Wednesday, April 19, 2017

NYC Radio: WFAN's Boomer &CartonTops In Men 25-54

The morning show on WFAN 660 AM / 101.9 FM featuring Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason ranked first in the New York area among men ages 25-54 in their time slot, according to Arbitron’s winter ratings book, which covers Jan. 5-March 29 and was released on Tuesday.

According to Newsday, Carton and Esiason averaged a 7.3 percent share of the audience in that demographic, the key one for sports talk radio stations, compared to ESPN Radio’s 4.4, which was ninth among all stations.

Mike Francesa, WFAN’s afternoon host, ranked third with a 6.0 from 1 to 6:30 p.m., compared to 10th for ESPN Radio, with a 4.0 share.

From 3 to 6:30 p.m., the time frame during which Francesa competes head-to-head with ESPN Radio’s Michael Kay, Francesa finished tied for first among all stations at 6.0, and Kay was ninth with a 4.5.

Francesa plans to leave WFAN after Dec. 15. Mark Chernoff, WFAN’s vice president of programming, said he still plans to spend the summer exploring potential replacements before a decision is made regarding that time slot.

Overall, WHTZ 100.3 moved up to #1 25-54, which bumped cluster sister WLTW back to #2. WCBS 101.1 FM moved-up to #3 with its best performance in over a year. WBLS came in at  #4. Two stations were right behind at #5. Urban WWPR 105.1 FM remained in place, tied with SBS Tropical WSKQ LA MEGA 97.9 FM dropped back from #3 with its lowest share since December '16

Here are the 6+ Topline Numbers for NYC:

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