPM

Feb. 26-

May 27

M25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

CBC Radio One 7.5 7.2 4.1 3.6 5.1 5.1
CBC Radio Two .9 1.0 .4 .7 .2 .2
CFBR-FM The Bear 5.8 6.0 4.1 4.4 10.8 10.9
CFCW 5.0 5.3 1.8 1.3 2.0 2.0
 104.9 Virgin Radio 4.5 3.8 5.5 6.2 3.6 3.4
TSN 1260 2.7 2.2 .3 .3 6.4 4.3
KISS 91.7 4.7 4.1 7.1 6.8 3.9 2.6
Sonic 102.9 6.2 6.9 10.4 10.3 10.2 11.0
630 CHED 6.7 7.1 2.3 2.2 5.5 6.1
iNews880 1.3 1.1 .1 .1 .5 .4
K97 4.5 5.4 4.1 5.4 6.5 9.1
CISN Country 8.8 7.3 8.7 6.7 4.7 3.0
UP 99.3 6.0 5.8 8.7 7.0 5.4 5.8
HOT 107 2.7 2.4 2.9 2.9 3.3 2.7
95.7 CRUZ FM 4.0 4.1 5.0 4.7 5.8 5.6
92.5 Fresh-FM 3.8 6.0 5.0 10.0 3.8 3.8
102.3 NOW! Radio 10.5 9.7 19.5 15.6 12.5 13.1
96.3 Capital FM 6.8 7.3 4.7 7.2 4.2 5.9
CKUA-FM 2.4 2.4 1.4 1.2 1.6 1.2

 

Calgary

% Share of Hours Tuned | (Mon.-Sun, 5a-1a)

Station A12+

PPM

Feb. 26-

May 27

A12+

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

W25-54

PPM

Feb. 26-

May 27

W25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

M25-54

PPM

Feb. 26-

May 27

M25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

CBC Radio One 9.1 8.2 3.2 3.3 3.3 2.7
CBC Radio Two 2.4 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.6 2.2
Sportsnet Fan 960 2.8 3.1 .7 .6 5.4 4.6
X92.9 5.6 5.7 5.0 4.7 11.0 10.9
CFFR 660 News 5.2 5.6 2.5 3.1 4.6 4.8
Q107 6.3 6.4 4.0 3.6 8.5 10.0
XL103FM 9.0 8.1 7.0 6.6 8.0 9.1
95.9 CHFM 5.5 7.5 9.0 12.2 5.6 6.7
News Talk 770 8.6 8.2 4.0 2.9 3.5 2.3
98.5 Virgin Radio 3.9 3.9 5.9 5.9 4.6 4.8
Soft Rock  97.7 5.7 4.4 6.8 6.6 4.3 3.0
96.9 Jack-FM 4.1 3.5 6.5 5.1 4.1 3.3
CJAY 92 4.6 4.2 4.1 3.7 8.6 7.7
KOOL 101.5 3.6 3.8 6.0 6.5 4.8 4.7
90.3 AMP Radio 3.7 3.6 7.1 5.7 3.6 3.7
Funny AM1060 1.5 .8 .6 .7 1.1 1.0
Country 105 8.3 7.9 10.2 10.6 6.6 5.4
Wild 95.3 3.2 2.8 7.3 5.2 2.6 2.6

Montreal (Franco)

% Share of Hours Tuned | (Mon.-Sun, 5a-1a)

Station A12+

PPM

Feb. 26-

May 27

A12+

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

W25-54

PPM

Feb. 26-

May 27

W25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

M25-54

PPM

Feb. 26-

May 27

M25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

CBF FM: 95,1 Première Chaîne 14.7 14.3 7.8 8.2 10.0 8.9
CBFXFM: Ici Musique 100,7 2.1 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.9 1.5
CBC Radio Two .7 .4 .4 .5 1.0 .7
CBC Radio One .3 .3 .4 .5 .5 .6
CFGLFM: 105.7 Rythme FM 14.9 15.7 19.3 18.4 9.1 9.3
CHMPFM: 98.5 FM 18.3 18.5 11.5 11.1 17.8 20.5
CHOM 97.7 FM 5.0 4.8 3.8 3.7 10.3 10.0
CITEF3: 107,3 Rouge fm 9.1 8.5 14.6 14.1 7.2 5.8
CJAD 800 .6 .7 1.0 1.0 .6 .7
Virgin Radio 96 4.8 3.8 6.2 6.0 7.1 4.4
CKAC: Radio circulation 730 .1 .2 .2 .3 .2 .2
CKBEFM: The Beat 92,5 5.7 5.8 7.3 7.5 7.2 7.3
TSN 690 .5 1.0 0 0 2.1 3.6
CKLXFM:

91,9 Sport

2.1 2.5 .6 .9 3.9 3.9
CKMFFM: NRJ Montréal 94.3 5.3 6.1 6.6 8.8 8.8 8.7
96.9 CKOI 8.9 8.7 14.9 13.4 8.3 10.2
AM980 .3 .3 .1 0 .2 .2
CIBL 101.5 .1 .1 0 0 .1 .1

 

Montreal (Anglo)

% Share of Hours Tuned | (Mon.-Sun, 5a-1a)

Station A12+

PPM

Feb. 26-

May 27

A12+

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

W25-54

PPM

Feb. 26-

May 27

W25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

M25-54

PPM

Feb. 26-

May 27

M25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

CBF FM: 95,1 Première Chaîne .4 .4 .3 .3 1.1 .8
CBFXFM: Ici Musique 100,7 .2 .3 .4 .5 .3 .2
CBC Radio Two 1.7 1.7 .3 .2 3.2 3.2
CBC Radio One 8.8 9.8 6.5 5.3 3.7 3.5
CFGLFM: 105.7 Rythme FM 2.8 2.5 5.9 5.3 2.0 2.5
CHMPFM: 98.5 FM .9 .9 1.0 .7 .7 .7
CHOM 97.7 FM 10.2 10.5 5.4 5.5 24.1 25.5
CITEF3: 107,3 Rouge fm 1.1 1.3 1.7 2.1 1.1 1.1
CJAD 800 29.4 26.3 19.7 18.1 13.0 10.9
Virgin Radio 96 11.8 11.7 20.6 18.9 16.9 17.1
CKAC: Radio circulation 730 .1 .1 0 .1 .1 .1
CKBEFM: The Beat 92,5 19.5 19.3 26.2 25.5 20.6 19.0
TSN 690 2.3 3.2 .7 1.6 3.8 4.3
CKLXFM:

91,9 Sport

.1 .1 .1 0 .3 .4
CKMFFM: NRJ Montréal 94.3 .6 .6 .8 .8 1.3 1.4
96.9 CKOI .6 .8 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.5
AM980 .9 .4 0 .1 0 0
CIBL 101.5 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

*Source: PPM 2018 Numeris.

David Bray is President of Bray & Partners Communications. David’s single “Crowded Isolation” is playlisted on 100 stations worldwide.
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