Sydney radio ratings: Kyle & Jackie O takes FM crown while Nine’s Fordham loses listeners

KIIS FM’s Kyle & Jackie O has taken the top spot in FM breakfast radio, however Nine’s Ben Fordham has kept the title of #1 breakfast show overall in Sydney, even after losing significant listeners in the third radio ratings survey of 2022. See survey two results here.

Kyle & Jackie O saw a growth of 1.1 points to a 12.4% share, however, KIIS FM in People 10+ lost in audience share from 9.6% to 9.2%, a bump of 0.4 percentage points.

Sydney radio ratings GfK – Survey 3 – 2022 [click to enlarge]

In breakfast, while Nine’s Fordham topped this book, the show significantly lost in audience share, dropping by 3.2 percentage points from 18.9% to 15.7%. Overall, in People 10+ 2GB declined in listeners, bumping down by 1.3 percentage points to 13%.

ABC Sydney with James Valentine in the driving seat of its breakfast show was next, finishing this survey with 10.6%, not a big shift since last survey, where Valentine finished on 10.7%. ABC Sydney in People 10+ finished on 8%, a bump of 0.1 percentage points. 

Meanwhile, WSFM’s Jonesy & Amanda saw a slight decline in listeners, down by 0.4 percentage points, finishing on 8.8%, from 9.2%. Overall, WSFM in People 10+ finished on 8.6%, a bump of 0.2 percentage points.

Southern Cross Austereo’s Triple M’s Mark Geyer increased audience share again this survey by 0.8 percentage points to 5.5% from 4.7%. Geyer replaced Lawrence ‘Moonman’ Mooney after his departure in November last year. In People 10+, Triple M finished up with a 5.3% share, unchanged since last book.

2DayFM’s Hughesy, Ed and Erin saw a slight swing up by 0.1 percentage point to finish on a 4.3% share. Since survey one the trip continues to increase their audience share.

Kyle & Jackie O

SmoothFM’s Bogart Torelli finished up on 6.8%, a bump of 0.9 percentage points. In people 10+, SmoothFM finished with a share of 8.8%,an increase of 0.8 percentage points.

Nova 96.9’s Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald and Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli, like survey two, dropped in audience share down 0.6 percentage points, from 6.6% to 6%.Overall, Nova finished with a share of 7.1%, a drop of 0.5 percentage points.

In drive, WSFM topped the spot, finishing up on 9.8, bumping up by 0.6 percentage points.

SmoothFM’s Bryan Webb grew his audience share from 8.5% up by 0.7 percentage points to 9.2%, while ABC’s Richard Glover also continued to increase in audience share by 0.4 points, from 8% to 8.4%.

KIIS FM’s Will and Woody lost its audience by 0.7 percentage points from 9.8% to 9.5%.

Nova’s Kate, Tim and Joel gained listeners with a bump of 0.3 percentage points, to a 9% share.

2GB’s Jim Wilson saw a decline in share by 1.2 percentage points, down to a 7% share from 8.2%, while Triple M’s The Rush Hour with Gus, Jude and Wendell also saw a slight decline in audience share, down 0.7 percentage points from 6.4% to 5.7%.

The third GfK metro radio ratings survey for 2022 was measured between 27 February to 2 April and 17 April 17 to 21 May, due to a slight overlap between survey two and this book.


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