Sydney radio ratings: 2Day FM Breakfast slips to 3.1%

The latest iteration of 2Day FM’s Sydney breakfast show, featuring Ed Kavalee, Grant Denyer and Ash London, has fallen 1.1 percentage points from last survey to just 3.1%.

The show kicked off the radio ratings year with a 4.4% audience share, and has climbed as high as 4.5%.

Denyer, Kavalee and London have been on air together since September last year

It is the lowest audience share for the breakfast show this year, however the 2017 line-up of the Em Rusciano Radio Show with Harley Breen – which debuted to 4.0%  – went out with a 2.8% share.

When Kavalee and Denyer joined Rusciano, replacing Breen, the show premiered to a 3.4% share. The show climbed as high as 4.9%, however another line-up change was in store when Rusciano announced her departure in September.

London came on board to replace Rusciano in September last year, before being announced as a full-time replacement for the 2019 show.

This survey’s fall for the 2Day FM Breakfast team fall coincides with an overall dip for Southern Cross Austereo’s 2Day FM, which overall fell from an audience share of 5.6% to 4.7% this survey.

Sydney radio ratings survey 4 2019. Breakfast audience share. Source: GfK [Click to enlarge]

The station also lost a percentage point in drive, falling to 4.8%. GfK measures drive from 4pm to 7pm. On 2Day FM Carrie Bickmore and Tommy Little are on air from 3pm to 4:30pm. Dave Hughes and Kate Langbroek then take over until 6:30pm.


Sydney radio ratings survey 4 2019. Source: GfK [Click to enlarge]

Overall, and in breakfast, 2GB remained on top, with the breakfast slot – fronted by a recently re-signed Alan Jones – commanding a 17.4% share, down slightly from last survey’s 17.6%. The afternoon slot, which will soon see the departure of host Chris Smith, had 11.9%. This was down 0.6 percentage points, but remained the top of the pile.

Overall, 2GB in Sydney had a 14.0% share, down from 14.8% last survey.

The top FM performer overall in Sydney was Nova Entertainment’s Smooth FM, which dipped only 0.1 points to 9.9%.

In breakfast, however, Kiis’ Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson remained on top, with 10.9%, although this was down from 11.8% last survey.


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