Third radio ratings: KIIS down, 2GB and 3AW up

Jason Pollock
By Jason Pollock | 4 June 2024
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Survey 3 radio ratings results for 2024 from GfK, the official provider of radio ratings for Commercial Radio Australia (CRA), have been released.

In Sydney, KIIS1065 fell to 10.3 from 11.0, while 2GB rose to 13.3 from 11.9. Smoothfm saw a slight drop to 10.7 from 11.0 in Survey 2. On the breakfast slot, the Kyle & Jackie O Show's share dropped to 14.7 from 16.1, while 2GB's Ben Fordham climbed to 16.6 from 14.9.

In Melbourne, 3AW's share increased from Survey 2 to 14.4 from 13.8, while GOLD 104.3 suffered an incremental decrease to 10.8 from 10.9. Smoothfm 91.5 cracked double digits, finishing at 10.3 after Survey 2 saw them register a 8.9 share. The 3AW Breakfast with Ross Stevenson and Russel Howcroft reversed their decline, rising to 19.8 from 18.1, while The Christian O'Connell Show on GOLD 104.3 also rose, finishing at 10.4 in comparison to 9.9 in Survey 2. Fifi, Fev & Nick on 101.9 The Fox saw its share decrease to 10.0 from 11.2.

NOVA Entertainment CEO Peter Charlton said with all eyes on the Melbourne radio market, NOVA is delighted that Jase & Lauren have continued to demonstrate an incredible connection with their audience, growing their share of listening once again.

"In Sydney, Smooth 95.3 has achieved the #1 FM station, showing the true strength of our ‘together in music’ offering both in that market and across the country," he said.

“Overall, we’re delighted that NOVA Entertainment continues to retain the highest total audience of any metro network, providing listeners and advertisers alike with Australia’s best all-of-audio offering.”

ARN chief content officer Duncan Campbell said It’s still too soon to get a true idea of the impact of The Kyle & Jackie O Show in Melbourne given they were only on air for three of the ten weeks surveyed.

"We will continue to deliver audiences in both cities the engaging content and star power Kyle and Jackie O are renowned for and look forward to seeing their full impact in the coming surveys," he said.

“We’re delighted with Kyle & Jackie O’s continued dominance in Sydney. To maintain such strong figures survey after survey is testament to their undeniable connection with listeners and we eagerly anticipate extending this success to Melbourne."

Nine Radio’s head of content, Greg Byrnes, said these are stunning results for 2GB and 3AW.

"It's clear talk radio is setting the agenda, and Sydney and Melbourne rely on our Breakfast and Morning programs to start their day," he said.

“Nine Radio has recorded a 10% increase in 25-54s in Survey 3, and with the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games now just 52 days away, we're set for even further growth across the key demographics as Australians tune in for all the iconic sporting moments, live action and colour.”

SCA chief content officer, Dave Cameron, said SCA's shows shine again with another huge survey result today, nowhere more so than in Melbourne where The Fox's powerhouse Breakfast show of Fifi, Fev & Nick continue to entertain the most listeners in their city.

"This proves that Melbourne audiences are already making up their minds about loving the shows and personalities that wake them up and connect with their city. The Fox Melbourne result is topped off with an outright no.1 share in Drive with Carrie & Tommy, who have again remained Australia's no.1 Drive show nationally for the Hit Network," he said.

In another day of big number ones, SCA continues to dominate other key metro markets where Triple M has returned to the top spot in Adelaide, powered by an extraordinary 13-in-a-row leading FM Breakfast result from Roo, Ditts & Loz. In Brisbane, SCA has taken out the no. 1 and 2 positions overall with B105 and Triple M, and in Breakfast with B105 and Triple M no. 1 and 2 respectively. B105's Stav, Abby & Matt have cemented their place as the city's favourite Breakfast show."







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