Brisbane radio ratings: Nova’s Kate, Tim and Marty dominate drive

Nova 106.9’s Kate Ritchie, Tim Blackwell and Marty Sheargold have continued to dominate the drive-time radio ratings in Brisbane reaching a 16% share despite a 0.4 point drop in survey three.

This marks the fourth consecutive survey in which the Nova drive team has taken the top spot in the ratings. Hit 105’s format with Carrie Bickmore and Tommy Little, followed by Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes and Kate Langbroek overtook the trio and had a short-lived reign at the top in survey seven in 2018. The Hit line up now sits in second position with a 12.9% share, down 1.3 points from last survey.

After being bumped down to third by Hit 105 last survey, Triple M’s Mick Molloy and Jane Kennedy earned an 11.3% share after losing one point in the ratings.

Brisbane radio ratings for survey three. Source: GfK (Click to enlarge)

Nova also continued to come out on top in the closely-fought battle for breakfast ratings. Despite falling 1.1 points from last survey, the team of Ash Bradnam, Kip Wightman and David ‘Luttsy’ Lutteral narrowly claimed first place with an 11.3% audience share.

Coming in just 0.3 points lower than Nova was Hit 105’s breakfast offering of Abby Coleman, Stav Davidson and Matty Acton who also lost 1.1 points. Triple M’s Greg Martin, Robin Bailey and Nick Cody came in a close third with a 10.6% share, making the separation between first and third just 0.7 points.

97.3 FM’s Bianca Dye, Mike Van Acker and Bob Gallagher climbed 0.3 points in breakfast to 9.3%.

On the AM bandwidth 4BC’s breakfast program with Alan Jones benefitted from the election heat, gaining 1.8 points to reach a 9.4% share. Jones was narrowly beaten by ABC Brisbane which reached a 9.7% share.

Nova’s success in both drive and breakfast helped the station take the top spot in the overall ratings with 11.5%. The station was followed by Hit 105 and then 97.3 FM. Triple M fell 1.9 points in the overall ratings from last survey to take fourth place with a 10% audience share.


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