Brisbane radio ratings: Kate, Tim and Marty back on top

Hit 105’s drive format featuring Carrie Bickmore and Tommy Little, followed by Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes and Kate Langbroek has fallen back to second slot after dropping 1.4 points since the previous survey.

Last survey, the temporary shake up saw Nova 106.9’s Kate Ritchie, Tim Blackwell and Marty Sheargold in the second place slot, but in the final GfK radio ratings survey of the year, the trio were back on top. The win was thanks to a 1.1 point increase to 14.8% audience share, beating Hit 105’s 12.8%.

It was a good survey across the board for Triple M, including Mick Molloy and Jane Kennedy’s drive show, which grew 0.9 points to 12.5% over the survey which ran from September 30 to December 8.

Triple M’s Greg Martin, Robin Bailey, Lawrence Mooney continued to dominate the breakfast slot, after the show increased 1.8 points to 14.1%. Mooney is set to leave the show at the end of the year, to be replaced by comedian and actor Nick Cody.

The race for the second place breakfast slot was tight, with ABC Brisbane’s Craig Zonca and Rebecca Levingston narrowly beating Hit 105’s Abby Coleman, Stav Davidson, Matty Acton and Nova 106.9’s Ash Bradnam, Kip Wightman and David Lutteral. The latter two shows achieved 10% shares a piece, while ABC Brisbane pulled in 10.3%.

After growing in every single slot – including a massive 2.6 points in the morning slot and 2.5 in afternoons and evenings – Triple M easily won the largest overall audience share. It grew an average of 1.7 points for 13.3% of the people 10+ demographic, beating Nova 106.9 for the second survey in a row.

Brisbane radio ratings survey 8 2018 Source: GfK (Click to enlarge)

Nova came second in overall audience, with 11.3% of the audience thanks to a 0.2 point drop from last survey.

Macquarie Sports Radio once again had the lowest overall share across all stations, with a 0.6% share of the market. This was despite another 0.2 point increase for Mark Levy and Mark Riddell’s breakfast show.


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