Radio: Jonesy and Amanda rise

By AdNews | 7 July 2015

ARN stablemates Jonesy and Amanda, and Kyle and Jackie O are once again neck and neck for top FM breakfast show in Sydney.

WSFM's Jonesy and Amanda are once again neck and neck with ARN stablemates Kyle and Jackie O, for top FM breakfast show in Sydney in the latest GfK radio ratings.

Kyle and Jackie O, from ARN's Kiis 106.5 dropped 1.6 percentage points to reach 8.6% audience share, the exact same audience share held by Jonesy and Amanda following a lesser drop of 0.3 percentage points.

Kyle and Jackie O have been in a comfortable lead in the FM stakes for most of the 2015 ratings surveys.

However heads and tails above both of the top FM stations is 2GB which gained 2.0 percentage points to reach 16.0% audience share, followed by ABC702 which was slightly up by 0.1 percentage points to land on 10.4% audience share.

Southern Cross Austereo's embattled 2DayFM hit 104.1 increased by 0.8 percentage points in total audience to reach 3.5% audience share, while its Sydney breakfast show of Dan and Maz increased 0.9 percentage points with a 3.3% audience share.

Even in the lead up to Hamish and Andy's return to the airwaves, drive time was a surprise this survey which 2GB's Ben Fordham reaching the biggest audience share with 10.5%, after gaining 1.8 percentage points.

Nova's Kate, Tim and Marty took the top FM station in drive increasing by 0.7 percentage points to reach 10.1% audience share. They also increased the gap between its largest FM competitor, with Kiis' Hughsey and Kate shedding 2.2 percentage points landing on 9.1% audience share.

The biggest audience shift came from the 55-64 demographic, with 2UE picking up an extra 4.1 percentage points in the bracket, to reach 10.1% audience share. Kiis saw the biggest demographic audience drop with 3.0 percentage points falling in the 25-39 age demographic, to see it reach 13.3% audience share.

Melbourne – Drive up for grabs as 3AW continues decline

3AW has continued its decline in Melbourne from the last radio ratings survey, while the drive time slot is now up for grabs and there's a new youth king.

While 3AW gained in people aged between 55-64, it suffered a 5.5 point drop in its 65+ market, almost overtaken in the survey period by ABC 774, which now has a 26% share.

However the main story to emerge from the Melbourne market during the ratings period was a tightening of the drive slot after a drop by 3AW, with its competitors making up ground.

With 3AW suffering a 1.7 point drop during the ratings period, there is now 1.3 points between the top five competing stations in the slot, namely Fox FM hit 101.9, Kiis 101.1FM, Triple M, ABC 774 and 3AW.

3AW lost its top slot in afternoon, with Gold overtaking 3AW after a 0.7 point gain.

Elsewhere, Kiis 101.1FM overtook both Nova 100 and Fox FM hit 101.9 in the aged 10-17 demographic, but Fox was able to maintain the rage in the 18-24 demographic with its share of the demographic hitting 20.1%.

The pack chasing Triple J in people aged 25-39 got a little bit larger with both Kiis 101.1FM and Fox FM hit 101.9 both posting solid gains to join Triple M, but Triple J was able to hold with a slight gain.

Triple M was able to take out the top spot for FM breakfast, with a 9.6% share, beating out its nearest competitor Gold by 1.9 points.

Despite its losses, 3AW remained top of the pile for total people Monday to Friday with a 12.4% share of the market, with Fox FM hit 101.9 recording the top gains during the period, now enjoying a 7.9% share of total people after a 1.1 point increase.

ARN takes top spot in Brisbane

In the Sunshine State the race is hotting up between the ARN-owned 97.3 FM and Nova's 106.9.

ARN's 97.3 FM is in the lead with the station gaining 0.3 percentage points to take top spot in terms of total audience with the station sitting on a 14% audience share.

Nova's 106.9 is catching-up however, with the station gaining 0.9 percentage points in this latest survey to sit on 13.2% of total audience share. ABC 612 remains in the top three despite experiencing the largest audience drop of the survey. The station lost 0.8 percentage points leaving it with 10% of the overall audience in Brisbane.

The race between Nova and ARN is the tightest in the lucrative breakfast slot with ARN managing to retain its lead. Nova's 106.9 gained 0.6 percentage points to grow its audience share to 13.3%, while 97.3 FM held steady on a share of 13.7%, with the station gaining 0.1 percentage points.

Perth – Nova's up a notch in total listeners

Breakfast and drive time top three positions remained unchanged, but Nova notches up to second spot in total listeners.

In the latest radio ratings SCA station Mix 94.5 remains on top in Perth when it comes to the overall listening market, increasing 0.8 percentage points, up to a 14.3% share, from 13.5%.

Mix's nearest competitor in the total market was ABC-owned Triple J in the last ratings period, but it's now Nova 93.7 which has edged up to second spot in the overall listening market – with a 12.5% share.

In the third place is 96FM, with a 10.5% share.

Looking at the breakfast slot the top three positions remain the same as during the last ratings period. ABC 720 remains king in the breakfast slot with 14.8%, climbing up 1.5 percentage points from last time.

Nova 93.7 takes second position with 12.9%, followed by Mix 94.5 with 12.1%.

Nova continues to lead in Perth's drive time battle with a strong 15.6 % share – after increasing by 1.6 percentage points. Mix 94.5 follows behind with 14.2%, up from 13.1% in the last ratings period.

Triple J trails Mix with 12.2% in drive time – down 0.2 percentage points.


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