Nielsen Local Television Market Universe Estimates For 2012-13



Here are the latest local television market estimates from Nielsen for the 2012-13 broadcast season that begins on September 24, 2012.

Note that for the second year in a row the total TV households in the US are down, from 114.6 million households in 2011-12 to 114.2 million households in 2012-13.

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Rank Local Market  TV Homes % of US
1 New York  7,384,340 6.47%
2 Los Angeles  5,613,460 4.92%
3 Chicago  3,484,800 3.05%
4 Philadelphia  2,949,310 2.58%
5 Dallas-Ft. Worth  2,588,020 2.27%
6 San Francisco-Oak-San Jose  2,502,030 2.19%
7 Boston (Manchester)  2,366,690 2.07%
8 Washington, DC (Hagrstwn)  2,359,160 2.07%
9 Atlanta  2,326,840 2.04%
10 Houston  2,215,650 1.94%
11 Detroit  1,845,920 1.62%
12 Seattle-Tacoma  1,818,900 1.59%
13 Phoenix (Prescott)  1,812,040 1.59%
14 Tampa-St. Pete (Sarasota)  1,806,560 1.58%
15 Minneapolis-St. Paul  1,728,050 1.51%
16 Miami-Ft. Lauderdale  1,621,130 1.42%
17 Denver  1,566,460 1.37%
18 Cleveland-Akron (Canton)  1,485,140 1.30%
19 Orlando-Daytona Bch-Melbrn  1,453,170 1.27%
20 Sacramnto-Stkton-Modesto  1,387,710 1.22%
21 St. Louis  1,243,490 1.09%
22 Portland, OR  1,182,180 1.04%
23 Pittsburgh  1,165,740 1.02%
24 Raleigh-Durham (Fayetvlle)  1,150,350 1.01%
25 Charlotte  1,136,420 1.00%
26 Indianapolis  1,089,700 0.95%
27 Baltimore  1,085,070 0.95%
28 San Diego  1,075,120 0.94%
29 Nashville  1,014,910 0.89%
30 Hartford & New Haven  996,550 0.87%
31 Kansas City  931,320 0.82%
32 Columbus, OH  930,460 0.81%
33 Salt Lake City  917,370 0.80%
34 Milwaukee  902,190 0.79%
35 Cincinnati  897,890 0.79%
36 San Antonio  881,050 0.77%
37 Greenvll-Spart-Ashevll-And  846,030 0.74%
38 West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce  794,310 0.70%
39 Grand Rapids-Kalmzoo-B.Crk  720,150 0.63%
40 Las Vegas  718,990 0.63%
41 Oklahoma City  718,770 0.63%
42 Birmingham (Ann and Tusc)  717,530 0.63%
43 Harrisburg-Lncstr-Leb-York  716,990 0.63%
44 Norfolk-Portsmth-Newpt Nws  709,730 0.62%
45 Austin  705,280 0.62%
46 Greensboro-H.Point-W.Salem  695,100 0.61%
47 Albuquerque-Santa Fe  691,450 0.61%
48 Louisville  670,880 0.59%
49 Memphis  662,830 0.58%
50 Jacksonville  659,170 0.58%
51 New Orleans  641,550 0.56%
52 Buffalo  632,150 0.55%
53 Providence-New Bedford  606,400 0.53%
54 Wilkes Barre-Scranton-Hztn  581,020 0.51%
55 Fresno-Visalia  576,820 0.51%
56 Little Rock-Pine Bluff  561,760 0.49%
57 Richmond-Petersburg  553,390 0.48%
58 Albany-Schenectady-Troy  540,050 0.47%
59 Tulsa  526,960 0.46%
60 Mobile-Pensacola (Ft Walt)  525,990 0.46%
61 Knoxville  520,890 0.46%
62 Ft. Myers-Naples  502,050 0.44%
63 Dayton  498,270 0.44%
64 Lexington  485,630 0.43%
65 Charleston-Huntington  455,490 0.40%
66 Wichita-Hutchinson Plus  450,300 0.39%
67 Flint-Saginaw-Bay City  446,010 0.39%
68 Roanoke-Lynchburg  445,470 0.39%
69 Green Bay-Appleton  441,800 0.39%
70 Tucson (Sierra Vista)  438,440 0.38%
71 Honolulu  437,790 0.38%
72 Des Moines-Ames  427,860 0.37%
73 Spokane  420,640 0.37%
74 Springfield, MO  414,570 0.36%
75 Omaha  414,060 0.36%
76 Toledo  409,550 0.36%
77 Columbia, SC  398,510 0.35%
78 Rochester, NY  395,680 0.35%
79 Huntsville-Decatur (Flor)  390,590 0.34%
80 Portland-Auburn  389,530 0.34%
81 Paducah-Cape Girard-Harsbg  388,340 0.34%
82 Shreveport  384,410 0.34%
83 Champaign&Sprngfld-Decatur  378,720 0.33%
84 Syracuse  377,550 0.33%
85 Madison  376,670 0.33%
86 Harlingen-Wslco-Brnsvl-McA  364,160 0.32%
87 Chattanooga  353,710 0.31%
88 Waco-Temple-Bryan  349,540 0.31%
89 Colorado Springs-Pueblo  343,990 0.30%
90 Cedar Rapids-Wtrlo-IWC&Dub  342,610 0.30%
91 El Paso (Las Cruces)  339,130 0.30%
92 Savannah  334,750 0.29%
93 Jackson, MS  331,500 0.29%
94 Baton Rouge  329,620 0.29%
95 South Bend-Elkhart  319,860 0.28%
96 Tri-Cities, TN-VA  319,060 0.28%
97 Burlington-Plattsburgh  316,910 0.28%
98 Charleston, SC  316,080 0.28%
99 Davenport-R.Island-Moline  303,800 0.27%
100 Greenville-N.Bern-Washngtn  303,280 0.27%
101 Ft. Smith-Fay-Sprngdl-Rgrs  297,590 0.26%
102 Johnstown-Altoona-St Colge  288,100 0.25%
103 Myrtle Beach-Florence  285,550 0.25%
104 Evansville  284,040 0.25%
105 Lincoln & Hastings-Krny  276,790 0.24%
106 Tallahassee-Thomasville  273,120 0.24%
107 Tyler-Longview(Lfkn&Ncgd)  268,150 0.23%
108 Reno  265,600 0.23%
109 Ft. Wayne  265,390 0.23%
110 Youngstown  260,000 0.23%
111 Boise  259,090 0.23%
112 Sioux Falls(Mitchell)  258,460 0.23%
113 Augusta-Aiken  257,730 0.23%
114 Springfield-Holyoke  252,950 0.22%
115 Lansing  251,140 0.22%
116 Peoria-Bloomington  244,050 0.21%
117 Fargo-Valley City  243,890 0.21%
118 Montgomery-Selma  241,930 0.21%
119 Traverse City-Cadillac  241,800 0.21%
120 Macon  241,170 0.21%
121 Eugene  235,570 0.21%
122 SantaBarbra-SanMar-SanLuOb  231,950 0.20%
122 Yakima-Pasco-Rchlnd-Knnwck  231,950 0.20%
124 Lafayette, LA  229,320 0.20%
125 Monterey-Salinas  224,240 0.20%
126 Bakersfield  221,740 0.19%
127 Columbus, GA (Opelika, AL)  216,920 0.19%
128 La Crosse-Eau Claire  211,670 0.19%
129 Corpus Christi  203,730 0.18%
130 Amarillo  197,110 0.17%
131 Chico-Redding  191,500 0.17%
132 Wilmington  188,420 0.17%
133 Columbus-Tupelo-W Pnt-Hstn  184,990 0.16%
134 Wausau-Rhinelander  179,450 0.16%
135 Rockford  179,240 0.16%
136 Topeka  176,160 0.15%
137 Monroe-El Dorado  175,960 0.15%
138 Columbia-Jefferson City  173,640 0.15%
139 Duluth-Superior  169,610 0.15%
140 Medford-Klamath Falls  167,820 0.15%
141 Beaumont-Port Arthur  167,110 0.15%
142 Lubbock  159,840 0.14%
143 Wichita Falls & Lawton  158,500 0.14%
144 Salisbury  157,830 0.14%
145 Anchorage  156,280 0.14%
146 Erie  155,190 0.14%
147 Sioux City  154,830 0.14%
148 Palm Springs  154,560 0.14%
149 Joplin-Pittsburg  151,200 0.13%
150 Albany, GA  150,110 0.13%
151 Minot-Bsmrck-Dcknsn(Wlstn)  150,000 0.13%
152 Odessa-Midland  147,730 0.13%
153 Rochestr-Mason City-Austin  143,330 0.13%
154 Terre Haute  139,600 0.12%
155 Bangor  138,040 0.12%
156 Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill  134,410 0.12%
157 Binghamton  133,420 0.12%
158 Wheeling-Steubenville  130,110 0.11%
159 Panama City  129,390 0.11%
160 Biloxi-Gulfport  128,300 0.11%
161 Sherman-Ada  126,930 0.11%
162 Idaho Fals-Pocatllo(Jcksn)  125,710 0.11%
163 Gainesville  123,430 0.11%
164 Abilene-Sweetwater  114,080 0.10%
165 Yuma-El Centro  113,230 0.10%
166 Missoula  113,010 0.10%
167 Hattiesburg-Laurel  109,950 0.10%
168 Billings  109,730 0.10%
169 Dothan  107,110 0.09%
170 Clarksburg-Weston  106,480 0.09%
171 Quincy-Hannibal-Keokuk  103,520 0.09%
172 Utica  102,890 0.09%
173 Rapid City  98,020 0.09%
174 Elmira (Corning)  95,530 0.08%
175 Lake Charles  94,610 0.08%
176 Jackson, TN  93,090 0.08%
177 Watertown  92,590 0.08%
178 Harrisonburg  90,260 0.08%
179 Alexandria, LA  89,280 0.08%
180 Marquette  84,640 0.07%
181 Jonesboro  80,740 0.07%
182 Bowling Green  78,780 0.07%
183 Charlottesville  74,340 0.07%
184 Laredo  72,590 0.06%
185 Grand Junction-Montrose  70,580 0.06%
186 Meridian  68,860 0.06%
187 Butte-Bozeman  67,180 0.06%
188 Greenwood-Greenville  66,410 0.06%
189 Lafayette, IN  66,240 0.06%
190 Great Falls  65,930 0.06%
191 Twin Falls  64,100 0.06%
192 Bend, OR  62,950 0.06%
193 Parkersburg  62,620 0.05%
194 Eureka  59,610 0.05%
195 Cheyenne-Scottsbluff  56,350 0.05%
196 San Angelo  55,820 0.05%
197 Casper-Riverton  55,270 0.05%
198 Mankato  52,530 0.05%
199 Lima  51,240 0.04%
200 Ottumwa-Kirksville  46,730 0.04%
201 St. Joseph  46,180 0.04%
202 Fairbanks  37,920 0.03%
203 Zanesville  32,940 0.03%
204 Victoria  31,560 0.03%
205 Presque Isle  29,250 0.03%
206 Helena  28,260 0.02%
207 Juneau  26,320 0.02%
208 Alpena  16,910 0.01%
209 North Platte  14,720 0.01%
210 Glendive  4,050 0.00%
NSI Total U.S.  114,173,690 100.00%

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