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Nielsen Audio Survey Schedule

Survey Schedule for Diary and PPM Services: 2018 - 2019

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™), is used 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 2018-2019
Survey   Dates
Winter 2018
Spring 2018
Summer 2018
Fall 2018

Winter 2019
Spring 2019
Summer 2019
Fall 2019


  January 4 – March 28
March 29 - June 20
June 21 - September 12
September 13 - December 5

January 3 – March 27
March 28 - June 19
June 20 - September 11
September 12 - December 4

PPM® Market Survey Schedule 2018-2019
Survey   Dates
January 2018
February 2018
March 2018
April 2018
May 2018
June 2018
July 2018
August 2018
September 2018
October 2018
November 2018
December 2018
Holiday 2018

January 2019
February 2019
March 2019
April 2019
May 2019
June 2019
July 2019
August 2019
September 2019
October 2019
November 2019
December 2019
Holiday 2019

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

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

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