Radio Ratings: ARN Claims Mantle Of Australia’s Top Radio Network For 2017

Radio Ratings: ARN Claims Mantle Of Australia’s Top Radio Network For 2017

Australian Radio Network (ARN) has claimed the number one network ranking across the nation for the fourth consecutive radio ratings survey.

The result means ARN also finished on top in terms of overall average network share for 2017. 

GfK, the official provider of radio ratings for Commercial Radio Australia, today released its eighth and final survey for the year.

Again, ARN’s Sydney stations – KIIS 1065 and WSFM – dominated the FM breakfast slot, while KIIS also held off Nova 96.9 and Macquarie Media’s 2GB to remain on top in drive. 

ARN’s Mix 102.3 in Adelaide also brought home the bacon once again, topping the overall standings in its market, while the network’s GOLD 104.3 retained the number one spot overall for FM in Melbourne.

Duncan Campbell, national content director at ARN, said it was an incredible day overall for the network. 

“This is ARN’s best ever year of survey results and validates our ongoing strategic approach to our station, shows and talent and positions the network for further success in 2018,” he said. 

ARN chief executive Rob Atkinson added: “This survey celebrates not only our fourth consecutive survey win and our best ever survey result, but also ends the year for ARN with our best result across the year. 

“This is a fantastic achievement and testament to the hard work and talent of the ARN teams across the country.”

Here’s a breakdown of who was up and who was down in each of the metro radio markets: 


Despite experiencing yet another drop (down 0.5 per cent) in overall market share, Macquarie’s 2GB finished the year on top with 11.3 per cent. Australian Radio Network’s KIIS 1065 and WSFM held onto second (9.9 per cent, up 0.4 per cent) and third (9.7 per cent, up 0.3 per cent) respectively. 


First: 2GB (down 0.5 per cent to 13.3 per cent) 

Second: KIIS FM’s Kyle & Jackie O (up 1.0 per cent to 12.1 per cent) 

Third: WSFM’s Jonesy & Amanda (down 0.7 per cent to 10 per cent) 


First: KIIS 1065 (up 0.2 per cent to 10.8 per cent) 

Second: Nova’s Kate, Tim & Marty (up 0.4 per cent to 10.3 per cent) 

Third: 2GB (up 0.3 per cent to 9.4 per cent) 


Unsurprisingly, Macquarie’s 3AW once again claimed top honours overall with 15 per cent market share (down 0.5 per cent). ARN’s GOLD 104.3 retained second with 9.6 per cent (down 1.5 per cent) and ABC Melbourne’s flat ratings performance overall still saw it replace Nova’s smooth 91.5 to moved back up into third with 9.3 per cent market share. 


First: 3AW’s Ross and John (up 0.1 per cent to 20.1 per cent) 

Second: ABC Melbourne (down 0.5 per cent to 13.0 per cent) 

Third: Nova’s Chrissy, Sam & Browny (up 1.2 per cent to 8.2 per cent) 


First: Fox FM’s Hamish & Andy (up 0.5 per cent to 11 per cent) 

Second: 3AW (down 0.7 per cent to 10.7 per cent) 

Third: Nova’s Kate, Tim & Marty (up 1.1 per cent to 10.5 per cent) 


Nova 106.9 once again held onto the number one ranking overall in Brisbane, despite a 0.6 per cent market share drop to 13.3 per cent, while Southern Cross Austereo’s Hit105 also experienced a 0.6 per cent drop but remained in second with 10.6 per cent, and 97.3fm stayed in third with 10.4 per cent (down 0.7 per cent). 


First: Nova 106.9 (down 0.3 per cent to 14.1 per cent) 

Second: ABC Brisbane (down 1.3 per cent to 11.6 per cent) 

Third: Hit105 (up 0.3 per cent to 10.9 per cent) 


First: Nova’s Kate, Tim & Marty (down 2.4 per cent to 14.8 per cent) 

Second: Hit105’s Hamish & Andy (up 0.9 per cent to 13.2 per cent) 

Third: 97.3fm (down 0.8 per cent to 10.4 per cent) 


There was no change in the overall standings in Adelaide, with ARN’s Mix 102.3 retaining pole position overall with 12.3 per cent market share (up 0.5 per cent), Nova 91.9 finishing second once again with 12 per cent (up 0.8 per cent) and FIVEaa holding onto third with 11.7 per cent (up 0.8 per cent). 


First: FIVEaa (up 2.3 per cent per cent to 14.9 per cent) 

Second: ABC Adelaide (down 2.0 per cent to 12.6 per cent) 

Third: Mix 102.3 (down 0.4 per cent to 11.8 per cent) 


First: Nova’s Kate, Tim & Marty (up 2.1 per cent to 15.3 per cent) 

Second: Mix 102.3 (up 1.6 per cent to 12.8 per cent) 

Third: Hit107 (down 0.8 per cent to 10.2 per cent) 


Mix 94.5 has continued its winning ways in Perth with 14.6 per cent market share overall (up 0.5 per cent), keeping Nova in second with 13.7 per cent (up 1.0 per cent), while 96FM finished third again with 10.2 per cent (down 0.4 per cent). 


First: Nova’s Nathan, Nat & Shaun (up 0.4 per cent to 14.4 per cent) 

Second: Mix 94.5’s Clairsy, Matt and Kymba (up 1.1 per cent to 13.3 per cent) 

Third: 6PR (up 0.1 per cent to 11.1 per cent) 


First: Nova’s Kate, Tim & Marty (up 0.5 per cent to 15.2 per cent) 

Second: Mix 94.5’s Lisa and Pete (up 0.9 per cent to 14.9 per cent) 

Third: Triple J (down 0.8 per cent to 10.7 per cent)


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