Seventh radio ratings: Sydney up, Melbourne mostly down

Jason Pollock
By Jason Pollock | 16 November 2023
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Survey 7 radio ratings results from GfK, the official provider of radio ratings for Commercial Radio Australia (CRA), have been released.

In Sydney, KIIS1065 rose to 11.5 from 10.9, with 2GB went to 12.4 from 11.1 in Survey 6. Smoothfm also cracked double digits, finishing at 10.6 from 9.1. On the breakfast slot, the Kyle & Jackie O Show increased their share to 16.3 from 14.7, while 2GB's Ben Fordham was ever so slightly behind, rising to 16.2 from 14.2.

In Melbourne, 3AW continued their drop, falling to 13.5 from 15.8 while GOLD 104.3 fell slightly to 12.4 from 12.7. 101.9 FOX FM rose to 10.5 from 9.4. The 3AW Breakfast with Ross Stevenson and Russel Howcroft declined to 18.5 from 21.7, while The Christian O’Connell Show on GOLD 104.3 reversed its momentum from Survey 6, dropping to 11.5 from 12.2. Fifi, Fev & Nick on 101.9 The Fox saw its share increase to 11.0 from 9.5.

Nine Radio’s head of content, Greg Byrnes, said it's a great survey across the board with a number of record results.

"Once again, 2 million Australians are tuning in to our radio stations each week, with Sydney’s 2GB and Melbourne’s 3AW the clear number one in their markets," he said.

Duncan Campbell, ARN's chief content officer, said it’s another fantastic day for ARN.

"The positive momentum from the last survey has continued and it’s great to see Kyle and Jackie O maintain their lead over Ben Fordham on 2GB," he said.

"The pair have had a phenomenal year – they not only remain unbeaten as the #1FM Breakfast show but have now held the #1 overall spot in Sydney for five out of seven surveys this year, meaning they’ve officially won 2023!” “In Melbourne, the Christian O’Connell Show continues to assert its dominance, solidifying GOLD’s impressive results across all dayparts."

NOVA Entertainment CEO Peter Charlton said there were some great numbers in Survey 7 and NOVA is delighted that it retains the highest total audience, reaching 6.3m Australians every week.

"Going above one million listeners on DAB+ is a fantastic milestone for us to surpass, especially as it includes a quarter of a million people listening to our new Smooth FM stations in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth only a year after their launch," he said.

"Congratulations to all of our teams around the country, both on and off air.








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