WLTW Stays Number One in July PPMs, WKTU Jumps to Second

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By Jerry Barmash Comment

The overall July Arbitron PPM ratings are out, and it is great news for Clear Channel.

As per usual, WLTW/Lite FM is number one. But the perennial top-rated station lost some ground to sister station WKTU.

WKTU actually had the same 5.1 rating for a second straight month, while WLTW fell from a 6.6 to 6.0.

Adding to the Clear Channel triumvirate is WHTZ/Z100.  WHTZ slipped from last month’s 5.0 to a 4.9, but still good enough for a third-place tie.

WCBS-FM saw its second-place stranglehold loosen in July, joining Z100 with a 4.9.

Clear Channel’s WAXQ/Q 104 took up residence at fifth place, holding steady at 4.1.

WCBS-AM and Tropical WSKQ tied for sixth at 4.0.

More highlights from the ratings after the jump

Univision’s owned WXNY made big gains from 3.0 to 3.5.

CBS’ WXRK/Now FM jumped .4 to 3.1, while Talker WABC improved from 2.7 to 3.0.

Meantime, after flipping from Rock station WRXP on July 15, Merlin Media’s FM 101.9 registered a 2.5 for its “new” interim news/music format.  

No change for WFAN at a 2.8, while rival WEPN/ESPN 1050 lost .2 to .7.

Bloomberg Radio, which now has ESPN providing morning sports reports, gained a .1 to a rare 1.1 for July.

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