The 25 Highest Rated Sports Talk Stations in the Country for March 2014

Clay Travis

Every three or four months Outkick takes a look at the sports talk radio ratings to compile the top 25 sports talk stations in the country. The only public data on these ratings is published here and relies upon the largest possible measurement of the audience — ratings share for listeners ages six + from six in the morning until midnight. It’s not a perfect data set, but it’s the most fair since a station can’t rate highly all day long unless its day part ratings are much higher than the six to midnight number.

These are ratings share numbers, not total listener numbers. That is, each station is being compared based on the percentage of people in a market listening, not based on the number of listeners. But as you can see below, both large, small, and mid-size cities are well-represented in this list.  

So which stations in the nation’s fifty largest radio markets are the highest rated in the country for March?

You can dive in below. 

1. Nashville

WGFX 4.8

2. Detroit

WXYT 4.7

2. Boston

WBZ 4.7

4. Providence

WVEI 4.6

5. Baltimore

WJZ 4.3

6. Minneapolis

KFXN 4.0

7. San Francisco

KNBR 3.8

8. Pittsburgh

KDKA 3.7

9. Philadelphia

WIP 3.6

10. Raleigh

WCMC 3.2

11. Memphis

WMFS 2.8

11. St. Louis

WXOS 2.8

11. San Diego

XPRS 2.8

14. Kansas City

KCSP 2.7

14. New York City

WFAN 2.7

14. Boston (2)

WEEI 2.7

17. Cleveland

WKRK 2.5

17. Norfolk

WVSP 2.5

19. Washington, D.C.

WTEM 2.4

19. Dallas

KTCK 2.4

21. Seattle

KIRO 2.4

22. Phoenix

KMVP 2.3

23. Philadelphia (2)

WPEN 2.1

24. Chicago

WCSR 2.0

24. Tampa

WDAE 2.0

As always, if you note an error, email me, as hard as it might be for my mom to hear, I’m not perfect.  

(One note, you must subscribe to the Arbitron data to be ranked. If you don’t subscribe, then you aren’t ranked). 

If you have questions about a particular market, you can go here and review the ratings for the top 50 cities.

Written by Clay Travis

OutKick founder, host and author. He's presently banned from appearing on both CNN and ESPN because he’s too honest for both.