The importance of the suspended Kyle & Jackie O Show to Austereo has been underlined by the latest radio ratings published today.
The pair’s breakfast show on Sydney station 2Day FM grew by 0.6 percentage points to a 12% listening share, retaining its number one FM show position, according to data released by Nielsen.
The pair are currently off air after a 14-year-old was quizzed about her sexual activities and revealed that she was a victim of rape.
The latest ratings period ran until August 1. And it was a good one for Austereo, which has the number one FM station in four markets out of five.
For Sydney, Kyle & Jackie O’s nearest rival breakfast show was Merrick & Rosso with Kate Richie, on 8.5%, which was up 0.4 percentage points.
In drivetime, 2Day FM also dominates in Sydney, with Hamish & Andy on 17.2% (up 0.6%) but Nova’s Ryan, Monty & Wippa show closed the gap slightly – up 1.2 percentage points to 8.7%.
Austereo’s 2Day FM has an average of 10.7% of the listening audience.
In Sydney talk radio, the ailing Alan Jones’ drawing power remains unabated on 2GB, even with his absences. 2GB’s breakfast slot drew an audience of 17.8%, up 0.2%.
In Melbourne, 3AW dominates AM with a steady 16.8% audience share, while Austereo’s Fox is still the biggest FM commercial station although its share fell slightly to 13.6%.
In Brisbane, Nova remains on top with 12.4%.
In Adelaide, Austereo’s SAFM is now the top FM station with a 1.8% growth to 14.3% share, overtaking Australian Radio Network’s Mix 102.3.
In Perth, Austereo’s Mix 94.5 is still on top with 15.8% share.