In Sydney, 2GB took back the #1 spot with 14.3%, up 2.1 from the previous survey, with KIIS down to 2nd with 12% (-1.0), followed by Smooth with 11.3% (+0.5), WSFM with 7.6% (-0.2), Nova with 7.3% (+0.2), ABC Sydney with 5.6% (-0.9), 2Day with 5.2% (-0.1) & 2MMM with 5.1% (-0.2). 2UE fell 1.2 to 3.3%, whilst SEN remained steady at 0.5%.
In Melbourne, 3AW remains on top with 14.6% (-0.7), followed by Gold with 10.8% (-0.3), Smooth with 9.6% (-0.1), Fox with 9.2% (+0.4), Nova with 8.5% (+1.2), KIIS with 7.5% (+0.2), ABC Melbourne with 6.9% (+0.9) and 3MMM with 5.7% (+0.4). SEN went up 0.3 to 3.1%, whilst Magic fell 0.3 to 1.3%, and 3MP went down 0.3 to 1.1%.
In Brisbane, Nova takes back top spot with 11.8% (-0.6), just 0.1 ahead of B105 (11.7, -1.1) and 4MMM wasn’t far behind at 10.9% (+0.3). 4BH was 4th with 9.8% (+1.4), beating out KIIS by 0.1 (9.7, -0.2), whilst 4BC scored 6.4% (-0.1) and ABC Brisbane scored 5.2% (-0.2). SENQ was up 0.4 to 0.8%.
In Adelaide, 5MMM remained on top with 13.6% (+1.2), followed by Mix 102.3 at 11.9% (-0.2), Nova with 10.5% (-0.2), SAFM with 9.3% (+0.6), FiveAA with 9% (-0.4), Cruise with 8.7% (-0.2) and ABC Adelaide with 8.5% (+0.8).
And in Perth, Nova remains on top with 17% (+0.9), followed by 96fm with 12.9% (-1.5), Mix 94.5 with 12.2% (-1.2), 6MMM with 7.1% (+0.3), 6PR with 7% (+1.2), ABC Perth with 5.6% (+0.7) and 6iX with 5.3% (+0.7).
Well done to ACE Radio, 4BH and BBQ Bob - now beating KIIS97.3. Meanwhile, LGM on 4BC look to have settled quite a bit. I think it’s becoming more clear that Brisbane likes pure classic hits rather than just a breakfast team with hybrid classic hits & talk.
Dee Dee Dunleavy’s sudden departure from 3AW seemed to have an effect on its afternoons show, its ratings was down 1.1 from survey 3.
Good news at last for ABC Melbourne, with a big rise in evenings (+4.5) plus increases in breakfast (+1.7) and weekend mornings (+1.3). I wonder if that increase in evenings was due to the ABC’s coverage of AFL and test cricket in the survey period?
Gold’s Christian O’Connell dropped one whole point from last survey and was just 0.2 ahead of second-placed Fox’s Fifi, Fev and Nick. KIIS also lost ground in breakfast but Nova, Triple M and Smooth posted gains.
Great result for Nova’s Ricki-Lee, Tim and Joel on drive (+2.1).
A great survey for 4BH to outrate an FM station up to the levels of 4KQ at its peak. Remind me why did ARN sell 4KQ?
Some recent highs of note:
Nova - largest share since S7/2013
4BH - largest share since S7/2007
Triple M - largest share since S7/2003
Here are the overall ratings in ranking order, both Total Radio & Streaming.
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Other Stations: 7.0%
Other Stations: 4.2%
Other Stations: 9.7%
Other Stations: 6.8%
Other Stations: 11.3%
4BH doing well, 2UE & Magic don’t seem to be resinating with the locals, I still think they’d probably do better swapping the formats, with the Magic log in Sydney & the 2UE log in Melbourne, but then that’d put Magic & 3MP at loggerheads with each other & it’s not rating that well either. 2UE should definitely be the Classic Hits Magic or 4BH log though.
Legendary broadcaster, Ray Hadley, has today celebrated an historic 150th consecutive ratings win – one of the longest winning streaks of all time.
Today’s ratings from Gfk Survey 4 saw The Ray Hadley Morning Show record a 17 share, up 1.5 points – solidifying Hadley’s dominance as Sydney’s No.1 live and local broadcaster for more than 19 years. His unbeaten streak started in Survey 4, 2004.
On this significant milestone, Ray Hadley said: “In the greater scheme of things it’s not the most important story I’ll deal with today but it’s gratifying and means I’ve been number one since mid-2004. Let’s hope for 151!”
Managing Director of Nine Radio, Tom Malone, said: “Ray Hadley is a once in a lifetime broadcaster who is unmatched in versatility and work ethic. Ray’s loyalty to his listeners and their welfare is the cornerstone of his success. He deserves every success.”
Hadley remains the most decorated radio host in Australian Commercial Radio Award (ACRA) history, with 33 awards and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017.
After 19 successful years broadcasting at 2UE, Hadley joined 2GB in late 2001 and on 4th March 2002, The Ray Hadley Morning Show first went to air. Hadley is also the founding member of The Continuous Call Team (CCT) which re-shaped sports radio shows, and remains unbeaten since 1992.
He still calls rugby league for 2GB and his tally includes thousands of NRL games, 33 Grand Finals and tomorrow night he will call his 96th State of Origin.
Also from Nine:
- Nine’s talk stations record highest ever cume for Survey 4
- 2GB and 3AW outright No.1 stations and No.1 in Breakfast and Mornings
- 9Podcasts posts highest listenership on record in June
Nine’s talk radio stations have recorded the highest ever cumulative audience for Survey 4 2023, up 3.1% year-on-year.
Sydney’s 2GB and Melbourne’s 3AW are the outright No.1 stations, recording a share of 14.3 (up 2.1) and 14.6 respectively.
At 2GB, Ben Fordham Live is No.1 in Breakfast, with a 18.1 share (up 3.1) and Ray Hadley notched up an incredible 150 consecutive survey wins, to be No.1 in Mornings with a 17.0 share (up 1.5).
3AW Breakfast duo Ross and Russ are Melbourne’s No.1 yet again, with 19.8 and Mornings with Neil Mitchell, the clear leader with 17.0.
Nine Radio’s Head of Content, Greg Byrnes, said: “This is a stunning result for Nine Radio. Ray Hadley posts 150 consecutive survey wins; clear number one in Sydney and Melbourne, and even more Australians turning to our live and local content. The Breakfast, Morning and Football teams in Sydney and Melbourne in particular have recorded extraordinary results.”
“And across Total Audio, we have a record number of listeners for Survey 4 – but we don’t take the success for granted and thank our listeners who engage with us each day.”
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Nine Radio’s Head of Content, Greg Byrnes, said: “The Total Audio result for Nine Radio is remarkable. The streaming data shows that in the key markets we have double the share of our nearest competitors.”
In Sydney, 2GB recorded a 20.5 share of Streaming audience in Survey 4, while in Breakfast, Ben Fordham posted an impressive 24.1
Melbourne’s 3AW was even more dominant, with 22.7 share of Streaming audience, while Ross and Russ posted an incredible 33.4 in Breakfast.
“As more and more Australians turn to talk they’re embracing our content in the digital environment. It’s clear streaming is the future of our live and local strategy”, said Byrnes.
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9Podcasts continued to deliver huge audience growth across June^, posting the highest listenership on record with 1.861 million (up 10% MoM) and 4.704 million downloads (up 7% MoM).
Hannah’s Story remains the most listened to show in the 9Podcasts stable, with the highest audience in June of 262,652 listeners (up 139% MoM) and 451,279 downloads (up 149% MoM). This is followed by the Ben Fordham Live podcast, with 227,192 listeners in June (up 59% MoM) and 430,721 downloads (up 33% YoY).
A new episode of the blockbuster investigative podcast Liar Liar was released in late May, following the release of the state coroner report into Melissa Caddick’s disappearance. The new episodes and information on the case has continued to drive audience interest, with the podcast drawing in more than 106,389 listeners in June – over a year after the show’s initial release.
Looking at the Sydney ratings in a closer detail, it’s worth noting that Smooth outrates both 2UE & ABC Sydney in the 65+ age group.
In the 40-54s, 2Day was 4th with 8.2%, beating out Nova & 2MMM in that demo.
Great result for Triple M Adelaide, a large gap between them and Mix, SAFM still a worry quite a fair way back.
I think it was the combination of selling/destroying 4KQ along with the KIISification of 97.3 which has led to 4BH’s success.
ARN probably should’ve waited a little longer before tweaking KIIS97.3 too much too soon.
At least they can kind of rely on the JV with Nova106.9 Brisbane.
Looks like making Ricki-Lee permanent has paid off now.
Unfortunately with Kate Ritchie moving to Breakfast, the ratings went down for Fitzy and Wippa (-0.5%). Generally, Nova need to fix their playlist if they are ever going to catch up to KIIS.
Kate’s not just the problem at Nova96.9. Unfortunately, Fitzy & Wippa are a bit stale too. If it weren’t for their heritage value, I’d say Nova would’ve replaced them by now.
The sad thing is - most networks are probably happy at a 6-7 share.
Someone was foolish enough to give them $$$ for it. Why wouldn’t they knock that back
I don’t know about that. Even when Fitzy & Wippa are on their own, the show still fires. When Wippa went on holidays early for two weeks, the show was an absolute mess when it was just Fitzy and Kate. Same when Fitzy missed a show and Kate hosted with Wippa. It doesn’t work unless Fitzy and Wippa are both there.
You can tell how much they carry her and feed her lines to try and make her look like she can do her job. She’s not always bad and sometimes she’s surprisingly quick with a comeback and funny. But often her lack of confidence is in full force and the fact that she mostly doesn’t want to share anything happening in her life becomes grating to listeners.
Apparently today marks 4 years as the No. 1 FM station for Gold 104.3 in Melbourne.
Does anyone know why KIIS is successful in Sydney, but is lagging behind Fox in Melbourne?
Also, why do 2UE, Magic and 3MP struggle while 4BH is thriving in the ratings?