Triton Digital has released its monthly digital audio Top 20 Ranker for April 2017. The Ranker is a listing of the top-performing digital audio stations and networks measured by the Webcast Metrics® audience measurement platform. A review of the April data uncovered several interesting insights on the U.S. digital audio landscape, which are shared below.
Total weekday listening remains steady at 5.4 million in the U.S.
All measured clients within the U.S. reported a total of 5,404,904 Average Active Sessions (AAS) during the Monday through Friday 6:00am to 8:00pm daypart, and 4,518,285 AAS during the Monday through Sunday 6:00AM to Midnight daypart.
Weekday listening shows highest peak at 2:00 pm.
Midweek listening shows peak AAS occurring at 2:00pm in April 2017. On the weekend, listening shows peak AAS at 1:00pm before gradually declining throughout the afternoon.
The Country format shows largest gain at 3.47% increase.
When compared to March 2017, the Country format showed the largest listening gain with a 3.47% increase in AAS during the Monday through Friday 6:00am to 7:00pm daypart, followed by Classic Rock and Sports.
The Boston market shows largest gain at 4.44% increase.
Looking at the Top 15 Markets as compared to March 2017, Boston showed the largest listening gain with a 4.44% percent increase in AAS during the Monday through Friday 6:00am to 7:00pm daypart.
Year-over-year listening shows consistent growth.
Total listening for all publishers showed positive listening gains when compared to April 2017, with a 10.83% increase in AAS during the Monday through Friday 6:00am to 8:00pm daypart, and a 10.51% increase during the Monday through Sunday 6:00am to Midnight daypart.
Digital Audio Trends and Insights represent all clients measured by Triton.