MusicMatch Still Leads All Channels and Networks in Total Listening Hours – Arbitron

The latest Arbitron MeasureCast Ratings of Internet Radio broadcasters, for the week of January 6 – 12, 2003, show that MusicMatch Artist Match maintains its position as the number one individual Web channel with 291,602 hours of Total Time Spent Listening (TTSL).

Internet-only Web channel RADIOIO Eclectic was ranked number two with 283,772 hours of TTSL. Virgin Radio was ranked number three with 278,136 hours of TTSL.

Three classical stations – WQXR-FM, Beethoven.com and KING-FM – made it into the top ten channels for the week. WQXR-FM was ranked number five at 226,620 hours of TTSL. Internet-only station Beethoven.com ranked number eight with 116,428 hours of TTSL. KING-FM was ranked number nine with 102,879 hours of TTSL.

MusicMatch also dominates the rankings of Webcast Networks (as opposed to individual channels), weighing in at 1,221,801 hours of TTSL. StreamAudio ranked number two among networks with 1,004,167 hours of TTSL. Clear Channel Worldwide was ranked number three with 633,596 hours of TTSL.

Internet Radio Listening Index and Domographic Highlights

Arbitron’s MeasureCast Internet Radio Listening Index increased for the week of January 6. Since the beginning of 2003, the Total Time Spent Listening to online stations measured by Arbitron’s MeasureCast Ratings grew 91 percent. The index is a representation of the trend in the Total Time Spent Listening to a spectrum of online radio stations.

  • The peak listening day was Tuesday, January 7 with 19 percent of the week’s online listening
  • 74 percent of weekly online listening took place between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific time
  • 14 percent of the week’s total listening took place during the weekend
  • 86 percent of the measured listeners were between the ages of 18 and 5
  • 70 percent of listeners were men; 30 percent were women
  • In the U.S., 33 percent of listeners resided in the South; 31 percent in the West; 19 percent in the Northeast; and 17 percent in the Midwest

Top 10 Internet Radio Networks (Jan. 6 – Jan. 12)

Rank Company TTSL Cume
1 MUSICMATCH 1,221,801 370,441
2 StreamAudio 1,004,167 154,569
3 Clear Channel Worldwide 633,596 129,985
4 Warp Radio 617,326 102,556
5 StreamGuys 511,787 120,288
6 Moontaxi 505,149 72,623
7 Internet Radio, Inc. 485,723 189,285
8 SurferNETWORK 481,315 44,604
9 Virgin Radio 445,106 73,355
10 Radio Free Virgin 404,099 48,205

The Arbitron MeasureCast Weekly Top 25 (Jan. 6 – Jan. 12)
(Individual Internet Radio Channels)

Rank Station/Format Owner/Network/URL TTSL Cume
1 MUSICMATCH Artist Match
(Internet-only)
Miscellaneous
MUSICMATCH
291,602
129,662
2 RADIOIO Eclectic
(Internet-only)
Adult Alternative
RADIOIO / LimeLight Networks
283,772
56,601
3 Virgin Radio
(London)
Hot Adult Contemporary
Virgin Radio New Media
278,136
43,357
4 JazzFM / 102.2
(London)
Jazz
Guardian Media Group
242,298
33,174
5 WQXR-FM/96.3
(New York)
Classical
New York Times
226,620
35,080
6 MUSICMATCH Top Hits
(Internet-only)
CHR / Top 40
MUSICMATCH
150,527
90,529
7 KPLU-FM/88.5
(Tacoma)
Jazz
Pacific Lutheran University
134,524
20,961
8 Beethoven.com
(Internet-only)
Classical
Beethoven.com
116,428
17,032
9 KING-FM/98.1
(Seattle)
Classical
Classic Radio Inc. Real Broadcast Networks
102,879
15,326
10 3WK Undergroundradio
(Internet-only)
Alternative Rock
3WK
94,700
25,540
11 KNAC.COM
(Internet-only)
Pure Rock
KNAC.COM
91,918
18,314
12 MUSICMATCH Artist On Demand
(Internet-only)
Miscellaneous
MUSICMATCH
88,758
39,475
13 WXPN-FM/88.5
(Philadelphia)
Adult Alternative
University of Pennsylvania / StreamGuys
85,097
8,414
14 Virgin Radio Classic Rock
(Internet-only)
Classic Rock
Virgin Radio New Media
77,664
13,426
15 MUSICMATCH Soft Hits
(Internet-only)
Soft Hits
MUSICMATCH
64,330
16,023
16 BlueGrass Country
(Internet-only)
Country
American University / Warp Radio
64,322
15,252
17 ChoiceRadio Top 40
(Internet-only)
CHR/Top 40
Internet Radio, Inc.
62,371
35,993
18 MUSICMATCH Country Hits
(Internet-only)
Country Hits
MUSICMATCH
55,093
17,033
19 WLTW-FM/106.7
(New York)
Soft Adult Contemporary
Clear Channel Worldwide
54,002
9,001
20 ChoiceRadio Country
(Internet-only)
Country
Internet Radio, Inc.
52,927
22,280
21 The Tom Joyner Morning Show
(Dallas)
News / Talk
ABC Radio Networks
52,333
8,168
22 Moontaxi Top 40
(Internet-only)
CHR/Top 40
Moontaxi
51,300
15,799
23 ChoiceRadio New Age
(Internet-only)
New Age
Internet Radio, Inc.
51,125
19,986
24 Country Bear
(Internet-only)
Country
Standef Broadcasting Corp / Warp Radio
48,422
13,446
25 KFI-AM/640
(Los Angeles)
Talk Radio
Clear Channel Worldwide
48,399
13,313

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