Led by its morning team of Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti, WFAN continues to blow out ESPN New York in the Nielsen Audio ratings.

In all day parts during the first month of the three-part fall book, WFAN beat ESPN. FAN starts its day with a huge advantage with “Boomer & Gio” No. 1 in the entire morning among all stations with nearly a 10 percent share from 6-10 a.m.

In what was once a competitive afternoon battle, Craig Carton and Evan Roberts are nearly doubling up “The Michael Kay Show.” Carton & Roberts are third overall in the afternoons with a 6.8 share, while the Kay Show is 12th (3.5 share) from 3-6:30 p.m.

In mid-afternoons, “Tiki & Tierney,” featuring former Giants great Tiki Barber and longtime New York talker Brandon Tierney, is fourth (5.9) to ESPN’s combo of Mike Greenberg, along with Bart Scott & Alan Hahn, which combine to be in 14th (2.5) from 10-2 p.m.

Boomer Esiason (l.) and Gregg Giannotti (r.) during their WFAN morning show on Oct. 31, 2022.
Boomer Esiason (l.) and Gregg Giannotti (r.) during their WFAN morning show on Oct. 31, 2022.
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ESPN New York’s “DiPietro & Rothenberg,” despite going up against WFAN’s No. 1 show, are a highlight for the network. Rick DiPietro and Dave Rothenberg squeaked by FAN’s “Warmup Show” of Al Hughes and Jerry Recco, 9.6 to 9.4 (third and fourth respectively) from 5-6 a.m.. From 5-8 a.m., DiPietro and Rothenberg hold their own during their time slot, finishing sixth overall with a 4.6 share. 

But still, with Boomer & Gio starting with a sprint, FAN is already out to a big lead in the fall.



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