The final day of WPLJ New York, Friday May 31 showed streaming of the now-defunct hot AC rose by a staggering 535% above its 4-week average from 6am-7pm, according to Triton Digital’s Webcast Metrics. It was a swansong for the 48 year-old radio brand as Todd & Jayde, Melony Torres and Race Taylor took calls and shared memories following a historic “Reunion Day” on Thursday.
The percentage for WPLJ Average Active Sessions was just over 100% above its 4-week average on Tuesday and Wednesday of the week, while “PLJ Reunion Day” saw the number rise 200% above average for the day. Monday, May 27 was Memorial Day with AAS numbers at approximately 50% their normal level.
The information came as an accompaniment to the release of the February 2019 U.S. rankers that have iHeartMedia Networks ranked No. 1 among Sales Networks with 1,169,331 Active Audience Streams (6am-8pm M-F) in February.
Among publishers Pandora Corporate (2,385,827 AAS) leads the February 2019 Rankers. iHeartRadio is next (419,278 AAS), followed by NPR Member Stations (92,908 AAS), Entercom’s Radio.com (75,522 AAS), Cumulus Streaming Network (72,357 AAS), Beasley Broadcasting Corporate (28,212), Univision (23,522 AAS), EMF Corporate (21,047 AAS), AccuRadio (20,596 AAS) and Hubbard Broadcasting (19,484 AAS).
Spotify no longer subscribes to Triton Digital Webcast Metrics and is missing from both the February 2019 and January 2019 Rankers.