Sydney radio ratings: Kiis lifts but 2GB and WSFM end year on top

Total audience share ratings, Survey 8 2014. Source: GfK

Total audience share ratings, Survey 8 2014. Source: GfK

The final radio ratings of the year have seen KiisFM’s Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson boost their lead in the FM breakfast radio battle climbing to an audience share of 11.3, still 3.5 per cent behind market leader Alan Jones on 2GB.

Nova will be buoyed after its national Drive trio of Kate Ritchie, Marty Sheargold and Tim Blackwell reclaimed the top spot across all networks raising their share by 1.2 points to 10.1, leapfrogging ABC702’s Richard Glover who dropped 0.6 to 9.4 points.

2GB ended the year top of the pile for total people share with 12.1, down 0.2 on the last survey, whilst Australian Radio Network’s WSFM topped the FM charts with an 8.9 share, holding of stablemate KiisFM which had 8.6 points. 

Fairfax Radio’s 2UE Evening host Clive Robertson enjoyed the biggest lift gaining 2.7 points to a 9.1 share, largely at the expense of rival  Steve Price who had the biggest drop of the survey losing 3 points dropping from 15.2 share to 12.2.

Of the departing shows Southern Cross Austereo’s 2DayFM trio of Merrick Watts, Sophie Monk and Jules Lund managed a 0.1 point increase to 3 per cent share, having polled a 3.8 share in their first survey of the year. They will be replaced by Maz and Dan in January, who also lifted in their Drive show to a 4.3 share.

In Drive Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross enjoyed a 0.3 point bounce for his last weeks with KissFM finishing on 8.3 share, fourth overall in the timeslot in Sydney. TripleM’s One Percenters of Matt Tilley and Joe Hildebrand signed off with a 3.1 share, down 0.7 points on the last survey, having started the year with a 5.3 share.

For the overall ratings TripleM had the biggest fall for the last survey dropping 0.7 points to 5.4, with only SCA stablemate 2DayFM below it with a 3.5 share.

2UE’s breakfast team of Garry Linnell and John Stanley ended the year on 4.7 share, up 0.6 on their first outing.

Alex Hayes

Radio ratings survey 8 - Mon-Fri share and Breakfast. Source: GfK

Radio ratings survey 8 – Mon-Fri share and Breakfast. Source: GfK


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