Brisbane radio ratings: The battle for breakfast heats back up as Triple M’s new team delivers a strong first survey

The battle for Brisbane breakfast radio has ramped up with only one ratings share point separating first and forth position in the seventh radio ratings survey for the year.

Following the departure of Robin Bailey at the end of the previous ratings period, Triple M Brisbane’s The Big Breakfast Team of Greg Martin and Nick Cody and new addition Margaux Parker has gained 0.3 ratings points, increasing its audience share to 10.5%. Bailey announced her departure in September, so she could spend more time with her husband, radio executive Sean Pickwell. Pickwell passed away at the end of that month.

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

Elsewhere in breakfast, Nova’s breakfast team of Ash Bradnam, Kip Wightman, David ‘Luttsy’ Lutteral and Susie O’Neill dropped 1.6 points to an 11.1% share, after comfortably taking the lead in the previous survey on a 12.7% share. This makes Nova equal first with the team of Abby Coleman, Stav Davidson and Matty Acton on Hit 105, who lost just 0.1% points this survey.

Fourth in breakfast is ABC Brisbane, with a 10.1% share. The program, hosted by Craig Zonca and Loretta Ryan, increased its share by 0.9 share points, taking the lead over FM station 97.3. The team of Bianca Dye, Mike Van Acker and Bob Gallagher lost 0.8 points this survey, leaving them with a 9.5% share.

In drive, Nova 106.9’s juggernaut of Kate Ritchie, Tim Blackwell and Marty Sheargold lost just 0.3 ratings points, maintaining the lead with a 16.7% share.

Behind them were Hit 105’s Carrie Bickmore and Tommy Little, followed by Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes and Ed Kavalee, which lost 1.5 points to a 11.6% share. Kavalee is filling in for regular host Kate Langbroek for the rest of the year.

Triple M’s Mick Molloy and Jane Kennedy recovered 1.5 points after experiencing a decline from the previous two surveys, making their audience share 11%. The duo now sit in fourth, reclaiming their place ahead of Triple J which was down to an 8.7% share after losing 1.1 points.

93.7 FM’s drive program ‘Will and Woody’ came in at a 10.2% share, down 0.4% from the previous survey.

Overall, Nova’s lead in Brisbane has narrowed, as it lost 0.9 points this survey. Its 11.9% audience share sits above HIT 105 on 11.1% after it gained 0.2 points. Triple M and 97.3 FM both landed on 11%, with the latter only losing 0.3 ratings points.


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