Radio Ratings: 2GB Takes A Hit, But Alan’s Not To Blame

Radio Ratings: 2GB Takes A Hit, But Alan’s Not To Blame

If today’s radio ratings survey results are anything to go by, Alan can do no wrong as 2GB remains in the top spot overall across the Sydney market and breakfast spot.

However, 2GB did take a hit, but Alan wasn’t to blame. 2GB’s Ben Fordham – Sydney Live show was the number one drive spot but dropped out of the top three entirely in the latest results.

Sydney’s overall market did experience some movement with a new player in second spot (ABC Sydney), with smoothfm dropping to third spot. 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).

Last survey Melbourne experienced quite the shakeup, however, this time around the market is looking pretty stable. The top three radio stations overall remained the same (3AW, Fox FM, Gold104.3 ), while 3AW remains the market leader in breakfast (but dropped to second across drive, overtaken by Fox FM’s Hughesy & Kate).

B&T has created a sweet and snappy rundown for each of the metro markets, so you don’t have to. Check out where the radio industry currently stands below.


Unsurprisingly, despite the continuing controversy surrounding Alan Jones, Macquarie Media’s 2GB remained in top spot overall with 13.4 per cent (down -0.6 per cent), while ABC Sydney moved into second place with 9.4 per cent (up 1.4), and smoothfm moved down to third spot with 9.1 per cent (down -0.8 per cent).

Once again there were no significant losses across the breakfast slot, with 2RN taking the biggest hit (-1.1 per cent to 3.5) smoothfm down -0.9 per cent to 5.9 per cent and 2DAY FM down again -0.7 per cent to 2.4 per cent.

There were some bigger movements across the drive spots, with 2GB’s Ben Fordham dropping out of the top three spots, while ABC Sydney’s Richard Glover show took the top gong, and KIIS 106.5’s Will & Woody joined the top 3.


First: 2GB’s The Alan Jones Breakfast Show (down 0.3 per cent to 17.1 per cent)

Second: KIIS FM’s Kyle & Jackie O (down 0.1 per cent to 11.0 per cent)

Third: ABC Sydney’s Breakfast with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck (up 1.6 per cent to 11.5 per cent)


First: ABC Sydney’s Drive With Richard Glover (up 0.7 per cent to 9.8 per cent)

Second: Nova 96.9’s Kate, Tim & Marty (down -0.5 to 9.5 per cent)

Third: KIIS 106.5’s Will & Woody (up 0.6 per cent to 8.9 per cent)


It was no surprise either that Macquarie’s 3AW finished in first place overall, with 15.2 per cent, slightly down from last survey (0.5 per cent). 101.9 Fox FM remained in the second spot at 10.2 per cent (up 0.4 per cent). Gold 104.3 stayed firm in third place with 9.8 per cent (up 0.8 per cent).

There was some notable movement in Melbourne’s brekkie ratings was ABC Melbourne’s Jacinta Parsons and Sami Shah dropped out of the top three, replaced by Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny.

In drive, Fox FM’s Hughesy & Kate overtook 3AW’s Drive withTom Elliot for the top spot, while Gold 104.3’s Gavin Miller remained safely in third place.


First: 3AW’s Ross and John (up 0.4 per cent to 19.5 per cent)

Second: Fox FM’s Fifi, Fev & Byron (up 1.6 per cent to 10.5 per cent)

Third: Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny (up 0.4 per cent to 8.6 per cent)


First: Fox FM’s Hughesy & Kate (up 1.3 per cent to 12.3 per cent)

Second: 3AW Drive with Tom Elliot (down -0.6 per cent to 11.4 per cent)

Third: Gold 104.3’s Gavin Miller (up 1.4 per cent to 10.5 per cent)


In Brisbane, Nova 106.9 was once again the biggest winner overall taking 12.5 per cent of the share, (up 0.8 per cent) from last month.

The second-place winner and the biggest movement was 97.3FM with a total of 12.2 per cent share, up a whopping 1.7 per cent from the last survey.


First: Nova 106.9’s Ash, Kip, Luttsy & Susie (up 0.9 per cent to 12.7 per cent)

Second: 104.5 Triple M’s The Big Breakfast with Marto, Robin & Nick Cody (down   -0.2 per cent to 11.2 per cent)

Third: 97.3’s Bianca, Mike & Bob (up 1.4 per cent to 11.1 per cent)


First: Nova 106.9’s Kate, Tim & Marty and Fitzy & Wippa (down -0.1 per cent to 15.9)

Second: Hit 105’s Hughesy & Kate (up 1 per cent to 12 per cent)

Third: 97.3’s Will & Woody (up 1.8 per cent to 11.7 per cent)


Adelaide seemed to have the most stable results out of this month’s survey.

ARN’s Mix 102.3 once again snatched the top spot for Adelaide with a 13.3 per cent share, up 1.2 per cent.

FIVEaa won the next best spot with 11 per cent audience share (down -0.1 per cent) and Nova 91.9 stayed in the top three with 10.9 per cent (same as last survey).


First: FIVEaa’s David Penberthy and Will Goodings (down -0.2 per cent to 13.8 per cent)

Second: ABC Adelaide’s Breakfast with Ali Clarke (down -0.7 per cent to 13.4 per cent)

Third: Mix 102.3’s Jodie & Soda (up 0.8 per cent to 11.6 per cent)


First: Nova 91.9’s Kate, Tim & Marty (down -0.1 per cent to 13.8 per cent)

Second: Mix 102.3’s Will & Woody (up 0.5 per cent to 1231 per cent)

Third: FIVEaa’s Hughesy & Kate (down -1.6 per cent to 9.8 per cent) tied with;

FIVAaa’s Rowey and Bicks (up 1.1 per cent to 10.9)


The reigning champion Nova 93.7 saw a 0.3 per cent gain, up to 14.4 per cent.

Mix 94.5 sat at second place but was down again by -0.4 per cent to 11.7 per cent of audience share.

96FM was the biggest mover of this survey, knocking 6JJJ from third place with a massive 3.0 per cent gain to 10.7 per cent.


First: Nova 93.7’s Nathan, Nat & Shaun (up 1.3 per cent to 15.5 per cent)

Second: Mix 94.5’s The Big Breakfast with Clairsy, Matt & Kymba (up 0.1 per cent to 11.4 per cent)

Third: 6PR’s Breakfast with Steve Mills and Basil Zempilas (up 0.8 per cent to 10.3 per cent)


First: Nova 93.7’s Kate, Tim & Marty (down -0.5 per cent to 15.3 per cent)

Second: Mix 94.5’s Kennedy Molloy (up 0.3 per cent to 12.2 per cent)

Third: 96FM’s Will & Woody (up an enormous 4 per cent to 11.7 per cent)

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