COLUMBIA, MD, September 27, 2010 ““ Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) today released cumulative audience estimates for the 53 RADAR ®-rated networks. The most current estimates indicate that Network Radio delivers more listeners across major buying demographics as compared to the prior RADAR network audience report.
Compared to one year ago, the September 2010 RADAR 106 report saw an increase in the number of people reached by network radio from the RADAR 102 period for key buying and selling demographic groups. The report revealed more than 2 million additional listeners for Persons 12+
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Arbitron posts RADAR Radio Network Cume Rankings for Persons aged 18-49 and Persons aged 25-54 on its Web site at: http://www.arbitron.com/national_radio/radar106_network_rankings_cume.htm
Inclusion of Portable People Meterâ„¢ (PPMâ„¢) data into RADAR estimates
The PPM data included in the RADAR 106 release are from the Houston-Galveston, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Riverside-San Bernardino, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Atlanta, Washington DC, Detroit, Boston Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood, Seattle-Tacoma, Phoenix, Minneapolis-St. Paul, San Diego, from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, St. Louis, Denver-Boulder, Baltimore and Pittsburgh, PA, Metro markets for the Summer 2009, Fall 2009, Winter 2010 and Spring 2010 surveys and ; from Portland , OR, Sacramento, Cincinnati, Cleveland , Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo, San Antonio, Kansas City, and Las Vegas for the Fall 2009, Winter 2010 and Spring 2010 surveys.
The ratings cover the period June 25, 2009 through June 23, 2010.
RADAR, the stand ard currency for national network radio ratings, measures 53 individual radio networks. These networks are operated by American Urban Radio Networks, Citadel Media Networks, Crystal Media Networks, Dial Global Inc., Premiere Radio Networks, United Stations Radio Networks and Westwood One Radio Networks.
The sample size for the RADAR 106 report is 386,378 persons aged 12 and older. This large sample ensures more stability for key demographic estimates, dayparts and Market-by-Market Analysis reports, which report all individual DMAs ®.
Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) is a media and marketing research firm serving the media ¾radio, television, cable, online radio and out-of-home ¾as well as advertisers and advertising agencies. Arbitron’s core businesses are measuring network and local market radio audiences across the United States; surveying the retail, media and product patterns of local market consumers; and providing application software used for analyzing media audience and marketing information data. The company has developed the Portable People MeterTM and PPM 360TM, new technologies for media and marketing research.
PPM ratings are based on audience estimates and are the opinion of Arbitron and should not be relied on for precise accuracy or precise representativeness of a demographic or radio market.