Nielsen Names 20 Top Radio Formats. Where Does Your Music Rank?

NEW YORK (Hypebot) – A new Nielsen report, State Of The Media: Audio Today 2014 How America Listens February 2014, shows 242 million people listen to the radio weekly in the U.S 92% of all age 12 and older.

Country music is the most listened to format, according the the survey, of the 20 genres listed.

America’s Top Formats In 2013 — Ranked By Share Of Total Listening (%)

Country — 14.8
News/Talk — 11.3
Top 40 — 8.0
AC — 7.3
Classic Hits — 5.5
Classic Rock — 5.2
Hot AC — 4.8
Urban AC — 4.0
Top 40/R — 3.3
Sports — 3.1
Urban Contemporary — 3.1
Contemporary Christian — 3.1
Mexican Regional — 2.8
Adults Hits/+80S Hits — 2.1
Active Rock — 1.9
Alternative — 1.9
All News — 1.5
Classical — 1.4
Oldies — 1.4
Spanish Contemporary — 1.4

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