Sydney radio ratings: Nine’s Fordham swipes breakfast off Kyle & Jackie O, while ABC Sydney loses overall share

Nine’s Ben Fordham has pushed KIIS1065’s Kyle & Jackie O off the top breakfast spot, with 2GB also retaining its #1 spot overall in Sydney, in the eighth and final radio ratings survey of 2022. See the last survey here.

In breakfast, Nine’s Fordham saw an increase in listeners, bumping up by 0.9 percentage points to 15.7%. After beating Fordham in survey two, Kyle & Jackie O had to settle for second place in the breakfast spot, finishing with a share of 14.8%, down 0.1 percentage points. Overall, KIIS1065 continued to climb in share, finishing up at 11.6%. 

Nine’s Ben Fordham.

Nine Radio’s head of content, Greg Byrnes said: “These are stunning results and we thank our listeners for tuning in each day. 2GB and 3AW have dominated all year and the lineup changes on 4BC and 6PR are delivering record audience numbers. And there will be no let-up, with our on-air teams continuing to be a trusted source of live and local news and entertainment right through summer.”

2GB content manager, Luke Davis, said: “Right throughout 2022, Sydney has turned to 2GB in the moments that matter. It’s been another big news year, with a Federal election, floods, strikes, ongoing COVID concerns and cost-of-living pressures, as well as significant deaths that have touched our city, our country and the world. Talk Radio is as important as ever, and today’s results solidify the fact that 2GB remains an indelible part of the lives of Sydneysiders.”

Meanwhile, WSFM pushed ABC Sydney off the third spot since the last survey, with the network’s breakfast duo, Jonesy & Amanda, finishing up with a share of 8.8%, up 0.7 percentage points. ABC Sydney’s James Valentine slipped into the fourth spot with a share of 8.4%, down 0.4 percentage points. Overall, ABC Sydney lost the most share in Sydney, finishing at 6.3%, down a significant 1.5 percentage points. 

SmoothFM 95.3 tied with ABC Sydney, as the breakfast slot with Bogart Torelli and Ron Wilson also finished up with a share of 8.4%, while the network overall finished up with a share of 10.34%, up by one percentage point. 

Nova 96.9’s Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald and Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli, who are joined by Sarah McGilvray each morning finished with a share of 6%, a decent decline in listeners, down one point. Nova 96.9 overall remained on 7.1%, same as survey seven. 

Unlike the last survey, Southern Cross Austereo’s Triple M’s Mark Geyer saw an increase in listeners, up 0.7 percentage points to 4.4%. Geyer replaced Lawrence ‘Moonman’ Mooney after his departure in November last year. Overall, Triple M finished up with a 4.4% share, a drop of 0.9 points. 

KIISFM’s Kyle & Jackie O.

2DayFM’s Dave Hughes and Ed Kavalee joined by Erin Molan as 2DayFM’s The Morning Crew, grew its breakfast audience by 0.2 percentage points, to a share of 4.4%, the same as Triple M. 

In drive, KIIS1065’s Will & Woody retained the #1 spot, finishing up with a share of 10.7%, a slight bump up by 0.1 percentage point.  

In the second spot in the drive slot, was smoothFM’s Byron Webb, who grew in listeners by 1.5 percentage points, finishing with a share of 10.5%, while Nova’s Kate, Tim, and Joel saw a slight increase in listeners with a bump up of 0.5 percentage points, to a 9.8% share.  

Meanwhile, WSFM’s Steve Fitton bumped up by a huge 2.5 percentage points, growing the most in the market in drive, finishing at 9.2%. 

ABC Sydney’s Richard Glover saw a significant decline in listeners, bumping down by 2.5 points, to 6.8%. 

Like the last few surveys, 2GB’s Jim Wilson continued to lose listeners, and saw a drop-down of 1.3 percentage points, to 5.7%, while Triple M’s The Rush Hour with Gus, Jude, and Wendell saw a slight increase in listeners of 0.9 percentage points to a share of 5.9%. 

The eighth GfK metro radio ratings survey for 2022 was measured between Sunday 25 September to Saturday 3 December. 

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