Regardless of change-up with ‘Toucher and Wealthy,’ The Sports activities Hub takes the highest spot in fall Nielsen rankings

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It was the primary time since February 2015, when Marc Bertrand changed Andy Gresh on the station’s noon present, that one of many essential hosts from a Sports activities Hub daytime program modified.

Scott Zolak (left), producer Mark Cappello, and play-by-play announcer Bob Socci within the sales space for a Patriots recreation in 2021. JIM DAVIS/GLOBE STAFF

The autumn Nielsen Audio rankings interval was an unusually turbulent one for 98.5 The Sports activities Hub.

Unique morning present co-host Wealthy Shertenlieb abruptly left the “Toucher and Wealthy” program on Nov. 9, with practically a month remaining within the rankings e-book.

It was the primary time since February 2015, when Marc Bertrand changed Andy Gresh on the station’s noon present, that one of many essential hosts from a Sports activities Hub daytime program modified.

However the Sports activities Hub’s future of rankings success didn’t change.

Within the fall Nielsen Audio rankings, masking the interval from Sept. 14 to Dec. 6, the Sports activities Hub completed first total and throughout all of its weekday and weeknight programming within the males ages 25 to 54 demographic, its major promoting goal.

Total, the Sports activities Hub had a 16.3 share, properly forward of the runner-up, rock station WZLX (7.0). Rival sports activities radio station WEEI was seventh (4.4).

Final fall, the Sports activities Hub earned a 19.6 share, whereas WEEI was second at 9.0.

The breakdown this fall by day elements:

Morning drive (6-10 a.m.): “Toucher and Wealthy” – or unofficially “Toucher and buddies” after Shertenlieb left and earlier than Rob “Hardy” Poole was confirmed as the brand new co-host starting January 4 – took first with a 17.1 share. WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Present” was second with a ten.2, simply the station’s highest-rated present.

Middays (10 a.m.-2 p.m.): The Sports activities Hub’s “Zolak and Bertrand” present was tops with a 16.7 share.  WEEI’s “Gresh and Fauria” present tied for sixth with a 3.8 share.

Afternoon drive (2-6 p.m.): “Felger and Massarotti” continued its future of dominance for the Sports activities Hub, ending the No. 1 spot with a 20.1 share. WEEI’s “Jones and Mego” tied for twelfth with a 2.6.

Evenings (6-11 p.m.): The Sports activities Hub, which has Bruins and a few Celtics broadcasts together with a present hosted by Joe Murray at evening, completed first (12.2). WEEI, which options “The Wealthy Keefe Present,’’ tied for thirteenth (2.8).


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