Archive for October 2016

Radio’s New Frontier?

Anyone who’s been around radio programming for any length of time knows there are 168 hours in a week. Many of us reflexively know there are 126 hours in Nielsen’s “Total Week,” Monday-Sunday 6AM-Midnight. Part of the job of programmers has been to determine what’s the best content to put on the station’s transmitter during…

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Who Still Answers Their Home Phone?

Presuming you can find people who still have a home phone, who are the people who still answer them? Back when Arbitron began its sample recruitment process on the phone, we felt compelled to follow suit and interrupt unsuspecting people at home when conducting callout, perceptuals and screening for auditorium tests. But, seriously, who still…

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Who Replies to Social Media Comments at Your Station?

We’re heading back to the drawing board to design the questionnaire for the ninth NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study to field next month. We’re eager to see if Facebook’s renewed growth has maintained. We’re eager to see if Snapchat continues its trajectory and surpasses Twitter. We’re also eager to see if the connection between radio and…

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Game-Changing Tactics for Music Stations

Contesting is the #1 tactic that stations use to try to change the game – to build short-term ratings gains for important ratings periods. Through our Ratings Prospects Studies at NuVoodoo, we’ve asked tens of thousands of respondents about the desirability of different types of prizes, various methods of contest entry and, recently, about concerns…

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Getting Music Listeners to Listen More

We’ve shown before that likely ratings responders spend more time with radio and pay more attention to radio programming. Since most stations rely on music for the bulk of their programming, it would make sense that likely ratings responders also pay more attention to the music on radio stations. Yet, as we’ve talked about previously,…

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