Nielsen Releases New Local Television Market Rankings

Nielsen is out with its lastest annual rankings of the top local TV markets.

The biggest mover in the Top 10 is the San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose market which drops from No. 6 to No. 8. Elsewhere in the Top 10, Washington, D.C. moves up one spot, from No. 7 to No. 6. Houston moves from No. 8 to No. 7. Atlanta and Boston switch positions: this season Atlanta is No. 9 and Boston is No. 10.

Michigan TV markets saw some slight shifts from this year to last.  Detroit moves from No. 13 to No. 14, Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battle Creek moves No. 44 to No. 43.  Flint/Bay City/Saginaw from No. 72 to No. 71.  Lansing No. 113 to No. 115.  Traverse City/Cadillac No. 119 to No. 118.  Both Marquette and Alpena remain at the market No. 180 and No. 208 positions, respectively.

A complete list of the Nielsen rankings, including population estimates is available here.

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