Metro Radio Ratings - Survey 7, 2023


In Sydney, 2GB remains at #1 with 12.4% (+1.3), followed by KIIS with 11.5% (+0.6), Smooth with 10.6% (+1.5), and WS with 8.6% (+0.1). Nova & ABC Sydney tied at 7% (+0.6 & -0.3 respectively), whilst 2MMM fell 0.7 to 5.4%, 2Day fell 0.1 to 4.7% & 2UE fell 0.3 to 4%. SEN rated 0.6% (-0.1).

In Melbourne, 3AW maintained its top position, despite falling 2.3 to 13.5%, placing only 1.1 ahead of Gold 104.3, who rated 12.4% (-0.3). Fox was 3rd with 10.5% (+1.1), followed by Smooth with 8.5% (-0.8), ABC Melbourne with 8% (+0.6), KIIS with 7.1% (+0.2), 3MMM with 6.9% (+0.9), and Nova with 5.7% (-0.6). SEN rated 2.7% (-0.4), whilst Magic rated 1.3% (+0.2), and 3MP rated 1.1% (+0.2).

In Brisbane, Nova remains on top with 12.1% (+0.2), followed closely by 4MMM at 11.8% (+0.4), a two-way tie for 3rd place between B105 & KIIS 973 at 11.5% (+0.4 & -0.3 respectively), 4BH with 8.6% (+0.2), and 4BC with 7.4% (+0.9). SENQ rated 0.6% (-0.3).

In Adelaide, 5MMM increased its lead to 14.9% (+3.2), followed by Mix 102.3 at 11.8% (+0.4), Nova at 9.3% (-1.3), SAFM & Cruise both at 8.7% (-1.3 & -0.4 respectively), FiveAA at 8.2% (-0.9), and ABC Adelaide at 7.4% (-0.2).

And in Perth, Mix 94.5 is the new #1 station with 13.4% (+0.5), with Nova falling 3% to 13.2%, followed closely by 96fm with 13% (Steady). 6MMM went up 1.3 to 8.1%, followed by ABC Perth with 7.2% (+0.7), 6PR & JJJ with 6.2% (-0.3 & -0.4 respectively), and 6iX with 3.7% (-0.4).


With Marty Sheargold taking an indefinite break, his Triple M Melbourne breakfast show actually increased its ratings from 5.8 last survey to 7.2 this survey. It was the second biggest ratings increase in the breakfast slot behind Fox’s Fifi, Fev and Nick (+1.5). Gold, Nova and Smooth all lost ground in breakfast.

Carrie and Tommy went up by 2.3, a great result for SCA.

ABC Melbourne’s ratings continued to improve, up in every slot except weekday evenings.


AW falling ahead of major changes next year, the first since at least 2013 (Tom Elliott replacing Derryn Hinch) and maybe decades (given multiple timeslots are changing).

And what a story Gold is in recent years.


Kyle and Jackie just beat 2GB’s Ben Fordham breakfast by 0.1 though both were up. Good survey for smooth.

Those Brisbane FM shares are so close - 0.6 between 4 stations.


KIIS in Sydney continues to smash the ratings. I am fairly sure that when Triple M, 2DayFM and 2SM ruled the airwaves that they never won such a swathe of the demographics. KIIS continue to be No.1 in the 10 - 17, 18 - 24, 25 - 39 and 40 -54 demos. Quite remarkable.

2UW - MIX 1065 - KIIS - I think this is the first time in decades that the breakfast show rated above a 16 on all the reincarnations for this radio licence. Kyle and Jackie O are a success as once you listen you become addicted. Those who have never listened hate them. The fact that the breakfast shift is not 4 hours of forced fun and fake laughs also help.

It’s amazing how little traction 2DayFM, MMM and JJJ now have with Sydney-siders. Fun Fact - if you combine 2DayFM and 2MMM’s share in each of the 10 - 17, 18 - 24, 25 - 39 and 40 - 54 year old demos, KIIS still wins in each age group.


You have to wonder how valid these measurements are sometimes. How does 3AW drop 5 points in the evening when there’s been no change in presenters or program content since the last survey? Strange.

3AW Afternoons with interim host Jacqui Felgate also suffered a drop, with the station polling 10.3 (between 12pm-4pm). Hopefully installing Tony Moclair as permanent host can lift the numbers.


Have listened to them and still hate them. They appeal to the lowest common denominator. Whenever I tune in I can hear how they appeal to the least intelligent listeners who will accept a low-quality product as entertainment.


They really aren’t. Best case scenario they are a rough guideline to the rankings of stations.


Sydney- it’ll keep switching between the two 2GB and KIIS.

Melbourne- as they always say, never go on holidays in radio (3MMM). Good to see The Fox bounce back.

And the real winners of this entire book are SCA Perth. Well done James Speed, Mix94.5’s tweaks and Triple M Perth’s “disrupting”. It’s finally paying off. Especially Triple M’s local Perth drive show.


That’s the best showing for 5MMM in 20 years - since a 15.5 in S7/2003.


KIIS are on the ball this year :blush:


Here are the overall ratings in ranking order.


Rank Station Share
1 2GB 12.4
2 KIIS 11.5
3 Smooth 10.6
4 WSFM 8.6
Commercial DAB+ 7.4
=5 ABC Sydney 7.0
=5 Nova 7.0
7 2MMM 5.4
8 2Day 4.7
9 2UE 4.0
10 2JJJ 3.3
11 ABC Classic 2.7
12 ABC Newsradio 1.9
13 Sky Sports Radio 1.7
ABC DAB+ 1.7
14 2RN 1.0
Other DAB+ 0.8
15 SEN 0.6

Other AM/FM: 7.7%


Rank Station Share
1 3AW 13.5
2 GOLD 12.4
3 FOXFM 10.5
4 Smooth 8.5
5 ABC Melbourne 8.0
6 KIIS 7.1
7 3MMM 6.9
Commercial DAB+ 6.6
8 Nova 5.7
9 3JJJ 3.7
10 SEN 2.7
11 3RN 2.1
ABC DAB+ 2.0
12 ABC Classic 1.4
13 Magic 1.3
14 3MP 1.1
Other DAB+ 0.8
15 RSN 0.6

Other AM/FM: 5.1%


Rank Station Share
1 Nova 12.1
2 4MMM 11.8
=3 KIIS973 11.5
=3 B105 11.5
Commercial DAB+ 9.6
5 4BH 8.6
6 4BC 7.4
7 ABC Brisbane 5.9
8 4JJJ 5.4
ABC DAB+ 1.8
9 4RN 1.6
10 ABC Classic 1.4
11 ABC Newsradio 1.3
Other DAB+ 1.3
12 SENQ 0.6

Other AM/FM: 8.2%


Rank Station Share
1 5MMM 14.9
2 Mix 102.3 11.8
Commercial DAB+ 10.1
3 Nova 9.3
=4 SAFM 8.7
=4 Cruise 8.7
6 FiveAA 8.2
7 ABC Adelaide 7.4
8 5JJJ 5.0
9 ABC Classic 2.2
10 ABC Newsradio 1.8
ABC DAB+ 1.7
Other DAB+ 1.2
11 5RN 1.0

Other AM/FM: 8.0%


Rank Station Share
1 Mix 94.5 13.4
2 Nova 13.2
3 96fm 13.0
Commercial DAB+ 10.7
4 6MMM 8.1
5 ABC Perth 7.2
=6 6PR 6.2
=6 6JJJ 6.2
8 6iX 3.7
Other DAB+ 2.8
9 ABC Classic 2.4
ABC DAB+ 2.4
10 ABC Newsradio 1.3
11 6RN 0.9

Other AM/FM: 8.5%



2GB & 3AW lead the way: 4BC ratings surge: Nine talk dominates streaming


2GB and 3AW are the undisputed No.1 stations in Sydney and Melbourne, with a share of 12.4 and 13.5 respectively in Gfk Survey 7. 4BC has recorded the biggest jump in Brisbane – with increases across all key shifts.

In Sydney, Breakfast at 2GB with Ben Fordham Live recorded 16.2, and the biggest increase in market with 2.0. Ray Hadley remarkably notched up his 153rd consecutive survey win, with a 15.2 share in Mornings (up 1.5).

3AW’s Ross and Russ remain the outright No.1 in Melbourne Breakfast, posting 19.6, and legendary broadcaster Neil Mitchell was also No.1 in Mornings with 15.5.

4BC’s refreshed live and local lineup is climbing in the ratings with the station posting a 7.4 share – its biggest increase of the year – and seeing increases across all key shifts.

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.”

(4 markets) 1.978 million listeners each week


Nine Radio is the definitive No.1 in live audio streaming and No.1 streaming in Breakfast across the country.

3AW and 2GB are No.1 in overall commercial streaming, with a 31.4 and 24.0 share respectively, as well as across all main standard sessions.

Ross and Russ recorded a 52.1 commercial streaming share in Breakfast at 3AW, and Ben Fordham was also No.1 in Breakfast at 2GB with a commercial streaming share of 34.0.

Greg Byrnes, said: “Since inception, the Radio360 data has proven talk’s absolute dominance in streaming. Survey 7 shows we remain the clear number one with connected devices. Our live and local content is the future of audio streaming, with the ease of access ensuring you’re always up to date.”

25.7 384,000


The Nine Podcast Network is reaching more listeners with a 15% YoY audience growth in October, with diverse content offerings across News, Sport, Opinion and Entertainment.

The Ben Fordham Live podcast jumped seven places in the Australian Podcast ranker, to #25, reaching 178K listeners in October (+69% YoY). Nine Radio continues to climb the ranker with several catch up podcasts in the Top 150, including Ben Fordham Live, Mornings with Neil Mitchell, The Ray Hadley Morning Show, 3AW Breakfast with Ross and Russ, Wide World of Sports, 3AW Drive with Tom Elliott and 2GB Drive with Chris O’Keefe.

3.6 million 1.3 million

Source: GfK Radio360 Ratings, Survey 7 2023, Mon-Sun 5.30am-12MN, Market Share % Total, Market Share Streaming %, Commercial Streaming Share %, Cume (000s) Total and Streaming, 3AW Breakfast Mon-Fri 5.30am-8.30am, 3AW Mornings 8.30am-12pm, AP10+, Nine Radio – 2GB, 3AW, 4BC, 6PR, unless otherwise specified.

^Source: Triton Podcast Metrics, October 2023, Downloads, Listeners, Nine Entertainment, unless otherwise specified.

2GB dominates total radio and streaming in Sydney

2GB is Sydney’s definitive No.1 in total radio and streaming, posting a 12.4 radio share (up 1.3) and 24.0 commercial streaming share, in Gfk Survey 7 released today.

Ben Fordham Live recorded 16.2 radio share in Breakfast – the biggest increase in market with 2.0 – and was No.1 in streaming, with a commercial share of 34.0.

Ray Hadley remains the undisputed king of Mornings with his 153rd consecutive survey win, with a 15.2 radio share (up 1.5), and was also No.1 in streaming with a 30.1 commercial share.

Increases were also recorded across the board in Afternoons, Drive, Nights and Weekends.

2GB Content Manager, Luke Davis, said: “Today’s results show that Sydney is increasingly turning to 2GB as their go-to destination for news, opinion, sport, entertainment and traffic. This survey, we’ve seen audience growth across Breakfast, Mornings, Afternoons, Drive, Nights, Overnights and Weekends, proving that listeners are choosing to have 2GB as part of their daily routine, whether they’re at home, in the car, or out and about, streaming via the 2GB app.”

Further results from Gfk Survey 7 in Sydney:

  • Afternoons with Deborah Knight recorded a share of 6.7 (up 0.9) (Mon-Fri 12-3pm).
  • Drive with Chris O’Keefe recorded a share of 7.6 (up 0.8) (Mon-Fri 3-6pm).
  • Money News with Scott Haywood recorded a share of 8.5 (Mon-Thurs 7-8pm).
  • Nights with John Stanley remains the clear No.1 with a share of 25.0 (up 2.6) (Mon-Thurs 8pm-12am).
  • Weekends with Michael McLaren is No.1 across both Saturday and Sunday, with an overall share of 12.9 (up 0.4) (Sat-Sun 9am-1pm).
  • The Continuous Call Team (CCT) is the clear No.1 in NRL coverage across Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Source: GfK Radio360 Ratings, 2GB Sydney Survey 7 2023, Mon-Fri 5.30am-9am, Mon-Fri 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm, Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm, Mon-Thurs 8pm-12MN, Sat-Sun 5.30am-12MN, Market Share % Total Radio, Streaming share % AP10+


Wow, go Mix94.5! The re-addition of 80’s music sounds terrible, but I guess people are liking it. Mind you, if ratings still work the way they used to (like a wave), some of the period, pre-music changes, are included in this. I hope they haven’t just screwed themselves by adding all the old crap back in…


Looking at the DAB figures, looks like Smooth Brisbane is on the cusp of cracking 100k listeners, like Smooth Perth. Not sure a Brisbane DAB-only station has done that before?

The FM stations are ridiculously close in Brisbane, and have been for a LONG time. I’m not sure that can be taken as a “positive” or that they are super competitive or anything. I think it indicates a lack of choice on the FM band and none of the four are willing to do anything to innovate and break away from the pack. When they have been so close for so long it just means people are stuck and nobody is offering anything new format-wise.


Currently, their average share for 2023 is 11.5, which has them on track for the best year for 2UW/Mix/KIIS since a 13.0 average in 1982.


3AW maintains unbroken streak as Melbourne’s No.1

In a resounding affirmation of its unwavering appeal and enduring resonance with Melbourne audiences, 3AW has once again claimed the coveted title of Melbourne’s number one radio station.

The release of GfK Survey 7 results today shows that 3AW has a market-leading share of 13.5, well ahead of all competition and 5.5 share points ahead of its nearest talk rival.

This remarkable achievement not only solidifies 3AW’s position at the forefront of Melbourne’s airwaves but also marks an unparalleled milestone in the station’s history – the 74th consecutive survey win, underscoring over a decade of market dominance.

Each week, a staggering 828,000 residents of Melbourne engage with 3AW’s acclaimed blend of live and locally-driven talk radio. It marks the station’s best Survey 7 cumulative audience in three years.

3AW reaches 241,000 listeners within the coveted 25-54 demographic every week – up 6% on last survey.

3AW is also the outright No.1 in live audio streaming with a 31.4 share of the commercial streaming audience – more than three times the streaming share of its nearest commercial competitor.

Ross and Russ maintain their dominant position in the Breakfast slot, boasting a remarkable 19.6 share. Additionally, the inimitable duo garnered a substantial streaming following, capturing an astonishing 52.1 share of the commercial streaming audience.

Neil Mitchell remained significantly ahead of all competitors in the Mornings slot, securing a 15.5 share and an impressive 34.9 share in the commercial streaming realm.

Tony Moclair is the No. 1 talk program in the Afternoons slot with a 9.9 share.

Tom Elliott remains Melbourne’s No.1 Drive talk program with a share of 11.1.

Denis Walter is once again Melbourne’s No. 1 Evening program with a share of 16.3.

Stephen Beers, 3AW Station Manager, said: “As Melbourne’s go-to source for news, talk, and captivating discussions, 3AW’s sustained success reflects the station’s ability to remain not only relevant but also indispensable to its loyal audience. With a legacy rooted in journalistic integrity, engaging programming, and a deep connection to the local community, 3AW continues to set the standard for radio excellence.Thanks to our great team and loyal listeners”

Source: GfK Radio360 Ratings, 3AW Melbourne Survey 7 2023, Mon-Sun 5.30am-12MN, Mon-Fri 5.30am-8.30am, Mon-Fri 8.30am-12pm, Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm, Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm, Mon-Thurs 8pm-12MN, Weekends 5.30am-12MN, Cume (000s), Market Share % Total Radio, Streaming share %, Commercial Share AP10+ , unless otherwise specified.

4BC audience grows across all live & local timeslots

4BC has taken the crown as Brisbane’s top talk station, recording a 7.4 share – its biggest increase of the year – and achieving audience growth across all key shifts.

This impressive result coincides with 4BC recently solidifying its lineup, establishing itself as the only Brisbane station with live and local programming Monday to Friday from 5.30am to 7.00pm. Adding to its success, the station boasts a cumulative audience of 206,000.

Breakfast with Laurel, Gary and Mark achieved a 8.0 share – up 1.4 share points on the last survey.

Afternoons with Sofie Formica recorded a 6.6 share – up 1.1 share points on the last survey.

Drive with Peter Gleeson posted a 6.8 share – up 1.3 share points on the last survey.

Nights with John Stanley was No.1 with a 13.1 share – up 0.7 share points on the last survey.

4BC Content Manager, Max Dudley, said: “Today’s results affirm Brisbane’s preference for 4BC’s live and local content. Growth across every local timeslot with Laurel, Gary and Mark in Breakfast, Sofie Formica in Afternoons and Peter Gleeson in Drive, all increasing audience share. Bill McDonald has transitioned into Mornings with a 7.7% share and a terrific result for John Stanley’s Nights program holding the number one position. These wonderful results are only possible thanks to our audience and I want to thank them for their ongoing support. Today is just the beginning for 4BC Brisbane.”

Among the highlights of Survey 7 in Brisbane were:

  • Breakfast with Laurel, Gary & Mark is up 1.4 and recorded a 8.0 share (5:30am – 9:00am)
  • Mornings with Bill McDonald is up 0.1 with a 7.7 share (9.00am – 12.00pm)
  • Afternoons with Sofie Formica is up 1.1 with a 6.6 share (12:00pm – 3:00pm)
  • Drive with Peter Gleeson is up 1.3 with a 6.8 share (3.00pm – 6.00pm)
  • Nights with John Stanley was No.1 with a 13.1 share – up 0.7 (8.00pm – 12.00am)

Source: GfK Radio360 Ratings, Brisbane Survey 7 2023, 4BC, Market Share %, Mon-Sun 5.30am-12MN, Mon-Fri 5.30am-9am, Mon-Fri 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm, Mon-Fri 3-6pm, Mon-Thurs 8pm-12MN, AP10+ unless otherwise specified.


ABC leads the pack in digital streams in GfK survey 7

The ABC has once again landed on top in digital live streaming in GfK survey 7 recording more than 25% of the total audience share.

The ABC’s internal measures recorded a total of 6.6M live and on demand streams across ABC platforms over the survey period.

ABC Radio Melbourne saw their strongest survey in share since 2021. ABC Melbourne is now 5 overall in the market with Sammy J moving into number 4 in his Breakfast slot this survey up 34,000.

Our audiences in Melbourne also welcomed Raf Epstein to the Mornings slot with open arms with a strong result in his first survey seeing him gain 29,000 average audience this survey period.

ABC Head of Audio Ben Latimer said: “We’re delighted to see ABC leading the market in digital live streams and the excellent gains in ABC Melbourne.”

“This survey has reconfirmed our planning for our 2024 network line-ups, which will be announced in early December.”

“We’re investing more in our local radio network than we have in years and next year, our audiences can look forward to some fresh new voices amongst our audience favourites.”

*all audience figures based on GfK 5 Cap Cities, 24hrs. Sun to Sat