Toronto Radio Ratings - Radio Top-Line Reports From BBM

radioPPM Top-line Radio Data for Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal has been released by bbm.

Below are the ratings for Toronto, covering August 31, 2009 through November 29, 2009. This is our first full ratings period since they switched to Portable People Meter (PPM) technology.

Call Letters Also Known As Share % Cume (000) Daily Cume (000)
CBLFM CBC Radio 2 1.7 1,935.50 148.4
CBLAFM CBC Radio One 9.3 2,163.40 484.3
CFMJ AM640 3 1,986.10 238.3
CFMZF+ Classical 96.3FM 4.2 2,742.30 287
CFNYFM 102.1 The Edge 5.4 3,771.40 521.7
CFRB Newstalk 1010 4.5 1,596.40 239.4
CFTR 680 News 8.4 3,601.60 864.1
CFXJFM FLOW 93.5 1.8 2,555.60 254.2
CFZM Zoomer Radio AM740 2.5 1,523.70 143.5
CHFIFM 98.1 CHFI 12.9 5,163.70 956.9
CHUM CP24 0.1 907.2 25.1
CHUMFM 104.5 - CHUM FM 12.1 5,038.40 1,046.30
CIDCFM Z103.5 2.7 3,511.00 492.4
CILQFM Q107 8.3 4,155.90 708.3
CINGFM Vinyl 95.3 0.9 2,259.00 144.5
CJBC La Première Chaîne 0.1 745.4 20.4
CJBCFM Radio-Canada 0.3 867.2 33.4
CJCL The Fan 590 2.9 1,911.10 289.1
CJEZFM 97.3 EZ Rock 6.5 5,139.80 702
CJRTFM JAZZ.FM91 1.5 1,857.90 142.7
CKDXFM 88.5 The Jewel 1.4 1,457.10 105.7
CKFMFM Virgin Radio 999 6.5 5,100.20 825.6
CKISFM Kiss 92.5 2 3,582.10 418.4

CHFI and CHUM-FM are hammering it out for top spot and there's still nobody listening to the old 1050 CHUM spot, now simulcasting CP24. All in all, very few surprises...

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CFRB (1010) # 8. How the mighty have fallen. Listened for over 45 years, but after the last more. "Ontario's Authoritative News Voice"............NOT!!!

December 12, 2009 @ 4:15 PM

jason |

only one comment on this subject mike.. why do you think that might be?

December 12, 2009 @ 4:22 PM


Yup, Shill Bill Carroll brought the ratings down to the lowest Newstalk had ever seen.

I think John Moore was an excellent choice for the morning spot, it's obvious that listenership has up.

It will be very interesting to see the next rating period.

December 12, 2009 @ 8:19 PM


Is there a 'share change' column? I would like to see the change since the last period. What does the Cume column mean? Some have high numbers and low shares. It doesn't seem to correlate with the share %.

December 13, 2009 @ 5:37 AM


Edge beat out all three of the crapnopop stations by more that twice the ratings.

That's-- satisfying. =)

December 13, 2009 @ 8:54 PM


Interesting that, some six months after JACK FM became KISS FM due to "low ratings", they're still pulling the same ratings... That should tell them something.

February 25, 2010 @ 2:21 PM

Jim from the hill

I am surprised that CFRB has gone with a closet homosexual for a morning show host ?

May 7, 2010 @ 6:53 AM


I can’t believe that there are no leading stations in Toronto, all they are doing is coping one another, they closed Jack replaced it with Kiss and nothing, no big explosion, nothing, all that money and no risk… The edge is crap, the morning show are a bunch of 40 year olds acting like they are 19, the only thing saving them is the music because you have no other choice for alternative rock, you closest choice is its big brother station Q107 which plays classic rock. There are too many stations trying to sell into the same niche, Flow, Z103, Kiss, and Virgin….If one of those station growth some balls and tried something new you would have a winner. There is room to make a difference in this market but most PD’s are afraid they will lose their jobs. Boom Fm WTF, why would you call a classic hits station boom, are you mad? Boom is what should happen to the station, Joking, But really who calls a station that plays that format BOOM…were you hoping to get the great rankings like Flow, Z103, Kiss, and Virgin when you made that call.

Please if you are a PD in the TO. Market better yourself do what you got into radio to do and broadcast a great station, most of the PD’s in this market believe that they are bigger then there frequency.

Your rankings start with breakfast, it’s a breakfast shows job to grab and retain the listeners for the day, in Toronto there are three breakfast shows that can do that, three great breakfast shows and 23 stations, Will I guess that when 3 or 4 companies own all the station then as long as they have one station making money who cares about the listeners of the other stations.

May 25, 2010 @ 1:45 PM

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