Ottawa Spring radio ratings are out and CBC, CFRA and Hot are still on top

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CBC Radio comes up on top again in this Spring’s Ottawa radio ratings.  The top five remains the same, although CFRA and Hot have switched places since the fall.

And although Live 88.5 and CHEZ 106 have enough listeners to rank in the top ten, there’s a Facebook group with over 500 likes called “Fans For A Better Rock Station In Ottawa“.

Here are all the numbers, ranked by share of anglophone listeners ages 12 and up.  A share is defined as “the estimated total hours tuned to that station expressed as a percentage of total hours tuned to all radio.”

Spring
2013
fall
2012
spring 2012 fall
2011
spring 2011
CBC Radio 1 20.0 16.0 21.8 20.5 17.7
CFRA 11.6 10.1 7.3 10.6 11.2
Hot 89.9 9.0 13.2 10.4 9.4 13.3
Majic 100 7.1 7.2 5.4 7.0 7.3
Y101 5.7 6.9 5.9 5.4 4.3
CBC Radio 2 5.4 4.9 5.9 4.7 3.9
Live 88.5 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.2 4.2
CHEZ 106 4.4 4.6 7.0 6.2 5.1
KISS FM 4.3 5.1 3.7 4.9 4.8
Team 1200 3.9 1.9 2.8 2.2 3.0
BOB FM 3.7 3.2 3.0 3.7 4.2
The Jewel 3.4 3.8 4.2 3.2 3.6
The Bear 3.4 3.2 3.5 3.5 4.0
boom 99.7 1.8 2.4 1.9 1.5 1.8
1310News 1.5 0.7 1.0 0.9 0.9
Espace Musique 0.9 1.0 1.4 1.1 1.0
DAWG FM 0.9 0.7 1.0 1.3 1.2
94,9 Rouge fm 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.4
Radio-Canada 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.5 0.6
Radio Energie  0.3 0.9 0.3 0.3 0.5
Planete 97,1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2
104,7 fm Outaouais 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.2
Capitale Rock 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

Source: BBM Canada

Here are the top radio stations for francophone listeners in our region:

spring 2013 fall 2012 spring 2012 fall 2011 spring 2011
Radio-Canada 13.8 13.8 14.1 11.8 12.0
Espace Musique 3.7 3.7 4.0 4.0 4.0
Capitale Rock 1.0 2.0 0.9 1.0 0.8
Planete 97,1 6.2 4.3 5.3 6.9 6.2
Rock-Détente 18.8 21.8 24.7 22.0 21.5
CKOI 104,7 7.4 7.6 4.1  4.3 27.4 34.2
Energie 104.1 14.0 12.1 15.0  16.0 89.0 97.5

Source: BBM Canada

See also: Ottawa Radio Guide
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7 Responses

  1. Mike W says:

    I am one of the admins from Better Rock Station in Ottawa. thanks for mentioning us 🙂 we have nothing against Live 88.5 or Chez 106. they play what they advertise what they are. its mainly the Bear we have a beef with lol.<br /><br />we are sick and tired of hear the Bear is Ottawa&#39;s Best Rcok station when we all know they are not. they repeat and repeat the same old music over and over

  2. ActualRadioPerson says:

    Bless you guys for trying to do something proactive about what you&#39;re frustrated about, but for science&#39;s sake, do a little research before spouting inaccurate BS about the state of stations and their music in Ottawa.<br /><br />X Fm died because they were trying to market to a demographic with no sustainable income. <br /><br />Hot will never &quot;go urban and let Kiss FM take over the

  3. Mike W says:

    to: ActualRadioPerson…<br /><br />well suffice to say, that we are the ones that listen to the Bear. we are the ones who notice the same music playing over and over again. you wonder why people under 35 don&#39;t listen to the Bear? wonder why the Bear is 13th-14th place in the ratings(almost last place in Rock radio in Ottawa) the Bear is supposed to be the main Rock station for Ottawa.

  4. xfm rogers says:

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  5. xfm rogers says:

    I cannot post anything on this page https://www.facebook.com/BETTERROCKSTATIONOTTAWA because I got banned 5 times. Robert Yeo and Mike W was being rude banning me and telling me to don&#39;t post the same thing everyday it push everyone comments down. Every single time when I create a new account and post something I get banned again they are rude. I&#39;m not gonna waste my time post something

  6. xfm rogers says:

    Ottawa radio is ridiculous because Hot 89.9 will never go urban anymore. It was supposed to be main station that plays all hip hop/urban. When Hot 89.9 first came out in 2003 it was hip hop then because kool fm still around then. 101.1 xfm still around then it was the best source for alternative rock until it changed to y101 in 2004. Before I want xfm now not anymore I want urban back on The New

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