Sydney radio ratings: Hamish and Andy post minimal drive time boost as 2DayFM slips back

Total audience share Sydney survey 6. Source: GfK

Total audience share Sydney survey 6. Source: GfK

After a bounce in the last radio ratings 2DayFM saw its ratings fall back with star drive time duo Hamish Blake and Andy Lee making minimal gains and breakfast pairing Dan Debuf and Maz Compton posting another fall.

2Day, part of Southern Cross Austereo’s Hit Network, could only manage an audience share of 4 per cent, down 0.4 points on the previous survey and still bottom of the FM pile.

In their first full survey Hamish and Andy lifted just 0.3 points in Sydney to a 6.8 share, joint fifth in the drive slot behind Nova, Kiis FM, SmoothFM, ABC Triple J and tied with Triple M and WSFM.

Dan and Maz’s future on the breakfast show will be in more doubt after the pair dropped 0.8 points to 3.1 per cent share, bottom of the FM pile, as WSFM’s Brendan Jones and Amanda Keller maintained top spot with a share of 8.5 per cent ahead of Kiis FM’s Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson who gained 0.5 points to a share of 8.3 per cent.

Nova’s Ryan Fitzgerald and Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli picked up 0.5 points to leapfrog Triple M’s Grill Team into third spot on a share of 6.8 per cent, with Triple M on 6.7 per cent.

Performance of Sydney's FM stations so far this year

Performance of Sydney’s FM stations so far this year

SmoothFM held steady with a share of 8.2 per cent to maintain its spot at the top of the FM pile in Sydney for the second consecutive survey, while the Australian Radio Network’s Kiis picked up 0.3 points to a share of 7.5 per cent in second, and sister station WSFM dropped 0.3 points to joint third with Triple J, which rose by 0.3 points.

ABC 702 boosted its ratings by one point to become the second most listened to station in Sydney with an audience share of 8.9 per cent. But 2GB still dominates the airwaves with a 12.8 per cent share,down 0.4 points on the last survey.

The year-to-date performance of Sydney's AM networks

The year-to-date performance of Sydney’s AM networks

While Alan Jones posted yet another survey as the breakfast king although his audience share dropped two points to 15.1 per cent, while ABC 702’s Robbie Buck managed to grab an extra 1.6 points to climb to 10.5 per cent share. Meanwhile the rise of 2UE under the Macquarie Radio Network banner continues with the network’s share rising to 5.1 per cent, and breakfast pair Garry Linel and John Stanley picking up 0.6 points to a share of 6 per cent.

In the battle for drive listeners 2GB’s Ben Fordham slipped to second behind the biggest riser in the survey ABC 702 which gained 2.5 points to 10.7 per cent, with 2GB on 10.1 per cent.

In FM Kate, Tim and Marty on Nova maintained top spot with a 9.5 per cent share, with Kiis FM’s Dave Hughes and Kate Langbroek making inroads with a 1 point hike to 8.3 per cent and WSFM’s offering dropping back to fourth alongside Hamish and Andy and Merrick Watts on Triple M.

Alex Hayes

Radio ratings Mon-Fri and breakfast share survey 6. Source: GfK

Radio ratings Mon-Fri and breakfast share survey 6. Source: GfK



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