CBC Radio One takes Toronto, Vancouver: Numeris PPM

Meanwhile, country ruled Calgary, while Now Radio swept all demos in Edmonton.

The new PPM figures from Numeris, which cover the majority of the fall season, have been released. During the 13-week period measured by Numeris (Aug. 27 to Nov. 26), some stations made bold jumps in the 12+ demographic, while most of the top stations grew their respective audience shares, indicating increased market dominance.

Toronto: After CHFI swept every demo in Toronto last quarter, bragging rights this quarter went to CBC Radio One, which delivered an 11.8% share for A12+ (up from 10.0%). Adult contemporary station CHFI-FM still took the top spot with women 25 to 54, delivering a 15.3% share (up from 12.7%). Classic rock station BOOM-FM holds the top spot for males in the same demo, posting a 12.4% share (up from 11.7 %). Meanwhile, the once-dominant mainstream rock station Q107 has continued to decline overall in A12+ (5.2%, down from 5.5% last quarter), women 25 to 54 (2.4%, down from 2.9%), and its core demo of men 25 to 54 (7%, down from 7.5%). Millennial males favoured BOOM-FM, giving the radio station a 10.7% share. Women in the 18 to 34 demographic picked CHFI, which posted a 20.6% share.

Vancouver: CBC Radio One also grabs the top spot for 12+ on the West Coast, with a 15.6% share of hours tuned in (up from 12.3%). Taking the top spot for women 25 to 54 was contemporary station QM-FM, posting a 17.9% share (up from 17.7% last time out). Classic rock station FOX grabbed the lead for men 25 to 54, delivering a 12.5% share (down from 13%); it also came out in front for men 18 to 34 with a 15.9% share of hours tuned (down from 20.8 %). When it comes to women 18 to 34, pop station Virgin takes top spot, posting a 14.4 % share.

Edmonton: Adults 12+ picked talk radio station 630 CHED, which posted a 9.1% share of hours tuned in (up from 7.0 % last time out). Adult contemporary station Now Radio takes top spot for women 25 to 54, delivering a 21.2% share (up from 22.0 %). It also took top honours with men of the same age demo, with an 11.0% share (down from 12.5%), men age 18 to 34 (12.5%) and women 18 to 34 (17%).

Calgary: Country 105 leads the way for A12+ with a 9.8% share (up from 9.7% last time out). It remains significantly more popular with female demographics, delivering a 16.5% share for 25 to 54 and (up from 13.1%) 21.7% for 18 to 34 (significantly higher with that demo than any other station in the market). For men, alternative rock station X92.9 won both the 25 to 54 demo (11.8%) and 18 to 34 demo (10.8%).

Montreal: Talk station CHMP 98.5FM is top for A12+ (Franco) with a 20.1% share (making a big jump from 14.8%). For A12+ in the Anglo market, talk radio station CJAD 800 won with a 28.7% (up from 28.1%). Adult contemporary station CITE-FM won with women 25 to 54 (Franco), delivering a 21.0% share (up from 15.7%). For Anglo, adult contemporary/pop station The Beat 92.5 took the same age demo with a 29.9% share (up from 27.9). For men 25 to 54 (Franco), CHMP 98.5FM came out on top at a 19.9% share (up from 15.7%) followed by rock station CHOM-FM with 14.4%. For men 25 to 54 in the Anglo market, CHOM-FM is #1 at 23.7% (down from 25.0%).

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