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Volume 25 No. 23
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WFAN, ESPN Radio N.Y. Finish April Tied In Ratings For Afternoon Slot

WFAN-AM and ESPN Radio N.Y. finished April tied in the ratings "among men ages 25-54" from 3:00-6:30pm ET, according to Neil Best of NEWSDAY. What is "significant about that monthly period, which covers March 29 to April 25, is that it was the final full month for the afternoon drive time show featuring Chris Carlin, Maggie Gray and Bart Scott." WFAN's Mike Francesa "returned to that time slot on May 1." ESPN’s "The Michael Kay Show" had narrowly beaten "CMB" in the "quarterly winter ratings book." Overall, WFAN and ESPN "finished tied for fifth in the market among men 25-54" from 3:00-6:30pm in April. WFAN’s ratings were "helped by Yankees afternoon games, but the final tally represented a relatively positive finish for Carlin, Gray and Scott before they moved" from 2:00-6:30pm to 1:00-3:00pm. WFAN’s morning show of Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti were "ninth overall, down significantly from that time slot’s performance" in '17, when Esiason was paired with Craig Carton and later Jerry Recco (NEWSDAY, 5/15).