The February PPM’s covering the period of February 3rd through March 2nd are out and there are no major surprises, although most of the music stations saw increases in their numbers while the two news stations saw decreases. Chalk it up to the return of nice weather.
WLTW (106.7 FM) was, as usual, number one, moving up from a 6.8 in January to a 7.1. Classic hits WCBS FM (101.1) held on to the number two spot with a slight increase from a 5.2 to a 5.6. In third, Z-100 (WHTZ 100.3 FM) moved nicely from a 4.7 to a 5.3. WKTU (103.5 FM) also saw a nice rise from a 4.3 to a 4.7 for the fourth overall spot. WINS (1010 AM) wins the news battle, finishing in fifth place but down from a 4.2 to a 3.8. WCBS (880 AM) finished sixth, also down 4.4. to 3.7. Tied for the seventh spot was WBLS (107.5 FM) up from a 3.5 and WABC (770 AM) which held steady. Tied for ninth was Spanish WSKQ (97.9 FM) and classic rock WAXQ (104.3 FM) with a 3.5. Hot 97 (WQHT 97.1 FM) finished in 11th with a 3.3, up slightly from January. Tied for the 12th spot were WXRK (92.3 FM) and WWPR (105.1 FM), both moving from a 2.9 to a 3.2. Fresh (WWFS 102.7) was down ever so slightly for the 14th spot, going from a 3.2 to a 3.1. Spanish WXNY (96.3 FM) finished in the 15th spot with a 3.0, up slightly. WRKS (98.7 FM) finished in 16th with a 2.9, up from a 2.7. Tied for 17th were WPLJ (95.5 FM) and WFAN (660 AM) with a 2.7. Finally, tied for 19th place overall were WRXP (101.9 FM) and WOR (710 AM) with a 2.3.
In the 25 to 54 demo, WLTW was once again number one with a 6.5. WKTU captured number two with a 5.9 tied with WHTZ. In fourth was WCBS FM with a 5.2. Tied for fifth place was WBLS and WAXQ with a 3.9. WSKQ and WQHT tied for seventh with a 3.7. WWFS finished ninth with a 3.5 and WXNY, WWPR and WPLJ tied for 10th place with a 3.4.
In the 18 to 34 demo, WQHT and WHTZ tied for first with a 9.0. In third place was WKTU with a 7.4. Fourth place went to WWPR with a 6.6. WLTW finished fifth with a 6.0. In sixth place was WXRK with a 5.6. Seventh went to WSKQ with a 4.5. WRXP finished eighth with a 4.0. WWFS took ninth place with a 3.6 and WBLS rounded out the top 10 with a 3.4.
In morning drive, news still did well with WCBS finishing first with a 5.8 and WINS scoring the number two spot with a 5.4. At number three, WHTZ pulled a 5.1. WLTW and WCBS FM tied for fourth place with a 4.9. In the sixth spot was WBLS with a 4.5. Imus on WABC finished seventh with a 4.4. WOR and John Gambling finished eighth with a 4.1. Ninth place went to WNYC FM with a 3.2 and the 10th spot went to WFAN with a 3.1.
Afternoon drive went to WLTW with a 7.4. Tied for the second spot were WKTU, WHTZ and WCBS FM with a 5.4. WAXQ finished fifth with a 3.7. Tied for the sixth spot were WWFS, WSKQ,WQHT and WBLS with a 3.6. And finally, tied for the 10th spot were WXRK and WWPR with a 3.5.
The next results for the period covering March 3rd to March 30th will be released on April 18th.