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November 2018 PPM Monthly Top-Line Estimates Are Available


Click here for Quarterly & Monthly PPM data ==>>PPM Data

Fall 2018 Diary Market Release Schedule is Available


RRC's release schedule for Fall 2018 Nielsen data in diary-based markets is available by clicking HERE or you can click on "Release Schedule" on the left side of our home page.

Impact of 9/27/18 Kavanaugh Hearing


On Thursday, September 27th, NPR and other networks offered special coverage of the additional day of hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Out of the 36 stations that responded to RRC's question regarding carriage of special programming on September 27th, 35 answered “Yes." Did the public radio audience respond positively to this programming change?  Click HERE for the results!

Summer 2018 PPM Market eRANKS Reports Are Available


Click here for Public Radio eRANKS

Click here for Non-Commercial Religious Stations eRANKS

Sign Up for a Summer 2018 Diary Data Consultation


This is a complimentary service for our subscribers; it  includes an analysis of your station's data and an online hour of consultation  via GoToMeeting (for a more extensive consultation, hourly rates may apply). Call 301-774-6686 or send an email message to to set  up your Data Consultation.

Access Your Summer 2018 Diary Data


Nielsen diary market data is releasing for the Summer 2018 survey. Follow the Release Schedule by clicking the “Schedules – Release  Schedule – Diary Markets” at the RRC home page. You'll find release dates for the following products:

eBook & TAPSCAN posted @Nielsen Answers
Topline data posted @RRConline
Listener Focus posted @RRConline

2018 Public Radio Format Breakouts (PPM Markets)


RRC selected four public radio formats (News, Classical, AAA and Jazz) in PPM markets and created "baselines" for several different Nielsen audience estimates. These four reports show the stations averages across each format from July 2017 through June 2018. Also included are the highest and lowest station 13-month averages (Min & Max) for each estimate.

Click HERE to get the reports!

RRC's ListenerPC Software is in the Cloud (Diary Markets ONLY)!


RRC’s ListenerPC software is in the cloud!

LPC subscribers in diary markets
 can access their data at LPCcloud or go to our home page and click on "Data & Software" and select "LPCcloud."

Click on the headline above to download instructions!

PRPD Pre-Conference Workshop: Making Sense of Audience Data


If you are a public radio program director, you should attend the Public Radio Content Conference 2018. If you are attending, we invite you to sign up for RRC’s FREE pre-conference workshop:

Making Sense of Audience Data
Monday, August 20, 2018, 10am - 1pm

More than ever before, data directs decisions. During this one day workshop, RRC staff and colleagues will cover the best methods for utilizing Nielsen Audio diary and PPM station estimates, market level information, as well as the use of Scarborough qualitative data as a tool for programming. With more research becoming available and less time to manage it, make this the day you get up to speed on the best practices for tracking your audience through these rapidly changing times!  All experience levels welcome!

FREE for PRPD members with Conference Registration
$300 Workshop Only PRPD Member
$500 Non-member


January 2018 is quite the survey!


While we at RRC hate looking at only one survey (we really do), the two-year ride that full-time, public radio News stations are experiencing shows no signs of slowing down. The January 2018 survey hit so many high notes for so many stations across so many markets (45 non-embedded PPM metros) we decided that RRC should tout the public News station accomplishments (all data are Persons 6+):

Full Week (M-Su 6a-12a)

21 stations rank in the top 10 of their local market
10 stations rank in the top 5
7 stations rank #1 or #2
5 stations rank #1 in their market!

AM Drive (M-F 6a-10a)
32 stations rank in the top 10 of their local market
19 stations rank in the top 5
9 stations rank #1 or #2
5 stations rank #1 in their market!

PM Drive (M-F 3p-7p)
20 stations rank in the top 10 of their local market
10 stations rank in the top 5
8 stations rank #1 or #2
6 stations rank #1 in their market!

Largest Weekly PPM Share Ever
KPCC-Los Angeles
KOPB-Portland, OR

Daypart Dominance
KQED-San Francisco ranks #1 in all six standard dayparts
KOPB-Portland, OR ranks #1 in five dayparts and #2 in the other
KUOW-Seattle ranks #1 in four dayparts and #2 in the others
KCFR-Denver ranks #1 in four dayparts
KPBS-San Diego ranks #1 in four dayparts
KUT-Austin ranks #1 in three dayparts
WUNC-Raleigh ranks #1 in AM Drive
WPLN-Nashville ranks #1 in AM Drive if you add their stream to their FM signal
WAMU-Washington has one #1 ranking
WBUR-Boston has one #1 ranking
KNOW-Minneapolis holds top-five rankings in five of six standard dayparts

To repeat, this is only one four-week survey. Many stations absent from this list hit milestones in previous months over the last two years of growth. However, the January 2018 estimate strength looks more widespread than what we’ve seen before.

Happy Holidays from RRC!


In the spirit of the holiday season, RRC has contributed to the following non-profit organizations:

Fisher House  
Fisher House Foundation is a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. 

Hearts & Homes for Youth
Care for over 200 children and teens that are taken out of their homes due to abuse, neglect, mental health issues or other types of trauma. A safe home for food, clothing, counseling and other needs specific to each youth.

Have a safe and happy holiday season and we look forward to working with you in 2018!

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