Radio Ratings: ABC’s Wendy Harmer And Robbie Buck Soar Past Kyle & Jackie O, Yet Alan Still Reigns

Radio Ratings: ABC’s Wendy Harmer And Robbie Buck Soar Past Kyle & Jackie O, Yet Alan Still Reigns
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Welcome to the numero uno GfK Metro Radio Survey for 2020! We know B&T readers have keenly been awaiting its arrival, so good news, it’s finally here.

As 2020 kicks off, where does the radio industry currently stand? Well, in perhaps unsurprising news, Alan Jones still reigns supreme with 2GB the number one breakfast spot, as 2GB remains in top spot overall.

However, ABC’s Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck have flown past Kyle and Jackie O into the number two brekky spot, putting ARN’s radio duo in third place. In Melbourne 3AW’s Ross and John are still number one in brekky, while 3AW reigns overall.

And in case you’re wondering, Macquarie Sports Radio and its new music formats haven’t been included in this survey, due to the change of format mid survey.

B&T has created a sweet and snappy rundown for each of the metro markets for your convenience.

SYDNEY

2GB remained in top spot overall with 13.1 per cent, up 1.1 per cent since the last rating. ABC found itself in at number two with 8.9 per cent, while WSFM entered the top three with 8.4 per cent.

Over in brekky, Alan Jones remained number one with 14.8 per cent, up 0.1 per cent. ABC knocked Kyle & Jackie O out of second spot with 11.8 per cent (up 1.3 per cent) and 9.9 per cent (down -1.5 per cent) respectively.

Across drive, Nova 96.9’s Kate, Tim & Marty soared from third to first, 2GB moved into number two as Ben Fordham took the reigns again with 10.2 per cent, while Richard Glover came in third with 9.1 per cent.

Breakfast

First: 2GB’s The Alan Jones Breakfast Show (up 1.0 per cent to 14.7 per cent)

Second: ABC Sydney’s Breakfast with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck (up 1.3 per cent to 11.8 per cent)

Third: KIIS 106.5’s Kyle & Jackie O (down -1.5 per cent to 9.9 per cent)

Drive

First: Nova 96.9’s Kate, Tim & Marty (up 1.1 per cent to 10.3 per cent)

Second: 2GB’s Ben Fordham (up 1.7 per cent to 10.2 per cent)

Third: ABC Sydney’s Richard Glover (down -0.2 per cent to 9.1 per cent)

MELBOURNE

Over in Melbourne, Macquarie’s 3AW remained in top place overall with 13.3 per cent share. Gold 104.3 stayed firmly in second spot with 10.8 per cent, and smoothfm 91.5 bumped ABC out of number three with 9.6 per cent.

Breakfast

First: 3AW’s Ross and John (down -4.3 per cent to 15.9 per cent)

Second: ABC Melbourne’s Jacinta Parsons and Sami Shah (up 0.5 per cent to 11.1 per cent)

Third: Gold 104.3’s The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show (up 1.4 per cent to 9.2 per cent)

Drive

First: 3AW Drive with Tom Elliot (down -0.6 per cent to 11.6 per cent)

Second: Nova 100’s Kate, Tim & Marty (up 2.2 per cent to 11.3 per cent)

Third: smoothfm 91.5’s Byron Web (up 3.1 per cent to 10.4 per cent)

BRISBANE

In Brisbane, overall 104.5 Triple M moved into top spot with 10.9 per cent, Nova 106.9 bumped to second with 11.1 per cent and 97.3FM came in third.

Breakfast

First (tied): HIT 105’s Stav, Abby & Matt (up 0.4 per cent to 11.4 per cent)

First (tied): 104.5 Triple M’s The Big Breakfast With Marto, Margaux & Nick Cody  (up 0.4 per cent to 11.4 per cent)

Second: 97.3FM’s Robin, Terry & Bob  (down -1.1 per cent to 10.1 per cent)

Drive

First: Nova 106.9’s Kate, Tim & Marty and Fitzy & Wippa (up 0.5 per cent to 14.6 per cent)

Second: 97.3’s Will & Woody (up 0.4 per cent to 11.9 per cent)

Third: Hit 105’s Hughesy & Kate (down -0.8 per cent to 11.0 per cent)

ADELAIDE

ARN’s Mix 102.3 came in at number one overall with 12.6 per cent (down -1.0 per cent). Menawhie, Nova 91.9 came in at number two with 11.0 per cent, and Cruise1323 came in third with 10.6 per cent, up 1.0 per cent.

Breakfast

First: ABC Adelaide’s Breakfast with Ali Clarke (up 2.8 per cent to 15.5 per cent)

Second: Mix 102.3’s Jodie & Soda (down -0.5 per cent per cent to 11.6 per cent)

Third: FIVEaa’s David Penberthy and Will Goodings (down -3.7 per cent to 10.5 per cent)

Drive

First: Nova 91.9’s Kate, Tim & Marty (dup 0.3 per cent to 16.0 per cent)

Second: Mix 102.3’s Will & Woody (down -2.6 per cent to 15.2 per cent)

Third: Hit 107’s Bec & Cosi (down -0.7 per cent to 9.5 per cent)

PERTH

Nova93.7 started the year at number one with 14.0 per cent (up 1.4 per cent), 96FM came in at number two with 13.6 per cent (up 1.6 per cent) and Mix 94.5 came in third with 10.1 per cent, taking a dive of -3.5 per cent.

Breakfast:

First: Nova 93.7’s Nathan, Nat & Shaun (up 1.4 per cent to 15.5 per cent)

Second: 96FM’s Botica’s Brunch (up 2.7 per cent to 13.3 per cent)

Third: Hit 92.9’s Heidi, Xavier & Ryan (9.6 per cent – same as last survey)

Drive:

First: Nova 93.7’s Kate, Tim & Marty (down -0.5 per cent to 14.8 per cent)

Second: 96FM’s Will & Woody (up 2.9 per cent to 12.6 per cent)

Third: Hit 92.9’s Hughesy & Kate (down -1.6 per cent 11.1 per cent)

 

 

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