The April ratings book is out, and for 97.5 The Fanatic it was an exceptional one. The Philadelphia sports radio station came in second in the market, beating their competitor WIP M-F 6a-7p, and M-SU 6a-Mid, according to Crossing Broad. WIP finished one spot behind in third place.
The most notable victory came in afternoons where Mike Missanelli dominated WIP’s Josh Innes Show. Missanelli finished 1st in the market, and four points higher than Innes who placed sixth. When streaming numbers enter the mix, Missanelli is up an impressive six points. The tide in afternoons has definitely turned in favor of Missanelli over the past few months.
The Fanatic also experienced success again in middays. In terms of sheer ratings numbers, Harry Mayes and Rob Ellis were tied with WIP’s Michael Barkann and Ike Reese, but when streaming performance enters the equation they were way out in front.
The Fanatic also held a steady advantage at night with Joe DeCamara comfortably ahead of WIP’s Brian “Sludge” Haddad.
The one bright spot for WIP was in mornings, where Angelo Cataldi continues to make an impact. Cataldi was ranked 2nd for the month, two places ahead of The Fanatic’s morning show featuring Anthony Gargano and Jon Marks.