Radio Ratings: Sydney’s Stable, Meanwhile Melbourne Experiences Major Shakeup

Radio Ratings: Sydney’s Stable, Meanwhile Melbourne Experiences Major Shakeup

The day you’ve all been hankering for has finally arrived: GfK radio ratings survey 4 results are in.

In Sydney 2GB remains dominant across all key metrics overall, and Kyle & Jackie O are still second in breakfast despite falling -0.9 to 10.9 per cent, while it was a disappointing result for 2DayFM, falling to 4.7 per cent (-0.9) overall.

Melbourne, however, experienced a major shakeup. Fox FM is now the #1 station with 9.8 per cent, knocking smoothfm off the top spot who fell to third with 8.8 per cent behind gold. KIIS FM is up 1.3 per cent on breakfast, which is 0.1 per cent ahead of Triple M’s Hot Breakfast. 3AW remains the market leader overall across breakfast and drive.

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, Macquarie Media’s 2GB remained in top spot overall with 14.0 per cent, while smoothfm took out second spot (down 0.1 per cent to 9.9 per cent) and KIIS1065 lost their place to WSFM who finished third with 8.2 per cent.

Interestingly, there were no significant losses across the breakfast slot, with 2DAY FM taking the biggest hit at -1.1 per cent to 3.1 and KIIS1065 down -0.9 per cent to 10.9.

Drive spots also had little movement, KIIS1065 was down -1.2 to 8.3 per cent and 2Day FM down -1.0 per cent to 4.8 per cent.


First: 2GB’s The Alan Jones Breakfast Show (down 0.2 per cent to 17.4 per cent)

Second: KIIS FM’s Kyle & Jackie O (down 0.9 per cent to 10.9 per cent)

Third: ABC Sydney’s Breakfast with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck (up 1.0 per cent to 9.9 per cent)


First: 2GB’s Ben Fordham – Sydney Live (down 0.7 per cent to 10.3 per cent)

Second: Novas’s Kate, Tim & Marty (up 0.1 per cent to 10 per cent)

Third: ABC Sydney’s Drive With Richard Glover (up 0.3 per cent to 9.1 per cent)


Was there an earthquake in Melbourne? Because there’s a lot of movement here.

It was no surprise either that Macquarie’s 3AW finished in first place overall, with 15.6 per cent, slightly up from last survey (0.5 per cent). smoothfm, who took out second spot last survey, dropped out of the top three after losing 1.5 per cent (down to 8.8). 101.9 Fox FM snuck the second spot after gaining 0.8 per cent to 9.8 and Gold104.3 stayed firm in third place despite a loss of -0.9per cent market share to 0.9 per cent.

There was notable movement in Melbourne’s brekkie ratings. smoothfm lost a staggering -2.2 per cent in audience share leaving them with just 6.7 per cent. Another notable movement was 101.9 Fox FM, who seemingly took a decent chunk of smooth’s listeners with a 1.6 per cent gain, up to 10.5 per cent.

In drive, the most notable movements came from GOLD104.3 losing -1.5 market share to 9.1 per cent, whilst Fox FM was up 1.3 to 11 per cent.


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: ABC Melbourne’s Jacinta Parsons and Sami Shah (down 0.9 per cent to 8.8 per cent)


First: 3AW Drive with Tom Elliot (down -0.1 per cent to 12.0 per cent)

Second: Fox FM’s Hughesy & Kate (up 1.3 per cent to 11 per cent)

Third: Gold’s Gavin Miller (down -1.5 per cent to 9.1 per cent)


In Brisbane, Nova 106.9 was once again the biggest winner overall taking 11.7 per cent of the share, up (0.2 per cent) from last month. 

The second place winner was 97.3FM with a total of 10.5 per cent share, down -0.2 per cent from the last survey.

The biggest movement this survey by far was Hit 105 who lost a 1.2 per cent of their overall audience share.


First: Nova 106.9’s Ash, Kip, Luttsy & Susie (up 0.5 per cent to 11.8 per cent)

Second: 104.5 Triple M’s The Big Breakfast with Marto, Robin & Nick Cody (up 0.8 per cent to 11.4 per cent)

Third: 4KQ’s Laurel, Gary & Mark (up 1.3 per cent to 10.4 per cent)


First: Nova 106.9’s Kate, Tim & Marty and Fitzy & Wippa (staying the same at 16.0 per cent)

Second: Hit 105’s Hughesy & Kate (down -1.9 per cent to 11 per cent)

Third: 104.5 Triple M’s Kennedy Molloy (down -0.5 to 10.8)


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 12.1 per cent share, down -0.1 per cent. 

FIVEaa won the next best spot with 11.1 per cent audience share (up 0.6 per cent) and Nova 91.9 moved into the top three with 10.9 per cent (up 0.6 per cent).


First: ABC Adelaide’s Breakfast with Ally Clarke (down -1.4 per cent to 14.1 per cent)

Second: FIVEaa’s David Penberthy and Will Goodings (up 1.5 per cent to 14 per cent)

Third: Mix 102.3’s Jodie & Soda (down -1.4 per cent to 10.8 per cent)


First: Nova 91.9’s Kate, Tim & Marty (up 0.4 per cent to 13.9 per cent)

Second: Mix 102.3’s Will & Woody (up 1.0 per cent to 12.6 per cent)

Third: Hit 107’s Hughesy & Kate (down -1.6 per cent to 9.8 per cent) tied with;

FIVAaa’s David & Will (up 0.7 per cent to 9.8)


The ground was also shaking in Perth where reigning champion Mix 94.5 was ungracefully knocked of the throne with a whopping -2.2 per cent overall audience loss (down to 12.1 per cent), now sitting (un)comfortably in second place. 

The new champion is none other than Nova 93.7 who saw a 1.5 per cent gain, up to 14.1 per cent. 

6JJJ took the third spot with 11.5 per cent audience share, up an impressive 1.7 per cent from last month. 


First: Nova 93.7’s Nathan, Nat & Shaun (up 1.1 per cent to 14.2 per cent)

Second: Triple J’s Ben & Liam (up 1.2 per cent to 11.8 per cent)

Third: Mix 94.5’s The Big Breakfast with Clairsy, Matt & Kymba (down -1.6 per cent to 11.3 per cent)


First: Nova 93.7’s Kate, Tim & Marty (up 1.5 per cent to 15.8 per cent)

Second: Mix 94.5’s Kennedy Molloy (down a whopping -2.0 per cent to 11.9 per cent)

Third: 6JJJ’s Drive with Veronica Milsom and Lewis Habba (up 0.9 per cent to 11.8 per cent)

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