Brisbane radio ratings: 4KQ, 97.3FM and Nova equal for top spot

Nova has been caught at the top of Brisbane’s radio ratings following two rounds of ratings in a row at the summit, as today’s report sees them share the spoils in an unusual three-way tie.

Nova dropped back 0.6 points to a 10.2% share in the latest GfK radio survey, while ARN’s 4KQ saw a boost, jumping 0.9 points to land even with Nova and 97.3FM, which is jointly owned by ARN and NOVA, which didn’t see any movement on last month’s numbers.

It was a great result for 4KQ’s Laurel, Gary & Mark’s breakfast show, rising 2 points to 11.1%, narrowly missing out to Nova’s Ash, Kip and Luttsy with Susie O’Neill who kept top spot, despite the gap again closing, as reported last month. The show dropped 0.5 points to settle on 11.3% share overall, holding a slender 0.2 point lead.

Brisbane radio ratings [click to enlarge]

ABC Brisbane’s Craig and Loretta and 97.3FM’s Robin, Terry and Bob continued to close the gap with slight gains of 0.3 and 0.2 points respectively, to land on 10.6% and 10.2% shares at breakfast.

Triple M was the biggest loser out of this round of ratings, surrendering second spot at breakfast, and dropping back from an 11% share to 9.9%, after not initially seeing any signs of struggle following the loss of Nick Cody to FoxFM earlier this year. 

Breakfast will continue to be hotly contested moving forward in the year as Brisbane hopes to stay out of lockdowns. B105 held steady at a 9.5% while Nine Radio’s 4BC rose 0.7 points to an 8% overall share, as COVID continues to be good news for AM.

4KQ’s Laurel, Gary and Mark were this round’s big winners

In the drive slot, Nova again dropped back 1.5 points, to a 13% overall share, still retaining the lead for its Kate, Tim and Marty lineup.

Its competitors, B105’s national drive show of Carrie and Tommy, took second spot, rising to a 10.8% share, closely followed by Triple M’s Molloy on a 10.6% share, after a strong last showing.


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