Radio Ratings: Russel Howcroft’s 3AW Brekky Show Takes A Hit

Radio Ratings: Russel Howcroft’s 3AW Brekky Show Takes A Hit

Welcome to the final GfK Metro Radio Survey for 2020. if you missed the last survey breakdown, you can view it here.

As we all know by now, Commercial Radio Australia paused its surveys due government restrictions related to COVID-19. But now we are back in business and dishing out the results of the final ratings survey this year.

So, the important bit: where does the industry currently stand?

Last ratings survey, 3AW’s Russel Howcroft and Ross Stevenson absolutely smashed the Melbourne market. This survey? Well, they’re still on top, however, have taken a decent hit (-3.4 per cent) to 25.0 per cent.

In the Sydney market, 2GB is still on top with a very slight bump up (1.0 per cent), with Ben Fordham’s breakfast show doing 17.1 per cent. 

In Melbourne, 3AW still supreme overall with 19.6 per cent. In Sydney overall, 2GB won with 13.8 per cent. 

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



First: 2GB’s Ben Fordham Live (17.1 per cent, up 1.0 per cent)

Second: KIIS 106.5’s Kyle & Jackie O (11.3 per cent, up 0.6 per cent)

Third: ABC Sydney’s Breakfast with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck (10.5 per cent, down -0.1 per cent)


First: 95.3’s Byron Web (10.8 per cent, down -0.5 per cent)

Second: KIIS 106.5’s Will and Woody (10.2 per cent, up 0.2 per cent)

Third: 2GB’s Jim Wilson (8.1 per cent, down -0.3 per cent)



First: 3AW’s Ross and Russell (25.0 per cent, down -3.4 per cent)

Second: ABC Melbourne’s Sammy J (12.6 per cent, down -1.1 per cent)

Third: Gold 104.3’s The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show (up 0.2 per cent to 7.5 per cent)


First: 3AW Drive with Tom Elliot (16.9 per cent, down -0.9 per cent)

Second: ABC Melbourne’s Richard Glover (10.6 per cent, down -1.6per cent)

Third: Gold 104.3’s Gavin Miller (7.8 per cent)



First: Nova 106.9’s Ash, Kip, Luttsy and Susie O’Neill (13.0 per cent)

Second: Triple M’s The Big Breakfast with Marto, Margaux & Nick Cody (10.6 per cent, up 0.8 per cent)

Third: 4QK’s Laurel, Gary & Mark (10.5 per cent, up 3.1 per cent)


First: Nova 106.9’s Kate, Tim & Joel (15.9 per cent)

Second: B105’s Hughesy & Ed (11.4 per cent)

Third: 104.5 Triple M’s Kennedy Molloy (10.4 per cent)



First: ABC Adelaide’s Breakfast with Ali Clarke (15.9 per cent)

Second: FIVEaa’s David Penberthy and Will Goodings (12.2 per cent)

Third: Mix102.3’s Jodie & Soda (10.6 per cent) and Triple M’s Roo & Ditts (10.6 per cent).


First: Nova 91.9’s Kate, Tim & Joel (12.4 per cent)

Second: Mix 102.3’s Will & Woody (11.0 per cent)

Third: Cruise1323’s Mark Elliston (10.5 per cent)



First: Nova 93.7’s Nathan, Nat & Shaun (15.9 per cent)

Second: Mix94.5’s Clairsy, Matt & Kymba (10.8 per cent)

Second: 6PR’s Breakfast with Steve Mills and Basil Zempilas (10.8 per cent)


First: Nova 93.7’s Kate, Tim & Joel (14.8 per cent)

Second: Hit 92.9 (11.7 per cent)

Third: Mix94.5’s Kennedy Molloy (11.0 per cent)


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