Internet Radio Stations See a Slight Dip in Listenership
Nevertheless, 11 of the MeasureCast Top 25T stations streamed more hours of radio entertainment than they did the previous week. Significant increases in TTSL were enjoyed by Virgin Radio (up 23%) and ESPN Radio (up 16%).
Sixteen of the top 25 stations experienced an increase in estimated audience size, or CUME. And 17 of the top 25 on-line broadcasters were Internet-only broadcasters - one more than the previous week.
MEDIAmazing.com finished another week as the number one on-line radio and Internet-only broadcaster, while United Kingdom-based Virgin Radio was the leading terrestrial station broadcasting over the Internet.
Other facts for the week of July 16 - July 22:
- 79% of all listening occurred between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific, an increase of 10% over the previous week.
- ·The peak listening hour was 11 a.m. Pacific, with 8% of the day's listening.
- ·11% of the week's TTSL took place over the weekend, down 2% from the previous week.
- ·The peak listening day was Wednesday, with 19% of all TTSL occurring on this day.
- ·The largest single age group listening to Internet radio last week: 25-34 year-olds (29%).
- ·55% of listeners were under 35; 26% were younger than 25, and 5% were over 55.
- ·70% of listeners were men; 30% were women.
- ·Top streaming nations include the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, and Mexico.
- ·The South (30%) and the West (28%) of the U.S. have the greatest number of streaming media consumers.