Brisbane radio ratings: Nova cements lead, tops drive and breakfast

Nova 106.9 has gone from strength to strength in the latest radio ratings, topping overall share and taking the lead in both key timeslots as competitors tussle for a place on the podium.

The station has again retained top spot after another big overall gain in Brisbane radio share, picking up 1.4 points on the last book for a total 12.6% share of people over 10 in the fourth GfK metro radio ratings survey of 2022, which ran from Sunday 17 April to Saturday 25 June.

KIIS973 came in second overall, continuing to regain its losses since the January rebrand, with a bump of 0.8 points since survey three, for 11.6% share of people over 10.

Sliding back into the top three was B105, with a gain of 0.5 points, up to 11.1%, as 4KQ fell into fifth place, behind 104.5 Triple M, which gained 0.9 points on the last book, adding to a 1.8 point gain in survey three.

To breakfast, and Nova’s Ash, Luttsy and Susie O’Neill has pulled out in front with a 1.6 point gain, for 13.1% share of the timeslot. Nova’s boost knocked B105’s Stav, Abbey and Matt into second spot on 12%, despite a small increase of 0.3 points on the last book. Also on 12% was Triple M Breakfast with Marto and Margaux, which manage to position itself in equal second for the timeslot after a huge increase of 2.1 points on survey three.

Former breakfast leader, ABC Brisbane, continued on a disappointing downward trajectory losing another 2 points in addition to a 1.5 point loss in survey three, bring the public broadcaster down to sixth place for breakfast share, on 8.9%.

Other notable movements for the timeslot include a 1.5 gain for 4KQ, in fourth place for the timeslot on 11.1%, as well as continued losses for 4RN and ABC Classic, which fell 1 and 1.1 points, respectively.

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Out front, Nova’s Kate, Tim and Joel bolstered its lead to 15.7% of share, up 1.3 points on the last book, while KIIS’ Will and Woody just pipped B105’s Carrie and Tommy, claiming a 1.8 point increase for 12%. Despite losing second place, B105’s Carry and Tommy also earned an increase of 1.2% for a total of 11.9% of share for the drive timeslot.

Just behind in fourth place was Triple M’s The Rush Hour With Leisel, Liam & Dobbo with an increase of 1.5 points for 11%.

Where the timeslot saw impressive growth for the frontrunners, a number of shows felt disappointing losses, with ABC Brisbane down 2.7 points to 5.8%, and ABC Classic falling 1.4 points to 1.8%. 4KQ also dropped 1.6 points on the last book, for a total 6.1% share of drive audience.


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