What is the difference between the monitored airplay charts and the Indicator charts?

What is the difference between the monitored airplay charts and the Indicator charts?

  1. The Indicator charts are made up of:
    1. stations that are electronically monitored by BDS but don't qualify for the Billboard monitored airplay charts
    2. stations that are not electronically monitored by BDS
  2. A monitored station might not qualify for the Billboard monitored airplay charts due to market size, ratings, etc. Monitored stations that report to an Indicator chart are also referred to as "Mondicator" stations.
  3. Indicator stations that are not monitored by BDS login to www.bdsadds.com/bdsreports each week to manually report their playlist.
    1. A total weekly number of spins is reported for each song.
    2. There is no daily data for these stations.
    3. There is no date and time information about specific spins.
  4. A Nielsen Audio AQH number is used to generate an audience impressions per spin number for Indicator playlists.
  5. Recurrent rules for the Indicator charts mirror the rules for the Monitored charts for the most part. Click here for more information on Recurrent rules.
  6. The Indicator charts and station playlists are presented in our Music Tracking product and are available on the login page of BDSradio.com from the "Airplay Charts" pulldown.
The following Indicator charts are produced each week:
  1. Christian AC Indicator - closes at 11am Pacific on Monday
  2. Christian Hot AC/CHR Indicator - closes at 11am Pacific on Monday - this is the Christian Hot AC/CHR chart of record for Billboard (they do not create a Christian Hot AC/CHR Monitored chart)
  3. Gospel Indicator - closes at 11am Pacific on Monday
  4. Country Indicator - closes at 12noon Pacific on Monday
  5. Smooth Jazz Indicator - closes at 1pm Pacific on Monday - this is the Smooth Jazz chart of record for Billboard (they do not create a Smooth Jazz Monitored chart)
  6. Triple A Indicator - closes at 2pm Pacific
  7. Adult Contemporary - closes at 3pm Pacific
  8. Adult Top 40 Indicator - closes at 3pm Pacific
  9. Mainstream Rock Indicator - closes at 12noon Pacific on Tuesday
  10. Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop - closes at 1pm Pacific on Tuesday
  11. Alternative Indicator - closes at 3pm Pacific on Tuesday
  12. Mainstream Top 40 Indicator - closes at 3pm Pacific on Tuesday