Why are some detections missing for my station?
Downtime is defined as at least 45 minutes during which we are unable to accurately monitor a radio station, network or channel.
Some causes of Downtime include:
- remote monitor failure
- tuner failure at monitor site
- antenna issues at monitor site
- loss of communication with remote monitor
- station transmitter issues
- station stream is down
If Downtime for a station exceeds 3360 minutes (56 hours) within a Mon-Sun chart week the station will be temporarily removed from the Billboard chart panels. Once the issue is resolved and there are two full weeks of good detection data available, the station will be returned to the Billboard chart panels. This is necessary so that there is complete "This Week" and "Last Week" data to populate the chart. This policy eliminates unnatural fluctuations in airplay due to addition and removal of stations from the charts.
Why are my spins or my artist's spins not matching what the station confirmed?
Song detections (spins) can be missed for reasons such as reception issues, station downtime, bleed over, mix shows, ads or if the song play time is shorter than the required threshold for a spin. All versions of the song that are receiving airplay ...
When will my station be reinstated for reporting?
Once a station has been removed from a Billboard reporting panel due to Downtime, there is a monitoring period of 2 weeks of consistent airplay after the issue is resolved. If there are no issues with detections during that time, the login ...
Why is my station no longer listed as a chart reporter in BDS products?
Downtime is defined as at least 45 minutes during which BDS is unable to accurately monitor a radio station, network or channel. Some causes of Downtime include: hardware crash or power outage at BDS monitor site loss of communication with BDS ...
What are BDSradio Power Adds?
BDS Power Adds show all songs that have received 7 or more monitored spins at a given radio station over the past 7 days. NOTE: Only songs that have never received 7 or more monitored spins in any prior 7-day period at that station qualify for Power ...
Why are some Adds automatically calculated in Music Tracking?
An "Add" represents a commitment by a radio station to put a particular song into rotation. Stations that report to the Billboard airplay charts login to www.bdsadds.com/bdsreports and report their new Adds each week. Monitored radio stations that ...