Melbourne radio ratings: Nova’s Chrissie, Sam and Browny take the top spot in Melbourne FM breakfast as Gold FM falls

Gold FM’s Christian O’Connell has lost the breakfast crown in Melbourne, going down to Nova’s Chrissie, Sam and Browny. The breakfast show, led by Chrissie Swan, Sam Pang and Jonathan Brown, gained 0.1 percentage points to hold an 8.2% share in the market.

That put it above Gold FM’s 7.8%, after a 1.3 percentage point drop, and Fox FM’s 6.7% after a 2.0 percentage point drop. 3AW is still the top breakfast program, holding 20.2% of the market despite a 0.4 percentage point drop.

Chrissie, Sam and Browny have taken the top spot in Melbourne FM breakfast

ABC Melbourne held 10.6% in GfK radio ratings survey eight, a 0.2 percentage point rise from survey seven. It’s the final ratings survey for the year, and the last one which will reflect the current breakfast lineup on the station of Jacinta Parsons and Sami Shah who have been dropped in favour of comedian Sammy J for 2020. Survey eight ran from Sunday 29 September to Saturday 7 December.

Triple M’s Hot Breakfast also had its last survey with the current lineup, rising 1.5 percentage points for a 7.0% share. Wil Anderson announced he will be leaving the program in 2020, leaving behind Eddie McGuire and Luke Darcy.

Overall, 3AW held a 15.6% share in the Melbourne market, a 0.4 percentage point rise from last survey. The station, and its owner Macquarie Media, has been through a number of changes since the takeover by Nine, including the exit of its boss Stephen Beers, who then returned. It will also lose John Burns in 2020 as he retires. Denis Walter has also moved from afternoons to nights.

GfK radio ratings survey eight – Melbourne [Click to enlarge]

Gold FM fell 1.5 percentage points from last survey for an overall share of 11.0%, still making it the most popular FM station and the second most popular overall. Fox FM also fell, 1.3 percentage points, to 7.3%. Nova held steady on 7.2%, Triple M held 6.8% and Kiis 5.7%.

GfK radio ratings survey eight – Melbourne total people

Kiis saw its biggest movement in breakfast where it rose 1.0 percentage points to 6.4%. The ARN station has Polly ‘PJ’ Harding and Jase Hawkins (Jase and PJ) in the breakfast slot. In drive, Kiis held steady on 6.8%. Gold dropped 1.7 percentage points for 9.5% for host Gavin Miller. Carrie Bickmore and Tommy Little, who fill the drive slot on Fox FM followed by Dave Hughes and Kate Langbroek, with Ed Kavalee filling in while Langbroek is on holiday, dropped 1.8 percentage points for 8.7%. In 2020, Kavalee will hold the slot permanently with Langbroek making the choice to stay in Italy.


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