Katy Perry’s “Never Really Over” Posts Weak Pop Radio Callouts

The new song is not clicking with pop radio listeners.

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Katy Perry’s “Never Really Over” is approaching the Top 10 on the pop radio airplay chart, but it is not receiving a warm reception from the format’s listeners.

Per the latest Mediabase/Critical Mass Media callout report, which is based on a survey of listeners, “Never Really Over” is one of the format’s worst-scoring songs.

“Never Really Over” boasts a positive reaction from 44.5% of listeners, a negative reaction from 27.6% of listeners and thus a “net positive” score of 16.9%. It has a favorite rating from 11.4%.

Of the 20 songs in this week’s report, “Never Really Over” has the lowest positive score, the fourth-worst (highest) negative score, the lowest net positive score and the lowest favorite rating.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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