WLTW Maintains Number One in December Ratings

WLTW/Lite-FM, the perennial number one in the monthly Arbitron ratings, maintained the top spot for December. Officially, though, the latest figures emcompass November 11 through December 8.  

Lite-FM began their month long Christmas music format at Thanksgiving. The holiday tunes gave WLTW, which fell into a tie with WCBS-FM the previous month, a surge to 8.4 ( 2.7 ahead of CBS-FM).

Otherwise, it is pretty much status quo.

WHTZ/Z100 kept number three, slipping slightly to a 4.6.

Also, Clear Channel-owned WKTU made a narrow gain to 4.5.

‘Tis was not the season for all-news stations. WCBS-AM and WINS took big hits. WINS lost .5 to a 3.1. WCBS also ended up with a 3.1, dropping off 1.2 to get there.  

A look at the rest of the Top 10 after the jump. 

  • WABC         4.1 (4.4 in Nov.)     5th
  • WSKQ         4.0 (3.8 in Nov.)     6th
  • WWFS        3.6  (3.4 in Nov.)    7th
  • WAXQ        3.4  (3.4 in Nov.)    8th
  • WQHT        3.2   (3.3 in Nov.)  *9th
  • WBLS         3.2   (3.0 in Nov.)  *9th

*tied

1050 ESPN/WEPN dropped to a 1.3 (from 1.6), while rival WFAN fell to a 3.0 (from 3.2).