Spring 2014 BBM Surveys: Bell Media, #1 Broadcaster Among Adults 25-54

— June 5, 2014

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MONTRÉAL (June 5, 2014)
– PPM data from the Spring 2014 BBM Surveys released today confirm the outstanding results achieved by Bell Media as the top broadcaster among adults 25-54, thanks to solid performances by its NRJ Montréal 94.3, 107,3 Rouge fm, Virgin Radio 96, CHOM 97 7, CJAD 800 AM and TSN Radio 690 radio stations. In all, Bell Media's six Montréal radio stations attract a grand total of 4,361,000 listeners every week. Moreover, Bell Media reaches 87% of the Montréal population1.

107,3 Rouge fm

This spring, 107,3 Rouge fm garnered a grand total of 2,153,000 listeners, in addition to scoring an 18.9 market share among Franco A25-54. These results are testament to Rouge fm's fan loyalty since its launch in August 2011.

NRJ Montréal 94.3

As for NRJ Montréal 94.3, it attracted a total of 1,701,000 listeners and achieved a 12.5 market share among Franco A25-54. Of note, NRJ revamped its music catalogue in January to create its own niche in the Montréal Franco poprock format.

Virgin Radio 96

This spring, Virgin Radio 96 drew a total of 2,026,000 listeners and 28.0 market share among A25-54, making it the #1 English radio station in Montréal, since these surveys were first carried out in 2008.

CHOM 97 7

CHOM 97 7 reached a total of 1,599,000 listeners and 24.8 Anglo market share, ranking second among the most-listened-to stations in Montréal's Anglo 25-54 market. CHOM remains forever and always the #1 station with its target audience, scoring a 33.5 market share among Men 25-54.


As for CJAD 800 AM, it attracted a total of 438,000 listeners and achieved a 15.8 market share among Anglo A25-54.

TSN Radio 690

Finally, the TSN Radio 690 sports station drew 364,000 listeners and holds a 7.7 market share among Anglo A25-54, a spectacular 36% increase since last winter.

In all, four Bell Media Anglo radio stations attract no less than 76.2% of the market share among Anglo A25-54.

The BBM 2014 Spring Surveys were conducted between February 24 and May 25, 2014. For more information about these results, visit survey.bellmediaradio.ca or watch our survey analysis broadcast online live this Friday, June 6 at 11 a.m.

The Bell Media radio stations sincerely thank their many listeners for their support, as well as their invaluable radio hosts and advertisers who enable them to maintain their leadership position in the Montréal radio market.

Sources: BBM Surveys (Audimetering), February 24 to May 25, 2014, Mo-Su,, 2a-2a. Weekly reach in RT 2+ & market share in 25-54 or other target groups specified in Franco Montreal and Anglo Montreal. 1Weekly reach among A25-54 in Montreal Central.

About Bell Media

With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s #1 television network; 35 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran; and is managing shareholder of premium pay-per-view service Viewers Choice Canada. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out-of-Home, one of Canada's most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 9,500 advertising faces in Québec, Ontario and British Columbia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites, delivers TV Everywhere with its innovative GO video streaming services, including CTV GO, TMN GO and Bravo GO, and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more information on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.

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For more information:

Mélanie Sylvestre, Bell Media, 514.529.3200, ext. 3405 melanie.sylvestre@bellmedia.ca

Chloé Boissonnault, Bell Media, 514.529.3212, or chloe.boissonnault@bellmedia.ca