In addition to the lack of movement on the most-played charts, the impressions chart ranking the most-heard tracks at the formats are also identical to the previous week.
In fact, the only reportable difference is all five songs gain in spins and impressions this week, as compared to each song in the Top Five losing plays the week before.
With many stations relying on automated programming during the holidays, having an unchanged charts this time of year is not unusual. Many artists hold off on releasing and promoting new songs until right after the holidays to ensure they do not get lost in the shuffle as the formats prepare for the beginning of the next year.
Soundgarden’s margin of victory in detections
Soundgarden’s “Been Away Too Long” lead in detections decreases slightly from the previous week. This single’s spin total increased by 53 from the previous week to finish at 1,994.
However, Shinedown’s “Enemies” gained 75 spins compared to the week ending Christmas Day to finish with 1,940 spins. Therefore, Soundgarden’s advantage in total plays has decreased from 74 to 54.
Soundgarden’s lead in impressions
While Soundgarden’s margin of victory in detections decreases, its lead in impressions increases from the week before. “Been Away Too Long” finishes the week with 7,052,000 total listens, which is a result in a gain of 665,000 from the week ending Christmas Day.
The second most-heard song at Active Rock radio, Three Days Grace’s “Chalk Outline,” gains 591,000 impressions over the previous week to end the tracking period with 6,768,000. This means Soundgarden’s lead among the most-heard songs at the Active Rock format increased by 74,000 over the last seven days, and now stands at 284,000.
Top Active Rock tracks performing well in Tampa Bay
At Tampa Bay’s 98 Rock (97.9 FM, WXTB), Soundgarden finishes the week with 13 spins (an increase of one spin from the previous week), and 29,900 total impressions. The Number One track at 98 Rock is Three Days Grace’s “Chalk Outline, which finishes the week with 38 spins (a decrease on one spin), and 308,100 impressions.
Too soon to know who finishes on top next week
In contrast to the lack of change on airplay charts during the holidays, there can be rather wide swings after the holidays end. Therefore, it is difficult to determine which song will be the most-played or most-heard for the week ending Jan. 8.
Learn more about the band, the Active Rock format, and the charts
For more information on Soundgarden, visit the band’s website. To find out more news and music regarding the Active Rock format in Tampa Bay, please visit the website for 98 Rock. To learn more about all of the music and music charts, please visit the All Access website.