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November 29, 2012

Ottawa radio ratings for Fall 2012: Hot narrows the gap on CBC

Here's a chart of the BBM Fall 2012 ratings for anglophone radio listeners in Ottawa, with comparisons from recent ratings period. I've ranked each station by their share, defined as "the estimated total hours tuned to that station expressed as a percentage of total hours tuned to all radio". These numbers include all listeners ages 12 and up, Monday to Sunday from 5:00am to 1:00am.  (More data is available in this PDF file from BBM, and you can find previous charts on our blog under the keyword "radio".)  (Note - these numbers have been revised by BBM since the original release on November 29.)

fall 12 spring 12 fall 11 spring 11 fall 10
1 CBO  CBC Radio 1 15.9 21.8 20.5 17.7 19.9
2 CIHT Hot 89.9 13 10.4 9.4 13.3 11.5
3 CFRA CFRA 10.2 7.3 10.6 11.2 12.4
4 CJMJ Majic 100 7.3 5.4 7 7.3 7.3
5 CKBY Y101 6.2 5.9 5.4 4.3 4.1
6 CILV Live 88.5 4.9 4.7 4.2 4.2 3.4
7 CISS KISS FM 4.9 3.7 4.9 4.8 3.8
8 CBOQ CBC Radio 2 4.8 5.9 4.7 3.9 4.3
9 CHEZ CHEZ 106 4.6 7 6.2 5.1 5.9
10 CJWL The Jewel 4 4.2 3.2 3.6 3.3
11 CKQB The Bear 3.1 3.5 3.5 4 4.3
12 CKKL BOB FM 3 3 3.7 4.2 5.2
13 CJOT boom 99.7 2.8 1.9 1.5 1.8 1
14 CFGO Team 1200 2.2 2.8 2.2 3 2.7
15 CBOX Espace Musique 0.9 1.4 1.1 1 0.6
16 CKTF Energie 104.1 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3
17 CIDG DAWG FM 0.7 1 1.3 1.2 1.8
18 CIWW 1310News 0.7 1 0.9 0.9 0.6
19 CBOF Radio-Canada 0.4 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.4
20 CIMF Rock-Détente 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.8
21 CHLX Planete 97,1 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.5
22 CKOF CKOI 104,7 0.2 0 0 0.2 0
23 CFTX Capitale Rock 0 0 0 0.2 0


Some numbers that stand out for me:
  • CBC, Hot and CFRA hold onto their 1-2-3 spots, but Hot is closing in on CBC.
  • Majic 100 jumps back from 7th place in the Spring, knocking CHEZ out of the top 5.
  • KISS leaps up from 10th in the spring to 6th this fall. 

And here are the numbers for francophone listeners:

fall 12 spring 12 fall 11 spring 11 fall 10 spring 10
1 CBOF Radio-Canada 13.6 14.1 11.8 12 12.9 12.3
2 CBOX Espace Musique 3.7 4 4 4 3.5 4.3
3 CFTX Capitale Rock 1.8 0.9 1 0.8 0.8 1.2
4 CHLX Planete 97,1 4.1 5.3 6.9 6.2 8 7.8
5 CIMF Rock-Détente 21.5 24.7 22 21.5 22.9 21.2
6 CKOF CKOI 104,7 7.6 4.1  4.3 27.4 34.2 31.5 28.3
7 CKTF Energie 104.1 12.7 15  16.0 89.0 97.5 87.6 84.6

What station do you listen to?  Is there a type of station or format that Ottawa's missing?  Does anything surprise or interest you about these numbers?  Add your comments below.


See also: Ottawa Radio Guide
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5 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:01 PM

    There's no Hip Hop or R&B music on the air in Ottawa. I am well aware it's not the most popular format, but I find it's horribly underrepresented in Ottawa (only occasionally the bigger Hip Hop acts, Lil Wayne, Drake get some coverage on 89.9) but in Canada in General. Toronto's got Flow 93.5, but the Urban Contemporary format seems glaringly missing in Ottawa. I've heard shows playing the format spring up on some local college stations.

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  2. we are missing a real modern rock station. one that play the top bands of today. like Godsmack, Shinedown, Crossfade, Thousand Foot Krutch, Nonpoint, IN THIS MOMENT, Evans Blue, P.O.D., Stone Sour, Age of Days, Baroness, Surrender the Fall, Atreyu, My darkest days, Hurt, Sevendust, Trapt, 10 Years, Angels Falls, In Flames, Clutch, Tantric, Heavens Basement, Mudvayne, Another Lost Year, Devour the Day, Redlight King, Avenge Sevenfold, Sister Sin, Hinder, Device, Aranda, Big Wreck, Otherwise, Pop Evil, The Amity Affliction, and many many other rock bands that are popular in the states. I named a bunch that are Canadian in the list and the Bear does not play hardly any of these bands. The Bear has gone mostly classic rock and that's not fair for Ottawa.

    we started a Facebook campaign called: BETTER ROCK STATION IN OTTAWA.
    link below-
    if anyone wants to help us out your very welcome. we already have 225 people on our page, not bad start :)
    https://www.facebook.com/BETTERROCKSTATIONOTTAWA

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  3. We do need some better stations in Ottawa Hot 89.9 become terrible over the years I remember they only play hip hop in 2003 that's it now it's mix with pop and rock. We need a better urban station and rock station in Ottawa.
    I just make a facebook page called We need a better rock station like xfm in Ottawa
    If anyone wants to help us out your very welcome. I already have 5 people on my page, not bad start:)
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/We-need-a-better-rock-radio-station-like-Xfm-in-Ottawa/284550985015660

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  4. Anonymous4:24 PM

    WE ARE now at 500 on our page :)

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  5. Fans for a better Rock station in Ottawa is now at 530 :)

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