Fourth radio ratings: 3AW and 2GB, Kyle and Jackie O

Jason Pollock
By Jason Pollock | 5 July 2022
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Survey 4 radio ratings results from GfK, the official provider of radio ratings for Commercial Radio Australia (CRA), have been released.

In Sydney, 2GB share was steady at 12.9 (from 13 in Survey 3). In Melbourne, 3AW was 15.7, up from 14.7.

On breakfast, the Kyle & Jackie O Show on ARN's KIIS pulled a 13.3 share, up from 12.4. Ben Fordham at 2GB was 15.5, down from 15.7.

Nine Radio: "In the breakfast slot, Ben Fordham Live is the market leader in Sydney with a share of 15.5, while Melbourne’s Ross and Russ increased their lead at breakfast by 1 share point to post a share of 19.8 - almost 9 points ahead of their nearest rival.

"In Mornings, Ray Hadley extends his record breaking run as Sydney’s No. 1 morning show with a share of 16.9 (up 0.4). This is Ray’s 142nd consecutive survey win and his best result of the year. Ray is also the Number 1 talk show in Brisbane with a 7.7 share.

"In Melbourne, Neil Mitchell remains the undisputed No. 1 in the morning slot with a share of 18.5 (up 1.1). It is Neil’s best result for 2022."

2GB content manager, Luke Davis, said: "Today's results demonstrate that Sydney listeners are continuing to turn to 2GB as their trusted home of quality news, opinion, sport, companionship and light relief.

“2GB's audience figures are up 24.4% on last year, solidifying our position as Sydney's No.1 radio station for the 142nd consecutive survey, spanning 18 years. We thank our listeners for their ongoing support – our team does it all for you!"

Stephen Beers, 3AW station manager, said: “We are delighted with the Survey 4 results, again dominated by Ross Stevenson and Russel Howcroft in Breakfast with 19.8% of the audience.

“Neil Mitchell continues to lead the Melbourne agenda with 18.5%. Tom Elliott is number one in the competitive Drive slot with 14.6%. And 3AW Football is No. 1 on Friday, Saturday and Sundays. A great team effort to keep 3AW the favourite radio destination in Melbourne.”

Greg Byrnes, Nine Radio’s head of content, said: “The pattern is clear - audiences are choosing live and local content, all day, every day, and our radio stations are the only ones delivering against that promise.

I’m extremely proud of all our teams - right across the network. We continue to be humbled by the loyalty of our listeners.”

ARN: "ARN leads Survey 4 as Australia’s audio network of choice, before bidding a final farewell to metro station 4KQ.

"Achieving the network’s record breaking 19.9% share and its biggest ever audience, with more than 6 million listeners (both including DAB+), this is ARN’s 21st consecutive winning survey as radio’s #1 network, after also announcing their continued reign as the #1 podcast network in Australia for the month of May.

"ARN achieved another record cume result (6.07m) and continues to lead key metro markets with #1FM Stations in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

"In Melbourne, GOLD104.3 and KIIS 101.1 have achieved the market’s biggest growth via record breaking station cume. GOLD104.3 is also #1FM in all dayparts; with The Christian O’Connell Show taking out the #1FM position for the 17th consecutive survey.

"In Sydney, ARN maintains its dominance in Breakfast with KIIS 1065’s Kyle & Jackie O and WSFM’s Jonesy & Amanda finishing in the #1FM and #2FM spots respectively. Meanwhile in Adelaide, ARN again takes duopoly with Mix102.3 the #1FM Station and Cruise1323 the #1 Commercial AM Station."

“Today’s results demonstrate ARN’s commitment to delivering locally relevant content that audiences seek out,” said Duncan Campbell, ARN’s chief content officer.

“Extending our lead in the two largest markets is no mean feat, while continued gains across key demos and dayparts around the rest of Australia is a result we’re pleased with.

“Across radio, music and podcasts, we will continue to focus on delivering the localised content that make us Australia’s leading audio network.”

Nova: “Nova is Australia’s most listened to metro network with 4,113,000 listeners – 377,000 ahead of its nearest competitor. Kate, Tim & Joel (4:00pm – 6:00pm) is the #1 Drive show nationally with 11.10% share and most listened to nationally with 1,547,300 listeners , while Fitzy & Wippa (6pm to 7pm) national hour has an 11.5% share and 733,400 cume – #1 and most listened to. Nova Network is the #1 metro network for 25-54 in share (12.4%) and cume (2,340,000). 

“NOVA Entertainment reaches more metro listeners than any other network – 6,090,000 all people – while also reaching the most listeners P25-54 with 3,236,000. NOVA Entertainment secures the largest reach increase for DAB+ - all people up 12% (722,000) and P25-54 up 30% (384,000).” 

SCA chief content officer, Dave Cameron: “SCA maintaining its No.1 share nationally in the critically important 25-54 demographic is testament to the strength of our radio brands and premium talent in each market.  

"In addition, the growth of nearly 200,000 weekly cumulative audience engaging with our stations to deliver another all-time national audience record shows that the return of audiences going back to work, back in the car, back to a more normal life after the last two years is very real. 

"Since relaunching in September 2021, 2Day FM has become Sydney’s fastest growing station with 260,000 new listeners giving it a weekly audience of 845,000 – 2Day’s largest audience since survey #1 2019, and 45% growth since the station's relaunch. 

"Carrie & Tommy have increased their national metro audience by 125,000 to 1,697,000 as they continue to be Australia's most adventurous and fun national Drive show having recently taken 30 listeners to London on the trip of a lifetime. 

"SCA’s DAB+ stations have achieved a record 1.282 million listeners. 

"All these results show how well our brands are resonating with local audiences." 


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