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WFAN ratings strong in Nassau-Suffolk in spring

Thursday I wrote about WFAN finishing first in both morning and afternoon drive time among men ages 25-54 during the spring ratings period - an unprecedented accomplishment for the station.

"I’m thrilled, that’s all I can tell you," operations manager Mark Chernoff said. "I’m just thrilled, flattered. We had a lot of hurdles. Mike [Francesa] by himself, Imus gone, all of it."

The ratings I reported Thursday were for the entire metropolitan area. What about the Nassau-Suffolk subset that represents Newsday's primary readership area?

Among men 25-54, Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton ranked second with an average of 7.2 percent of the audience, trailing WBAB. 1050 ESPN ranked 18th at 1.7.

Mike Francesa was No. 1 with 8.6 percent of the radio audience from 3 to 7 p.m., compared to 1050 ESPN's Michael Kay at No. 13 with a 2.4 rating.

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