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Radio ratings: Sydney – Alan Jones and Sandilands on the up

Sydney radio’s bad boys of Alan Jones and Kyle Sandilands have both enjoyed ratings jumps in the latest set of audience numbers from Nielsen.

Sydney breakfast

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Source: Nielsen

In the breakfast battle, Jones was the winner with his show on 2GB jumping by 1.4 points to a share of 18.5%. Last week, 2GB was censured by the Australian Communications and Media Authority over Jones’ climate change claims. The watchdog also labelled Jones’ comments about PM Julia Gillard as disrespectful.

Among the commercial FM breakfast shows, The Kyle & Jackie O Show on 2Day FM has consolidated its lead, with a rise of 0.7 points to a share of 10.5%. ACMA is currently investigating Sandilands’ “spider baby” jokes and earlier this year censured him for his “piece of shit” attack on journalist Alison Stephenson.

Meanwhile, ABC702’s breakfast show presented by Adam Spencer had the biggest fall, down from 13.6% to 12%.

WSFM’s Jonesy & Amanda had a good result, up from 9% to 9.7%, consolidating second place in the commercial FM breakfast fight.

DMG’s Nova duo of Fitzy & Wippa also had a disappointing survey round, dropping 1.1 points to 5.6%. The result saw Triple M’s breakfast Grill Team show move past them with a rise from 5.2% to 5.8%.

WSFM’s Jonesy & Amanda had a good result, up from 9% to 9.7%, consolidating second place in the commercial FM breakfast fight.

On Mix 106.5, Tim Ross and Claire Hooper saw a slight improvement, up from 3.7% to 3.9%.

Sydney drive nielsen radio ratings

Sydney drive ratings

station list

Source: Nielsen

There was less volatility in drivetime. The ABC saw the biggest drops, with ABC702’s Richard Glover shedding 2.1 points, dropping to 11.1%. This saw 2Day FM’s national drivetime show Fifi & Jules – up from 11.1% to 11.7% in Sydney – move to number one.

The next biggest faller in drivetime was ABC Triple J’s The Doctor and Hack, down 1.2 points to 5.3% share.

Triple M’s new drivetime show The Highway Patrol which features Merrick Watts, rose by 0.5 point to 5% share in Sydney.

The two biggest share increases in Sydney drivetime came for Paul Murray on Fairfax’s talk station 2UE and Mardi Cole on 2CH, both up by 0.9%.

In the battle for overall share, ARN’s WSFM has continued to close on Southern Cross Austereo’s 2DayFM. 2DayFM now stands on 9.1%, with WSFM breathing down its neck on 8.7%.

The most listened to station overall was 2GB – up from 14.1% to 14.9%. The biggest faller was Nova 96.9 – down by 0.9 points to a 5.9% share.

sydney station share

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