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Popular radio formats in the U.S. 2013-2018

This graph shows the ranking of the leading radio formats of audiences (ages 6 and up) in the United States from 2013 to 2018. The ranking represents the most popular radio formats during any 15-minute period throughout the day, with news/talk programming receiving the attention of 10 percent of the U.S. radio audience in 2018.

Leading radio formats in the United States from 2013 to 2018

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Release date

December 2018


United States

Survey time period

2013 to 2018

Age group

6 years and older

Special properties

average quarter hour share across Nielsen's all non-embedded PPM markets

Supplementary notes

Figures prior to 2018 come from earlier articles.

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