LOS ANGELES — Our three in-depth overviews of May 2016 PPM results begin with a summary of urban-rhythmic oldies, whose stations use such monikers as "Classic Hip-Hop," "Old School," "Classic Soul," and "Classic R&B," among others.
Future posts will be devoted to urban AC (Thursday, 6/16) and mainstream urban contemporary (Friday, 6/17).
Scoreboards for all these formats are based on facilities that rank in the top 20 in any of Nielsen Audio's 48-PPM markets (6+, May 2016).
Another important parameter in addition to that particular ratings caveat is that Nielsen Audio only releases audience estimates for stations that subscribe to its services.
Owing to that reason, ratings stats in this RadioInfo urban-rhythmic oldies analysis (and the urban AC and urban contemporary ones that will follow) are limited to stations that pay Nielsen Audio for its data.
Urban AC is the next format to be analyzed; email RadioInfo managing editor Mike Kinosian atKinosian@RadioInfo.com.