Local Numbers for 2007 Jay Allen Sanford 1.1.8
San Diego ranked #17 in U.S. terrestrial radio market earnings last year, with 45 operating stations generating around $203 million dollars income. The same Arbitron ratings show the two most-listened to local stations are KSON-FM/KSOQ-FM country and KIFM jazz. The station with the smallest audience is XHFG-FM, which plays Latin pop. The surveys only represent listenership north of the Mexican border.
According to a BIA Financial Network report, the city's most profitable radio station last year was KOGO-AM, which earned Clear Channel an estimated $14.9 million. Clear Channel's area stations together earned around $63.1 million, representing almost a third of all revenue generated by local radio.
Locals figure prominently in several year-end entries on the Nielsen Company's annual top-10 lists.
Among the top U.S. markets for people who download or listen to music online, San Diego ranks #3, with 21% of adults doing so within the past month. Austin and Salt Lake City top the list; the national average is 15%.
The #7 most watched TV show (seen in 9.2 million Nielsen homes) is ABC's Grey's Anatomy, co-starring famous former neighbor Sara Ramirez as Dr. Callie Torres. The program's soundtrack has featured songs by Anya Marina, who also performed at the September 1 wedding of show star Kate Walsh. Grey's Anatomy ranks as the #3 TV show most "Buzzed About Online."
Among the top U.S. markets for avid moviegoers, our city ranks #7, with 12% of adults attending movies four or more times over the past quarter-year. Salt Lake City is #1.
Top U.S. cities for adults who read or contribute to a blog each month include San Diego at #6, with an estimated 12% of the population surfing the blogosphere. Austin is #1 (15%).
San Diego comes in as the #8 top U.S. market for text messaging, with 36% of adults regularly using the cell phone feature. The national average is 31%.
2007 Arbitron radio ratings