Adelaide shock jock Bob Francis has delivered the biggest audience jump on any show in any time slot in national metro radio according to the latest set of ratings.
The result comes while Francis is spending a month off air after comments about hoping that boat people would drown.
DMG’s FIVEaa said at the start of this month that Francis was to take a month of “planned leave” after his comments over asylum seekers who arrive by boat. He said on his 8pm to midnight show: “I hope they bloody drown out there on their way over here. In my opinion they are not welcome here.”
Today’s radio ratings from Nielsen saw FIVEaa’s share of the 7pm to midnight time slot leap by a huge 3.4 ratings points – up from 16.9% to 20.3%.
The survey results were good for FIVEaa across the board. FIVEaa saw its Monday to Sunday share rise from 13.3% to 14.9%, strengthening its market lead. The station’s breakfast share rose from 14.4% to 15.5% and drive rose from 13.2% to 15.4%.
Jackson: “We’ve had a storming card in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.”
Adelaide share. Source: Nielsen