Welcome to the sixth GfK metro radio survey of 2019 where we today learned that Alan Jones might actually be untouchable.
While Alan’s brekky show took a measly -0.3 per cent hit, he remained in the number one spot across Sydney’s breakfast spot by a long shot. Sydney’s overall market did experience some movement with a new player in second spot (smoothfm), with ABC Sydney dropping to third spot. 2GB remained in top spot overall. Alan Jones (2GB) is still top dog in Sydney breakfast, while Kyle & Jackie O (KIIS 106.5) remain strong in second, followed by Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck (ABC Sydney).
The Melbourne market experienced more of a shakeup than its Sydney counterpart, with 101.8 Fox FM and Gold 104.3 playing a game of swapsies for first and second place (Gold is number two while Fox FM is now third). In brekky, ABC Melbourne’s Jacinta Parsons and Sami Shah are back in at number one, while in drive Gold 104.3’s Gavin Miller moved into the top spot from number three last survey.
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Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, the continuing controversy surrounding Alan Jones did nothing to quash Macquarie Media’s reign, remaining in top spot overall with 13.4 per cent (0 movement), while smoothfm bumped ABC Sydney out of second place with 9.2 per cent share (up 0.1), leaving KIIS106.5 in third spot with 9.1 per cent share (up 0.9 per cent ).
Once again there were no significant losses or gains across the breakfast slot, with ABC taking the biggest hit (-1.3 per cent to 10.2 per cent) ABC News down -0.9 per cent to 2.4 per cent and 2RN down again -0.8 per cent to 2.7 per cent. Alan Jones still remains top dog with 16.8 per cent audience share, only slightly down -0.3 per cent.
There were some bigger movements across the drive spots, with ABC Sydney’s Drive With Richard Glover moving into second spot and KIIS106.5’s Will & Woody and Nova 96.9’s Kate, Tim & Marty sharing the number one place.
First: 2GB’s The Alan Jones Breakfast Show (down 0.3 per cent to 16.8 per cent)
Second: KIIS 106.5’s Kyle & Jackie O (up 0.6 per cent to 11.6 per cent)
Third: ABC Sydney’s Breakfast with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck (down 1.3 per cent to 10.2 per cent)
First: KIIS 106.5’s Will & Woody (up 1.1 per cent to 10.0 per cent) & Nova 96.9’s Kate, Tim & Marty (up 0.5 to 10.0 per cent)
Second: ABC Sydney’s Drive With Richard Glover (up 0.7 per cent to 9.4 per cent)
Third: smoothfm 95.3’s Byron Webb More Music Drive Show (uo 0.7 per cent to 9.0 per cent).
It was no surprise either that Macquarie’s 3AW finished in first place overall, with 13.9 per cent, despite a drop of -1.3 per cent audience share. 101.9 Fox FM and Gold 104.3 did a placement swap with Gold moving up the ranks (up 2.2 per cent to 12.0 per cent) and Fox FM moving into third spot at 9.4 per cent (down -0.8 per cent).
There was some notable movement in Melbourne’s brekkie ratings with ABC Melbourne’s Jacinta Parsons and Sami Shah back in the top three at number two at 9.9 per cent (up 1.7 per cent), and Fox FM’s Fifi, Fev & Byron moving from second into third place at 9.6 per cent (down -0.4 per cent).
In drive, Fox FM’s Hughesy & Kate was bumped into second place by Gold 104.3’s Gavin Miller (up 2.1 per cent to 12.6 per cent), while overtook 3AW’s Drive with Tom Elliot moved into third place (down -0.3 per cent to 11.1 per cent).
First: 3AW’s Ross and John (up 0.4 per cent to 19.5 per cent)
Second: ABC Melbourne’s Jacinta Parsons and Sami Shah (up 1.7 per cent to 9.9 per cent).
Third: Fox FM’s Fifi, Fev & Byron (down -0.4 per cent to 9.6 per cent)
First: Gold 104.3’s Gavin Miller (up 2.1 per cent to 12.6 per cent)
Second: Fox FM’s Hughesy & Kate (down -0.5 per cent to 11.8 per cent)
Third: 3AW Drive with Tom Elliot (down -0.3 per cent to 11.1 per cent)
In Brisbane, Nova 106.9 was once again the biggest winner overall taking 12.8 per cent of the share, (up 0.3 per cent) from last month.
The second-place winner for two months running was 97.3FM with a total of 11.3 per cent share, down -0.9 per cent from the last survey.
First: Nova 106.9’s Ash, Kip, Luttsy & Susie (sitting at 12.7 per cent, the same as last survey)
Second: HIT 105’s Stav, Abby & Matt (up a whopping 1.7 per cent to 11.2 per cent)
Third: 97.3’s Bianca, Mike & Bob (down -0.8 per cent to 10.3 per cent)
First: Nova 106.9’s Kate, Tim & Marty and Fitzy & Wippa (up 1.1 per cent to 17.0 per cent)
Second: Hit 105’s Hughesy & Kate (up 1.1 per cent to 13.1 per cent)
Third: 97.3’s Will & Woody (down -1.1 per cent to 10.6 per cent)
Adelaide saw some mild disruptions in this survey with the number one spot for breakfast snatched up by ABC Adelaide.
ARN’s Mix 102.3 once again snatched the overall top spot for Adelaide with a 12.3 per cent share, down -1.0 per cent.
Nova 91.9 won the next best spot with 11.3 per cent audience share (up 0.4 per cent), forcing FIVEaa & 5MMM to share the number three spot with 10.0 per cent of the audience share.
First: ABC Adelaide’s Breakfast with Ali Clarke (up 0.1 per cent to 13.5 per cent)
Second: FIVEaa’s David Penberthy and Will Goodings (down -1.7 per cent to 12.1 per cent)
Third: Mix 102.3’s Jodie & Soda (up 0.3 per cent to 11.9 per cent)
First: Nova 91.9’s Kate, Tim & Marty (up 0.9 per cent to 14.7 per cent)
Second: Mix 102.3’s Will & Woody (down -1.9 per cent to 11.2 per cent)
Third: Hit 107’s Bec & Cosi (up a giant 2.3 per cent to 10.8 per cent)
The reigning champion Nova 93.7 saw a -0.9 per cent drop, down to 13.5 per cent.
96FM was the biggest mover of this survey, elbowing Mix 94.5 down to third place with a massive 2.0 per cent gain to 12.7 per cent (that’s a total 5.0 per cent gain in the last two months).
Mix 94.5 sat in third place, down again by -0.8 per cent to 10.9 per cent of total audience share.
First: Nova 93.7’s Nathan, Nat & Shaun (down -0.9 per cent to 14.6 per cent)
Second: 6PR’s Breakfast with Steve Mills and Basil Zempilas (up 1.6 per cent to 11.9 per cent)
Third: Mix 94.5’s The Big Breakfast with Clairsy, Matt & Kymba (down -0.9 per cent to 10.5 per cent)
First: Nova 93.7’s Kate, Tim & Marty (down -0.3 per cent to 15.0 per cent)
Second: 96FM’s Will & Woody (up 0.1 per cent to 11.8 per cent)
Third: Mix 94.5’s Kennedy Molloy (down -1.0 per cent to 11.2 per cent)