Sydney radio ratings: Alan Jones climbs to 17.6% audience share in breakfast

Sydney’s breakfast radio king Alan Jones has made further gains in the third radio ratings survey of the year, climbing 1.2 percentage points to a 17.6% share of audience.

The dominance, which puts him higher than any rival on FM or AM, comes after he finally signed a new two-year contract with Macquarie Media to remain on Sydney’s 2GB and Brisbane’s 4BC.

Jones remains Sydney’s top broadcaster

The gain puts him even further ahead of his closest rivals Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson on ARN’s Kiis FM, who also climbed 0.4 points to 11.8%.

The Kyle and Jackie O Show was well ahead of its FM competitors, with the closest being ARN stablemates WS FM’s Amanda Keller and Brendan Jones, who climbed 0.9 points to an 8.8% share in the breakfast slot.

The breakfast battle in Sydney. Source: GfK (Click to enlarge)

Over at Southern Cross Austero it was a mixed bag in the breakfast timeslot, with Triple M’s newly installed Lawrence “Moonman” Mooney climbing 0.7 points to a 5.6% share. SCA’s 2Day FM, however, suffered another blow, with the breakfast team of Grant Denyer, Ed Kavalee and Ash London falling 0.3 percentage points to 4.2%.

Sydney radio ratings for survey three. Source: GfK (Click to enlarge)

Nova 96.9’s breakfast team of Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald and Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli climbed 0.3 points to a 7.2% share, while Nova Entertainment’s other station Smooth 95.3 fell back 0.5 to 7.5%.

In the drive slot, which is measured as 4pm to 7pm, 2GB was also victorious, up from 10.2% last survey to 11.0%. Ben Fordham is on air from 3pm to 6pm, with Ross Greenwood’s Money News taking over from 6pm.

Nova’s Kate Ritchie, Tim Blackwell and Marty Sheargold regained the top spot in drive in FM, climbing 1.5 points to a 9.9% share. Smooth FM’s Byron Webb, who is on air from 4pm to 8pm, slipped back after winning last survey’s FM drive battle. Webb is now in second, down 1.3 points to a 9.0% share.

2Day FM’s combination of Carrie Bickmore and Tommy Little, followed by Dave Hughes and Kate Langbroek, fell back from 7.1% last survey to 5.8% this time around.

Overall in people aged 10 and over, 2GB won the Sydney radio battle, with a share of 14.8%, up from 14.5% last survey.

Smooth 95.3 remained on top of the FM market, climbing 0.5 points to a 10.0% share.


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