Category: Ratings

Biggest Thing to Hit Radio in 50+ Years for Buyers

Reported by RAIN Reports about a week ago, Nielsen formally launches streaming ratings service for terrestrial webcasts. This gives media buyers another tool to reach verified audience levels. Details here: […]

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Is PANDORA Beginning to Slip to the Competition?

AdAge reports Pandora had 81.1 million users at the end of 2015, a decline of 400,000 from the year before. On-demand streaming services Spotify and Apple Music both added millions of customers over that span.” Is PANDORA beginning to have some serious retention problems in light of new competition? Details here. […]

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Spotify Becoming a Major Player in Reaching Ad-Supported Targeted Audience

RAIN News reports that “Over 100 new segments are being brought to the U.S. advertising market, many of them sharpened by Spotify’s first-party data collection of listener behavior…” This means that we can target more than just age, income, sex, and geographic areas for more precise ad results and less waste in spending to reach […]

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Major Advance in Ratings for Local Radio Internet Streams

This is one of the biggest advances in the measurement of online radio audio since radio ratings began over 50 years ago. From Inside Radio: “Buying online radio in local markets is now easier, courtesy of media buying and selling platform STRATA…audiences can be targeted geographically and by demographic, including age and gender…across 278 local […]

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Is TV Going the Way of Radio? Record Subscriber Losses.

Ad Age Magazine says, “Cord-Cutting Ramps Up as Pay TV Sees Record Subscriber Losses. Services Lose 625,000 in Subscribers During Biggest-Ever Quarterly Drop.” This is another sign of the times as people go Internet and mobile to get the content they want the way they want it. Details here. […]

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How Much Longer Will Terrestrial Radio Be Around?

Record high stream listening in March led by Pandora and Spotify. More and more, listeners are grabbling what they want, when they want, where they want, and how they want…as opposed to be controlled by mass radio feeding them. Details here. […]

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Update to Online Streaming Measurement

4/10/15: RAIN News Reports additional details: “Triton Digital has received certification for inclusion of Nielsen audience measurement technology in Triton streaming audio players, the company announced this afternoon. This development enables Nielsen to measure online streaming metrics of its broadcast clients through Triton’s streaming suite on desktop, Android, and iOS. It is the fourth time […]

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Big News for Online Ratings Measurement

4/10/15 – From Inside Radio, it’s reported that “Triton and Nielsen Join Digital Hands. Triton Digital may compete with Nielsen on the audience measurement front, but as a streaming services vendor to broadcasters it will make it easier for stations to be measured by its rival. Triton confirms it will integrate Nielsen software into its audio […]

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PANDORA Has New Competition for Ad Dollars

Just announced from RAIN Daily Digest: “Spotify today announced the launch of a geo-targeted advertising platform for its ad-supported freemium service level. The initial rollout includes the top 15 listening markets. Launch partner Triton Digital provides verification metrics through its Webcast Local Metrics product. We spoke to Spotify ad exec Brian Benedik.” Details here. We are following this […]

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What Is Radio Afraid Of?

This article shows how upset terrestrial radio stations are about how PANDORA is taking audience share and revenue from them. Even though this story talks about STRATA changing its ranker display system, no one can deny the significant audience that PANDORA has. The new ranking system actually highlights how strong PANDORA is as opposed to […]

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