What is the methodology used for BDS/Billboard Charts?

What is the methodology used for BDS/Billboard Charts?

Billboard charting criteria and definitions used in BDS products can be found in the link below.

Charting Criteria & Definitions (Billboard)

The following Billboard airplay charts are ranked based on spins (or detections):
Gospel
Christian AC
Christian Hot AC/CHR
Smooth Jazz
Triple A
Adult Contemporary
Adult Top 40
Mainstream Rock
Adult R&B
Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop
Rhythmic
Alternative
Mainstream Top 40
Dance/Mix Show
Canada All Formats
Canada Mainstream AC
Canada CHR/Top 40
Canada Country
Canada Rock
Canada Hot AC
Canada Mainstream Rock
Canada Alternative

The following Billboard airplay charts are ranked based on audience impressions:
Country
Rap
Christian Airplay
Rock Airplay
Latin Airplay
Regional Mexican
Latin Pop
Latin Rhythm
Tropical

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