Australian Radio Network (ARN)'s Kiis hosts Kyle and Jackie O have taken the top FM breakfast spot in the last radio survey of the year, while Sam Frost and Rove McManus fail to make waves in their first ratings since joining 2DayFM.
The duo remained number one ahead of WSFM stablemates, Jonesy and Amanda, with 10.1% audience share after gaining 1.2 percentage points over the period. Jonesy and Amanda dropped 1.5 percentage points to reach 7.2% audience share – a fraction ahead of Nova 96.9 breakfast team Fitzy and Wippa on 7.1% audience share.
In the first ratings since launch, Southern Cross Austereo's (SCA) 2DayFM breakfast show team of Rove McManus and Sam Frost gained slightly over the period to reach 3.0% audience share from 2.9%, with Dan and Maz, in the previous survey.
Overall, 2GB continued its unstoppable run in breakfast after gaining another 1.4 percentage points to hit 15.2% audience share, followed by ABC702 on 11.7% audience share.
In drive time, ABC702 continued to lead on 10.9% audience share, despite a drop of 1.3 percentage points over the period. Nova 96.9's Kate, Tim and Marty maintained second place on 9.5% audience share, despite a drop of 1.1 percentage points, with the fall allowing Kiis' hosts Hughesy and Kate to make up the gap, with 9.3% audience share. 2GB's Ben Fordham gained slightly over the survey period, finishing the year on 9.1% audience share.
2DayFM's Hamish and Andy dropped by 0.2 percentage points with 5.4% audience share.
In total people, 2GB is the number one station on 12.8% audience share, while by FM stations, Kiis1065 takes the lead with 8.9% audience share.
Melbourne - Hamish and Andy ride high
Hamish and Andy have reclaimed a couple of percentage points in Melbourne this survey to keep the riding high in the drivetime battle for Fox Hit 101.9 , capturing a 12.8% audience share.
It follows the duo's recent high-profile return to radio which brought with it a surge for FoxFM Hit 101.9.
Local talk stations Macquarie Radio Network's 3AW and ABC 774 still continue to dominate the airwaves with total audience listenership, netting shares of 13.4% and 10.3% respectively. 3AW has taken a small downturn, however, losing 1.1% percentage point on the last quarter.
Fox Hit 101.9 still retains the breakfast battle (outside of talk radio), with Fifi and Dave up 1.3 percentage points to 9.2% of audience share.
Meanwhile, despite dropping 3.6 percentage points FoxFM Hit 101.9 is still the most popular station in Melbourne for 18-24 year olds, attracting 21.7% of the overall listening audience.
Brisbane – Kate, Tim and Marty top drive, Spencer Howson dominates breakfast
Nova's Kate, Tim and Marty have shot to the top of Brisbane's afternoon drive slot, gaining 1.2 percentage points to gain a 14.5% share of the audience.
Nova's success is built on attracting a younger audience, with a huge 4.7 percentage point surge in listeners aged between 10 and 17.
The Nova 106.9 trio dislodged Hit 105.3's Hamish and Andy, who drop to third after shedding 1.5 percentage points to 12.5%. 97.3 FM hold onto second place despite losing half a percentage point to 13%.
In the breakfast slot, ABC 612's Spencer Howson continues to dominate, gaining 1.7 percentage points to an overall share of 17.2%. He's followed by Robin, Terry and Bob at 97.3 FM, up half a percentage point to 13.6%, and Nova 106.9's Ash, Kip and Luttsy, who gained 1.2 percentage points to 11.9%.
Hit 105.3 FM will be banking on new recruit Osher Gunsberg to lift breakfast ratings when he joins Stav and Abby in January.
Overall, 97.3 FM are still the top rating station despite losing 0.3 percentage points. They have a 13.5% share of Brisbane's audience. Nova 106.9 have edged into second spot by the slenderest of margins, gaining 1.4 percentage points to 12.7%, ahead of ABC 612 with 12.6%.
Adelaide - Mix comes out on top; ABC891 dominates breakfast
Mix 102.3 remains firmly in first place in the Adelaide market for overall audience share, with 13.0% audience share. The station has still come out on top despite a 1.7 percentage point decline, and placing second in breakfast and drive slots.
ABC891 is positioned second overall with 12.4% audience share, with a boost of 2.1 percentage points while Nova follows on 11.2% audience share.
ABC891 had a notable win in the breakfast slot with 17.8% audience share; a 5.0 percentage point lead. FIVEaa came in second in the breakfast slot with 12.8% audience share and held fourth place in the overall audience share.
Mix102.3 placed third for breakfast, with a decrease of 1.8 percentage points to hit 12.7% audience share.
In the drive slot, Nova 91.9 overtook Mix 102.3 for first place, with 13.3% audience share, with Mix losing 2.8 percentage points of audience share to reach 12.5% audience share. Hit107 came third and had no loss or gain in the slot.
Perth – ABC 720 reclaims poll position in breakfast
ABC720 has reclaimed its place in Perth as the most-listened to breakfast show, tapping into an audience share of 15%, up 2.2 percentage points on the last survey.
Nova 93.7, for the previous two surveys, had enjoyed first place, but slips this time around by 0.4 percentage points to 13.6%. Chasing Nova’s tail in this space is also SCA’s Mix 94.5 with a 12.5% share and Triple J which captures 11.3% of the audience.
Triple J continues to be the market leader among 18-24 year olds in the city, enjoying an upswing of 0.4 percentage points this survey to a 29.7% share. Hit 92.9 follows in second place with 23.8%, up 1.9 percentage points on last time.
Mix 94.5 continues to be Perth’s favourite station overall, with a listenership of 15%, closely followed by Nova 93.7 with 12%. Both stations have seen meagre drops of 0.1 and 0.2 percentage points, respectively.
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