Radio One stays on top in three markets: PPM

Bray & Partners president David Bray outlines the top radio stations around the country.
Matt

The leaves are turning and the kids are returning to school – but as we look ahead to the new year, we’re also looking back at the latest radio ratings, which cover the height of summer. The new PPM release from Numeris compiles the data from the 13-week period from May 27 to Aug. 25 in the five major PPM markets.

Toronto: Once again, CBC Radio One took the bragging rights, growing on its previous 13.3% share for adults 12+ (up to 14.4%). Among men 25 to 54, Radio One took over the top spot from BOOM-FM, growing its share to 11.5% (BOOM held second place with 10.7%). CHUM-FM stayed strong with women 25 to 54, although its share decreased to 16.1% down from 17.7%. And, with women 18 to 34, CHFI leads with 14.1%, while CHUM-FM took the millennial male demo with 11%.

Vancouver: Radio One also grabbed the top spot in Vancouver for A12+, with its share decreasing ever slightly to 16.9% (down from 17%). Women 25 to 54 favoured QM-FM again, although its share continues to decline at 17.3% (down from 18.6%). FOX took the men 25 to 54 group, with a 13.1% share (up from 11.9%). It also played well with millennial males with a 16.1% share (down from 16.6%). Last time out, Rock101 surprisingly pulled ahead with women 18 to 34. It stayed on top, although its share decreased to 13.9% (from 14.3%).

Edmonton: NOW Radio stayed on top for A12+ and grew its share to 10.3% (up from 9.2%). It also held the top spot for women 25 to 54 (18.9%, down from 20%) and 18 to 34 (21.6%, up from 19.6%). Sonic rose to the top for men 25 to 54 with a 14.1% (way up from 9.3%) and men 18 to 34 (17.6%).

Calgary: Radio One stayed on top with A12+, although its share decreased to 8.5% (down from 9.4%). It was followed closely by Country 105 at 8.4%. CHUP-FM grew its share with women 25 to 54 (9.2%, up from 8.6%), taking the top spot. Men 25 to 54 favoured CJAY, which rose back into the number-one spot after several quarters of playing second-fiddle (10.5%, up from 8%). Younger audiences chose differently, though; women 18 to 34 went for Wild 96.3 (14.2%), while men in that age group chose X92.9 (14%).

Montreal: In the Francophone market, CHMP stayed on top with A12+, but its share decreased to 14.9% (down from 17.3%). CITE-FM was on top with women 25 to 54, but its share fell to 18.4% (from 23.2%). Closing in on its lead was CFGL-FM (18.3%), while men 25 to 54 chose CKOI with a 13.7% share (up from 11.4%).

In the Anglo market, CJAD 800 stayed on top with 25.2% (down from 26.7%). Women 25 to 54 stuck with The Beat 92.5, with a 33% share (up from 32.5%) and a significant spread between its competitors. Men 25 to 54 chose CHOM-FM at 23.8% (up from 19.1%).

 Toronto

Station

A12+

PPM

May 27-

Aug  25

A12+

PPM

Feb. 25-

May 26

W25-54

PPM

May 27-

Aug  25

W25-54

PPM

Feb. 25-

May 26

M25-54

PPM

May 27-

Aug 25

M25-54

PPM

Feb. 25-

May 26

CBC Radio Two

2.1

2.1

2.9

1.6

3.1

1.6

CBC Radio One

14.4

13.3

9.2

11.1

11.5

9.3

AM 640 Toronto

1.1

1.5

.3

1.0

1.1

1.9

Classical 96.3 FM

5.3

6.6

1.1

1.7

2.9

4.7

102.1 The Edge

2.4

2.1

4.2

2.8

3.9

3.8

News Talk 1010

6.5

6.7

1.8

1.8

2.1

2.4

680 News

5.8

5.9

4.3

4.5

5.5

6.0

93.5 The Move

1.4

1.2

2.0

1.8

1.7

1.2

AM 740/96.7 FM

2.0

2.9

.2

.4

.6

.7

Boom 97.3

8.8

8.7

7.5

9.8

10.7

11.1

98.1 CHFI-FM

8.6

9.9

10.6

12.4

7.3

8.4

TSN

.4

.8

.1

1.0

1.1

1.6

104.5 CHUM-FM

7.5

6.6

16.1

17.7

6.2

6.5

Z103.5

2.3

1.8

4.9

3.7

2.3

2.1

Q107

6.5

6.0

5.7

3.1

9.2

8.7

Sportsnet 590

The FAN

1.8

1.7

.9

1.0

3.2

2.7

Jazz FM 91

2.2

1.6

1.8

1.7

.7

.6

Jewel 88.5

2.4

2.1

.6

.7

1.0

1.0

Virgin Radio 99.9

4.5

4.3

5.3

5.6

7.0

5.7

KISS 92.5

3.6

3.2

7.9

6.4

4.3

4.1

G98.7

1.3

1.6

.9

1.5

.3

.3

Indie 88.1

1.6

1.5

2.2

2.2

3.4

3.3

Vancouver

Station

A12+

PPM

May 27-

Aug  25

A12+

PPM

Feb. 25-

May 26

W25-54

PPM

May 27-

Aug  25

W25-54

PPM

Feb. 25-

May 26

M25-54

PPM

May 27-

Aug 25

M25-54

PPM

Feb. 25-

May 26

CBC Radio One

16.9

17.0

4.3

5.8

8.7

13.0

CBC Radio Two

3.1

2.3

.8

.6

1.0

1.1

94.5 Virgin Radio

5.3

4.6

7.3

6.8

5.9

6.0

Rock 101

10.3

10.5

8.5

10.2

11.2

9.6

99.3 The Fox

5.5

5.3

6.7

5.9

13.1

11.9

BNN

Bloomberg Radio

.4

.3

0.0

0.0

.1

.2

KISS Radio 104.9

3.9

3.6

8.1

7.6

3.9

2.9

104.3 The Breeze

3.5

4.4

3.8

3.6

3.8

4.2

AM 730 Traffic

.9

1.0

.6

.8

1.6

1.5

103.5 QM FM

8.9

10.9

17.3

18.6

7.4

9.0

CISL Sportsnet 650

1.0

1.4

2.7

3.0

.7

1.0

93.7 JR FM

4.9

5.4

8.1

9.4

4.1

3.7

96.9 Jack FM

6.4

5.6

8.3

7.6

8.9

6.6

CKNW

11.5

10.3

.7

.5

10.2

10.1

102.7 The Peak

2.7

2.5

5.4

4.3

3.3

3.6

TSN 1040

2.2

2.2

.2

.3

2.5

2.1

News 1130

3.6

4.7

3.9

4.7

5.8

4.3

Z 95.3

4.7

4.4

8.2

6.1

2.1

4.8

Praise 106.5

2.3

2.4

2.9

2.4

3.4

3.0

Edmonton

Station

A12+

PPM

May 27-

Aug  25

A12+

PPM

Feb. 25-

May 26

W25-54

PPM

May 27-

Aug  25

W25-54

PPM

Feb. 25-

May 26

M25-54

PPM

May 27-

Aug 25

M25-54

PPM

Feb. 25-

May 26

CBC Radio One

7.0

7.4

3.5

4.4

3.3

3.5

CBC Radio Two

1.1

1.2

.5

.7

1.1

1.2

CFBR-FM The Bear

5.5

7.1

4.4

6.5

8.6

9.5

CFCW

4.3

4.4

.2

.1

1.6

1.3

104.9 Virgin Radio

2.7

2.5

4.0

4.1

3.1

2.3

TSN 1260

2.2

2.9

.2

.2

4.9

6.4

KISS 91.7

4.3

5.7

5.6

8.7

3.9

3.5

Sonic 102.9

7.5

5.7

11.0

10.0

14.1

9.3

630 CHED

6.7

7.4

1.5

1.9

4.4

6.0

Global News880

1.6

1.5

.4

.3

.9

.9

K97

5.4

4.6

5.4

3.9

6.2

6.3

CISN Country

6.3

7.5

9.4

7.4

4.9

5.4

UP 99.3

7.4

6.7

8.7

5.6

8.2

8.9

HOT 107

3.4

3.4

6.1

4.3

2.8

3.8

95.7 CRUZ FM

4.2

4.6

2.9

2.5

8.1

10.5

92.5 The Chuck

4.5

3.5

5.2

5.8

3.0

3.4

102.3 NOW! Radio

10.3

9.2

18.9

20.0

9.3

8.3

96.3 The Breeze

7.5

6.9

4.9

5.4

3.1

3.1

CKUA-FM

3.2

2.5

3.0

2.9

3.8

2.8

Calgary

Station

A12+

PPM

May 27-

Aug  25

A12+

PPM

Feb. 25-

May 26

W25-54

PPM

May 27-

Aug  25

W25-54

PPM

Feb. 25-

May 26

M25-54

PPM

May 27-

Aug 25

M25-54

PPM

Feb. 25-

May 26

CBC Radio One

8.5

9.4

2.5

2.7

4.7

4.1

CBC Radio Two

3.3

2.2

4.4

2.5

4.3

2.4

Sportsnet Fan 960

1.6

3.0

.4

.5

2.5

5.7

X92.9

6.0

5.4

5.4

5.3

9.7

10.1

CFFR 660 News

4.8

4.4

1.9

1.6

3.8

4.1

Q107

6.8

5.4

5.2

2.9

6.8

6.0

XL103FM

7.2

8.6

6.6

7.9

7.2

8.5

95.9 CHFM

5.0

4.9

6.2

8.9

5.9

4.4

News Talk 770

7.8

8.3

3.4

2.5

4.7

3.5

98.5 Virgin Radio

3.9

4.7

5.8

7.8

4.2

5.6

Soft Rock  97.7

6.7

6.7

9.2

8.6

5.2

4.7

96.9 Jack-FM

4.3

3.7

6.0

4.9

3.4

4.8

CJAY 92

6.5

4.8

4.7

4.2

10.5

8.0

KOOL 101.5

4.3

4.7

7.8

8.8

5.5

6.3

90.3 AMP Radio

3.6

3.7

6.9

5.7

3.9

4.0

Funny AM1060

.6

.7

.3

.4

1.2

1.5

Country 105

8.4

7.7

8.7

8.3

4.5

4.0

Wild 95.3

4.1

4.0

7.4

7.5

4.8

4.8

Montreal (Franco)

Station

A12+

PPM

May 27-

Aug  25

A12+

PPM

Feb. 25-

May 26

W25-54

PPM

May 27-

Aug  25

W25-54

PPM

Feb. 25-

May 26

M25-54

PPM

May 27-

Aug 25

M25-54

PPM

Feb. 25-

May 26

CBF FM: 95,1 Première Chaîne

11.8

12.5

7.1

6.4

7.9

8.3

CBFXFM: Ici Musique 100,7

2.6

2.8

1.4

1.2

2.4

1.9

CBC Radio Two

.3

.3

.1

.2

.4

.5

CBC Radio One

.7

.6

.5

.7

1.8

1.5

CFGLFM: 105.7 Rythme FM

14.0

12.3

18.3

14.9

9.4

9.7

CHMPFM: 98.5 FM

14.9

17.3

7.4

8.2

11.7

15.5

CHOM 97.7 FM

6.2

6.5

3.2

3.8

11.4

10.8

CITEF3: 107,3 Rouge fm

12.0

11.7

18.4

23.2

8.3

7.7

CJAD 800

.4

.6

.7

.9

.2

.6

Virgin Radio 96

4.4

3.2

5.3

4.2

6.7

3.7

CKAC: Radio circulation 730

.4

.2

.4

.1

.4

.1

CKBEFM: The Beat 92,5

5.5

5.0

8.9

8.4

7.2

6.4

TSN 690

.2

.4

0

0

.8

1.6

CKLXFM:

91,9 Sport

1.8

2.0

.8

.6

3.7

4.7

CKMFFM: NRJ Montréal 94.3

5.9

6.7

9.5

9.2

9.6

11.5

96.9 CKOI

10.6

11.5

12.4

14.1

13.7

11.4

AM980

.7

.3

.8

.3

.2

0

Montreal (Anglo)

Station

A12+

PPM

May 27-

Aug  25

A12+

PPM

Feb. 25-

May 26

W25-54

PPM

May 27-

Aug  25

W25-54

PPM

Feb. 25-

May 26

M25-54

PPM

May 27-

Aug 25

M25-54

PPM

Feb. 25-

May 26

CBF FM: 95,1 Première Chaîne

.7

.8

.2

.3

2.3

2.3

CBFXFM: Ici Musique 100,7

.4

.7

.8

.9

.3

.3

CBC Radio Two

2.4

2.6

.6

1.0

1.6

3.5

CBC Radio One

6.7

9.1

6.1

7.6

4.4

5.4

CFGLFM: 105.7 Rythme FM

2.4

2.2

2.8

2.3

4.1

4.9

CHMPFM: 98.5 FM

2.0

2.1

1.0

1.4

2.4

2.7

CHOM 97.7 FM

12.0

10.3

8.3

6.8

23.8

19.1

CITEF3: 107,3 Rouge fm

1.2

.9

1.4

1.6

.9

1.2

CJAD 800

25.2

26.7

15.5

17.5

11.7

13.1

Virgin Radio 96

11.1

9.7

17.7

15.4

11.0

9.3

CKAC: Radio circulation 730

.2

.1

.1

0

.1

.1

CKBEFM: The Beat 92,5

21.4

19.6

33.0

32.5

20.1

17.5

TSN 690

3.6

4.0

3.5

3.7

5.5

5.6

CKLXFM:

91,9 Sport

.1

.2

.1

.2

.4

.5

CKMFFM: NRJ Montréal 94.3

1.0

1.0

.8

.9

.8

1.6

96.9 CKOI

1.3

1.1

1.5

1.3

1.6

1.8

AM980

.1

.1

0

0

0

0