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.

Sydney radio ratings - Monday-Sunday share | Source GfK

Sydney radio ratings – Monday-Sunday share | Source GfK

Sydney Mon-Fri ratings | Source: GfK

Sydney Mon-Fri ratings | Source: GfK

Comments


  1. paul_j
    8 Jul 14
    10:12 am

  2. 2UE’s performance is disgusting. When is Greg Hywood at Fairfax going to realise there is a management problem at that place.
    They keep sacking announcers but the problem may well be elsewhere……..the decision makers!!!!

  3. NM
    8 Jul 14
    10:19 am

  4. Ben Fordham is #1 overall in his 3pm-6pm timeslot, 10.9% share compared with 9.7% ABC702.

  5. Bloz
    8 Jul 14
    10:53 am

  6. . Linnell gave it a shot to help Hywood. It’s too far gone. He’ll be back running the publishing business very soon I predict.

  7. lizzy
    8 Jul 14
    2:07 pm

  8. Does Roger Corbet know how badly his investment is going right under his nose? Surely by now he would stand up for shareholders and do something? I write this as a FXJ shareholder who would like to not have to keep wearing a loss because people can’t be bothered fixing the broken investment.

  9. Mark Bringolf
    8 Jul 14
    2:11 pm

  10. Well done J&A, one more FM survey win & it’s a trend!

  11. Evan
    8 Jul 14
    2:59 pm

  12. Jonesy and Amanda are quite entertaining, and WSFM have slightly updated their music format – more of the best of the 70s & 80s, less of the 60s stuff they used to play.
    Robbie Buck took a while to grow on me, but he has now nicely settled into the breakfast gig at ABC Sydney, so no surprise he is keeping the audience Adam Spencer had in that same slot.
    Not sure what you do with 2UE – maybe make it entirely pro Labor/Greens, as a counterpoint to 2GB(which is unashamedly 100% pro Tony Abbott)?

  13. paul
    8 Jul 14
    5:57 pm

  14. Sounds good in theory Evan, however they aren’t fans of commercial radio!!

  15. Chris
    8 Jul 14
    5:57 pm

  16. 2UE GOT RID OF ALL THE CENTER RIGHT GUYS LIKE JASON MORRISON AND THEN TRIED INSTALLING A BUNCH OF LEFTIES WHO SHOULD BE WORKING FOR THE ABC. THE ONLY SAVIOUR FOR THAT STATION IS ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WHEN GEORGE AND PAUL ARE ON 2UE. I KNOW THEY RATE WELL BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT LEFT WINGNUTS.
    WHEN WILL THESE FAIRFAX LEFTIES EVER REALIZE THAT THEY ARE IN THE MINORITY. 2UE SHOULD NOW EMPLOY MORE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE MAJORITY OF AUSTRALIANS.
    THIS IS WHY 2GB IS TOP OF THE SURVEY CONSTANTLY,BECAUSE THE MAJORITY OF AUSTRALIANS ARE NOT SOCIALISTS.

  17. stan the man
    8 Jul 14
    7:59 pm

  18. @ Bloz: so Greg Hywood is now picking onair talent for 2UE? Good Grief – No wonder the ratings are rubbish.

  19. Kam Down
    8 Jul 14
    8:11 pm

  20. @ Chris (comment 8).

    A pro right winger SHOUTING about the imaginary ‘loony left’, which isn’t left at all. I bet you think that Clive Palmer is a communist, who is being fed an agenda from China (because dear Ruperts tabloid fodder tells you that). Dear Chris: educate yourself!

  21. Louisa
    8 Jul 14
    11:35 pm

  22. 8 Chris, EXACTLY.

    And why does Mumbrella always ignore the existance of AM radio? Will our leftard media shun you for even mentioning 2GB?

  23. RW
    8 Jul 14
    11:51 pm

  24. As a longtime 2UE advertiser I can safely say the ratings are sad and true. our calls have dropped off massively in the last 3 to 6 months and we are not reviewing. going to try wsfm. have been with UE since Laws was at the station and been happy until now. Genuinely sad that 2UE has fallen to disrepair.

  25. Lindsay.
    9 Jul 14
    12:04 am

  26. Chris, it is strange how all those on the right of politics seem to think anyone who does not support the mad right must be a left winger. Fairfax and the ABC are not populated by lefties, but by journalists who just happen not to be biased to the right. With a following of about 13% it is very hard to see how you can even suggest 2UE represent the majority of Australians.

  27. Chris
    9 Jul 14
    7:54 pm

  28. CALM DOWN KAM. I DON.T THINK CLIVE PALMER IS A COMMUNIST. HE IS DEFINITELY A CAPITALIST. CAPITALISTS GET RICH FROM HARD WORK. THE LOONEY LEFT AS YOU CALL THEM JUST GET BY ON WELFARE PAID FOR BY THE WORKING CAPITALISTS. THEY ARE IN OTHER WORDS, “PARISYTES” AND GET VERY JEALOUS INDEED.
    RUPERT IS A HARD WORKING CAPITALIST TOO AND YOU TOO SOUND LIKE YOU ARE VERY JEALOUS OF THEM AND ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS DONE SOMETHING WITH THEIR LIFE WITHOUT SPONGING OFF OTHERS.
    . EVEN THE CHINESE NOW FIND THAT CAPITALISM IS FAR BETTER THAN SOCIALISM OR COMMUNISM. I READ ALL NEWS AND LISTEN TO ALL STATIONS,BOTH LEFT (ABC & FAIRFAX) AND RIGHT (AS YOU CALL 2GB).
    I MAKE UP MY OWN MIND AND AM NOT LED BY YOUR SOCIALIST MASTERS.
    LIKE I SAID BEFORE, MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT SOCIALISTS IN AUSTRALIA AND THAT IS WHY 2GB IS AT THE TOP OF THE RATINGS SO DEAR KAM (or is it KIM) EDUCATE YOURSELF AND PLEASE DON’T BE SO BRAINWASHED BY YOUR DEAR LEADERS.

  29. Chris
    9 Jul 14
    8:11 pm

  30. 13.HI THERE LINDSAY. I NEVER SAID THAT 2UE REPRESENTS THE MAJORITY OF AUSTRALIANS. THIS IS BECAUSE THEY ARE ON THE LEFT AND THAT’S WHY THEY ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RATINGS…..HELLO!!!!
    I KNOW THAT 2GB REPRESENTS THE MAJORITY OF AUSTRALIANS BECAUSE THEY ARE ON THE RIGHT AND THAT IS WHY THEY ARE AT THE TOP OF THE RATINGS (for the last twelve years!!)
    SORRY THAT YOU GOT YOUR FACTS WRONG BUDDY (as most lefties do)
    HAVE A NICE DAY, REGARDS,CHRIS…
    ps. 12… RW, try advertising with 2GB, more sane people there. Good luck!

  31. Chris
    9 Jul 14
    8:48 pm

  32. IF THE ABC WASN’T PROPPED UP BY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF TAXPAYERS MONEY, THEY WOULD BE OUT OF BUISNESS BIG TIME!!.
    WHY DO THEY HAVE SO MANY STATIONS ANYWAY??? A WASTE OF TAXPAYERS MONEY!!
    MY ADVICE TO THE GOVERNMENT IS ..
    PRIVATISE THE ABC AND SBS AND LET THEM SUPPORT THEMSELVES WITH ADVERTISING AS OTHER AUSTRALIAN STATIONS DO AND LIKE THE CBC IN CANADA DID 15 YEARS AGO.THEN LETS SEE HOW MANY OF THE LEFTY “JOURNALISTS” THAT LINSAY 13 TALKS ABOUT STILL HAVE A JOB.
    MOST OF TALKING HEADS ARE FROM THE UK ANYWAY ESPECIALLY ON ABC 1,2 and 24 TV AND RADIO NATIONAL etc. SO THEY DON’T REPRESENT ME OR ANY AUSTRALIANS AT ALL. THEY ARE OUTCASTS FROM BRITAIN WITH CRAZY IDEAS WHO WE ARE PAYING FOR BECAUSE NO OTHER STATION THAT WANTS GOOD RATINGS WILL TAKE THEM.
    ABC!!!??? SHOULD BE BBC!
    MYSELF AND OVER THREE QUARTERS OF OTHER WORKING AUSTRALIANS DON’T WANT OUR TAXES GOING INTO THE (anti) AUSTRALIAN (LABOR/GREEN) BROADCASTING CORPORATION.
    THE THING TO DO ASAP IS SELL, SELL, SELL.

  33. phild
    10 Jul 14
    1:44 am

  34. Chris. You need to get your caps lock fixed.

  35. Lindsay.
    10 Jul 14
    5:19 pm

  36. Chis, have you given any thought what a commercial ABC would do to the revenue of the existing commercial broadcasters? They would all be out of business within a few months. Those who complain about it and the cost obviously do not understand the media.

  37. Lindsay.
    10 Jul 14
    5:25 pm

  38. Oh and by the way Chris, you are right I did confuse 2UE and 2GB, but even if you combined their audience the stations would be a long way short of reaching the majority of Australians. They do not even reach 20% of those with their radios on – and that is just the Sydney audience.