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Mike Francesa continues to dominate radio ratings for WFAN.

By Charles Curtis

“New Yawk’s Numbah One” continued his dominance this year.

WFAN’s Mike Francesa backed up a rant he delivered in November in response to a rip job from ESPN’s Michael Kay, posting terrific ratings.

Here’s the report from Newsday’s Neil Best:

“Francesa finished first in his 1 to 6:30 p.m. slot with a 7.2 share, well ahead of ESPN’s 3.8 during that time period. Between 1 and 3 p.m. Francesa averaged a 7.5, tripling the 2.5 for ESPN New York, which since late September has had Mike Lupica in that time slot.Michael Kay fared far better than that on ESPN from 3 to 6:30 p.m., when he is head-to- head against Francesa. Francesa ranked first in the market at 7.1 during that period and Kay ranked seventh at 4.6.”

Also worth noting: The midday show featuring Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts was first in New York from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Best asked Francesa if there was anything new to say about his relationship with CBS Radio (whom the host said threatened a lawsuit in September). “No comment. Merry Christmas to all!” the host replied.