ABC Network Keeps US Radio Top-Spot

18 December 2003

Radio network ABC Daytime Direction has topped the US ratings charts for the sixth consecutive quarter, according to the new RADAR (Radio Network Audience Report ) report from Arbitron.

The latest of the quarterly studies measures audiences for 38 radio networks during the twelve months to September 17. There was little movement at the top of the chart, other than a debut entry at number 10 for Complete FM, a new network owned by Dial Communications-Global Media.

Aside from Complete FM, the rest of the top ten stations were owned by Walt Disney Company's ABC Radio, Clear Channel's Premiere Radio Networks and Viacom's Westwood One. The leading ten were:

1. ABC Daytime Direction
2. Westwood CNN Max
3. Premiere Pulse
4. ABC Morning News
5. Premiere Morning Drive AM
6. ABC Young Adult
7. Premiere Morning Drive FM
8. Premiere Focus
9. Premiere Mediabase
10. Complete FM.

ABC Daytime Direction polled a weekly audience of 9.45 million, up from 9.3m in the previous quarter's RADAR report.

Data sourced from: multiple sources; additional content by WARC staff