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Brisbane radio ratings: Nova dominates as Osher and Ed Kavalee leave Brisbane

Nova 106.9 has proved its dominance in the Brisbane radio ratings, topping the breakfast, drive and overall audience share slots in the most recent GfK audience survey.

Ash Bradnam, Kip Wightman and David ‘Luttsy’ Lutteral knocked ABC’s Craig Zonca off the top breakfast spot in Brisbane, after Zonca only narrowly retained the top spot in the previous survey.


Nova 106.9’s Breakfast team – Ash Bradnam, Kip Wightman, David ‘Luttsy’ Lutteral with Susie O’Neill

Nova’s breakfast show trio increased 1.0 points since last survey, putting them at a 14.4% audience share.

Hit 105 had the strongest points increase across breakfast, with Abby Coleman, Stav Davidson, Matty Acton’s show growing by 1.3 points to a 10.6% share.

Co-host Osher Günsberg left the Hit studio on October 27 in order to pursue his TV career, including hosting Ten’s Bachelor in Paradise.

Meanwhile Bianca, Terry and Bob on 97.3FM’s breakfast show ranked fourth place with a 10.4% audience share, despite increasing 0.3 points since survey six.

Triple M Brisbane’s breakfast show fell 0.9 points to a 9.2% audience share. Breakfast host Ed Kavalee recently left the show in order to join Em Rusciano on Sydney’s 2Day FM. 

In the drive slot, Kate, Tim and Marty’s Nova show still remained in the top spot with a 17.2% audience share, despite dropping from from 17.6% last survey. 

Kate Tim and Marty fell 0.4 ratings points since the latest survey

Hamish and Andy’s Hit 105 show retained the second place spot thanks to an 11.5% audience share, winning a 0.8 point increase since survey six, the largest increase in drive.

Hughesy and Kate’s 97.3FM show remains firmly in the third drive time position, with an 0.7 point increase to 11.2%. They were knocked off the second place slot by Hamish and Andy during the last book.

Brisbane radio ratings survey 7 2017. Source: GfK (Click to enlarge)

Looking to the overall audience share, Nova 106.9 FM continued its dominance with an overall audience share of 13.9%, up 0.4 points since last survey.

Despite a close race during the last book, HIT 105 and 97.3FM have started to pull ahead of Triple M, with 11.2%, 11.1% and 9.5% audience shares respectively.

On AM, ABC Brisbane continued its slow and steady growth, with an 0.2 point overall audience share growth to 9.3%, ahead of 4KQ, which was down 0.6 points to 8.1%.

Macquarie Radio’s Talking Lifestyle 882 finished with the lowest share of any metro city station in the country, down 0.3 points to 0.3%.

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