Welcome to the eight GfK metro radio survey (and final one) of 2019, the day we know B&T readers have all been waiting patiently for.
In the latest radio news, is Alan’s shine finally starting to wear off? While we concede it’s unlikely his voice will be going anywhere anytime soon, over the last three radio ratings his audience share has dipped, perhaps a trend which will continue into 2020. His latest numbers show a decline of -1.4 per cent to 14.6 per cent.
Meanwhile over in Brisbane, the recently axed 93.7 Breakfast team Bianca, Mike & Bob finished up as the number one show in the city, up 1.7 per cent to 11.2 per cent. In Melbourne, nothing too drastic happened, but there was a top three shakeup across both breakfast and drive (more on that below).
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. You can read the stats from the last survey here.
2GB remained in top spot overall with 12.1 per cent, though it is down -1.2 per cent since the last rating. smoothfm remained firmly in second place with 9.3 per cent share (no change), while KIIS106.5 was knocked out of third spot (into fourth) by ABC Sydney (8.9 per cent).
There was no change in the top three brekky spots, although Jones’ show did dip -1.4 per cent to 14.6 per cent; perhaps a sign his shine is starting to wear off. Triple M’s Moonman in the Morning also took a dive (-1.6 per cent) to 5.3 per cent.
There were some bigger movements across the drive spots, with 2GB’s drive show with Ben Fordham dropping out of the top three following Luke Grant’s temporary takeover while Fordham takes some time off. This bumped KIIS106.5’s Will & Woody into top spot (9.6 per cent), with ABC’s Richard Glover sneaking into second place (9.3 per cent), and Nova 96.9’s Kate, Tim & Marty remaining in third spot (9.2 per cent).
First: 2GB’s The Alan Jones Breakfast Show (down -1.4 per cent to 14.6 per cent)
Second: KIIS 106.5’s Kyle & Jackie O (up 0.2 per cent to 11.4 per cent)
Third: ABC Sydney’s Breakfast with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck (up 0.8 per cent to 10.5 per cent)
First: KIIS 106.5’s Will & Woody (down -0.1 per cent to 9.6 per cent)
Second: ABC Sydney’s Richard Glover (up 0.4 per cent to 9.3 per cent)
Third: Nova 96.9’s Kate, Tim & Marty (down -0.2 per cent to 9.2 per cent)
Macquarie’s 3AW remained in top place overall and also enjoyed a 0.4 per cent bump to 15.6 per cent share. Gold 104.3 stayed firmly in second spot, although it did experience a -1.5 per cent dip. ABC Melbourne also stayed in third place with 9.3 per cent audience share (up 0.1 per cent).
There was some notable movement in Melbourne’s brekkie ratings with Gold104.3’s The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show moving out of third place and down -1.3 per cent to 7.8 per cent. Gold104.3′ Fifi, Fev & Byron also took a significant dive, down -2.0 per cent to 6.7 per cent.
In drive, the top two remained the same, while Nova’s Kate, Tim & Marty jumped into third on 9.1 per cent, while Fox FM’s Hughesy & Kate dipped down -1.3 per cent to 10.5 per cent.
First: 3AW’s Ross and John (down -0.4 per cent to 20.2 per cent)
Second: ABC Melbourne’s Jacinta Parsons and Sami Shah (up 0.2 per cent to 10.6 per cent)
Third: Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny (up 0.1 per cent to 8.2 per cent)
First: 3AW Drive with Tom Elliot (down -0.1 per cent to 12.2 per cent)
Second: Gold 104.3’s Gavin Miller (down -1.7 per cent to 9.5 per cent)
Third: Nova 100’s Kate, Tim & Marty (up 0.1 per cent to 9.1 per cent)
In Brisbane, Nova 106.9 fell from grace. The previously long-running front running dropped from first place all the way to the number four spot with 10.4 per cent of overall audience share, down -1.5 per cent from last months survey.
The newly minted first place winner this month was 97.3 with a total share of 12.5 per cent, up 1.5 per cent from the last survey. The second overall station most listened was 104.5 Triple M with 10.9 per cent share, down -0.1 per cent.
Lastly, third place went to HIT105 with 10.7 per cent, down -0.4 per cent from last month.
First: 97.3FM’s Bianca, Mike & Bob (sitting at 11.2 per cent, up an impressive 1.7 per cent)
Second (tied): HIT 105’s Stav, Abby & Matt (down -0.1 per cent to 11 per cent)
Second (tied): 104.5 Triple M’s The Big Breakfast With Marto, Margaux & Nick Cody (up 0.5 per cent to 11 per cent)
First: Nova 106.9’s Kate, Tim & Marty and Fitzy & Wippa (down -2.6 per cent to 14.1 per cent)
Second: Hit 105’s Hughesy & Kate (up 0.2 per cent to 11.8 per cent)
Third: 97.3’s Will & Woody (up 1.3 per cent to 11.5 per cent)
In the never ending battle between Nova 91.9 V. ARN’s Mix 102.3 for Adelaide’s top spot came to the finale for the year with Mix 102.3 coming out with gold.
Mix 102.3 ended the year with 13.6 per cent of the overall audience share, up 1.7 per cent while Nova 91.9 finished with an even 11 per cent, down -1 per cent.
FIVEaa finished third, right behind Mix with 10.9 per cent audience share, up 10.6 per cent from the last survey.
First: FIVEaa’s David Penberthy and Will Goodings (up 1.5 per cent to 14.2 per cent)
Second: ABC Adelaide’s Breakfast with Ali Clarke (down -1.5 per cent to 12.7 per cent)
Third: Mix 102.3’s Jodie & Soda (up 0.7 per cent to 12.1 per cent)
First: Nova 91.9’s Kate, Tim & Marty (down -0.7 per cent to 15.7 per cent)
Second: Mix 102.3’s Will & Woody (up 3 per cent to 15.2 per cent)
Third: Hit 107’s Bec & Cosi (down -0.7 per cent to 10.2 per cent)
The reigning champion Nova 93.7 saw a -0.2 per cent drop, down to 13.3 per cent.
96FM defended the second place title for a second month with 11.9 per cent of the total share (down -0.8 per cent from last survey).
Mix 94.5 was able to hold onto third place for total listeners with a 11.3 per cent share (up 0.4 per cent).
First: Nova 93.7’s Nathan, Nat & Shaun (down -0.2 per cent to 14.4 per cent)
Second: Mix 94.5’s The Big Breakfast with Clairsy, Matt & Kymba (up 0.7 per cent to 11.2 per cent)
Third: ABC Perth’s Breakfast with Nadio Mitsopoulos and Russell Woolf
First: Nova 93.7’s Kate, Tim & Marty (up 1.2 per cent to 16.2 per cent)
Second: Hit 92.9’s Hughesy & Kate (up 1 per cent to 12.1 per cent)
Third: Mix 94.5’s Kennedy Molloy (at 11.2 per cent, same as last survey)
Mix 94.5 finished the year at number one, leapfrogging two places to take the gold from reigning champion Nova 93.7.
Mix 94.5 ended on 13.6 per cent up a massive 2.3 per cent and Nova 93.7 ended with 12.6 per cent, down -0.7 per cent.
96FM defended ended the year with a bronze and 12.0 per cent overall audience share, up 0.1 per cent from the last survey.
First: Nova 93.7’s Nathan, Nat & Shaun (down -0.3 per cent to 14.1 per cent)
Second: Mix 94.5’s The Big Breakfast with Clairsy, Matt & Kymba (up 1.4 per cent to 12.6 per cent)
Third: 96FM’s Botica’s Brunch (up 1.1 per cent to 10.6 per cent)
First: Nova 93.7’s Kate, Tim & Marty (down -0.9 per cent to 15.3 per cent)
Second: Mix 94.5’s Kennedy Molloy (up a gigantic 2.5 per cent to 13.7 per cent)