Numeris Fall 2014 Surveys: Bell Media reaches a total of 4,311,000 listeners every week, thanks to its Montreal radio stations!

— December 11, 2014

To tweet this release: bit.ly/13dYjFj MONTREAL (December 11, 2014) – Bell Media is pleased to share today the results of the Numeris Fall 2014 PPM Survey data. These excellent results indicate that Bell Media’s six Montreal radio stations reach 4,311,000 listeners every week, thanks to the solid performances of NRJ Montréal 94.3, 107.3 Rouge fm, CJAD 800 AM, Virgin Radio 96, CHOM 97 7 and TSN Radio 690. Together, Bell Media’s four Anglophone stations hold 73.6 of the Anglophone commercial market share among adults 25-54. Virgin Radio 96  This Fall, Virgin Radio 96 had a total of 2,055,000 listeners and held 30.4 shares of the Montréal Anglophone commercial market among adults 25-54 (up 9% since last spring), making it the #1 station in Montreal for a sixth consecutive fall season. Also worth mentioning are the excellent results posted by FREEWAY & NATASHA IN THE MORNING, as well as the shows hosted by Andrea Collins, Ryan Seacrest and Mark Bergman, which enabled Virgin Radio 96 to remain the most popular station from Monday to Friday, 5:30 a.m. to midnight, among the adults 25-54 in the Montréal Anglophone market. CHOM 97 7  CHOM 97 7 ranked third among Montreal’s top radio stations among Anglophone commercial market share aged 25 to 54 with 22.9 of the commercial market shares and a total of 1,531,000 listeners. These strong results also confirm that CHOM remains the favorite choice among its target audience (men aged 25 to 54) with 30.3 commercial shares of the Anglophone market. CJAD 800 AM  This fall, CJAD 800 AM boasted a total of 427,000 listeners and 15.6 of the Anglophone commercial market shares among adults aged 25 to 54. CJAD also remains number one with regard to market shares in the Anglophone commercial market  among listeners aged 2 and up, totaling 32 shares, up 6% since last spring. TSN Radio 690 As for the TSN Radio 690, the sports radio station has 210,000 listeners and holds 4.6 of the Anglophone commercial market shares among adults 25-54. 107.3 Rouge fm This fall, 107.3 Rouge fm had a total of 2,166,000 listeners, in addition to landing 19.6 of the Francophone commercial market shares among adults aged 25-54, up 4% since last spring. Note the great success of the revamped Rouge Café which saw its listening  share jump by 25% since last spring, from Monday to Friday, between from 5:30 and 8:30 a.m. among the adults 25-54. NRJ Montréal 94.3  Finally, NRJ Montreal 94.3 attracted a grand total of 1,556,000 listeners, in addition to scoring 12.1 of the Francophone commercial market shares among adults aged 25-54. These results demonstrate the loyalty of the NRJ audience since the station adopted the pop-rock musical format in early 2014. Thanks to Virgin Radio 96, CHOM 97 7, CJAD 800 AM, TSN Radio 690, 107.3 Rouge fm, and NRJ Montreal 94.3, Bell Media reaches no less than 85% of the Montreal population1. Numeris conducted its fall 2014 surveys from September 1 to November 30, 2014. For more information about these results, Bell Media invites you to visit sondage.bellmediaradio.ca or to view our online analysis, in a brand new format, on Friday, December 12 at 2 p.m. Bell Media would like to take this opportunity to extend its heartfelt thanks to all the listeners of its Montreal-based radio stations, as well as its valued advertisers, who enable it to maintain its leadership positions in the radio broadcasting market. Sources: Numeris, September 1 to November 30, 2014 vs February 24th to May 25th 2014, Mon.-Sun., 2a-2a. Weekly reach in Total Canada  2+ ;  commercial market shares for each station and listening share for shows in  25-54  or other target audiences specified in the Montreal Franco and Montreal Anglo markets . 1Weekly reach 25-54 in  Montreal Central market. 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; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Ècran. 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, Alberta and British Columbia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with premium subscription on-demand streaming service CraveTV, as well as its innovative GO video streaming services including CTV GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil; and owns Dom Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, Please visit bellmedia.ca – 30 – For more information, please contact: Media : Mélanie Sylvestre, Publicist, Bell Media, 514.529.3200, ext. 3405, melanie.sylvestre@bellmedia.ca Trade :  Chloé Boissonnault, General Manager, Communications and Marketing, Bell Media Sales, Quebec  514-529-3212, chloe.boissonnault@bellmedia.ca