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image from audio.thedelimagazine.comA new Nielsen report, State Of The Media: Audio Today 2014 How America Listens February 2014shows 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 (%)

  1. Country — 14.8
  2. News/Talk — 11.3
  3. Top 40 — 8.0
  4. AC — 7.3
  5. Classic Hits — 5.5
  6. Classic Rock — 5.2
  7. Hot AC — 4.8
  8. Urban AC — 4.0
  9. Top 40/R — 3.3
  10. Sports — 3.1
  11. Urban Contemporary — 3.1
  12. Contemporary Christian — 3.1
  13. Mexican Regional — 2.8
  14. Adults Hits/+80S Hits — 2.1
  15. Active Rock — 1.9
  16. Alternative — 1.9
  17. All News — 1.5
  18. Classical — 1.4
  19. Oldies — 1.4
  20. Spanish Contemporary — 1.4

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