June PPMs: WLTW Keeps Top Spot, WHTZ Moves into Second

Without any fanfare, it’s a typical month for WLTW/Lite FM. The Adult Contemporary giant was number one in the just-released overall PPM ratings for June.

Lite FM saw its huge numbers dwindle from May (8.1 to 7.7). But the station maintained its 5,600,000 cume (audience).

A surprise at number two, where WLTW sister station WHTZ/Z100 made a nice .5 leap.

Despite only slipping .1 for June, WCBS-FM fell from its usual second-place perch. The Classic Hits format, now under the direction of longtime WLTW programmer Jim Ryan, finds a home in third.

It’s the second ratings book for WBLS since the Urban station gave a voice to several displaced KISS FM/WRKS personalities following ESPN’s takeover of the 98.7 frequency.

WBLS had a fourth-place showing, with only a minimal drop off to 5.6.

As for ESPN/WEPN, the all-sports station lost .2 to 1.6 in the overall ratings. By contrast, rival WFAN improved slightly to 3.3.

More ratings insight after the jump

WKTU had a good month with a .4 leap to 4.8. Another from the Clear Channel cluster, WAXQ/Q 104.3 saw a .5 improvement to 4.2.

Spanish station WXNY added .4 to 3.7.

We recently reported that WFAN could be on the move to FM and the dial position of Fresh 102.7/WWFS. And the latest rating accentuates that possibility, holding steady at a 3.0. However, CBS’ other New York FM (along with CBS-FM), NOW FM/WXRK registered the worst downfall of the month. The CHR lost .8 to 2.5.

As for News/Talk formats, Cumulus’ WABC was 3.0, up .3 from May. Buckley’s WOR slipped to 1.7.

WINS inched ahead to 3.4, while WCBS-AM had a .2 drop to 2.9.

WEMP, the city’s 24-hour, all-news FM, maintained a .6 for the third straight month.