Insights

Feelin’ the Love: A Look at Romantic Songs, Books and Comedies

Love is in the air and in the entertainment aisle. So as we celebrate Valentine’s Day, let’s look at how romance influences music, books and home entertainment—as well as how consumers respond and engage with it—even on days other than Feb 14. Even though love is in the air, it may not be...

It’s a New Millennial: Tuning in To Generation Y’s Listeners

Millennials, the young adults that make up Generation Y, are some of the most connected consumers in America today. They’re also steady radio listeners. These teens and twenty-somethings have more ways to consume content than any previous generation, and the options continue to advance. Yet...

Audio is Workin’ for the Weekday

If you’re like most Americans, listening to the radio is part of your regular weekly schedule. In fact, 92 percent of the people in the U.S. over the age of 12 (242 million people) listen to the radio each week. But what you may not be conscious of is where and when you’re most likely

State of the Media: Audio Today 2014

Ninety-two percent of the people in the U.S. over the age of 12 (242 million people) listen to the radio each week. But what you may not be conscious of is where and when you’re most likely to tune in to hear your favorite music, news, talk or sports programming…because it depends on your...

An Audio Playbook for the Big Game

By kickoff time on Sunday, football fans and casual observers everywhere will be settling in to watch or listen to what is an unrivaled broadcasting spectacle in American sporting culture. Yet for as widely appealing as the Super Bowl has become, there’s still nothing quite like the connection...

One Last Listen to the 2013 Holiday Radio Season

By now the holidays may seem like a distant memory: people are watching their waistlines and stuffing decorations into dark basement corners. But that doesn’t mean we’ve heard the last of the 2013 holiday season. So before you start breaking your new resolutions, let’s recap the impact of...

Turning Programmers into Radio Baristas

When it comes to radio ratings, programmers are consistently focused on determining which listener group is the most influential. After all, appealing to the audience with the biggest influence is the best way to ensure a high-performing station. The trick, however, is delving beneath the surface...

Nielsen TV: Every Day Counts in Radio

Up until about six years ago, Nielsen derived its radio ratings from diary surveys that listeners filled out based on their weekly tune-in. While these diaries remain a vital way of capturing radio listening for many markets, Nielsen now has 48 markets where portable people meters electronically...

From the Holidays to Every Day, Keep Listeners Tuned In

Over the next few days, many people will get into the spirit by tuning into “All Christmas” stations. While the holidays are a boon for radio, programmers shouldn’t forget their every-day strategies for keeping listeners coming back for more. One solution we discussed from many different...

Tops of 2013: Audio

As the year draws to a close it’s time to reflect on the format preferences of radio listeners in the U.S., where more than 90 percent of Americans use the medium on a weekly basis. In 2013 we have seen Country grow among younger listeners and set all-time highs for audience shares across the 48