Brisbane radio ratings: 4KQ slips, while Nova 106.9 pulls ahead in breakfast

After a successful fourth radio survey in Brisbane, which saw it achieve equal second in overall ratings share and third in breakfast, 4KQ has dropped 1.8 points in overall ratings share, moving back down to fifth position with a 8.7% ratings share in GfK’s survey five, which ran from 6 May to 29 June, and 14 July to 17 August.

Nova 106.9 extended its lead in the overall ratings with a 12.5% share, a gain of 0.8 points. 97.3 FM, which previously shared second place with 4KQ, gained 1.7 ratings points, enabling it to closely tail Nova with a 12.2% share.

In third, Triple M gained 0.4 points, increasing its overall share to 10.8%, and despite a 0.3 point drop, Hit 105 shifted up fourth position with a 9.4% share.

After an impressive survey four, 4KQ has slipped down the rankings in the latest radio ratings survey

After jumping up to third in the previous survey, AKQ’s breakfast offering of Laurel Edwards, Gary Clare and Mark Hine dropped 2.1 points to an 8.3% share. This caused 4KQ to fall to sixth position, being beaten by Triple J on the AM Bandwidth which had an 8.4% share.

Nova 106.9 came out on top in the breakfast battle, jumping up 0.9 percentage points from last survey. The team of Ash Bradnam, Kip Wightman and David ‘Luttsy’ Lutteral holds a 12.7% share, comfortably pulling ahead in the competitive slot.

Only 0.1 ratings points separate Triple M in second, and 97.3FM in third. After slipping to equal fourth in the previous survey, the 97.3FM breakfast team of Bianca Dye, Mike Van Acker and Bob Gallagher gained 1.4 points to an 11.1% share. Despite a 0.2 point drop Triple M’s Greg Martin, Robin Bailey and Nick Cody held tight to second with 11.2%.

Hit 105 held on to fourth position with a 9.5% share, down 0.2 points from last survey.

Brisbane radio ratings for survey five. Source: GfK (Click to enlarge)

In Drive, Nova 106.9’s Kate Ritchie, Tim Blackwell and Marty Sheargold lost 0.1 points, but easily topped the ratings with a 15.9% share. Coming in second was Hit 105’s team of Carrie Bickmore and Tommy Little, followed by Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes and Ed Kavalee as regular host Kate Langbroek’s replacement. The two-format offering gained 1 ratings point, boosting its share to 12%.

Hit 105 was closely followed by 97.3 FM which gained 1.8 points, awarding it a 11.7% share. This landed the team of Will McMahon and Woody Whitelaw in third position of the drive slot.

Triple M’s Mick Molloy and Jane Kennedy lost 1.1 ratings points, placing it behind Triple J’s 10.1% share with a 9.7 share. This placed Molloy and Kennedy in fifth position, down from last survey’s third.


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