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Nielsen's 2005/6 TV Market Rankings

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  1. TNGTony

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    The new Nielsen TV Market rankings have been published here http://www.nielsenmedia.com/DMAs.html

    There seemed to be a lot more changes in the ranks this year than last!

    Rank, TV Market, Change from last year if any:

    1 New York
    2 Los Angeles
    3 Chicago
    4 Philadelphia
    5 Boston (Manchester)
    6 San Francisco-Oak-San Jose
    7 Dallas-Ft. Worth
    8 Washington, DC (Hagrstwn)
    9 Atlanta 2,097,220
    10 Houston - +1
    11 Detroit -1
    12 Tampa-St. Pete (Sarasota) +1
    13 Seattle-Tacoma -1
    14 Phoenix (Prescott) +1
    15 Minneapolis-St. Paul
    -1
    16 Cleveland-Akron (Canton)
    17 Miami-Ft. Lauderdale
    18 Denver
    19 Sacramnto
    20 Orlando
    21 St. Louis
    22 Pittsburgh
    23 Portland, OR +1
    24 Baltimore -1

    25 Indianapolis
    26 San Diego
    27 Charlotte +1
    28 Hartford & New Haven*1

    29 Raleigh-Durham (Fayetvlle)
    30 Nashville
    31 Kansas City
    32 Columbus, OH +2
    33 Milwaukee -1
    34 Cincinnati -1

    35 Greenvlle, SC
    36 Salt Lake City
    37 San Antonio
    38 West Palm Beach +1
    39 Grand Rapids -1

    40 Birmingham (Ann, Tusc)
    41 Harrisburg +1
    42 Norfolk -1

    43 New Orleans
    44 Memphis
    45 Oklahoma City
    46 Albuquerque-Santa Fe +1
    47 Greensboro +1
    48 Las Vegas +3

    49 Buffalo -3
    50 Louisville
    51 Providence-New Bedford -2
    52 Jacksonville
    53 Austin +1
    54 Wilkes Barre -1

    55 Albany, NY
    56 Fresno-Visalia +2
    57 Little Rock-Pine Bluff
    58 Knoxville +1
    59 Dayton -1
    60 Richmond-Petersburg +1
    61 Tulsa -1
    62 Mobile-Pensacola +1
    63 Lexington +1
    64 Charleston-Huntington -2

    65 Flint-Saginaw-Bay City
    66 Ft. Myers-Naples 461,920 0.419
    67 Wichita +1
    68 Roanoke-Lynchburg -1

    69 Green Bay-Appleton
    70 Toledo
    71 Tucson +1
    72 Honolulu -1

    73 Des Moines-Ames
    74 Portland-Auburn +1
    75 Omaha +1
    76 Syracuse +1
    77 Springfield, MO +1
    78 Spokane +2
    79 Rochester, NY -4
    80 Paducah -1

    81 Shreveport
    82 Champaign
    83 Columbia, SC
    84 Huntsville
    85 Madison
    86 Chattanooga
    87 South Bend-Elkhart
    88 Cedar Rapids
    89 Jackson, MS +2
    90 Burlington-Plattsburgh
    91 Tri-Cities, TN-VA -2
    92 Harlingen +1
    93 Colorado Springs-Pueblo -1
    94 Waco-Temple-Bryan +1
    95 Davenport -1

    96 Baton Rouge
    97 Savannah +1
    98 Johnstown-Altoona -1
    99 El Paso +1
    100 Evansville -1

    101 Charleston, SC
    102 Youngstown
    103 Lincoln & Hastings
    104 Ft. Smith +3
    105 Greenville, NC
    106 Ft. Wayne -2
    107 Myrtle Beach-Florence -1
    108 Springfield-Holyoke -2

    109 Tallahassee-Thomasville
    110 Lansing
    111 Tyler-Longview
    112 Reno +2
    113 Traverse City -1
    114 Sioux Falls -1

    115 Augusta
    116 Montgomery -3
    117 Peoria-Bloomington
    118 Fargo-Valley City
    119 Boise +3
    120 Macon -1
    121 Eugene -1
    122 SantaBarbra -1
    123 La Crosse-Eau Claire +4
    124 Lafayette, LA -1
    125 Monterey-Salinas -1

    126 Yakima
    127 Columbus, GA -2
    128 Bakersfield 201,850 0.183
    129 Corpus Christi 192,380 0.175
    130 Chico-Redding +1
    131 Amarillo -1

    132 Columbus-Tupelo-West Point
    133 Rockford +1
    134 Wausau-Rhinelander -1

    135 Monroe-El Dorado
    136 Topeka +1
    137 Duluth-Superior -1
    138 Columbia-Jefferson City +1
    139 Wilmington +1
    140 Beaumont-Port Arthur -2

    141 Medford-Klamath Falls
    142 Erie
    143 Sioux City
    144 Wichita Falls & Lawton
    145 Joplin-Pittsburg +1
    146 Lubbock -1

    147 Albany, GA
    148 Salisbury +2
    149 Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill -1
    150 Terre Haute -1

    151 Bangor
    152 Rochester, MN +1
    153 Palm Springs +6
    154 Wheeling-Steubenville -2

    155 Anchorage
    156 Binghamton -2
    157 Panama City +3
    158 Biloxi-Gulfport +1
    159 Odessa-Midland -1
    160 Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson -3

    161 Sherman-Ada
    162 Gainesville
    163 Idaho Falls-Pocatello +1
    164 Abilene-Sweetwater -1

    165 Clarksburg-Weston
    166 Utica
    167 Hattiesburg-Laurel +1
    168 Missoula +1
    169 Quincy-Hannibal-Keokuk -2
    170 Yuma-El Centro +1
    171 Billings -1

    172 Dothan
    173 Elmira
    174 Jackson, TN
    175 Lake Charles +2
    176 Alexandria, LA
    177 Rapid City +1
    178 Watertown -3

    179 Jonesboro
    180 Marquette
    181 Harrisonburg
    182 Greenwood-Greenville, MS +1
    183 Bowling Green -1

    184 Meridian
    185 Lima +9
    186 Charlottesville -1
    187 Grand Junction-Montrose +2
    188 Laredo +2
    189 Great Falls -1
    190 Parkersburg -3
    191 Lafayette, IN -5
    192 Twin Falls -1

    193 Butte-Bozeman
    194 Eureka -1
    195 Cheyenne-Scottsbluff
    196 Bend, OR -1
    197 San Angelo -1

    198 Casper-Riverton
    199 Ottumwa-Kirksville +1
    200 Mankato -1

    201 St. Joseph
    202 Zanesville
    203 Fairbanks +1
    204 Presque Isle -1

    205 Victoria
    206 Helena
    207 Juneau
    208 Alpena
    209 North Platte
    210 Glendive
     
  2. SimpleSimon

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    Thanks Tony!

    At least Colo. Spgs. is still in the top 100. :cool:

    I wonder how many decades before HD LiL for them.

    Of course, I can easily move to the Denver DMA. ;)
     
  3. TNGTony

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    Did a little research to update the TV market maps on the EKB

    I've been working on this for a while. These are the counties I have seen move from the 2003-2004 season to the 2005-2006 season:
    Code:
    [u]State	County		From		To[/u]
    AL	Conecuh		Mobile		Montgomery
    AR	Nevada		Little Rock	Shreveport
    CA	Riverside (E)	Phoenix		Los Angeles
    CO	Saguache	Denver		Colorado Springs
    GA	Clinch		Albany		Tallahassee/Thomasville
    GA	Miller		Albany		Tallahassee/Thomasville
    GA	Seminole	Dothan		Tallahassee/Thomasville
    IL	Cass		Quincy		Champaign
    KY	Adair		Bowling Green	Louisville
    MO	Holt		St. Joseph	Kansas City
    MO	Mercer		Des Moines	Kansas City
    MO	Pemiscott	Paducah		Memphis
    MO	Phelps		Springfield, MO	St. Louis
    MO	Reynolds	Paducah	 	St. Louis
    MO	Worth		St. Joseph	Kansas City
    NE	Arthur		North Platte	Denver
    NE	Boyd		Lincoln		Sioux Falls
    NE	Cherry		Sioux Falls	Denver
    NE	Morrill		Rapid City	Denver
    NE	Pawnee		Omaha		Lincoln
    NE	Sheridan	Rapid City	Denver
    NE	Sioux		Denver		Cheyenne
    NY	Yates		Rochester	Syracuse
    NC	Northampton 	Raleigh		Norfolk
    OH	Athens		Chrlstn/Hunt	Columbus, OH
    Ok	Okfuskee	Oklahoma City	Tulsa
    OR	Grant		Boise		Portland, OR
    OR	Morrow		Portland, OR	Yakima
    PA	Franklin	Wahington DC	Harrisburg
    SD	Campbell	Sioux Falls	Bismarck
    SD	Jones		Sioux Falls	Rapid City
    TN	Moore		Huntsville	Nashville
    TX	Kenedy		Corpus Christi	Harlingen
    TX	Sabine		Shreveport	Tyler
    TX	Trinity		Tyler		Houston
    VA	Orange		Richmond	Washington DC
    WI	Dunn		Minneapolis	Lacrosse
    WI	Iron		Duluth		Wausau
    WI	Washburn	Duluth		Minneapolis
    I do not use Nielsen information since it is copywrighted. This info was gathered from the FCC, and many television stations.

    One other pheudo-important change is the reason for Lima's meteoric rise this year and gigantic plummet last year of 9 positions. It was also the reason for Dayton's big drop.

    Auglaize county moved from the Lima market to the Dayton market last year. It moved back to the Lima market this year.

    All the TV Market maps and state maps have been updated on the EKB. The national map on the index will not be updated any time soon. That one is a bear!

    See ya
    Tony
     
  4. Richard King

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    i think in general the chart verifies the population move from the north to the south. Very interesting stats, Tony. Thanks
     
  5. SamC

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    Couple of comments.

    If you look at the DMA charts over a longer period of time, these exist back to the 60s, you see the demographic moves of the country that Richard King speaks of very clearly.

    In my market (Huntington-Charleston) the stations, well actually one station, put a major effort into keeping Athens County, Ohio. The reality on the ground is that you cannot get any TV there w/o a dish or cable, and cable has, and always has had, both sets of locals.

    The Columbus stations provide Ohio news. Obviously. So the goal of the H-C station was to do LOCAL news. Major over coverage of local events in that county and of Ohio U sports. It worked for a while, but it fell away. Columbus get the county, which is money right off the H-C bottom line, since advertizers do not care why, they just pay by DMA size.

    We actually have a market in WV where one of the locals is not even in the DMA. The tiny Clarksburg DMA has four stations, CBS, NBC, Fox, and PBS. With no ABC and with the massive number of Pennsylvanians attending WVU, Monongalia County, which is where the PBS is, is in the Pittsburgh DMA, but the PBS is Clarksburg's PBS. The reality on the ground is that cable has Pittsburgh, Clarksburg, and Wheeling locals. Wheeling kids (few) watch Wheeling, rest of WV kids (few) watch Clarksburg, and Pittsburgh kids, profs, and the local gentry (many) watch Pittsburgh.
     
  6. Jacob S

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    All three WV DMA's that I see listed lost rankings. H-C loses 2 while Pburg loses 3. Ouch! WV's population continues to drop if im not mistaken.
     
  7. SamC

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    According to the Census, while some areas will grow faster than others, the only states that will actually lose population in the 00s will be WV and ND.
     
  8. Jacob S

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    WV used to have a population of over 5,000,000 and I believe that was back in the 1950's and 1960's. Thats when there were probably more coal miners here.
     
  9. lee635

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    Yikes, Katrina and Rita may reverse that trend at least for this year.....

     
  10. jpurkey

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    It will be interesting to see where New Orleans ranks in next years Nielsen Market rankings. A loss of 50,000 households could knock it down about 10 places.
     
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