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WFAN enjoys a solid spring in radio ratings

(Credit: Watchdog)

WFAN maintained its healthy lead over 1050 ESPN among men ages 25-54 on Long Island in the spring ratings that were released Monday.

In that key demographic, WFAN ranked No. 1 both during morning and afternoon drive times in Nassau-Suffolk.

Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason averaged 8.1 percent of radios in use, well ahead of the national “Mike and Mike’’ show on ESPN, which ranked 25th with 1.0 percent of the audience.

(Don Imus was 14th at 2.5 on WABC.)

From 3 to 7 p.m., a slot mostly occupied by Mike Francesa and Chris Russo, WFAN averaged 7.3 percent of listeners compared to 1.6 for 1050 ESPN.

In ratings covering the entire New York metropolitan area, WFAN ranked seventh among men 25-54 from 6 to 10 a.m., with 4.4 percent of the audience on average. Imus ranked 13th, with a 2.6 rating, and "Mike and Mike" ranked 22nd at 1.4.

From 3 to 7 p.m., WFAN ranked second with a 5.3 rating, and 1050 ESPN was 19th at 1.8.

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