- #25 in the nation: Charlotte (1,085,640 TV homes)
- #28: Raleigh-Durham (1,039,890 homes)
- #46: Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem (671,890 homes)
For those folks interested: 15 counties out of the 100 North Carolina counties in the state typically deliver 50% of the vote in North Carolina elections. The majority of those 15 super-counties are along the I-85/40 corridor, which basically starts in Charlotte (Mecklenberg County) up through Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem through to Raleigh-Durham (Wake County).
I really don't think that NC's media markets, which will focus most of the attention of the electorate on May 6th, should be classified as "small" by national commentators.