Radio Ratings: ARN’s 97.3FM holds onto ratings crown in Brisbane

Brisbane ratings survey 1 Mon-Sun total people share. Source: GfK

Brisbane ratings survey 1 Mon-Sun total people share. Source: GfK

Australian Radio Network’s (ARN) 97.3FM has held onto its ratings crown despite its Monday to Sunday audience declining by 0.8 share points to 12.6 per cent share.

Its closest rival Nova106.9 boosted its overall audience by 0.5 share points to sit on a 12.4 per cent share while B105 sat in third place on 10.5 per cent.

Guy Dobson chief content officer for Southern Cross Austereo, which owns B105 and Triple M said he was disappointed with the result. “Brisbane was disappointing for us. B105 went up but we had higher expectations for Triple M. Our polling shows we should be smashing it there,” said Dobson.

In breakfast Nova’s Ash, Kipp & Luttsy claimed the FM breakfast crown from 97.3FM’s Robin, Terry and Bob. Nova’s audience increased by 1.2 share points to a share of 12.3 while 97.3FM’s audience declined by 0.6 share points to 11.6 per cent.

Brisbane radio ratings GfkABC612 was the highest rating AM breakfast show, coming in second place overall, with a share of 12 per cent. The station’s Monday to Sunday audience increased by 0.3 share points to 9.3 per cent.

Nova also dominated in the Drive timeslot with its national show of Kate, Tim and Marty increasing its audience by 0.4 share points to a share of 15.4 per cent. 97.3FM’s national drive show with Campo was the second most listened to show with an audience of 12.9 per cent.

ABC612’s Drive with Tim Cox maintained its share of 7.2 per cent.



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