Insights

From Great Panels Come Great Insights

At Nielsen, we believe that our panels make our company stand out. We devote a great deal of time and resources to ensuring that our panels produce high-quality data. By combining big data with smaller data sets from carefully chosen and measured households, we believe that we provide a higher...

A Record-Setting February, and Not Just for Snowfall

Across the continental U.S., Spring has started to make its annual appearance, likely a welcome change for many—especially those in parts of the Northeast—after one of the coldest and snowiest winters in the history books. But weather wasn’t the only record-breaker this winter. Records fell...

Morning Growth Is Driving Hispanic Radio Listening Gains

The Hispanic radio audience is growing across the U.S., increasing by more than half a million listeners over the past year based on Nielsen’s March 2014 RADAR report. As a result, Hispanics have the highest propensity to listen to the radio of any ethnic group. According to the latest Nielsen...

Tuning in to Radio Listening Habits

Radio listeners come in all varieties, and so do their listening preferences. We know that listeners tune in at different times during the day, but we also know they tune in for different reasons. So a big part of radio programming involves determining how to cater to the broader audience while...

Linking Radio Tuning to Buyer Behavior: New Value for Radio Advertising

Linking radio station tuning data to consumer purchase information is the best way to ensure that radio advertising is being heard by consumers who are eager to listen. According to a recent major market pilot test by Nielsen, for the first time, a connection can be drawn between what consumers...

Country Music’s Young Blood is Driving its Growing Popularity

Country is America’s No. 1 radio format, thanks to the genre’s banner performance in 2013. In fact, according to Nielsen’s State of the Media: Audio Today report, the Country music format set all-time highs last year for share of the listening audience in both portable people meter (PPM)...

New Year, New Listening Patterns

The start of a new year inevitably brings new resolutions and, for many, attempts to counter the effects from the holidays. It’s the same for many audio formats, which feel the impact of holiday programming on ratings from Thanksgiving until New Year’s. Radio programmers are now seeing those...