Radio Ratings: Adelaide – Bob Francis bows out with big audience increase

Adelaide Monday to Sunday share | Source: Nielsen

Adelaide Monday to Sunday share | Source: BobNielsen

Bob francisAdelaide shock jock Bob Francis bowed out after 57 years on air with the biggest ratings point increase of any timeslot in the city.

The 5AA nighttime presenter sparked outrage last year after saying he hoped boat refugees would drown on the way to Australia.

He stepped down last month.

The latest set of rating published by Nielsen today show that 5AA’s share of the 7pm to midnight timeslot rose from 11.9 per cent to 15.4 per cent.

Paul Jackson, group programming director of Nova’s owner DMG Australia told Mumbrella: “Bob is a legendary broadcaster so it’s good to see him go out on a high number.”

5AA remained the second largest commercial station overall with audience share rising from 11 per cent to 11.7 per cent.

Mix102.3 FM also maintained its position as most popular radio station in Adelaide, despite a share point drop of 0.9 to a share of 15.9 per cent of the audience throughout the week.

Next came Nova 91.9 on 10.6 per cent.

The number one FM morning show remains Mix102.3 FM’s Fun Breakfast with Jodie Oddy, Mark Aiston & Jason ‘Snowy’ Carter despite a slight fall from 15.1 per cent of the audience to 14.5 per cent.

5AA’s breakfast show with Jane Reilly, Keith Conlon, Chris McDermott and Tim Ginever was next, with a share point increase from 10.7 per cent to 12.6 per cent.

Monday to Friday share | Source: Nielsen

Monday to Friday share | Source: Nielsen



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