Brisbane radio ratings: Nova maintains lead as market holds steady

Little has changed for the Brisbane market since the first GfK metro radio ratings survey of the year, with Nova 106.9 retaining the lead at a 10.6% overall share, despite a small fall of 0.2 percentage points.

Survey two ran from Sunday 6 February to Saturday 26 February and Sunday 27 February to Saturday 2 April.

Coming in second place overall was Hit Network’s B105, which grew 1 percentage point for a total share of 10%, the biggest overall winner of survey two..

The biggest variance on the last book was a 1.3 percentage point loss suffered by Nine Radio’s 4BC, dropping the station down to a 6.9% share overall.

KIIS973 regained some of its losses with a small gain of 0.6% since the last survey, which saw the station fall from the top spot with a huge loss of  2.7 points following its’ January rebrand from 97.3FM.

ABC Brisbane again topped the breakfast timeslot, scoring 12.4% of share. Despite a loss of 0.8 percentage points the station was able to stay in the lead after a massive 3.9% increase during survey one.

Coming in second for breakfast was Hit Network’s B105 breakfast show Stav, Abbey and Matt, with a growth of 2.3 points for a share of 11.4% that saw the network soar ahead of Nova106.9’s Ash, Luttsy and Susie O’Neill, which fell 0.2 points to 10.5%.

Other notable movements for the breakfast timeslot included a big gain for triple J’s 4JJJ, up 2.3 points to 6.8%, as well as an equivalent loss for Nine Radio’s 4BC Breakfast, which fell 2.3 points to 7.6% of share after remaining steady over the last few books.

For drive, Nova106.9 remained steady with a slight growth of 0.1 points keeping the station’s Kate, Tim and Joel firmly in the lead on 13.4% of share for the timeslot.

Hit Network’s B105’s national drive show Carrie and Tommy also sustained its’ second place position on 11.1%, ahead of ABC Brisbane which saw a significant growth of 1.2 percentage points to a share of 10.4%.

The drive timeslot also saw another disappointing loss for Nine Radio’s 4BC drive show with Scott Emerson, which felt a 1.2 point loss down to 4.2%.


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