Brisbane radio ratings: Nova claws back its losses as Triple M suffers drops across the board

Nova 106.9 has seen growth across the board in Brisbane, while Triple M 104.5 has lost share points in almost every time slot. The results turn the previous survey on its head, where the two stations’ fortunes were reversed.

In the sixth GfK ratings of the year, Nova’s gains were largely made up in drive, evening and the weekend, with the station’s drive show featuring Kate Ritchie, Tim Blackwell and Marty Sheargold increasing 1.7 points from the previous survey to a 15.7% share.

Things are looking up for Kate, Tim and Marty

In contrast, Triple M, which saw gains across the board in the previous survey, lost points in every time slot except the weekend. The station’s drive show featuring Mick Molloy and Jane Kennedy suffered the biggest drop, falling 1.5 points to a 10.8% share.

97.3 FM was another station to suffer losses across the board, with a 0.5 point drop for Bob Gallagher, Bianca Dye, Mike van Acker’s breakfast show.

The status quo largely remained in breakfast, with Hit 105’s morning show featuring Abby Coleman, Stav Davidson and Matty Acton (Stav, Abby & Matt) retaining its breakfast crown, after a 0.3 point increase to 13.4%.

Breakfast was the one place where Nova remained stagnant, with its breakfast show featuring Ash Bradnam, Kip Wightman and David ‘Luttsy’ Lutteral seeing a 0.1 point increase. However, it still was enough to secure the show’s second place slot.

Continuing the theme, Triple M 104.5’s breakfast show featuring Greg Martin, Robin Bailey and Lawrence Mooney lost nearly all the gains it had won in the previous survey, dropping 1.2 points to an 11.5% share.

Brisbane radio ratings survey 6 2018 Source: GfK (Click to enlarge)

Nova’s growth meant it managed to claw back the overall largest share of audience, with a 1.2 point increase to 12.6%. Hit 105 came in second place overall, with an 11.7% share. Triple M’s 0.4 point losses left it in third place overall with 11.2%.

Macquarie Sports Radio once again had the lowest overall share across all stations, with a 0.4% share of the market, down 0.6 points from the previous survey. The station’s drive and breakfast shows lost 0.5 points a piece.


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