Brisbane radio ratings: Hit 105 knocks Nova’s Kate, Tim and Marty off top drive spot

Hit 105’s drive format featuring Carrie Bickmore and Tommy Little, followed by Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes and Kate Langbroek is paying dividends for Southern Cross Austereo, after it knocked Nova 106.9’s Kate Ritchie, Tim Blackwell and Marty Sheargold off the top drive spot in Brisbane.

Carrie Bickmore and Tommy Little make up part of the Hit Network’s drive format

In the seventh and penultimate GfK ratings of the year, the ‘Kate, Tim and Marty’ show fell two whole points to 13.7%, while Hit 105 achieved 1.7 point growth to 14.2%.

Triple M’s Mick Molloy and Jane Kennedy remained in third place for the time slot, after a 0.8 point increase to 11.6%.

Brisbane radio ratings survey 7 2018 Source: GfK (Click to enlarge)

In breakfast, Hit 105’s Abby Coleman, Stav Davidson and Matty Acton dropped 2.2 points to second place, after leading the previous survey. But the story wasn’t much better for Nova’s Ash Bradnam, Kip Wightman and David Lutteral Luttsy, who dropped 1.8 points to a 10.1% share of the breakfast market.

As a result, Triple M’s Greg Martin, Robin Bailey and Lawrence Mooney now lead breakfast with a 12.3% share after growing 0.8 points from the previous survey.

The shifts mean Nova 106.9 no longer holds the largest share in overall audience, after falling 1.1 points to 11.5%. That crown narrowly goes to Triple M, which grew 0.4 points to 11.6%. Hit 105 fell from second to third, after its 0.4 point drop placed it at an 11.3% audience share.

The joint venture between Nova Entertainment and Australian Radio Network, 97.3 FM, suffered drops across the board for the second time in two surveys, including Will McMahon and Woody Whitelaw in drive (down 0.8 points to 9.9%) and Bianca Dye, Mike van Acker and Bob Gallagher in breakfast (down 1.9 points to 9.1%).

Macquarie Sports Radio once again had the lowest overall share across all stations, with a 0.4% share of the market, remaining stagnant from the previous survey. This was despite a 0.2 point increase for Mark Levy and Mark Riddell’s breakfast show.


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