Edison Research Report: "Infinite Dial 2014"
May 8, 2014

P1 listeners to stations that play today's Rock are aggressively interested in keeping up-to-date with music, and they turn to AM/FM radio in greater numbers than the average listener to do so.

Half of Classic Rock/Classic Hits radio P1 listeners say it is important to keep up-to-date with music.

These and other key findings are from "The Infinite Dial 2014: A Look at Rock P1s" and "A Look at Classic Rock/Classic Hits P1s." The new reports are the latest in the continuing series of format breakouts from Edison Research's influential "Infinite Dial" study, released in March of this year.

Rock P1s are first among any format's partisans in saying that it is "very" or "somewhat" important to them to keep up with music (69% vs. 47% of respondents overall). Even 49% of P1s to Classic Rock/Classic Hits say that music discovery remains similarly important to them. This finding comes at a time when many Active Rock stations are decreasing their reliance on new music, and Alternative stations are just starting to increase their percentage of recent music.

While Rock P1s are often thought of as the listeners with the most choices for music discovery, 79% say they use AM/FM radio to find out about music, compared to 75% of all respondents.

Respondents to Edison Research's 2014 "The Infinite Dial" are asked to name the radio station they listen to most, each of which is individually coded by format. The Rock breakouts are based on 91 P1s to Alternative, Active Rock, and Triple-A radio stations. There are 112 respondents who are P1 to a Classic Rock, Adult Hits, or Classic Hits station.

With Rock and Oldies/Classic Rock formats so heavily represented on satellite radio, it is also interesting to note that P1s of those formats have a slightly higher subscription rate to SiriusXM Satellite Radio, with 18% of Rock P1s and 17% of Classic Rock/Classic Hits P1s having a satellite radio subscription, vs. 15% of the overall sample.

While both formats are sometimes thought of as male-dominated, especially when "Rock" stations consider their target audience, 57% of Classic Rock/Classic Hits P1s are male, while 63% of Rock P1s are male.


 




 
Breaking News
STRATA Survey: Ad Agencies’ Interest In Digital Video Jumps 45% From A Year Ago
In Brief - August 27, 2014
August 26, 2014
Scott Carter Promoted To SVP/Marketing At Epic Records
CCM+E Nashville Debuts ALT 98.3
CBS Radio, Townsquare Media Partner To Create The Michigan News Newtwork
Stacey Thomas Appointed Director, Media Integration For CCM+E Philadelphia
In Brief - August 26, 2014
August 25, 2014
Lance Houston Named New PD Of Boston's 101.7 The Bull
In Brief - August 25, 2014
August 22, 2014
eQB NOW
The Week In Review: 8/18-8/22
Chris Edge Adds PD Duties At WDCG/Raleigh
SoundExchange Q2 Digital Radio Report Highlights Digital Radio Transformation
In Brief - August 22, 2014
August 21, 2014
NuVoodoo Ratings Prospect Study Reveals Broadcast Radio Beats Pandora For Music Satisfaction
CBS Radio Adds To Sports Programming Leadership Team
iHeartRadio Survey: Carrie Underwood Music’s Best Female Role Model
In Brief - August 21, 2014
August 20, 2014
Cox Media Group Tampa Names Dan Mason OM For HOT 101.5, 97X, 102.5 The Bone
Logan Named PD/Morning Host At WNCV/Fort Walton Beach
Jay Towers Promoted To Anchor Of Fox 2 Morning News in Detroit
In Brief - August 20, 2014
August 19, 2014
Greg Ausham Named PD At WNNX/Atlanta
Emmis Communications, Beasley Broadcast Group Deploy Jelli Radio Ad Platform In Major Markets
Music News
Wiz Khalifa Earns First #1 Album, Taylor Swift Debuts At #1 With New Single
Quick Hits: Ariana Grande, Kings of Leon, Lady Gaga, Neil Young
Usher Slowly Revealing Tour Plans
Quick Hits: Bad Boy Records, Ty Dolla $ign, Gerard Way, Bob Dylan
Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus Rule 2014 MTV VMAs
Slipknot Unmasks Details of The Gray Chapter
Quick Hits: Eminem & Shady Records, Ed Sheeran, Prince, Grouplove, Cobra Starship
Quick Hits: Jessie J, Foo Fighters, Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon, Genesis, Fall Out Boy
The Week In Review: 8/18-8/22
Nickelback Signs With Republic Records
Quick Hits: Nico & Vinz, Sam Smith, Weezer, Ariana Grande, Shelby Lynne, Enrique Iglesias, T.I., Iggy Azalea
Quick Hits: album sales, Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Super Bowl halftime show, Gerard Way, Tiesto, Smashing Pumpkins
New Taylor Swift Album Due Out October 27
Quick Hits: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Haim, Fashion Rocks concert, T.I., iTunes Festival, Unlocking the Truth, Leonard Cohen
Colbie Caillat Sets September 30 Street Date
FMQB NOW

Jeff Sottolano
Director of Programming
CBS Radio

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!