Arbitron Radio Market Rankings

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Here is Aribtron's list of the top 50 radio markets. It's not surprising that New York has the largest radio market.

Rank

Type

DST

Qual Type

Market Name

Metro 12+ Population

1

PPM

BH

S/PPM

New York

15,393,700

2

PPM

BH

S/PPM

Los Angeles

10,877,600

3

PPM

BH

S/PPM

Chicago

7,813,900

4

PPM

BH

S/PPM

San Francisco

6,013,700

5

PPM

BH

S/PPM

Dallas-Ft. Worth

5,120,100

6

PPM

BH

S/PPM

Houston-Galveston

4,759,600

7

PPM

BH

S/PPM

Atlanta

4,378,000

8

PPM

BH

S/PPM

Philadelphia

4,352,800

9

PPM

BH

S/PPM

Washington, DC

4,238,100

10

PPM

BH

S

Boston

3,912,000

11

PPM

B

S/PPM

Detroit

3,866,900

12

PPM

BH

S

Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood

3,559,700

13

PPM

BH

S

Seattle-Tacoma

3,353,200

14

CM

QD

Puerto Rico

3,327,100

15

PPM

H

S

Phoenix

3,249,200

16

PPM

B

S

Minneapolis-St. Paul

2,697,500

17

PPM

BH

S

San Diego

2,536,000

18

CM

BH

S

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater

2,387,300

19

PPM

BH

S/PPM

Nassau-Suffolk (Long Island)

2,325,200

20

CM

B

S

St. Louis

2,299,000

21

CM

BH

S

Denver-Boulder

2,298,100

22

CM

B

S

Baltimore

2,271,500

23

CM

H

S

Portland, OR

2,078,300

24

CM

B

S

Pittsburgh, PA

1,975,700

25

CM

BH

S

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill

1,962,300

26

PPM

BH

S/PPM

Riverside-San Bernardino

1,854,600

27

CM

BH

S

Sacramento

1,824,400

28

CM

B

S

Cincinnati

1,773,000

29

CM

B

S

Cleveland

1,764,400

30

CM

H

S

Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo

1,676,000

31

CM

BH

S

San Antonio

1,675,200

32

CM

BH

S

Kansas City

1,599,600

33

CM

BH

S

Las Vegas

1,586,300

34

CM

BH

S

Orlando

1,519,700

35

PPM

H

S/PPM

San Jose

1,482,100

36

CM

B

S

Columbus, OH

1,448,200

37

CM

BH

S

Milwaukee-Racine

1,447,700

38

PPM

BH

S/PPM

Middlesex-Somerset-Union

1,381,900

39

CM

BH

S

Austin

1,381,800

40

CM

B

S

Indianapolis

1,379,600

41

CM

H

S

Providence-Warwick-Pawtucket

1,368,300

42

CM

B

S

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News

1,334,800

43

CM

BH

S

Raleigh-Durham

1,286,600

44

CM

B

S

Nashville

1,237,500

45

CM

BH

S

Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point

1,179,100

46

CM

B

S

Jacksonville

1,140,100

47

CM

BH

S

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton

1,117,800

48

CM

BH

S

Oklahoma City

1,099,900

49

CM

B

S

Memphis

1,069,400

50

CM

BH

S

Hartford-New Britain-Middletown

1,051,800

Market Type

S

- Standard markets

C

- Condensed markets

PPM

- PPM surveyed markets

CM

- Continuous Measurement markets

Qualitative Type

S

- Scarborough

S/PPM

- Scarborough/PPM

QD

- Qualitative Diary

RD

- RetailDirect

*

- Extracted from the DMA® geography of a Scarborough report.

NA

- Currently, there is no qualitative service available specifically for this
Metro as it is part of a larger Scarborough Metro, DMA or TSA.

SM

- Mid-Tier Scarborough

DST

B

- Black markets

H

- Hispanic markets

BH

- Black and Hispanic markets

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