Report: New Year Resolutions Resonate with Radio Listeners

Westwood One
Westwood One

Radio listeners have a lot to say about their New Year resolutions, and a lot of it plays out by age, format, and gender reports Westwood One. According a recent national study among 377 respondents, conducted by Maru/Vision Critical between November 9-November 18, radio listeners are hot to get healthy and not hot to make resolutions after a certain age.

  • The most popular resolutions for 2019 are: exercise more/improve fitness (42%), save more money (41%), and eat healthier (38%).

  • Nearly all of the New Year's resolution skew younger towards Millennials 18-34. Maybe as consumers get older the mystique behind making New Year's resolutions starts to fade.

  • Men are two times less likely to choose a New Year's resolution for 2019 versus women. Still, the number one resolution for both demographics is to exercise more/improve fitness.

  • Improving fitness and health along with saving money also rose to the top among most frequent format listeners.
The study also showed that listeners of Soft Rockm Hip Hop and R&B were more likely to make resolutions over listeners of Alternative Rock, Classic Rock, Rock, Country, News/Talk, Sports and CHR.

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