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WFAN still out-rates ESPN New York

Boomer Esiason, left, and Craig Carton, right, host

Boomer Esiason, left, and Craig Carton, right, host WFAN's morning show with Boomer and Carton on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Credit: Charles Eckert

WFAN maintained its ratings leads over ESPN New York in the spring quarter, covering March 26 through June 17.

That included a second-place finish in morning drive time with 6.4 percent of men ages 25-54 for Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason, compared with 13th place at 3.0 percent for ESPN's national "Mike and Mike" show.

Mike Francesa finished fourth from 3 to 7 p.m. at 6.0, compared with 11th for ESPN's Michael Kay at 3.7. Francesa had ranked ninth in an unusually weak April before rallying in May and June.

For the entire length of his 1 to 6:30 p.m. show, Francesa ranked fifth at 6.1 compared to 13th for ESPN at 3.0. ESPN again was hurt by soft ratings for Mike Lupica from 1 to 3 p.m., hours in which Francesa beat him, 6.3 to 1.8.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts of WFAN finished sixth at 4.8 compared to 17th and 2.0 for ESPN.

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