MORE TALK, LESS ROCK: Ottawa Fall 2015 radio ratings


The numbers are in for the fall radio ratings, and two talk radio stations are at the top of the list, probably thanks to the federal election happening during the ratings period.

The ratings were conducted by Numeris between September 7 and November 1, 2015, and include all English radio listeners ages 12 and older. You can access the full report here (PDF). Share = “the estimated total hours tuned to that station expressed as a percentage of total hours tuned to all radio.”

Some numbers that stand out:

  • Since last fall, Country 101.1 has dropped from #4 to #9. That’s in part due to newcomer New Country 94 — although their share is actually lower than predecessor Bob FM’s fall numbers last year.
  • Hot, Jump and Kiss all had slight drops in share since last fall; CHEZ and Boom are both up
  • CBC Radio 1 had the biggest increase in share, up by 4.1 percentage points.
  • (Fall 2014 ratings are here.)

We’ve graphed some of the data, sorted by share.

Fall 2015 Ottawa radio ratings: 2014 vs. 2015

Fall 2015 Ottawa radio ratings: All english stations

Fall 2015 Ottawa radio ratings: Top 5 pie chart

Fall 2015 Ottawa radio ratings: Talk radio

Fall 2015 Ottawa radio ratings: Commercial Music Stations
Here’s the full data chart

Station Name Language Share
CBO FM CBC Radio 1 English 22.9
CFRA 580 CFRA English 10.9
CIHTFM Hot 89.9 English 8.7
CHEZFM Chez 106 English 7.5
CJMJFM Majic 100 English 6.8
CILVFM Live 88.5 English 5.4
CBOQFM CBC Radio 2 English 5.3
CJOTFM Boom 99.7 English 3.5
CKBYFM* Country 101.1 English 3.3
CKQBFM Jump 106.9 English 3.3
CISSFM Kiss FM English 3.2
CFGO TSN 1200 English 3.0
CKKLFM New Country 94 English 2.9
CJWLFM The Jewel English 2.6
CIWW 1310 News English 1.1
CIDGFM Dawg FM English 0.5
CBOFFM Radio Canada French 0.8
CBOXFM Ici Musique (CBC) French 0.8
CIMFFM Rouge FM French 0.5
CHLXFM Rythme Outaouais French 0.3
CKOFFM 104,7 FM French 0.2
CFTXFM Capitale Rock French 0.0

P.S. you can see a list of all of Ottawa’s radio stations here…

OttawaStart Staff


2 Responses

  1. deborah Dean says:

    Lowell Green at CFRA number one again in almost all demos. Congratulations–CFRA probably the number one AM station in the nation.

  2. Ger Madden says:

    Interesting…well, it was really disappointing when ottawa Lost 106.9fm The Bear…I don’t listen to Radio anymore unless there is some good rock/pop on…

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