Spring 2014 BBM Surveys: Dramatic Ratings Increase for Bell Media Radio Stations in Montreal!

— June 5, 2014

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MONTREAL (June 5, 2014) – PPM data from the Spring 2014 BBM Surveys released today confirm the outstanding results achieved by the Bell Media Montreal Anglo radio stations, which all recorded huge rating increases! Virgin Radio 96, CHOM 97 7, CJAD 800 AM, and TSN Radio 690 now reach 3,111,000 listeners every week, in addition to garnering no less than 76% of the Anglo market among adults 25-54.

Virgin Radio 96

This spring, Virgin Radio 96 drew a grand total of 2,026,000 listeners—an increase of 136,000 listeners over last winter. The station also holds a 28% market share among A25-54, making it the #1 radio station in the Montreal Anglo market.

CHOM 97 7

CHOM 97 7 reached 1,599,000 listeners—an increase of 145,000 since last winter. CHOM also scores a 25% market share among Anglo 25-54, thus ranking second among the most-listened-to radio stations in Montreal.


As for CJAD 800 AM, it attracted a total of 438,000 listeners—an increase of 112,000 listeners since last winter—and achieved a 16% market share among Anglo A25-54.

TSN Radio 690

Finally, TSN Radio 690 achieved its best score ever with 364,000 listeners—drawing another 165,000 since last winter! The sports station also garnered an 8% market share among Anglo 25-54, a 36% increase over last winter.

The BBM 2014 Spring Surveys were conducted between February 24 and May 25, 2014.

Bell Media radio stations seize this opportunity to warmly thank their many fans for these outstanding results!

Sources: BBM Surveys (Audimetering), February 24 to May 25, 2014, Mo-Su, 2a-2a. Weekly reach in RT 2+ & market share among 25-54.

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.


For more information:

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