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Nielsen Audio Survey Schedule

Survey Schedule for Diary and PPM Services: 2019 - 2020

Nielsen Audio conducts radio ratings surveys using one of two methods: Paper Diaries or the Portable People Meter (PPM™).

Nielsen Audio's diary-based radio listening surveys are conducted over a 12-week period. In the larger markets, there are four 12-week surveys per year (winter, spring, summer and fall), totaling 48 weeks of radio measurement. In medium to small markets, there are two 12-week surveys per year (spring and fall), totaling 24 weeks. Markets that are part of Nielsen Audio's Small Market Initiative receive a two-book average of the most current survey and the previous survey.

Nielsen Audio's radio audience measurement system, the Portable People Meter (PPM™), is used within the Top 50 radio metros. PPM™ markets have year-round measurement; there are thirteen monthly reports (including a winter holiday report), as well as weekly reporting.

Diary Market Survey Schedule 2019-2020
Survey   Dates
Winter (Jan-Mar) 2019
Spring (Apr-Jun) 2019
Summer (Jul-Sep) 2019
Fall (Oct-Dec) 2019

Winter (Jan-Mar) 2020
Spring (Apr-Jun) 2020
Summer (Jul-Sep) 2020
Fall (Oct-Dec) 2020

  January 3 – March 27
March 28 - June 19
June 20 - September 11
September 12 - December 4

January 2 – March 25
March 26 - June 17
June 18 - September 9
September 10 - December 2

PPM® Market Survey Schedule 2019-2020
Survey   Dates
January 2019
February 2019
March 2019
April 2019
May 2019
June 2019
July 2019
August 2019
September 2019
October 2019
November 2019
December 2019
Holiday 2019

January 2020
February 2020
March 2020
April 2020
May 2020
June 2020
July 2020
August 2020
September 2020
October 2020
November 2020
December 2020
Holiday 2020

  January 3 – January 30
January 31 – February 27
February 28 - March 27
March 28 - April 24
April 25 - May 22
May 23 - June 19
June 20 - July 17
July 18 - August 14
August 15 - September 11
September 12 - October 9
October 10 - November 6
November 7 - December 4
December 5 - January 1

January 2 – January 29
January 30 – February 26
February 27 - March 25
March 26 - April 22
April 23 - May 20
May 21 - June 17
June 18 - July 15
July 16 - August 12
August 13 - September 9
September 10 - October 7
October 8 - November 4
November 5 - December 2
December 3 - January 6

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