Radio ratings: Kyle & Jackie O top Sydney’s FM breakfast ratings as Rosso takes drivetime

kyle 2The Kyle & Jackie O Show has moved to the uncontested top FM show in Sydney with an audience share of 10.9 per cent, according to new radio ratings published today.

The second set of ratings since the duo moved to ARN’s rebranded station Kiis FM from Southern Cross Austereo’s 2Day FM saw them grow their share from 9.3 per cent to 10.9 per cent. The previous set of ratings saw Kyle & Jackie O tie with ARN stablemates Jonesy & Amanda on WSFM. This time round Jonesy & Amanda’s audience share fell slightly from 9.3 per cent to 8.2 per cent.

Radio ratings - Monday to Friday | Source - GfK

Radio ratings – Monday to Friday | Source – GfK

Elsewhere in breakfast, Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa were steady on 7.9 per cent, up from 7.8 per cent in the previous survey. 2Day FM’s replacement show for Kyle & Jackie O – Jules, Merrick & Sophie with Mel B – only moved slightly – up from 3.8 per cent to 4.1 per cent.

Tim Ross

Tim Ross

Meanwhile, Kiis FM’s winning run in Sydney stretched to drivetime, where Tim Ross moved to number one FM show for the first time, with a share of 10.5 per cent, up from 8.7 per cent. The jump of 1.8 ratings points was te biggest in Sydney of any show in any time slot.Rosso moved past Nova’s Kate, Tim & Marty who fell from 10.6 per cent to 10.4 per cent.

Rosso also came close to toppling AM competitor 2GB, with 2GB’s drivetime presenter Ben Fordham pulling in a 10.6 per cent share, up from 9.6 per cent.

Rosso also overtook ABC 702’s Drive with James Carleton, which rated 9.9 per cent, just down from 10 per cent last time.

Duncan Campbell, national content director for ARN, told Mumbrella: “It doesn’t really get any better than today for us. We are very happy. This is the first time in ARN’s history that it has had number one in FM in four markets, which is fantastic.

“Today’s results are a testament to the strong strategy we have had and executed very well by our teams at each of the stations.

“Rosso has done very well in drive. He has found his form and that is a great result for him – he will be very happy.”

“This is validation of the strategy and the execution and also the strength of Kyle and Jackie O – those numbers are undeniable.”

Overall, talk station 2GB remains the top station with a Monday to Sunday share of 13.1 per cent, up from 12.6 per cent.2GB’s Monday to Friday share rose from 13.6 per cent to 14.3. And 2GB’s Alan Jones remained top breakfast performer overall with a share of 15.5 per cent, up from 15.2 per cent. And 2GB’s Ray Hadley topped the mid morning ratings with a share of 17.2 per cent, up from 16.3 per cent.

Nova Entertainment’s second station smoothfm had a strong performance in the late evening slot, with Cameron Daddo moving to top FM show with a share of 8 per cent, up from 7.1 per cent. Nova’s Smallzy’s Surgery, previously the top show, fell from 8.4 per cent to 7.6 per cent.

The ratings cover the period of February 9 to March 1 and March 9 to April 12. They are the second set of numbers from new provider GfK.

Full set of ratings:

Click to enlarge | Sydney radio results - survey 2 | Source: GFK

Click to enlarge | Sydney radio results – survey 2 | Source: GFK


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