Brisbane Radio Ratings: Hit Network leads overall as Nova’s Kate, Tim and Joel dominate drive despite lineup changes

SCA Hit Network’s B105 has remained on top for the last radio ratings survey of the year, winning overall share and the breakfast timeslot, while Nova fought hard for a near 5% lead in the drive timeslot.

The last radio ratings of the year saw a steady end to the year for the Brisbane radio market, with B105 holding onto its overall lead for the third survey running despite a loss of 0.2 points on the last book. Having first knocked Nova off its first-place perch in Survey six, B105 saw a 13.0% overall share in the eighth GfK metro radio ratings survey of 2022, which ran from Sunday 25 September to Saturday 3 December.

Nova finally stabilised after feeling significant losses over the previous two surveys, with no change to its 12.7% share. SCA’s Triple M filled out the top three, despite a loss of 0.5 points, for a total overall share of 10.5%.

ARN’s KISS 97.3 also avoided any further losses, remaining on 9.8$ share in fourth place, with Nine’s 4BH falling further behind after a 1.0% loss on the last survey. Triple J regained some of the losses of previous surveys, up 0.9% overall.

Looking at breakfast and B105 ‘s Stav, Abbey and Matt held onto the lead it regained in survey seven, with a 13.7% share in the timeslot, down 0.2 points on the last book. In second position, Nova’s Ash, Luttsy and Susie O’Neill crept forward slightly a 0.1% gain for 13.1%, while in third position Triple M’s Breakfast with Marto and Margaux fell down 0.8 points, for a 9.5% share.

The biggest movement in the breakfast time slot came from Triple J Breakfast, who managed to jump for 1.8 percentage points since survey seven for a 6.6% share. The biggest loss was seen by 4BC Breakfast, which lost 1.9 points on the last book, down to 8.9% share, falling behind KISS 97.3’s new breakfast lineup, Robin, Terry and Kip, on 9.5% share for the breakfast timeslot.

Nova’s Kate, Tim and Joel fortified its lead in the drive timeslot, up 0.7 points for a share of 17.2% – nearly 5 points ahead of its nearest competition despite recent controversy surrounding show host Kate Ritchie. Ritchie announced she would be temporarily departing the show in October, with Australian music personality Ricki-Lee Coulter filling in during her absence.

B105 ‘s Carrie and Tommy remained strong in second place, dropping a minor 0.3% points on the last book for a 12.5% share of drive audience, while Triple M’s The Rush Hour with Leisel Jones, Liam & Dobbo reversed the losses of the last survey, gaining 1.6% points for an 11% share.

Other big changes in the drive timeslot include a 1.2 point loss for ABC Brisbane, which is now on just 3.5% share, as well as a 1.5 point drop for 4BH’s Cathy Jubb, for a 3.9% share.

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