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Iowans had better start having babies. Nielsen…you know, the ones who send you those letters to get you to keep track of what tv shows you watch…they just came out with their rankings of local tv stations across the country. There are 210 “market sizes” with 210 being the smallest. New York remains the nation’s largest market with about 7.5 million households. The bigger the market size, the more households to watch tv, and the more tv stations can charge advertisers. (And the more stations can pay its employees!)
Des Moines #72. Down one spot. Honolulu passed up the capitol city since last year. Cedar Rapids/Waterloo #88. Stayed the same, despite the flooding situation. Quad Cities #99. Down two spots. Charleston, S.C. and El Paso are now ahead of the QC. Sioux City #148. Up one. Ottumwa #200. Stayed the same.