Arbitron reports and data of interest

Not Updated since Nielsen bought Arbitron

Individual Books & Reports

  Demographics
A zoomable national map of population demos (not from Arbitron)
  PD Handbook for Diary Markets
Definition of terms, use of data, maket definition criteria from 2009
Network Radio Today 2012
Analysis of radio network performance
Public Radio Today 2012
Analysis of public radio performance
2012 Commute Times
Average commute times each way by market
  2013 PPM Delivery
When each report is released
PPM Meters per Market
Detail of Sample Targets for 2012
Market By Market PPM Sample October 2012
PPM Sample Report by Market for all PPM Markets
Time Shifted Listening
How podcasts are measured
  Changes in Hispanic Population
2012 Update of Language Preference
  Language Usage Weighting
An explanation of Hispanic weighting
Hispanic Radio Under PPM
A 2009 report about the effects of the PPM on Spanish language radio
  The Radio Diary ratings
A description of the diary methodology
  Radio Today Delivers
Effctiveness of radio in 2011
Comments on the change to PPM from diary
  Guide to Using PPM Data and Reports
  Arbitron PPM Encoding
How signals are encoded and decoded.
  PPM Encoding White Paper
Full technical details on encoding
  What is a station:
AM, FM, HD, streams, LPFM, Translators.
  Minimum Reporting Standards
Listening levels required to appear in PPM or diary client data
  Terms of the Trade
Definitions of terms like rating, cume, share.
  Cell Phone Only Penetration
Map for 2011
  2010 Census and Arbitron
Arbitron Whitepapers on implementation of new Census data.
  PPM Top Performers
A 2010 profile of top performing PPM stations
  Ratings Distortion and Bias
Arbitron brochure on practices by stations
  Daily Cume and Daily TSL
The importance of each in the PPM
  What happens when the Spots Come On
How commercials effect listening. A coleman-MediaMonitors-Arbitron study