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More Steady Broadcast Ratings for NPR

Holding steady is becoming a continuous theme for NPR's National Radio ratings. Twice each year, Arbitron releases national broadcast audience estimates for all radio networks across the US.

In Spring 2011, we see that the total number of persons who tune in each week to an NPR member station holding at or near record-high levels. The weekly audience to NPR Stations* has reached a new high of 34 million listeners each week. Nearly 27 million listeners tune into at least one NPR show including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation, or Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me. NPR produces or distributes at least 25 shows each week to its Member stations. See below is a summary of the Spring 2011 audience ratings for NPR-produced shows.

*NPR stations are a mix of newsmagazine and music-only stations (which carry the NPR Newscasts).

Ben Robins is the Research Manager for NPR Programming.