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Old 12-12-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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The second map showing the Los Angeles TV market is ridiculous. The fact that it creeps all the way up to Reno is bizarre...
Probably some archaic thing relating to that mountain range right there.

Maybe when Los Angeles bought the water rights to the Eastern Sierra runoff they took the media market too.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:05 AM
 
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Default Media Markets data

These maps are great! Does anyone know where I could find the data used to create the maps? Many thanks in advance!
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:12 AM
 
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Default Media Markets data

No, don't need number crunching, just the county-level data itself for radio and/or TV markets, for 2005 or later. Any help would be much appreciated!
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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It looks like the Salt Lake City market covers a lot of area. It looks like it covers all of Utah and some of Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming.
Media markets take into account certain activities and geographical restrictions that distinguish them from the usual metropolitan areas.

Way back in the 50s, Salt Lake City TV stations started erecting dozens of repeater stations all over those four states, without which there would have been no TV at all in those areas. So, people in Elko NV, for example, could pick up a low-power local transmission of Salt Lake City TV, from an antenna in their community that relayed the signal.

When cable came later on, the Salt Lake stations were considered to be the local station, even several hundred miles away.

In fact, the original concept that led later to cable, was the Salt Lake TV stations that could be received by a mountain-top antenna nearby, and then carried down the mountain by cable from that single "community antenna" that served everyone in the village.
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Location: Ohio
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Now that the 2010 census figures are public, the market rankings are changing. You can get a PDF of the 2011-12 Nielsen TV rankings here and the Arbitron radio rankings on a web page here. Lots of movement up and down.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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These are the real MSAs. Forget what the government says, it's BS.
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