Nielsen Radio Market Rankings: FALL 2013

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Market Code* Rank Type Freq. Market Metro 12+ Population DST Hispanic 12+ Population** Black 12+ Population***
001 1 PPM 13 New York† 16,033,100 BH 3,802,300 2,724,700
003 2 PPM 13 Los Angeles 11,179,600 BH 4,803,400 798,100
005 3 PPM 13 Chicago 7,910,200 BH 1,591,500 1,357,900
009 4 PPM 13 San Francisco 6,377,900 BH 1,446,000 451,400
024 5 PPM 13 Dallas-Ft. Worth 5,559,300 BH 1,487,600 844,000
033 6 PPM 13 Houston-Galveston 5,253,500 BH 1,801,500 888,000
015 7 PPM 13 Washington, DC† 4,720,300 BH 672,900 1,262,600
007 8 PPM 13 Philadelphia 4,547,300 BH 358,100 923,300
047 9 PPM 13 Atlanta 4,487,600 BH 461,500 1,469,100
013 10 PPM 13 Boston† 4,145,900 BH 393,600 298,800
429 11 PPM 13 Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood 3,858,000 BH 1,891,600 776,000
011 12 PPM 13 Detroit 3,790,400 B 145,600 839,400
039 13 PPM 13 Seattle-Tacoma† 3,585,700 BH 297,800 220,600
057 14 PPM 13 Phoenix 3,347,700 BH 927,300 177,300
540 15 4S 4 Puerto Rico† 3,128,300   * *
027 16 PPM 13 Minneapolis-St. Paul 2,827,200 BH 143,300 210,300
063 17 PPM 13 San Diego 2,729,200 BH 849,600 150,500
087 18 PPM 13 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater 2,501,200 BH 398,800 299,600
035 19 PPM 13 Denver-Boulder 2,486,500 BH 503,500 134,600
321 20 PPM 13 Nassau-Suffolk (Long Island) 2,454,700 BH 395,600 230,700
021 21 PPM 13 Baltimore 2,373,000 BH 114,100 679,600
017 22 PPM 13 St. Louis 2,318,800 B 64,800 425,300
051 23 PPM 13 Portland, OR 2,182,400 H 254,800 69,300
093 24 PPM 13 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill 2,108,900 BH 176,100 466,000
023 25 PPM 13 Pittsburgh, PA 2,008,400 B 32,100 177,400
379 26 PPM 13 Riverside-San Bernardino 1,997,700 BH 1,003,400 175,200
065 27 PPM 13 Sacramento† 1,913,000 BH 360,100 151,500
059 28 PPM 13 San Antonio 1,897,800 BH 991,900 131,400
101 29 PPM 13 Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo† 1,791,400 H 250,700 27,000
031 30 PPM 13 Cincinnati 1,781,400 B 47,900 222,600
019 31 PPM 13 Cleveland 1,763,800 B 81,500 348,900
257 32 PPM 13 Las Vegas† 1,700,200 BH 474,800 185,000
131 33 PPM 13 Orlando† 1,676,600 BH 474,600 270,400
041 34 PPM 13 Kansas City 1,668,100 BH 130,800 221,400
135 35 PPM 13 Austin† 1,586,300 BH 476,300 122,800
215 36 PPM 13 San Jose† 1,574,200 H 406,500 48,000
045 37 PPM 13 Columbus, OH† 1,567,700 B 57,000 242,700
043 38 PPM 13 Milwaukee-Racine 1,489,100 BH 135,600 227,200
393 39 2S 2 Hudson Valley 1,487,300 BH 295,800 187,300
049 40 PPM 13 Indianapolis† 1,468,300 BH 88,500 226,800
413 41 PPM 13 Middlesex-Somerset-Union† 1,454,800 BH 303,500 193,300
115 42 PPM 13 Raleigh-Durham† 1,430,100 BH 139,100 321,700
109 43 PPM 13 Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News† 1,390,200 B 81,000 431,500
077 44 PPM 13 Providence-Warwick-Pawtucket† 1,388,700 H 140,300 71,400
073 45 PPM 13 Nashville† 1,339,200 BH 87,000 216,100
166 46 PPM 13 Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point† 1,239,100 BH 100,200 273,900
053 47 4S 4 New Orleans 1,222,200 BH 90,900 383,600
299 48 PPM 13 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton† 1,200,300 BH 233,800 196,600
083 49 4S 4 Oklahoma City 1,194,300 BH 123,400 126,800
107 50 PPM 13 Jacksonville† 1,184,500 BH 87,800 249,300
075 51 PPM 13 Memphis† 1,122,600 B 56,800 500,000
061 52 PPM 13 Hartford-New Britain-Middletown† 1,077,600 BH 143,800 117,600
516 53 4S 4 Monmouth-Ocean 1,032,700 H 93,800 57,800
055 54 4S 4 Louisville 1,009,400 B 40,400 148,900
105 55 4S 4 Richmond 1,003,700 B 54,000 299,700
037 56 4S 4 Buffalo-Niagara Falls 983,900 B 41,000 119,000
269 57 2S 2 McAllen-Brownsville-Harlingen 975,500 H 862,600 6,500
079 58 4S 4 Rochester, NY 963,800 B 57,300 105,300
191 59 4S 4 Greenville-Spartanburg 913,300 B 54,800 161,500
095 60 4S 4 Birmingham 908,100 B 38,400 264,400
515 61 2S 2 Ft. Myers-Naples-Marco Island 879,600 H 173,600 63,500
207 62 4S 4 Tucson 850,200 H 280,300 32,800
099 63 4S 4 Honolulu 843,500   67,900 39,500
067 64 4S 4 Dayton 836,300 B 19,300 120,800
069 65 4S 4 Albany-Schenectady-Troy 805,200   38,400 62,900
103 66 4S 4 Tulsa 787,800   64,000 69,400
089 67 4S 4 Fresno 777,200 H 379,600 39,900
141 68 4S 4 Albuquerque 749,900 H 339,400 21,900
127 69 4S 4 Grand Rapids 745,200   63,600 56,600
145 70 4S 4 Allentown-Bethlehem 714,800 H 92,000 36,800
121 71 4S 4 Knoxville 699,000   24,800 46,500
175 72 4S 4 Wilkes Barre-Scranton 696,900   49,900 36,000
071 73 4S 4 Des Moines 682,600   36,500 29,200
161 74 4S 4 El Paso 681,400 H 534,600 25,300
085 75 4S 4 Omaha-Council Bluffs 677,000   61,200 58,100
373 76 2S 2 Sarasota-Bradenton 652,100 H 68,200 43,600
143 77 4S 4 Bakersfield 630,200 H 320,600 35,900
139 78 2S 2 Wilmington, DE 613,000 B 46,700 125,100
231 79 4S 4 Charleston, SC 606,500 B 30,400 162,800
081 80 4S 4 Akron 605,700 B 10,800 75,300
223 81 4S 4 Baton Rouge 604,400 B 24,900 202,100
119 82 4S 4 Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle 595,500   33,000 51,700
283 83 4S 4 Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz 589,800 H 261,200 17,300
123 84 4S 4 Little Rock 586,600 B 28,500 132,700
361 85 4S 4 Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville 585,200 B 40,600 140,900
291 86 2S 2 Stockton 580,700 H 217,900 45,300
183 87 4S 4 Columbia, SC 573,200 B 29,400 187,800
550 88 2S 2 Gainesville-Ocala 569,500 BH 57,000 82,300
091 89 4S 4 Syracuse 567,000   21,000 46,900
233 90 4S 4 Colorado Springs 550,200 H 79,200 40,400
197 91 2S 2 Portland, ME 546,700   9,800 11,300
117 92 4S 4 Springfield, MA 544,100 H 87,100 38,900
341 93 2S 2 Daytona Beach 532,400 BH 57,100 56,500
177 94 4S 4 Spokane 532,100   23,100 12,000
311 95 2S 2 Lakeland-Winter Haven 528,800 BH 90,700 76,200
097 96 4S 4 Toledo 516,100 B 27,900 74,900
133 97 4S 4 Mobile 515,500 B 16,900 136,200
517 98 2S 2 Ft. Pierce-Stuart-Vero Beach 508,700 BH 67,900 62,900
171 99 4S 4 Madison 508,500   26,400 24,400
229 100 2S 2 Boise 506,300 H 59,200 6,900
125 101 4S 4 Wichita 499,700 H 54,100 42,600
259 102 2S 2 Lexington-Fayette 492,600 B 24,100 50,600
331 103 2S 2 Melbourne-Titusville-Cocoa 487,800 B 40,400 49,300
293 104 2S 2 Visalia-Tulare-Hanford 487,000 H 275,100 16,600
327 105 4S 4 Huntsville 476,100 B 23,900 98,000
345 106 4S 4 Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol 471,400   9,200 15,400
181 107 4S 4 Chattanooga 466,700 B 16,400 66,500
253 107 2S 2 Lafayette, LA 466,700 B 16,100 124,800
305 109 2S 2 Augusta, GA 466,000 B 23,100 158,400
155 110 2S 2 Corpus Christi 465,600 H 272,300 19,200
301 111 4S 4 York 463,000   25,400 24,000
255 112 2S 2 Lancaster 445,700   38,000 17,300
165 113 2S 2 Ft. Wayne 445,400   21,600 38,700
419 114 2S 2 Victor Valley 442,200 BH 167,700 45,700
277 115 2S 2 Roanoke-Lynchburg 440,200 B 12,600 71,300
113 116 2S 2 Worcester 438,400   40,600 23,000
590 117 2A 2 Ft. Collins-Greeley, CO 437,600 H 72,900 8,000
343 118 2S 2 Modesto 433,300 H 175,900 14,100
565 119 2C 2 Morristown, NJ 431,500 H 52,500 15,800
594 120 2S 2 Oxnard-Ventura 430,700 H 223,900 10,600
062 121 2S 2 New Haven 429,200 BH 53,100 61,400
574 122 2S 2 Santa Rosa 428,000 H 100,200 9,000
247 123 2S 2 Portsmouth-Dover-Rochester 418,800   8,600 4,600
337 124 2S 2 Bridgeport 417,500 BH 71,500 58,000
275 125 2S 2 Reno 416,500 H 87,300 11,800
169 126 4S 4 Jackson, MS 414,400 B 9,800 196,600
195 127 2S 2 Lansing-East Lansing 402,800 B 23,000 39,900
317 128 2S 2 Pensacola 401,000 B 20,200 67,700
503 129 2A 2 Fayetteville (North West Arkansas) 387,600 H 54,100 13,100
359 130 2S 2 Fayetteville, NC 384,800 B 34,500 126,200
129 131 2S 2 Youngstown-Warren 379,500 B 11,900 47,000
265 132 2S 2 Macon 370,600 B 15,500 139,600
111 133 4S 4 Shreveport 353,400 B 12,700 131,700
273 134 2A 2 Reading, PA 353,300 H 54,800 17,100
163 135 2S 2 Flint 349,100 B 10,300 73,400
082 136 2S 2 Canton 346,400   5,700 26,300
203 137 2S 2 Springfield, MO 341,400   10,500 11,900
592 138 2S 2 Palm Springs 341,000 H 156,100 8,700
303 139 2S 2 Appleton-Oshkosh 339,800   11,800 6,200
271 140 2S 2 Salisbury-Ocean City 335,400 B 20,500 60,500
562 141 2A 2 Killeen-Temple, TX 332,800 BH 68,400 67,300
149 142 2A 2 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 327,300 BH 44,400 78,400
505 143 2S 2 Burlington-Plattsburgh 326,300   7,300 8,800
502 144 2S 2 Tyler-Longview 325,200 BH 55,500 58,500
533 145 2S 2 Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula 322,200 B 16,900 69,300
367 146 2S 2 Atlantic City-Cape May 320,700 BH 43,900 40,100
547 147 2A 2 Stamford-Norwalk, CT 318,300 53,500 26,500
416 148 2S 2 Fredericksburg 318,200 B 23,200 58,900
537 149 2S 2 Trenton 317,000 BH 48,700 62,000
241 150 2S 2 Eugene-Springfield 313,000 21,800 5,200
157 151 2S 2 Quad Cities (Davenport-Rock Island-Moline) 311,700   23,100 22,300
285 152 2S 2 Savannah 311,100 B 17,300 102,100
581 153 2C 2 Ann Arbor, MI 308,800 B 13,600 40,600
173 154 2S 2 Montgomery 308,700 B 9,700 129,400
412 155 2A 2 Flagstaff-Prescott, AZ 306,200   39,200 5,700
137 155 2S 2 Peoria 306,200 B 9,500 30,200
510 157 2A 2 Myrtle Beach, SC 304,700 B 15,900 51,100
221 158 2S 2 Asheville 289,300   14,100 17,200
279 159 2S 2 Rockford 288,100 BH 33,100 30,900
589 160 2A 2 Ft. Smith, AR 281,600   21,000 12,900
333 161 2S 2 Tallahassee 278,200 B 18,000 80,200
193 162 2S 2 Huntington-Ashland 269,500   3,000 9,400
185 163 2S 2 Evansville 266,900   5,700 19,300
518 164 2A 2 Poughkeepsie, NY 258,600 B 27,200 26,900
524 165 2A 2 Hagerstown-Chambersburg-Waynesboro, MD-PA 257,100 9,900 20,100
295 166 2S 2 Utica-Rome 256,500   10,300 14,000
147 167 2A 2 Amarillo, TX 251,200 H 66,900 15,600
261 168 2S 2 Lincoln 250,800   14,000 10,000
315 169 2S 2 Anchorage 250,600   19,400 16,900
561 170 2A 2 Odessa-Midland, TX 246,800 H 111,500 13,800
555 171 2A 2 Morgantown-Clarksburg-Fairmont, WV 245,300 4,100 8,400
556 172 2A 2 San Luis Obispo, CA 244,000 H 49,400 6,600
263 173 2S 2 Lubbock 241,400 H 75,600 17,300
239 174 2S 2 Erie 240,300   7,800 17,200
597 175 2A 2 Wausau-Stevens Point, WI (Central WI) 239,000 5,600 2,200
426 176 2S 2 Concord (Lakes Region) 238,300   3,600 2,800
563 177 2A 2 New London, CT 238,100   20,300 15,700
235 178 2S 2 Columbus, GA 232,300 B 15,700 99,400
536 179 2A 2 Merced, CA 229,800 H 116,700 8,700
365 180 2C 2 New Bedford-Fall River, MA 228,000   20,600 10,600
287 181 2S 2 South Bend 223,900 B 15,400 28,100
371 182 2A 2 Tri-Cities, WA (Richland-Kennewick-Pasco) 222,900 H 56,700 5,100
251 183 2S 2 Kalamazoo 220,100 B 8,800 24,700
391 184 2A 2 Ft. Walton Beach-Destin, FL 219,100   14,700 21,100
227 185 2S 2 Binghamton 214,700 6,600 9,900
245 185 2S 2 Green Bay 214,700   14,200 5,800
153 187 2S 2 Charleston, WV 214,600   2,500 13,900
501 188 2A 2 Dothan, AL 212,600 B 8,100 46,000
387 189 2A 2 Salina-Manhattan, KS 209,400   16,000 14,000
543 190 2A 2 Tupelo, MS 206,700 B 5,600 47,700
506 191 2A 2 Laredo, TX 206,300 H 194,700 900
528 192 2C 2 Frederick, MD 206,200 B 15,300 20,100
549 193 2A 2 Bryan-College Station, TX 203,700 BH 45,500 22,300
309 194 2A 2 Waco, TX 200,400 BH 46,000 28,900
325 194 2A 2 Yakima, WA 200,400 H 85,600 2,700
593 196 2A 2 Danbury, CT 198,500   26,000 7,100
535 196 2A 2 Traverse City-Petoskey, MI 198,500 4,500 3,600
267 198 2S 2 Manchester 198,300   10,500 4,700
205 199 2S 2 Topeka 196,500   15,800 14,800
508 200 2A 2 Chico, CA 194,000 H 27,500 4,700
530 201 2A 2 Cape Cod, MA 193,100   4,800 5,300
567 202 2A 2 Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA 191,100 H 98,300 5,900
187 203 2S 2 Fargo-Moorhead 188,100   4,900 4,100
151 204 2S 2 Cedar Rapids 182,900   5,100 8,400
159 205 2S 2 Duluth-Superior 179,400   3,100 4,800
591 206 2A 2 Santa Barbara, CA 179,100 H 53,300 3,200
441 207 2A 2 Las Cruces, NM 179,000 H 113,200 3,600
339 208 2A 2 Medford-Ashland, OR 178,700 H 18,500 2,400
307 209 2S 2 Terre Haute 178,100   3,900 10,000
507 210 2A 2 Champaign, IL 177,800 B 9,800 21,900
436 211 2A 2 Bend, OR 176,500 14,600 1,400
569 212 2A 2 Winchester, VA 174,500   11,600 10,300
554 213 2A 2 Florence, SC 174,000 B 4,000 70,800
596 214 2A 2 Tuscaloosa, AL 172,800 B 5,500 50,800
422 215 2A 2 Muncie-Marion, IN 172,000   4,200 12,100
522 216 2A 2 Laurel-Hattiesburg, MS 171,600 B 6,100 48,600
526 217 2S 2 Bangor 168,300   1,900 1,800
575 218 2A 2 St. Cloud, MN 167,900   4,300 6,800
559 219 2A 2 La Crosse, WI 164,200   3,600 2,700
587 220 2A 2 Alexandria, LA 163,700 B 4,700 48,000
584 221 2A 2 Lake Charles, LA 162,900 B 4,700 40,300
421 222 2A 2 Olean, NY 161,200   2,900 3,800
557 223 2A 2 Elmira-Corning, NY 161,100   3,700 8,000
532 224 2A 2 Rochester, MN 158,400   6,300 6,200
431 225 2C 2 Lebanon-Hanover-White River Junction, NH-VT 157,900   3,400 2,000
497 226 2A 2 Jonesboro, AR 156,000 B 5,300 13,700
509 227 2A 2 Redding, CA 155,100   13,200 2,500
576 228 2A 2 Lima, OH 154,900   4,100 11,900
595 229 2S 2 Lafayette, IN 154,800   10,700 7,600
442 230 2A 2 Twin Falls (Sun Valley), ID 151,700 H 30,900 800
323 231 2S 2 Bloomington 148,500   6,800 11,700
573 231 2A 2 Panama City, FL 148,500 B 7,600 17,300
564 233 2A 2 Columbia, MO 148,100 B 4,800 14,100
534 234 2A 2 Joplin, MO 142,900   8,000 3,900
566 235 2A 2 Muskegon, MI 142,800 B 6,300 21,100
586 236 2A 2 Eau Claire, WI 141,400   2,600 2,300
546 237 2A 2 Abilene, TX 140,800 H 29,300 11,300
353 238 2S 2 Pueblo 136,700 H 54,000 3,300
439 239 2A 2 Lufkin-Nacogdoches, TX 136,300 BH 24,000 22,500
580 240 2A 2 Albany, GA 136,200 B 3,800 70,200
225 241 2A 2 Billings, MT 130,200   5,500 1,800
425 242 2A 2 LaSalle-Peru, IL 130,100   9,600 3,200
585 243 2A 2 Monroe, LA 129,400 B 2,800 46,000
539 244 2A 2 Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH 127,900   1,000 2,500
179 245 2S 2 Wheeling 127,200   1,200 5,000
404 246 2A 2 Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 126,900 B 3,000 16,300
579 247 2A 2 Sussex, NJ 126,700   8,500 2,900
511 248 2A 2 Grand Junction, CO 125,700   15,800 1,700
433 249 2A 2 Valdosta, GA 122,600 B 7,300 42,000
209 250 2A 2 Wichita Falls, TX 119,000 B 19,100 12,500
381 251 2A 2 Grand Island-Kearney-Hastings, NE 117,300 H 15,900 1,900
512 252 2A 2 Texarkana, TX-AR 115,500 B 7,700 27,100
531 253 2A 2 Battle Creek, MI 113,900 B 4,800 13,200
519 254 2A 2 Harrisonburg, VA 113,200   10,500 5,200
545 255 2A 2 Rapid City, SD 111,000   3,800 3,000
219 256 2S 2 Altoona 109,600   1,300 2,500
432 257 2S 2 Montpelier-Barre-St. Johnsbury 107,700   1,800 1,200
527 258 2A 2 Augusta-Waterville, ME 106,300   1,500 900
599 259 2A 2 Lawton, OK 105,700 B 11,200 19,100
578 260 2A 2 Williamsport, PA 102,200   1,700 5,300
577 261 2A 2 Watertown, NY 101,400   7,000 7,100
523 262 2A 2 Sioux City, IA 100,700 H 16,000 3,300
582 263 2A 2 Bismarck, ND 99,700   1,600 1,200
418 264 2A 2 Sheboygan, WI 97,600   4,800 1,800
548 265 2A 2 San Angelo, TX 96,700 H 33,700 5,100
499 266 2A 2 Decatur, IL 93,200 B 2,000 15,100
520 267 2A 2 Bluefield, WV 92,500   800 5,000
572 268 2A 2 Grand Forks, ND-MN 85,500   3,200 1,500
383 269 2A 2 Hot Springs, AR 84,200   3,900 7,400
289 270 2A 2 Jackson, TN 83,400 B 2,800 29,300
560 271 2A 2 Cheyenne, WY 80,800 H 10,200 2,500
513 272 2A 2 Brunswick, GA 69,000 B 4,100 17,700
369 273 2A 2 Casper, WY 68,100 4,700 1,400
558 274 2A 2 Beckley, WV 67,800   1,100 6,100

Type of Measurement Service

PPM - PPM
4S - Radio Diary Standard Continuous Measurement
2S - Radio Diary Standard Measurement
2C - Radio Diary Condensed Measurement
2A - Radio Diary 2-book Average

DST (Differential Survey Treatment)

B
- Black ethnic controls
H - Hispanic ethnic controls
BH - Black and Hispanic ethnic controls

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*Unique numeric identifier for a market
**For a Radio Metro to qualify for Hispanic DST, the Metro’s Hispanic P12+ population must be at least 9.5% Hispanic OR at least 4.5% Hispanic with an estimated Hispanic 12+ population of at least 75,000. Additional criteria apply in Radio Diary Metros and can be referenced in the Radio Description of Methodology.
***For a Radio Metro to qualify for Black DST, the Metro’s Black P12+ population must be at least 9.5% Black or at least 4.5% Black with an estimated Black 12+ population of at least 75,000.
†These markets have not received accreditation from the Media Rating Council. All other markets have been accredited.
Based on Fall 2013 Rankings; Last updated: 11/20

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