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Nielsen Audio Survey Schedule

Survey Schedule for Diary and PPM Services: 2014 - 2015

Nielsen Audio conducts radio ratings surveys using one of two methods: Paper Diaries or the Portable People Meter (PPM™).

Nielsen Audio's diary-based radio listening surveys are conducted over a 12-week period. In the larger markets, there are four 12-week surveys per year (winter, spring, summer and fall), totaling 48 weeks of radio measurement. In medium to small markets, there are two 12-week surveys per year (spring and fall), totaling 24 weeks. Markets that are part of Nielsen Audio's Small Market Initiative receive a two-book average of the most current survey and the previous survey.

Nielsen Audio's radio audience measurement system, the Portable People Meter (PPM™), has replaced Nielsen Audio‚Äôs diary-based ratings within the Top 50 radio metros. PPM™ markets have year-round measurement; there are thirteen monthly reports (including a winter holiday report), as well as weekly reporting.

Diary Market Survey Schedule 2014-2015
Survey   Dates
Winter 2014
Spring 2014
Summer 2014
Fall 2014

Winter 2015
Spring 2015
Summer 2015
Fall 2015


  January 2 - March 26
March 27 - June 18
June 19 - September 10
September 11 - December 3

January 1 - March 25
March 26 - June 17
June 18 - September 9
September 10 - December 9

PPM® Market Survey Schedule 2014-2015
Survey   Dates
January 2014
February 2014
March 2014
April 2014
May 2014
June 2014
July 2014
August 2014
September 2014
October 2014
November 2014
December 2014
Holiday 2014
January 2015
February 2015
March 2015
April 2015
May 2015
June 2015
July 2015
August 2015
September 2015
October 2015
November 2015
December 2015
Holiday 2015

  January 2 - January 29
January 30 - February 28
February 27 - March 26
March 27 - April 23
April 24 - May 21
May 22 - June 18
June 19 - July 16
July 17 - August 13
August 14 - September 10
September 11 - October 8
October 9 - November 5
November 6 - December 3
December 4 - December 31
January 1 - January 28
January 29 - February 25
February 26 - March 25
March 26 - April 22
April 23 - May 20
May 21 - June 17
June 18 - July 15
July 16 - August 12
August 13 - September 9
September 10 - October 7
October 8 - November 4
November 5 - December 2
December 3 - December 30

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