PPM Radio Ratings Overview November 2017 to February 2018

CBC

By David Bray

As we sit stuck in a winter freeze, things are starting to heat up… with the release of the latest radio ratings.  The new PPM release from Numeris completes the thirteen-week period covering November 27th, 2017 to February 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 14.6% share of hours tuned for A12+ (up from 12.4% last time out). CHFI got a ratings boost from their month of all Christmas music, a yearly programming move that has certainly paid off. CHFI-FM takes the #1 spot with the women 25-54 delivering a 17.9% share (up from 15.6%) followed by CHUM-FM with a 12.1% share (down from 13.4%). CHUM-FM didn’t employ the all Christmas strategy and thus took a hit in December.  In a strange twist, CHFI-FM holds the #1 spot for males 25-54, posting an 13.3% share (up from 12.0 % in the last 13 week book) followed by 680News at 8.4% and Q107 with 7.8%. In an even more unusual twist, CHFI-FM leads the way for M18-34 with a 12.1% share. For F18-34, CHFI-FM tops the list posting a whopping 24.2%.

Vancouver: CBC Radio One grabs the #1 spot for A12+ with an 15.7% share of hours tuned (up from 15.1%). Taking the top spot for F25-54 was QM-FM, posting a 19.6% share (up from 15.4% last time out). QM is another station that benefited from the month of all Christmas music. FOX grabs the lead for M25-54 listeners, delivering a 11.4% share (up from 11.1%) followed by the Rock101 at 10.3% (up from 10.1%). The FOX is out in front for M18-34 with a 15.8% share of hours tuned (up from 15.0%). When it comes to Females 18-34, QM-FM takes top spot with an impressive 21.5 % share.

Edmonton: 102.3 NOW Radio rules the roost for A12+ posting a 9.7% share of hours tuned (flat with last time out). NOW! Radio takes top spot for F25-54, delivering a 15.6% share (up from 14.1%). NOW also tops the list for M25-54 with a 13.1% share (up from 11.9%). For M18-34, NOW leads the way posting a 22.1% followed by Sonic at 16.6%. For F18-34 Sonic delivered a 14.7%.

Calgary: NewsTalk770 leads the way for A12+ with an 8.2% (flat with last time out).  KISS 95.9 is popular with women, taking #1 spot for F25-54 delivering a 12.2% share (up from 7.3%).  For M25-54, X92.9  is #1 with a 10.9% (up from 8.9%). X92.9 takes top spot for M18-34 delivering a 12.7%. Country105 is #1 for F18-34 posting a 13.6% share (down from 15.8%)

Montreal (Total):  CHMP 98.5FM is #1 for A12+ with a 14.3% share (down from 15.9%).  CFGL-FM is tops with women, taking #1 spot for F25-54 delivering a 15.7% share (flat with last time out). For M25-54, CHMP 98.5FM is on top at 15.7% share (up from 14.3%) followed by CHOM-FM at 13.8%. CKOI FM is #1 for M18-34 with a 12.0%. followed by CHOM-FM at 11.0%. 105.7 Rythme FM is #1 for F18-34 with a 13.0%.

Toronto

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

Station A12+

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

A12+

PPM

Aug. 28-

Nov. 26

W25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

W25-54

PPM

Aug. 28-

Nov. 26

M25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

M25-54

PPM

Aug. 28-

Nov. 26

CBC Radio Two 2.0 2.1 12.4 1.9 2.2 2.9
CBC Radio One 10.6 10.1 7.1 6.4 7.1 7.1
AM 640 Toronto 1.7 1.6 1.1 1.0 1.8 1.7
Classical 96.3 FM 7.3 6.4 4.5 2.6 3.3 2.7
102.1 The Edge 3.1 2.9 4.5 3.6 6.5 6.2
News Talk 1010 7.2 7.6 4.2 4.3 3.6 4.0
680 News 6.8 6.9 5.9 5.8 8.4 8.3
 93.5 The Move 1.0 1.5 1.7 2.1 1.1 1.3
AM 740/96.7 FM  3.7 4.1 .6 1.1 1.1 1.3
Boom 97.3 6.5 7.6 8.6 10.4 6.9 8.9
98.1 CHFI-FM 14.6 12.4 17.9 15.6 13.3 12.0
TSN 1050 0.5 .5 .3 .4 1.2 1.0
104.5 CHUM-FM 6.6 6.5 12.1 13.4 5.7 4.6
Z103.5 1.8 2.6 2.6 3.0 3.9 4.2
Q107 5.4 6.2 2.7 3.4 7.8 8.5
KX  94.7 .9 1.0 1.3 1.4 .8 1.1
Sportsnet 590

The FAN

1.6 2.1 .7 1.1 4.0 4.1
Jazz FM 91 1.9 1.5 2.2 1.3 .8 .4
Jewel 88.5 1.0 1.1 .5 .7 .5 .2
Virgin Radio 99.9 5.5 4.9 6.9 5.3 5.4 5.0
KISS 92.5 3.5 3.8 6.2 7.6 3.8 4.2
G98.7 .8 1.2 .9 1.5 .5 1.1
Indie 88.1 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.2 2.3 2.0

 

Vancouver

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

Station A12+

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

A12+

PPM

Aug. 28-

Nov. 26

W25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

W25-54

PPM

Aug. 28-

Nov. 26

M25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

M25-54

PPM

Aug. 28-

Nov. 26

CBC Radio One 15.7 15.1 5.1 5.2 9.0 9.0
CBC Radio Two 3.3 3.4 1.5 1.5 1.8 1.8
94.5 Virgin Radio 6.3 7.5 11.3 12.7 7.6 8.3
Rock 101 8.5 8.0 10.3 9.2 10.3 10.1
99.3 The Fox 4.5 4.7 4.6 4.7 11.4 11.1
Team 1410 .3 .3 0.0 .1 .2 .3
KISS Radio 104.9 2.6 3.0 5.0 6.3 2.8 3.0
LG104.3 4.3 5.0 3.7 4.2 3.0 5.1
AM 730 Traffic 1.3 1.2 .8 .8 1.5 1.3
103.5 QM FM 13.8 11.2 19.6 15.4 9.0 6.9
CISL 650 1.6 1.3 1.8 1.5 1.0 1.2
93.7 JR FM 5.1 5.9 6.9 7.9 4.4 4.3
96.9 Jack FM 3.9 4.1 3.9 3.8 6.6 7.5
CKNW 10.2 10.2 2.1 1.9 9.9 8.7
102.7 The Peak 3.2 3.8 5.9 6.4 4.3 4.6
The Team 1040 1.6 1.8 .3 .4 1.7 2.2
News 1130 5.6 5.3 3.9 3.5 6.4 6.1
Z 95.3 4.9 4.8 10.5 11.9 4.6 4.5
Praise 106.5 2.4 1.8 1.7 1.4 2.9 3.0

 

Edmonton

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

Station A12+

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

A12+

PPM

Aug. 28-

Nov. 26

W25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

W25-54

PPM

Aug. 28-

Nov. 26

M25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

M25-54

PPM

Aug. 28-

Nov. 26

CBC Radio One 7.2 6.8 3.6 4.3 5.1 5.5
CBC Radio Two 1.0 .7 .7 .8 .2 .2
CFBR-FM The Bear 6.0 6.8 4.4 5.2 10.9 10.8
CFCW 5.3 5.2 1.3 1.5 2.0 2.2
 104.9 Virgin Radio 3.8 2.7 6.2 3.5 3.4 2.5
TSN 1260 2.2 2.1 .3 .3 4.3 3.9
KISS 91.7 4.1 4.9 6.8 8.5 2.6 2.8
Sonic 102.9 6.9 7.9 10.3 12.6 11.0 11.1
630 CHED 7.1 9.2 2.2 2.8 6.1 10.7
iNews880 1.1 1.4 .1 .1 .4 .4
K97 5.4 4.9 5.4 4.7 9.1 7.2
CISN Country 7.3 7.2 6.7 8.1 3.0 4.5
UP 99.3 5.8 5.1 7.0 6.3 5.8 5.5
HOT 107 2.4 2.4 2.9 2.8 2.7 3.2
95.7 CRUZ FM 4.1 4.6 4.7 5.9 5.6 6.6
92.5 Fresh-FM 6.0 4.0 10.0 7.7 3.8 3.4
102.3 NOW! Radio 9.7 9.7 15.6 14.1 13.1 11.9
96.3 Capital FM 7.3 9.1 7.2 5.4 5.9 2.8
CKUA-FM 2.4 2.3 1.2 .9 1.2 1.0

 

 Calgary

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

Station A12+

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

A12+

PPM

Aug. 28-

Nov. 26

W25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

W25-54

PPM

Aug. 28-

Nov. 26

M25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

M25-54

PPM

Aug. 28-

Nov. 26

CBC Radio One 8.2 8.1 3.3 3.6 2.7 3.1
CBC Radio Two 2.4 2.3 1.9 1.5 2.2 2.2
Sportsnet Fan 960 3.1 3.0 .6 .4 4.6 4.9
X92.9 5.7 5.3 4.7 4.4 10.9 8.9
CFFR 660 News 5.6 5.2 3.1 2.0 4.8 4.9
Q107 6.4 5.8 3.6 3.8 10.0 9.6
XL103FM 8.1 8.3 6.6 6.6 9.1 8.4
KISS 95.9 7.5 3.5 12.2 7.3 6.7 3.0
News Talk 770 8.2 8.2 2.9 2.4 2.3 2.0
98.5 Virgin Radio 3.9 4.5 5.9 7.8 4.8 4.7
Soft Rock  97.7 4.4 4.6 6.6 6.5 3.0 4.1
96.9 Jack-FM 3.5 4.9 5.1 7.3 3.3 4.6
CJAY 92 4.2 5.6 3.7 4.2 7.7 10.0
KOOL 101.5 3.8 3.6 6.5 6.5 4.7 4.1
90.3 AMP Radio 3.6 3.5 5.7 5.5 3.7 3.7
Funny AM1060 .8 .8 .7 .7 1.0 1.2
Country 105 7.9 8.5 10.6 10.4 5.4 5.9
Wild 95.3 2.8 1.5 5.2 2.4 2.6 1.3

 

 Montreal (Total)

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

Station A12+

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

A12+

PPM

Aug. 28-

Nov. 26

W25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

W25-54

PPM

Aug. 28-

Nov. 26

M25-54

PPM

Nov. 27-

Feb. 25

M25-54

PPM

Aug. 28-

Nov. 26

CBF FM: 95,1 Première Chaîne 11.0 10.4 6.5 6.9 7.0 7.2
CBFXFM: Ici Musique 100,7 1.8 1.9 1.4 1.5 1.2 1.0
CBC Radio Two .7 .7 .4 .4 1.3 1.3
CBC Radio One 2.6 2.1 1.5 1.1 1.3 1.2
CFGLFM: 105.7 Rythme FM 12.6 11.1 15.7 16.4 7.7 7.5
CHMPFM: 98.5 FM 14.3 15.9 8.9 10.9 15.7 15.7
CHOM 97.7 FM 6.2 7.3 4.1 5.6 13.8 14.4
CITEF3: 107,3 Rouge fm 6.8 6.1 11.5 9.2 4.7 4.7
CJAD 800 6.8 6.5 4.6 4.8 3.2 2.9
Virgin Radio 96 5.7 7.1 8.7 9.1 7.5 8.3
CJPXFM: Radio Classique 99,5 0.0 2.2 0.0 .9 0.0 .8
CKAC: Radio circulation 730 .2 .2 .2 .2 .2 .2
CKBEFM: The Beat 92,5 9.0 9.2 11.3 12.2 10.1 10.7
TSN 690 1.5 1.0 .4 .4 3.8 2.0
CKLXFM:

91,9 Sport

2.0 2.1 .7 .9 3.0 3.3
CKMFFM: NRJ Montréal 94.3 4.8 4.5 7.1 6.3 6.9 7.1
96.9 CKOI 6.8 6.6 10.8 9.0 8.1 8.6
AM980 .3 .4 .1 .1 .1 .2
CIBL 101.5 0.0 .1 0.0 0.0 .1 .2

 

*Source: PPM 2017/ 2018 Numeris.

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