Sydney radio ratings: Alan Jones completes ton while Kyle and Jackie O back on top

Source: Twitter Chris Smith

Source: Twitter Chris Smith

Macquarie Radio’s talkback station 2GB’s breakfast presenter Alan Jones has won his 100th straight ratings period, despite dropping 1.9 per cent audience share.

Meanwhile Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O Henderson climbed back to the top of the FM ratings pile for breakfast with a share of 10.5, up 0.7, to become the second biggest breakfast show in Sydney after ABC702 dropped 2.1 points in the timeslot. Sister Australian Radio Network station WSFM was the most-listened to FM station overall with an 8.8 per cent share in Sydney. Kiis had 8.2 per cent share.

Winners of Best on-air-Team at last month’s CRA Awards Brendan ‘Jonesy’ Jones and Amanda Keller held steady on 9.9 per cent share in Breakfast for WSFM.

The soon to be defunct 2DayFM breakfast show with Merrick Watts, Jules Lund and Sophie Monk dropped to a new low of 2.9 per cent share, from 3.3 per cent last time out. Their replacements in the new year, Drive hosts Dan and Maz, held steady on 4.3 per cent share, while overall the station also held steady with a 3.6 share.

Sydney total people listernership Survey 7. Source: GfK

Sydney total people listernership Survey 7. Source: GfK

Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross, who is also finishing up his drive show on ARN’s Kiis, dropped 0.4 per cent share to 8 per cent share, and was beaten by Nova’s Kate Ritchie, Marty Sheargold and Tim Blackwell with an 8.9 share (up 0.3 points) which climbed above WSFM’s Lars Peterson who dropped 0.7 point to 8.7 share.

In the breakfast battle 2GB’s Jones still reigns supreme with 14.1 per cent of the audience, whilst rivals 2UE enjoyed a rise to 5.3 per cent share with John Stanley and Gary Linnell enjoying several lifts through the year. Overall the Fairfax Radio station had a 5.9 per cent share, up 0.2 points, whilst 2GB had 12.3 per cent, down 0.9.

Nova’s breakfast duo of Fitzy and Wippa secured a 7 share in the final survey, up 0.3 per cent, but the biggest FM fall was reserved for sister station SmoothFM’s breakfast with Bogart Torelli, which lost 1.1 per cent share to end the year on 3.9 per cent.  Overall Nova finished the year on 6.7 per cent share, while SmoothFM was on 5.7 per cent, down a point on last survey.

TripleM’s breakfast Grill Team enjoyed the biggest gain in the timeslot with a 1.2 per cent lift to 6.7, while in Drive the One Percenters team of Joe Hildebrand and Matt Tilley who finish their show this year to be replaced by Merrick Watts, also grew substantially with a 1.5 share gain to 6.3 per cent.

Alex Hayes

Sydney radio breakfast and Mon - Fri cume, Survey 7. Source: GfK

Sydney radio breakfast and Mon – Fri cume, Survey 7. Source: GfK


Get the latest media and marketing industry news (and views) direct to your inbox.

Sign up to the free Mumbrella newsletter now.



Sign up to our free daily update to get the latest in media and marketing.