Nielsen Topline Ratings for Subscribing Radio Stations

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Definition of Terms


The percentage of those listening to radio in the Metro who are listening to a particular radio station.

Average Quarter-Hour Persons (AQH Persons)

The average number of persons listening to a particular station for at least five minutes during a 15-minute period.

[AQH Persons to a Station / AQH Persons to All Stations] x 100 = Share (%)

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