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Radio Ratings: Catch-up on all the latest numbers here

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Radio Ratings: Catch-up on all the latest numbers here

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#1 FM Overall: WSFM*
#1 AM Overall: 2GB
#1 FM Breakfast: KIIS’ Kyle & Jackie O
#1 AM Breakfast: 2GB’s Ben Fordham
#1 FM Drive: smoothfm’s Byron Webb
#1 AM Drive: ABC’s Richard Glover

Biggest Mover Up: Triple M + Nova (+0.7)
Biggest Mover Down: 2GB + ABC Sydney (-0.7)

The Sydney radio market had a relatively flat survey, with no stations gaining or losing more than a percentage point in terms of overall share.

The biggest winners in People 10+ were SCA’s Triple M and NOVA Entertainment’s Nova 96.9, both up 0.7 points, while talk stations 2GB and ABC Sydney fell by the same amount.

The new #1 FM station was ARN’s WSFM, which snuck up o.5 points to 8.1%.

The former #1 FM station ARN’s KIIS 106.5 remained steady on an 8.0% share, while its Breakfast offering, The Kyle & Jackie O Show, slipped just 0.1 to a 10.7% share. This put it well behind overall market leader, 2GB’s Ben Fordham (19.8%), but ahead of its FM Breakfast counterparts.

Kyle & Jackie O’s closest FM competitor was WSFM’s Jonesy & Amanda on 7.9%, down 0.9 from last survey.

The other Breakfast shows were well behind.

Smooth’s Bogart Torelli and Glenn Daniel were up 0.4 to 4.9%, Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa were up 0.7 to 4.7% and Triple M’s Moonman in the Morning was steady on 4.6%.

At the bottom of the FM pile was 2DayFM, which overall climbed 0.1 to a 3.5% share overall. Its Breakfast offering, The Morning Crew with Hughesy, Ed & Erin, was steady on 2.9%.

In Drive, it was music shows, rather than talk-focused shows, which were on the rise.

Talk-based ABC was down 0.6 to 12.2%, while 2GB was down 1.0 to 7.4%.

Smooth, however, was up 0.3 to 9.5%, and WSFM was up 0.6 to 8.1%. Triple M was up 0.7 to 6.8% and 2Day  climbed 0.6 to 3.6%.

The biggest climbed in Drive was KIIS’ Will & Woody, up 0.8 to 8.2%.


#1 FM Overall: GOLD FM
#1 AM Overall: 3AW
#1 FM Breakfast: GOLD’s Christian O’Connell
#1 AM Breakfast: 3AW’s Ross & Russel
#1 FM Drive: Gold’s Gavin Miller
#1 AM Drive: 3AW’s Tom Elliott

Biggest Mover Up: 3AW (+0.7)
Biggest Mover Down: Fox (-1.1)

Some of Melbourne’s biggest Breakfast shows took a hit this ratings survey.

3AW remained easily on top on 24.3%, a climb of 0.5 for Ross & Russel, and Christian O’Connell on ARN’s GOLD held onto #1 FM despite a 0.8 point slip to 8.6%.

O’Connell’s closest FM competitor is Nova’s Chrissy, Sam & Browny, which slipped 0.2 to 6.9%.

Melbourne’s newest Breakfast show with Jase Hawkins and Lauren Phillips, Jase & Lauren on KIIS, was down 0.1 to 4.7%.

Fox’s bigger slip of 1.2 points in Breakfast put Fifi, Fev & Nick on par with KIIS at 4.7%.

Fox’s SCA stablemate Triple M also took a hit. The Marty Sheargold Show fell 0.5 points to put it on 3.6%.

These trends were largely replicated overall.

3AW reigned supreme on 18.9%, up 0.7. GOLD was #1 FM, steady on 10.9%. Its ARN stablemate KIIS was also steady, but much lower on 4.6%.

NOVA Entertainment’s stations, Nova and smoothfm, were both up 0.2 to 6.5% and 7.0% respectively.

SCA, however, struggled in Melbourne. Triple M fell 0.7 to 4.0%, and Fox took the biggest hit overall, down 1.1 points to 5.5%.


#1 FM Overall: Nova
#1 AM Overall: 4KQ
#1 FM Breakfast: Nova’s Ash, Kip, Luttsy & Susie
#1 AM Breakfast: 4KQ’s Laurel, Gary & Mark
#1 FM Drive: Nova’s Kate, Tim & Joel
#1 AM Drive: 4KQ’s Nick Michaels*

Biggest Mover Up: 97.3FM (+1.7)
Biggest Mover Down: ABC Brisbane (-0.8)

ARN’s focus on 97.3FM in Brisbane appears to be paying off, with the station making the biggest gains in Breakfast, Drive and overall.

The station was up 1.7 points overall to an 11.0% share, now sitting behind fellow ARN station 4KQ (11.3%) and market leader Nova (11.5%).

Its Breakfast show Robin, Terry & Bob was up 0.8 to 10.3%.

This wasn’t enough to catch 4KQ’s Laurel, Gary & Mark, which was steady on 12.0%, or overall market leader, Nova’s Ash, Kip, Luttsy & Susie O’Neill, also holding firm at 13.1%.

Nova Breakfast co-host Kip Wightman left the program last month, transforming the show into Ash, Luttsy & Susie O’Neill. 

SCA’s stations didn’t experience too much movement in the Brisbane market. Triple M was up 0.3 to 8.9% overall, and B105 was down 0.5 to 8.5%.

In Breakfast, B105’s Stav, Abby & Matt slipped 0.7 to 8.3%, while Triple M’s The Big Breakfast with Marto & Margaux was up 0.4 to 8.3%.


#1 FM Overall: Mix
#1 AM Overall: ABC Radio
#1 FM Breakfast: Triple M’s Roo & Ditts*
#1 AM Breakfast: ABC Radio’s Ali Clarke
#1 FM Drive: Nova’s Kate, Tim & Joel*
#1 AM Drive: ABC Radio’s Jules Schiller

Biggest Mover Up: FIVEaa (+1.7)
Biggest Mover Down: Mix 102.3 (-2.3)

Adelaide has a new #1 FM Breakfast show, with SCA’s Triple M dethroning ARN’s Mix 102.3.

Triple M’s Roo & Ditts climbed 0.6 points to a 10.1% share, knocking off Mix’s Erin Phillips & Soda, which slipped 1.3 to 9.4%.

Triple M’s Breakfast show recently announced Lauren ‘Loz’ O’Callaghan would be joining the show, transforming it into Roo, Ditts & Loz, however the results of this move aren’t reflected in this survey.

Despite the shake-up in Breakfast, Mix remained the #1 FM station. It slipped 2.3 points to 11.5%.

Triple M slipped 0.4 to 8.6%, SAFM was down 0.2 to 8.1%, Nova was up 0.2 to 9.9%, and AM’s Cruise1323 was up 0.2 to 10.1%.


#1 FM Overall: Nova
#1 AM Overal: 6PR*
#1 FM Breakfast: Nova’s Nathan, Nat & Shaun
#1 AM Breakfast: ABC Radio’s Russell Woolf
#1 FM Drive: Nova’s Kate, Tim & Joel
#1 AM Drive: 6PR’s Oliver Peterson*

Biggest Mover Up: 6PR (+0.8)
Biggest Mover Down: Mix 94.5 (-1.4)

There’s still no touching Nova 93.7 Perth. The station slipped 0.5 in People 10+, but remained well on top with a 12.6% share.

Its closest competitor was ARN’s 96FM on 11.4% (down 0.8). Not far behind was SCA’s Mix 94.5 on 11.2% (down 1.4).

The newest entrant to the Perth radio market, Triple M – which will turn one in December – remained steady on 5.9%.

Stations and shows marked with an asterisks [*] signal a change from the last survey.


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