Fall 2021 PPM Radio Ratings Release for Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary & Edmonton

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While the COVID-19 numbers are backsliding, let’s look for some good news in the latest PPM radio ratings released today. The new PPM release from Numeris completes the 13-week period covering August 30 to November 28, 2021. Once again, all listening for this period occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, sometimes yielding unusual results.

Let’s look at the five PPM markets.

Toronto: Bragging rights at the top of the ratings heap go to CBC Radio One delivering a 14.3 % share for A12+ (up from 13.6%). Taking the #1 spot with Women 25-54 is CHUM-FM delivering a 16.6% share (down from 19.3%). boom 97.3 is on top for Men 25-54, posting a 12.6% share (up from 11.5%). boom 97.3 also leads the way for M18-34 with a 16.5%. For F18-34, CHFI-FM is in front with 14.0% (down from 17.1%).

Vancouver: 980 CKNW grabs the #1 spot for A12+ with a 12.2% share of hours tuned (up from 12.1%). Taking the top spot for F25-54 is Rock 101 with 11.9% (down from 12.0%). CFOX holds the lead for M25-54 listeners, delivering a 16.2 % share (up from 16.0 %). CFOX is also well out in front for M18-34 with a 27.2 % share of hrs. tuned (up from 23.4 %). When it comes to Females 18-34, CFOX is #1 with a 17.3% share (down from 17.4).

Edmonton: CBC Radio One takes #1 with A12+, posting a 9.0% share of hours tuned (up from 8.2% in the last book). NOW! Radio holds top spot for F25-54, delivering a 13.7% share (down from 13.8%). NOW! also tops the ratings for M25-54 with a 13.0% share (up from 12.0%). For M18-34, K-97 leads the way posting a 14.9%. NOW! led with F18-34 delivering a 15.2% (down from 16.0%).

Calgary: CBC Radio One leads the way for A12+ with a 12.2% (up from 10.4%). 101.5 Today Radio is popular with women, taking #1 spot for F25-54 delivering a 10.5% share (down from 12.7%). For M25-54, X92.9 rules with a 12.6% (down from 12.9%). 101.5 Today Radio takes top spot for M18-34 delivering an 18.0% (up from 16.3%). JACK 96.9 tops F18-34 posting a 12.5%

Montreal: CHMP 98.5 FM is #1 for A12+ (Franco) with a 24.7% share, up from 18.7%.  For A12+ (Anglo), CJAD 800 is #1 with a 26.8% (down from 28.4%). CHMP is tops with females, taking #1 spot for F25-54 (Franco) delivering a 17.1% share (up from 11.6%). For F25-54 (Anglo) The Beat 92.5 is, once again, waaay out in front #1 with a 29.8% share (up from 25.5). For M25-54 (Franco), CHMP 98.5 FM is on top at a 24.7% share (up from 21.0%).  For M25-54 (Anglo), CHOM is #1 at 21.4% (down from 24.0%).

See summary charts below: A brief overview of share figures from the latest PPM 2021 Numeris release courtesy of David Bray…

Toronto

% Share of Hours Tuned

(Mon.-Sun, 5a-1a)

Station

A12+

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

A12+

PPM

May 31-

Aug 29

W25-54

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

W25-54

PPM

May 31-

Aug 29

M25-54

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

M25-54

PPM

May 31-

Aug 29

A25-54

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

CBC Radio Two

1.8

1,6

1.8

1.6

1.1

1.8

1.5

CBC Radio One

14.3

13.6

9.6

8.2

7.9

8.6

8.8

Global News Radio AM 640

1.6

1.4

.8

.7

.8

.5

.8

Classical 96.3 FM

4.8

5.9

1.2

3.4

3.4

4.4

2.3

102.1 The Edge

2.1

2.1

3.5

2.9

3.2

3.6

3.4

Newstalk 1010

5.2

4.4

1.3

.9

2.9

2.2

2.1

CityNews 680 

9.2

8.8

6.6

6.5

7.7

7.9

7.1

Flow 93.5

1.3

1.4

3.0

2.9

3.0

2.8

3.0

Zoomer Radio AM 740/96.7 FM 

2.5

3.0

.2

.2

.1

.2

.2

boom 97.3

10.6

8.9

9.8

8.6

12.6

11.5

11.2

98.1 CHFI-FM

8.0

9.2

10.5

10.5

7.0

6.5

8.8

TSN Radio

.4

.3

.2

.2

1.3

1.0

.7

104.5 CHUM-FM

6.9

7.1

16.6

19.3

5.5

6.0

11.2

Z103.5

3.1

2.9

4.9

3.8

6.4

5.3

5.6

Q107

8.0

9.3

6.0

7.4

8.7

11.3

7.3

Sportsnet 590 The FAN

1.3

1.7

.6

1.0

2.9

3.8

1.7

Jazz.FM.91

1.7

1.7

.5

.8

.7

.9

.6

Lite 88.5

1.8

2.1

.8

.8

.4

.9

.6

Virgin Radio 99.9

3.8

3.6

6.0

6.1

5.7

5.3

5.8

KISS 92.5

3.3

3.3

6.6

6.3

6.0

5.5

6.3

G98.7

1.3

1.1

1.8

1.3

.8

.3

1.3

Indie 88.1

1.6

1.3

1.8

1.5

3.7

2.5

2.7

95.3 Energy Radio

.7

.5

.8

,7

2.0

1.6

1.4

 

Vancouver

% Share of Hours Tuned

(Mon.-Sun, 5a-1a)

Station

A12+

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

A12+

PPM

May 31-

Aug 29

W25-54

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

W25-54

PPM

May 31-

Aug 29

M25-54

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

M25-54

PPM

May 31-

Aug 29

A25-54

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

CBC Radio One

10.6

8.9

5.6

5.8

7.9

6.9

6.7

CBC Radio Two

5.9

5.1

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.0

2.3

94.5 Virgin Radio

6.5

9.6

9.2

12.1

7.2

7.6

8.2

Rock 101

9.7

10.6

11.9

12.0

6.1

10.1

9.1

99.3 The Fox

6.4

6.6

10.1

8.5

16.2

16.0

13.1

BNN Bloomberg Radio

.3

.3

.2

.2

.2

.2

.2

KISS Radio 104.9

3.2

4.0

4.6

5.4

4.3

4.2

4.5

104.3 The Breeze

5.7

6.1

8.6

8.9

2.5

1.9

5.6

AM 730 Traffic

1.1

.6

.8

.4

1.0

.5

.9

Move 103.5

9.5

6.8

11.0

7.8

9.3

8.2

10.2

CISL Sportsnet 650

1.3

1.0

.2

.2

3.7

2.5

1.9

93.7 JR FM

8.2

7.4

11.5

9.9

7.5

9.3

9.5

96.9 Jack FM

4.8

4.4

4.4

4.0

6.5

5.9

5.4

CKNW

12.2

12.1

2.0

2.9

8.5

8.9

5.2

102.7 The Peak

2.7

2.8

4.3

5.9

5.7

4.9

5.0

Funny 1040

.3

.5

0

.3

.6

.9

.3

News 1130

4.3

3.9

2.7

1.8

3.1

4.3

2.9

Z95.3

4.4

6.4

6.6

8.5

5.2

4.2

5.9

Praise 106.5

1.5

1.7

2.6

2.2

1.9

1.4

2.2

 

Edmonton

% Share of Hours Tuned

(Mon.-Sun, 5a-1a)

Station

A12+

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

A12+

PPM

May 31-

Aug 29

W25-54

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

W25-54

PPM

May 31-

Aug 29

M25-54

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

M25-54

PPM

May 31-

Aug 29

A25-54

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

CBC Radio One

9.0

8.2

3.5

2.9

3.7

3.5

3.6

CBC Radio Two

1.4

1.6

.4

.4

.9

.9

.7

CFBR-FM The Bear

5.9

4.9

7.4

5.8

10.6

9.1

9.2

104.9 Virgin Radio

2.3

2.5

2.7

3.3

2.6

3.1

2.7

TSN 1260

1.2

1.2

.5

.5

3.1

2.3

2.0

KISS 91.7

4.7

5.1

12.1

11.4

4.1

5.1

7.6

Sonic 102.9

6.0

6.7

9.2

10.3

10.8

11.5

10.1

630 CHED

5.4

5.2

.6

.7

2.2

2.9

1.5

Global News880

1.5

1.4

.7

.5

.2

.5

.4

K97

5.8

6.0

3.0

4.3

7.2

8.7

5.4

CISN Country

8.3

7.0

6.8

8.1

5.0

4.5

5.8

UP 99.3

8.7

10.0

8.4

7.9

7.1

8.2

7.6

Play 107

1.9

2.3

2.1

2.7

4.2

5.2

3.3

95.7 CRUZ FM

5.0

5.8

7.2

6.5

5.0

5.9

5.9

92.5 The Chuck

4.3

3.4

5.5

3.5

8.2

3.0

7.1

102.3 NOW! Radio

8.3

8.4

13.7

13.8

13.0

12.0

13.3

96.3 The Breeze

5.8

5.8

7.3

5.7

4.6

3.7

5.8

CKUA-FM

2.5

2.4

2.3

2.8

1.5

1.5

1.8

 

Calgary

% Share of Hours Tuned

(Mon.-Sun, 5a-1a)

Station

A12+

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

A12+

PPM

May 31-

Aug 29

W25-54

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

W25-54

PPM

May 31-

Aug 29

M25-54

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

M25-54

PPM

May 31-

Aug 29

A25-54

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

CBC Radio One

12.2

10.4

6.9

5.3

8.5

6.8

7.7

CBC Radio Two

4.1

3.6

4.6

3.5

2.5

2.1

3.6

Sportsnet Fan 960

2.0

1.5

.6

.3

4.0

3.0

2.3

X92.9

4.8

5.5

6.6

8.1

12.6

12.9

9.6

CityNews 660

3.5

3.6

2.5

2.5

4.1

4.2

3.3

Q107

3.8

4.5

2.2

2.4

5.4

6.5

3.8

XL103FM

8.1

6.5

6.4

4.7

7.6

5.8

7.0

95.9 CHFM

4.5

4.9

6.3

6.6

3.7

4.7

5.0

News Talk 770 CHQR

7.8

6.6

1.1

1.5

2.8

3.3

1.9

98.5 Virgin Radio

2.7

3.1

6.1

6.4

2.6

3.0

4.4

Soft Rock  97.7

4.7

5.0

3.7

3.1

3.4

2.9

3.5

96.9 Jack-FM

9.7

8.6

7.4

6.7

6.1

5.9

6.7

CJAY 92

3.6

3.8

4.3

4.0

8.4

6.8

6.4

101.5 Today Radio

6.9

7.3

10.5

12.7

10.5

10.4

10.5

90.3 AMP Radio

4.8

4.7

9.2

8.1

3.9

6.4

6.6

Funny AM1060

.3

.3

0

0

.3

.3

.1

Country 105

4.8

6.6

6.7

8.1

4.2

5.2

5.5

Wild 95.3

2.4

2.6

5.5

4.7

2.0

1.7

3.7

 

Montreal (Franco)

% Share of Hours Tuned

(Mon.-Sun, 5a-1a)

Station

A12+

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

A12+

PPM

May 31-

Aug 29

W25-54

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

W25-54

PPM

May 31-

Aug 29

M25-54

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

M25-54

PPM

May 31-

Aug 29

A25-54

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

CBF FM: 95,1 Première Chaîne

16.0

15.5

9.5

9.6

9.9

10.1

9.7

CBFXFM: Ici Musique 100,7

4.8

4.6

2.9

3.1

1.4

1.7

2.1

CBC Radio Two

.3

.5

.1

.1

.2

.1

.2

CBC Radio One

0

.1

0

0

.1

0

.1

CFGLFM: 105.7 Rythme FM

10.9

12.4

14.3

12.5

5.1

6.2

9.2

CHMP 98.5 FM

24.7

18.7

17.1

11.6

24.7

21.0

21.3

CHOM 97.7 FM

5.2

5.3

4.0

3.3

5.8

6.7

5.0

CITEF3: 107,3 Rouge fm

6.7

6.8

13.0

13.2

6.0

4.7

9.1

CJAD 800

.1

.1

.2

.3

.1

.1

.1

Virgin Radio 95.9

3.7

4.6

5.2

6.4

5.4

6.4

5.3

Weeknd 99.5

1.1

1.9

1.8

1.7

1.9

3.3

1.9

CKAC: Radio circulation 730

.2

.5

.1

1.4

.4

.5

.3

The Beat 92,5

4.2

4.4

7.3

7.7

6.3

5.8

6.8

TSN 690

.7

.3

0

0

3.0

1.1

1.7

CKLX FM: 91,9 Sport

.9

.9

.4

.4

1.2

1.2

.8

CKMFFM: NRJ Montréal 94.3

7.1

7.0

10.0

10.2

16.0

15.2

13.3

96.9 CKOI

9.1

11.3

10.4

12.2

8.7

11.5

9.5

 

Montreal (Anglo)

% Share of Hours Tuned

(Mon.-Sun, 5a-1a)

Station

A12+

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

A12+

PPM

May 31-

Aug 29

W25-54

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

W25-54

PPM

May 31-

Aug 29

M25-54

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

M25-54

PPM

May 31-

Aug 29

A25-54

PPM

Aug 30-Nov 28

CBF FM: 95,1 Première Chaîne

1.6

.7

.6

.3

6.8

2.4

3.7

CBFXFM: Ici Musique 100,7

.7

.8

1.4

1.7

.8

.9

1.1

CBC Radio Two

3.0

3.4

1.2

2.4

1.1

1.1

1.2

CBC Radio One

13.6

10.7

8.4

6.7

7.4

3.3

7.9

CFGLFM: 105.7 Rythme FM

1.4

1.8

2.5

5.5

1.5

1.4

2.0

CHMPFM: 98.5 FM

3.1

2.5

8.5

5.6

1.6

2.1

5.1

CHOM 97.7 FM

11.8

13.8

8.6

12.5

21.4

24.0

15.0

CITEF3: 107,3 Rouge fm

.5

.6

.7

.9

1.0

1.0

.8

CJAD 800

26.8

28.4

15.0

13.9

11.5

10.7

13.3

Virgin Radio 95.9

8.9

9.8

11.6

13.8

16.6

19.6

14.0

Weeknd 99.5

.4

.5

.3

.9

1.0

1.4

.7

CKAC: Radio circulation 730

.1

.1

.1

.1

.1

.1

.1

CKBE-FM: The Beat 92,5

17.7

15.9

29.8

25.5

13.1

13.7

21.6

TSN 690

5.0

6.3

5.4

4.7

6.0

10.4

5.7

CKLXFM:

91,9 Sport

.2

.2

0

.1

.7

.5

.4

CKMF-FM: NRJ Montréal 94.3

.5

.6

.4

.5

1.7

1.3

1.1

96.9 CKOI

1.1

.8

1.8

1.6

2.0

1.8

1.9