Sydney radio ratings: Smooth’s breakfast program moves towards Kiis’ Kyle & Jackie O show

Nova Entertainment’s SmoothFM took the FM ratings win in Sydney for the third survey this year, with its breakfast and drive programs climbing 1.6 and 1.8 ratings points respectively – helping it to edge closer to ARN’s dominant Kyle & Jackie O breakfast show.

SmoothFM gained 1.4 ratings points in its Monday to Sunday audience share, climbing to 11.3% and taking it to an overall win.

ARN’s KiisFM came in second in the Monday to Sunday audience share, up 0.6 points from 7.8% in survey two to 8.4%.

ARN’s WSFM showed modest growth, up 0.7 ratings points to 7.7%, putting the station in third place ahead of Nova96.9’s 7.6%, which placed fourth.

Southern Cross Austereo’s 2DayFM slipped 0.8 ratings points to 3.8% audience share across Sydney.

Sydney radio ratings survey 3 2017. Total audience share. Source: GfK

In the breakfast slot, SmoothFM’s Bogart Torelli and Glenn Daniel closed in on KiisFM’s Kyle and Jackie O show, up 1.6 ratings points to 8.9%.

The show placed second to KiisFM’s Kyle and Jackie O who maintain a 0.8 ratings point lead, at 9.7%.

In third place was WSFM’s Brendan Jones and Amanda Keller, who managed an 0.4 ratings point increase, from 6.7% to 7.1%.

Sydney radio ratings survey 3 2017. Mon-Fri and breakfast audience share. Source: GfK

The show was able to overtake Nova’s Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald and Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli, which slipped 0.4 ratings points to a breakfast audience share of 6.9%.

2DayFM’s Em Rusciano Show with Harley Breen lost one ratings point from the second survey, despite its modest growth in the earlier half of 2017.

Rusciano was off for the last week of the third survey, due to a miscarriage. In her time away, she was replaced by weeknights presenter Ash London.

Triple M had a breakfast audience share of 5.7%, down 0.1 points from survey two.

In drive, Nova Entertainment dominated again, with SmoothFM’s Byron Webb gaining 1.8 ratings points to jump well ahead of Nova96.9’s Kate Tim and Marty.

Kate, Tim and Marty also showed growth, up 0.4 points from survey two, to reach 10.5%.

2DayFM suffered in the drive time slot, with Hamish Blake and Andy Lee losing 1.1 ratings points from survey two.

The show had a drive time share of 4.8.%

KiisFM’s Dave Hughes and Kate Langbroek remained relatively steady, slipping 0.1 ratings points to 8.6%.

In fourth place, WSFM’s Jason Staveley posted a share of 6.3%, down 0.2 ratings points.

Triple M’s new show Merrickville, by Merrick Watts – who will finish at the end of this year – gained 0.6 points, reporting a share of 5.7%.

Looking at the AM bandwidth, 2GB slipped in the Monday to Friday audience share, down 0.2 ratings points to 11.4%.

However, in the breakfast time slot, Alan Jones’ share was up 0.3 ratings points to 13.8%.

2UE’s Talking Lifestyle, which is supported by branded content, fell 0.5 ratings points to 4.7%.

ABC 702 had a breakfast time slot share of 10.6%, up one rating point from survey two.

In drive, 2GB fell 0.7 points from survey two to 8.8%, while 2UE dropped 0.7 points to 1.4%.

ABC 702 posted a Monday to Sunday share of 8.9%, up 0.9 points, while 2UE’s Talking Lifestyle’s lost 1.1 ratings points, to give a share of 3.5%.


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