After Double Digit April Decline, EMF Rebounds Slightly In Triton’s Streaming Ranker
After suffering a 14.2% decrease in Average Active Sessions (AAS) in April, Educational Media Foundation (EMF) recovers slightly in Triton Digital’s Streaming Monthly Ranker for May 2022. EMF posts the biggest increase in AAS (M-F, 6a-8p) of all broadcast groups, rising 5.8% (35,275-37,312) month-over-month. The Christian broadcast group is ranked fifth in the May metrics.
The warm weather months usually bring with it a drop in streaming sessions due to the change in listening habits brought on by the end of the school year and vacations. EMF was the only group in the top ten rankers to see an increase in AAS, while iHeartRadio – the consistent top ranker in Triton Digital’s report – was relatively flat month-over-month (408,668-405,840). After Audacy rose to second in April it returns to third in May with a 4% decrease in AAS. NPR Member Stations return to second with a minimal 0.5% decrease in AAS.
The remainder of the top ten is unchanged month-over-month. Cumulus Streaming Network was down 3% in Average Active Sessions, followed by EMF, Univision (-0.2%), Beasley Broadcasting Corporate (-1.6%), Hubbard Broadcasting (-1.61%), AccuRadio (-1.6%), and New York Public Radio, which is down 5.9%.
The iHeartMedia Network, which includes all iHeartMedia-owned streams and the streams related to network affiliations, is the only sales network reported by Triton Digital. The network was slightly down (-0.8%) month-over-month (1,174,991 to 1,165,174 AAS).