Final Radio Ratings: Macquarie finishes strong

17 December 2019

The final radio ratings for the year have landed, with Nine’s Macquarie Media firmly on top in the Sydney and Melbourne markets.

The network’s 2GB finished with 12.1% of the audience in Sydney and 3AW with 15.6% in Melbourne. In Sydney, Nova’s Smooth FM came in second, while ARN’s Fold 104.3 followed in Melbourne.

2GB and 3AW also retained the top spots for the final ratings in breakfast, covering the September 29 - December 7 period.

Following its recent shift to a music-focused program 2DayFM continued to lag behind in ratings, however picked up 0.2% of the overall listenership in Sydney.

Here's a look at the ratings:

Sydney 

Radio Station

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Previous ratings

Difference

2GB

12.1

13.3

-1.2

Smooth FM 95.3

9.3

9.3

-

ABC Syd

8.9

8.1

0.8

Kiis 106.5

8.8

9

-0.2

WSFM

7.5

7.6

-0.1

Nova 96.9

7.2

7.6

-0.4

2JJJ

6

6

-

104.9 Triple M

5.2

6.4

-1.2

2CH

4.3

3.6

0.7

104.1 2Day FM

4.1

3.9

0.2

2RN

3.4

2.7

0.7

ABC Classic

3.1

3.3

-0.2

ABC News

3

2

1

Macquarie Sports 954

0.7

0.8

-0.1

Sky Sports Radio

0.7

0.9

-0.2

 

Breakfast

Radio Station

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Previous Ratings

Difference

2GB

14.7

16.1

-1.4

Kiis106.5

11.4

11.2

0.2

ABC Syd

10.5

9.7

0.8

WSFM

8.5

8

0.5

Nova 96.9

6.7

7.3

-0.6

SmoothFM 95.3

6.5

7.1

-0.6

2JJJ

5.6

5.5

0.1

104.9 Triple M

5.3

6.9

-1.6

2RN

4.4

3.3

1.1

ABC News

3.5

2.5

1

104.1 2DayFM

3.5

2.6

0.9

2CH 1170

3

2.1

0.9

ABC Classic

2.1

2.5

-0.4

Sky Sports Radio

0.8

1.3

-0.5

 

Drive time 

Radio Station

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Previous ratings

Difference

Kiis 1065

9.6

9.7

-0.1

ABC Syd

9.3

8.9

0.4

Nova96.9

9.2

9.4

-0.2

SmoothFM 95.3

9

9.1

-0.1

2GB

8.5

9.8

-1.3

WSFM

6.6

6.8

-0.2

2JJJ

6.6

6.5

0.1

104.9 Triple M

5.7

7.4

-1.7

104.1 2DAY FM

5.1

5.3

-0.2

2RN

3.9

2.4

1.5

2CH 1170

3.7

3.4

0.3

ABC Classic

3.4

2.7

0.7

Macquarie Sports 954

0.6

0.5

0.1

Sky Sports Radio

0.5

0.4

0.1

 

Digital

Radio Station

Cumulative audience (000s)

Previous (000s)

Difference (000s)

Edge Digital

103

123

-20

Coles Radio

90

71

19

Kiis 90s

79

81

-2

WSFM 80s

77

78

-1

ABC Jazz

71

97

-26

Double J

71

71

-

 

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Melbourne

Radio Station

Total Listenership

Previous Rating

Difference

3AW

15.6

15.2

0.4

Gold104.3

11.0

12.5

-1.5

ABC Melbourne

9.3

9.2

0.1

Smoothfm 91.5

8.5

9.1

-0.6

101.9 Fox FM

7.3

8.6

-1.3

Nova 100

7.2

7.1

0.1

105.1 Triple M

6.8

6.5

0.3

 

Breakfast

Radio Station

Total Listenership

Previous Rating

Difference

3AW

20.2

20.6

-0.4

ABC Melbourne

10.6

10.4

0.2

Nova 100

8.2

8.1

0.1

Gold 104.3

7.8

9.1

-1.3

105.1 Triple M

7.0

5.5

1.5

101.9 Fox FM

6.7

8.7

-2.0

KIIS 101.1 FM

6.4

5.4

1.0

 

Drive time

Radio Station

Total Listenership

Previous Rating

Difference

3AW

12.1

12.3

-0.1

Gold 104.3

9.5

11.2

-1.7

Nova 100

9.1

9.0

0.1

101.9 Fox FM

8.7

10.5

-1.8

ABC Melbourne

8.2

7.8

0.4

105.1 Triple M

7.6

7.1

0.5

Smoothfm 91.5

7.3

8.3

-1.0

 

Digital 

Radio Station

Total Listeners

Previous Rating

Difference

Coles Radio

77,000

85,000

-8,000

Gold 80s

69,000

70,000

-1,000

Double J

59,000

54,000

5,000

KIIS 90s

54,000

60,000

-6,000

Smooth Relax

49,000

N/A*

N/A

ABC Jazz

48,000

44,000

4,000

The Fox Oldskool

43,000

65,000

-22,000

*Smooth Relax began broadcasting on September 29.

 

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