Radio ratings – Sydney: Jonesy & Amanda stay top as Kyle & Jackie O fade
WSFM’s Jonesy & Amanda have strengthened their hold on the commercial FM breakfast market in Sydney.
According to the latest set of radio ratings from GfK – covering April 20 to the end of June – Jonesy & Amanda delivered an audience share of 11.5 per cent for their Australian Radio Network-owned station – up from their 10 per cent share in the previous set of numbers.
Meanwhile, Kyle Sandilands and Jackie Henderson saw another slight fall for their show on ARN’s Kiis FM – down from 9.5 per cent to 9 per cent.
There was more disappointment for Kyle & Jackie O’s former home of 2Day FM in breakfast. The Southern Cross Austereo station’s breakfast show featuring Merrick Watts, Jules Lund, Sophie Monk and Mel B fell from 3.6 per cent to a share of just 3 per cent.
However sister station Triple M’s breakfast grew fractionally from 6.5 per cent to 6.7 per cent.
Nova Entertainment’s breakfast shows saw a slight fall for Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa, down from 7.1 per cent to 6.2 per cent, and a slight rise for Bogart Torelli, from 5.2 per cent to 5.4 per cent.
And the top breakfast show overall came as usual from AM, where Alan Jones delivered 2GB a 14.1 per cent share. ABC702’s Breakfast with Robbie Buck grew its audience from 11 per cent to 11.9 per cent. Also on AM, 2UE’s breakfast show, featuring Garry Linnell and John Stanley fell to a share of 3.3 per cent.
2UE’s share of the weekday audience dropped to just 3 per cent, making it Sydney’s least listened to commercial radio station.
2Day FM also fell, to 4.2 per cent.
WSFM grew its weekday share to 10.6 per cent, retaining its position as top FM commercial station. KiisFM fell slightly to 8.2 per cent.
2GB was top station overall.
The final ratings for Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson and Sarah Morice on 2UE, who have been dropped by the station, saw them rate 2.3 per cent in the afternoon slot.
Meanwhile, 2GB’s Ben Fordham has lost top slot in drive to the ABC, although he remained the top commercial show. Fordham’s share fell from 11.7 per cent to 9.8 per cent, while ABC 702’s Richard Glover grew his audience from 9.3 per cent to 10.7 per cent. (Note: GfK’s published numbers cover 4-7pm, while Fordham’s show is 3-6, so direct comparisons are not possible.)
In FM drive, Nova’s Kate, Tim & Marty took top slot, with a share of 9 per cent, moving past Kiis FM’s Tim Ross who rated 8.4 per cent.