A radio-industry source who has a cup of coffee on this site from time to time emails Your Plainsman to state:
(1) Barry Horn is not always careful about the way he interprets and describes data.
(2) ALL radio stations report streaming listeners.
(3) Streaming accounts for a very tiny percentage of ratings points. The ratings effect is probably minimally visible for the Ticket -- maybe a half-point -- and at or near zero for the other sports talkers.
If this is correct, it looks like those ratings are probably apples-to-apples.
No, my source is not the Pan-American Catman. But a bit of digging suggests that the source probably knows whereof it speaks.
Everyone having fun at TicketStock? I haven't even been able to tune in.
Here are those ratings one more time:
The Musers (Ticket), 6-10 a.m. - 11.5
BaD Radio (Ticket), noon-3 p.m. - 6.9
The Hardline (Ticket), 3-7 p.m. - 6.5
Norm & Donovan (Ticket), 10 a.m.-noon - 6.3
Ben & Skin (Fan), 3-7 p.m. - 4.4
Mike & Mike (KESN), 5-9 a.m. - 4.1
G-Bag Nation (Fan), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - 3.9
Shan & R.J. (Fan), 6-10 a.m. - 3.9
Cowlishaw & Mosley (KESN), 3-6 p.m. - 2.2
Dennis & Friedo (KESN) 11 a.m.-3 p.m. - 2.1
Dan Le Batard (KESN), 9-11 a.m. - 1.5
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