Between midnight and 6 AM Eastern time, about 35 people visit the website during the six hour period. Keep in mind that’s 9 PM on the West Coast.
During that time period, Nielsen ratings don’t count. There are only two programs that people listen to in significant numbers – coast-to-coast and red eye Radio, and perhaps the final hour of John Batchelor. Jon Grayson and Kate Delaney have little interest. The rest of the listeners are catching random delayed broadcast shows available during the day.
Well that’s nice, but with triage you have to let the patients die who aren’t worth trying to save those that have a chance of survival. Testing streams at 3 AM means I’m not awake during the day, that’s got to stop. What that means is about 90% of the overnight schedule is being tossed overboard. Alex Jones, Tom Lykis, the Salem radio hosts, and sports radio have 24 hour days streams for insomniacs.
So if you just have to find a station that carries Dennis Miller at 4 AM, you’re on your own. Most of the weekend schedule is also being thrown overboard.