Classical Stations Rank Within Top Ten

  • January 23, 2003
Three classical stations – WQXR-FM, Beethoven.com and KING-FM – were ranked in the top ten channels for the week of January 6 according to Arbitron’s MeasureCast Ratings. WQXR-FM was ranked number five with 226,620 hours of Total Time Spent Listening (TTSL) or Aggregate Tuning Hours (ATH), the sum total of hours tuned by listeners to a given station or network. Internet-only station Beethoven.com was ranked number eight with 116,428 hours of TTSL. KING-FM was ranked number nine with 102,879 hours of TTSL. MUSICMATCH Artist Match maintained its position as the number one individual web channel with 291,602 hours of TTSL. Internet-only web channel, RADIOIO Eclectic, was ranked number two with 283,772 hours of TTSL. Virgin Radio was ranked number three with 278,136 hours of TTSL. MUSICMATCH once again held onto the top spot amongst webcast networks with 1,221,801 hours of TTSL. StreamAudio ranked number two with 1,004,167 hours of TTSL. Clear Channel Worldwide was ranked number three with 633,596 hours of TTSL.

Additionally, Arbitron’s MeasureCast Internet Radio Listening Index increased for the week of January 6. Since the beginning of 2003, the Total Time Spent Listening to online stations measured by Arbitron’s MeasureCast Ratings grew 91%. The index is a representation of the trend in the Total Time Spent Listening to a spectrum of online radio stations.

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