November 2019 (10/10 – 11/6) Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings Day 4: A New CHR Leader In Raleigh

Pulse-FM 96.9 WWPL 102.5 WPLW Raleigh Durham Curtis MediaThe fourth and final day of Nielsen Audio’s PPM releases bring Austin, Raleigh/Durham, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Providence, Norfolk, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Greensboro, Memphis, and Hartford.

All the numbers can be found at RadioInsight.com/Ratings.

Numbers of note include:

  • For the first time ever Curtis Media CHR “Pulse-FM” 96.9 WWPL/102.5 WPLW-FM Raleigh has surpassed iHeartMedia’s “G105” WDCG. WPLW/WWPL has trended up 4.2 – 4.9 – 5.2 over the past three months, while WDCG slides 5.4 – 5.1 – 4.8 over that stretch which coincides with the exit of longtime morning host Bob Dumas.
  • At the top of the Raleigh market, Radio One R&B “Foxy 107.1/104.3” WFXC/WFXK retains its lead with an 8.2 to 8.3 gain, co-owned Hip-Hop “K97.5” WQOK rises to second with a 6.2 to 7.5 jump and Capitol Broadcasting AC “Mix 101.5” WRAL-FM slides to third 7.7 to 7.2.
  • Down I-40/85 in Greensboro, Entercom Variety Hits “98.7 Simon” WSMW sets a new station record with a 10.9 to 11.9 rise. Co-owned R&B 97.1 WQMG continues its three month upwards surge 8.9 – 10.3 – 11.0.
  • Following its recent rebranding and staff changes, Hubbard’s “New Country 103.1” WIRK West Palm Beach surges 4.0 to 5.5.
  • Cumulus Media Country “95.5 Nash Icon” WSM-FM and News/Talk “99.7 WTN” WWTN Nashville both are trending upwards. WSM-FM trends 4.5 – 5.0 – 6.1, while WWTN goes 3.7 – 4.2 – 4.8.
  • With the end of the Milwaukee Brewers playoff run, Good Karma News/Talk 620 WTMJ Milwaukee slides from first to sixth with an 8.4 to 6.6 drop. The rest of the top of the Milwaukee market sees compression with iHeartMedia Classic Hits “95.7 Big-FM” WRIT returns to the market lead despite a 9.6 – 8.3 – 7.8 trend. Saga Classic Rock “Hometown Rock 96.5” WKLH moves up to second with a 7.6 to 7.3 drop. iHeartMedia Country 106.1 WMIL also drops 7.2 to 7.0 in fourth, while Entercom Hot AC “99.1 The Mix” WMYX rises to fifth with a 6.2 to 6.9 gain.
  • A big slide for iHeartMedia Alternative “Alt 103.3” WOLT Indianapolis as it drops 3.2 to 2.3.
  • Crista Media Christian AC “Spirit 105.9” KFMK Austin is trending upwards with a 4.5 – 5.0 – 5.8 gain.
  • While Entercom’s “95.7 R&B” WVKL Norfolk retains its market lead with a 12.0 to 11.7 drop, the next three stations tighten up. Saga Classic Rock “106.9 The Fox” WAFX surges to a second place tie with a 5.7 to 7.3 gain. iHeartMedia Hip-Hop “103 Jamz” 102.9 WOWI drops 7.8 to 7.3, while Saga Active Rock “FM 99” 98.7 WNOR falls to fourth with a 9.1 – 7.5 – 7.2 drop.
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