Our analysis of results by Networks and Cities during this cricket test and holiday season survey.
KIIS and Triple M were the biggest losers, with KIIS dropping 1.8 and Triple down 1.3 share points.
Top station 2GB increased its lead, up 0.5 to 11.8% overall.
Second placed WSFM dropped 0.7 to 9.0%
Smooth fm was third, down 0.1 to 8.5%, followed by KIIS, down 1.8 to 8.1%.
ABC Sydney was in fifth place, down 0.4 to 8.0%.
In the breakfast timeslot, 2GB, triple j and Classic FM all increased share. 2GB’s Alan Jones remains on top in this timeslot, followed by ABC Sydney’s new double header breakfast show with Robbie Buck and Wendy Harmer, which gained 0.9 share points. Kyle and Jackie’s KIIS breakfast fell to third place after a drop of 2.1 share points. 2Day breakfast edged up slightly, gaining 0.6 to 3.4% in that timeslot.
In the hotly contested Drive shift, Nova moved into first position with its stable Kate, Tim and Marty breakfast show gaining 0.2 to 10.5%, while other shifts that have made changes showed some volatility. Also benefitting from stability was WSFM, which gained 0.4 to 9.2% in this timeslot.
KIIS lost 1.7 share points with the departure of Hughesy and Kate, and now sits third in the timeslot on 9.1%. 2Day FM was down slightly by 0.3 after the departure of Hamish and Andy and the addition of Hughesy and Kate, with the show now sitting on 5.2%. Triple M’s new Kennedy Molloy show gained slightly, up 0.1 to 5.5%.
Losers this survey were: KIIS, which is bedding in new breakfast and drive shows, down 1.8 to 5.7%; 3AW, also down 1.8; ABC Melbourne, down 1.2; and Nova down 1.0.
Top station 3AW slipped to 13.2% from its lofty 15% at the end of last year.
The quick Fox jumped into second place, up 2.4 to 10.8%.
Smooth fm was third, also gaining strongly to 10.3%
In fourth place, Gold gained 0.1 to 9.7%, followed by ABC Melbourne, down 1.2 to 8.1%.
In the breakfast timeslot Fox FM’s Fifi Fev and Byron scored a big increase, up 3.3 to 10.3% in that shift, second placed behind market leader 3AW, which had a drop in breakfast during the summer survey, losing 1.1 in this tmeslot to score 19%. KIIS breakfast with Jase and PJ dropped by 1.2 share points, as did ABC Melbourne’s news breakfast team Jacinta Parsons and Sami Shah, who were down 2.9 to 10.1%.
In Drive, the new Melbourne based Triple M Kennedy Molloy show scored the biggest rise, up 2.2 to 8,7% for that shift. Stablemate Fox, which won the Drive timeslot with its new Melbourne based Hughesy and Kate show, jumped 1.7 to 12.7% in the drive timeslot (which includes half an hour of Carrie and Tommy). KIIS 101.1’s new Will and Woody show replacing Hughesy and Kate dropped 2.0 to 7.4%. Smooth, which had no changes to the drive lineup gained 1.7 to 8.8% in that timeslot. Nova dropped 1.8 to 8.7% despite stability in its Kate Tim and Marty show. 3AW saw little change and ABC Melbourne was also stable, despite a format change to the afternoon current affairs show PM, which is now 30 minutes long, beginning at 6.30pm.
4KQ was the biggest loser, down 2.0 share points to 8.2% overall.
First placed Nova held on to top position despite slipping 0.7 to 12.6%.
Jumping into second place, 97.3 was just behind Nova, up 1.7 to 12.1%.
Third placed Hit 105 jumped to 11.8%, followed by stablemate Triple M, down 0.2 to 9.7%.
Fifth placed 4KQ scored 8.2%, followed by triple j then ABC Brisbane.
Hit 105’s Stav, Abby and Matt lifted by 1.5 to win the breakfast timeslot, just ahead of Nova’s Ash, Kip, Luttsy and Susie O’Neill, which dropped 1.9 to 12.2%. ABC Brisbane’s new presenters Craig Zonca and Rebecca Levingston dropped to third place, down 0.5 to 11.1%.
In Drive, Nova easily retained top position with Kate Tim and Marty on 15.3%, followed by Hit105’s new drive show with Hughesy and Kate, slipping slightly by 0.5 to 12.7%. 97.3’s Will and Woody gained strongly, up 1.8 to 12.2% in that timeslot.
Triple M and ABC Adelaide also gained. Nova was the biggest loser, falling 2.4 share points to 9.6%.
Second placed FIVEaa lost 0.9 to 10.8%.
Third placed Triple M rose by 1.3 share points to 10.6% overall.
ABC Adelaide moved back into fourth pace, gaining 1.7 to 10.4%.
Nova dropped to fifth place, scoring 9.6%.
Mix 102.3 won breakfast after Jodie and Soda gained 3.3 to score 15.1%. FIVEaa was second in the breakfast shift with 13.8%, down 1.1 share points. ABC Adelaide gained 1.1 in breakfast to score 13.7%.
In Drive, Mix was again on top, gaining 2.4 to 15.2% with Will and Woody’s new drive show. Nova was second in the timeslot with its incumbent team Kate Tim and Marty, despite a fall of 3 share points bringing it back to 12.3%. Triple M’s Kennedy Molloy gained 1.6 to be in third place for this timeslot with 10.3%.
Triple J had the biggest increase in Perth, with its Hottest 100 countdown on 26 January falling within the survey period. The national youth station gained 2.2 to 10.8% (see related report here). Mix 94.5 and Hit 92.9 also rose.
6PR was the biggest loser, down 1.3 to 6.2% overall. 96fm also dropped, losing 1.2 share points to score 9.0% overall.
Top station Mix 94.5 gained 1.1 share points to 15.7%.
Second placed Nova 93.7 lost 0.9 to 12.8%.
Triple J was third with 10.8%, followed by Hit 92.9, up 1.5 to 10.7%.
Fifth placed 96fm lost 1.2 to 9.0%, while ABC Perth was steady in sixth place.
Mix’s Clairsy Matt and Kymba won breakfast, gaining 1.8 to 15.1%, ahead of Nova’s Nathan Nat and Shaun, up 0.4 to 14.8%.
In Drive, Nova consolidated top position, up 0.8 to 16%. Mix followed closely behind with Kennedy Molloy gaining one share point to 15.9%. Hit and triple j tied for equal third breakfast show with 11.8% each.
ABC Radio’s Double J and ABC Jazz both scored well in all markets, with Double J scoring 217,000 listeners across the five capitals and ABC Jazz on 187,000 listeners. ABC Grandstand scored strongly with its cricket coverage, especially in the Eastern States, with 159,000 listeners across all markets.
See the digital radio results in this report.