Hamish and Andy hold steady; WSFM wins FM breakfast battle

By AdNews | 29 September 2015

Australian Radio Network (ARN) hosts Jonesy and Amanda took top FM billings in Sydney for the second survey in a row with an 8.5% audience share, after picking up 0.1 percentage points over the period.

Meanwhile, stablemates at Kiis, Kyle and Jackie O, picked up 0.5 percentage points, to close the gap on a 8.3% audience share.

2GB's Alan Jones continued his unstoppable winning streak in breakfast, despite dropping 2.0 percentage points to reach 15.1% audience share, followed by ABC702 on 10.3% audience share after gaining 1.6 percentage points in the period.

Southern Cross Austereo's (SCA) 2DayFM's breakfast team of Dan and Maz dropped 0.8 percentage points over the period to reach 3.1% audience share, from 3.9% in the last survey period.

Hamish and Andy have continued their strong run in drive since returning to 2DayFM station with 6.8% audience share in their second survey period.

The duo saw an increase of 0.3 percentage points over the period placing them in the middle of the pack, alongside WSFM and Triple M, also on a 6.8% audience share.

Leading drive time is ABC 702, which picked up 2.5 percentage points over the period to reach 10.7% audience share followed by 2GB's Ben Fordham, who dropped 0.5 percentage points to reach 10.1% audience share.

In FM, Nova 96.9's Kate, Tim and Marty had the biggest audience share of 9.5% audience, despite dropping 0.1 percentage points. Kiis' Hughesy and Kate picked up 1.0 percentage points on the period, coming in with 8.3% audience share.

SmoothFM continues to hold the biggest audience share of total people with 8.2% audience share, after holding steady over the period.

The biggest drop and the biggest gain in the period came from the 19-24 demographic, but Nova shed 6.2 percentage points to hit 12.9% audience share, while Triple J picked up 8.1 percentage points to reach 27.4% audience share.


Melbourne - Hamish & Andy's return boosts FOXFM drivetime 

The latest radio ratings for Melbourne saw 3AW still taking the lion's share of the airwaves, with 14.3 percentage points in total people, a 1.7 percentage point boost since the last results.

The status quo is maintained in the silver and bronze placings, too, with ABC's 774 station maintained its second place ranking, posting 10.3% audience share while SCA's FOXFM picked up an extra 0.9 percentage points, returning a 9.2% audience share.

Owned by the Macquarie Radio Network, 3AW's rules breakfast time with 18.4% audience share, a 1.9 rise on previous results. ABC 774 holds second spot here too, with 13.6% audience share, while Triple M's breakfast show returns a figure of 8.9% audience share, after dropping 0.4 percentage points.

Galvanised by the return of hosts Hamish and Andy, FOXFM takes pole position in the drivetime rankings, returning a 2.5 percentage point rise to 12.8 on their nationally syndicated show.

3AW's Tom Elliott has held steady in second place, with a 10.1% audience share, while third-placed Nova's Kate, Tim and Marty enjoy a 0.8 surge to give it 9.5 audience share.

In drive, KIIS 101.1 FM has seen a drop of 1.7 percentage points, pulling it down to 7.9 from its previous high of 9.6% audience share.


Brisbane - Triple J lose listeners and 97.3 continue to hold the lead

After holding strong last ratings period, Triple J have seen a significant fall to now have only 7.1% audience share, a drop of 1.8 percentage points.

97.3FM maintain the lead with 12.5% share, followed by Nova 106.9 and Triple M in third spot.

In the breakfast race, ABC 612 have had the most notable gain, rising 1.2 percentage points since last period, and now have a massive 14% audience share. Across all ages groups ABC 612 have gained audience share.

Nova 106.9 had a serious drop in both breakfast and drive slots, losing 2.1 percentage points in breakfast and 3.5 percentage points in afternoon drive, to now hold 11.4% and 12.4% of audience share respectively.

Hit 105.3 had the biggest boost in afternoon drive with a gain of 2.9 percentage points since last ratings period, with the station now holding 13% of audience share, just behind 97.3FM.

The 18-24 age group saw one of the biggest drops in listeners, with Triple J losing 7.9 percentage points, while Triple M had a gain of 2.4 percentage points.


Adelaide - Mix stays strong in the city of churches

Mix 102.3 is continuing its FM domination in Adelaide, with the station gaining 0.7 percentage points overall this survey.

Mix was on top last survey, however the station is going from strength to strength, with it gaining 1.7 percentage points in the breakfast slot to reach 15.3% of the audience. The station experienced a similar growth in drive, growing 1.5 percentage points to reach 15.9% of the audience.

Nova came in second with the station experiencing a dip in overall listeners of 1.2 percentage points, meaning it now reaches 10.5% of the overall listeners in Adelaide. ABC 891 came in third overall, with the station holding steady with an overall audience of 10.1%.

The government-funded station dipped in breakfast however, losing 0.6% points, with it now sitting on 13.5%.

Nova had the biggest fall in drive with the station shedding 2.4% percentage points, seeing its drive show now drawing 12.7% of the audience. Despite the drop it managed to hold on to the second position in drive. 


Perth - ABC 720 no longer rules the breakfast roost

ABC 720 no longer rules roost in the breakfast slot as Nova 93.7 knocked it off the top spot, taking a 13.5% share – a climb of 1.5 percentage points since the last ratings. ABC 720 instead slips to third spot in breakfast, with 12.5%, while Mix 94.5 held steady in second place with 13.2%.

Nova retained its lead in drive, rising 0.8 percentage points to claim a 16.3% share. Hit 92.9 climbed a healthy 2.6 percentage points to take second spot in drive, with 15.4% - which sees Mix slide to third place with 14.6%.

In the latest radio ratings for total audience share in Perth, SCA's Mix 94.5 takes the top spot with a 14.3% slice of the pie. It held the number one position and Nova 93.7 stuck to second place with 12.1%.

Third spot was swapped out as Hit 92.9 rose up the ranks with its 11% winnings, leaving the three-way tie in the last ratings, between 96FM, ABC 720 and Triple J, a thing of the past.

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