Our analysis of the networks and cities.
Drive timeslot share and cume for the major fm networks.
While its commercial rivals on the AM band enjoyed strong upwards trends, ABC stations lost ground in key markets: ↓0.4 in Sydney and in 5th place. ↓0.2 in Melbourne and 5th place. ↓1.7 in Adelaide and 5th place.
In Brisbane ABC BRI was ↑1.0 and 7th place while in Perth ABC was ↓0.1 and 5th place.
JJJ fared much better with only its Perth outpost suffering a significant drop ↓0.9 but it still managed to retain a 7.9 share overall. And Melbourne eased ↓0.1 to a 3.9 share.
The others all went up: Sydney ↑0.6. Adelaide ↑0.4 while the biggest gain came in Brisbane, ↑1.1 to reach a 7.6 share.
Top station 2GB gained 1.3 to 14.0% overall.
WSFM consolidated its second position, up one share point to 10.7%
KIIS and smooth tied for third placed, KIIS down 0.4 and smooth down 0.3 to 8.4% overall.
Fourth placed ABC Sydney lost 0.4 to 8.2%.
Fifth placed Nova gained 0.4 to score 7.1%.
2GB won breakfast, ahead of KIIS then WSFM and ABC Sydney. 2GB won all other timeslots in the market.
Nova won the 10-17 demographic, KIS won 18-39s, WSFM won 40-64s, 2GB won the over 65s.
Top station 3AW slipped 0.6 share points to 13.8%.
Gold FM was second, up 0.2 to 10.8%, followed closely by Fox, in third place, down 0.1 to 10.4% overall.
Fourth placed smoothfm gained 0.2 to score 9.1%.
ABC Melbourne was in fifth place, down 0.2 to 8.5%.
3AW continued to blitz the breakfast timeslot, almost 10 share points ahead of the next strongest breakfast shows on Fox and ABC Melbourne.
Fox won all the under 39 demographics, Gold won 40-54s, 3AW won the over 55s.
It’s not often you see asterisks for a commercial station, but the chart this survey shows that Macquarie Sports Radio 1278 has no listeners in the 18-24 demographic, and very few in the other demographics, as it transitions from its old format to the new sports format during the AFL football season.
Nova fell 0.8 to 12.2%, but 97.3fm fell more, down 1.1 share points to score second place on 11.9%.
Closely behind was Hit105, up 0.2 to 11.8% in third place.
Fourth placed Triple M lost 0.1 to 10.5%.
4KQ was fifth, up 0.9 to 9.9%, followed by triple j, up 1.1 to 7.6% then ABC Brisbane, up 1.0 to 7.2%.
Hit won 10-24s, Nova won 25-39s, 97.3 won 40-54s and 4KQ won those over 55.
Nova inched further ahead of Hit105 in the breakfast timeslot. Hit won mornings, Nova won afternoons and drive, 97.3 won evenings and weekends.
Macquarie Sports Radio had its strongest share result in Brisbane.
Top placed Mix102.3 consolidated its position, up 0.6 to 15.4%.
FIVEaa moved into second place, up 1.4 to 11.8%.
Third placed Nova91.9 gained 0.7 to 10.5%.
Fourth placed Triple M dropped 1.0 share points to 9.9%.
ABC Adelaide was fifth, down 1.7 to 9.7%.
Nova won 10-24s, Hit won 25-39s, Mix won 40-64s and FIVEaa won the over 65s.
FIVEaa regained its breakfast leadership with a strong increase of 1.8 in that timeslot, ahead of ABC Adelaide’s breakfast, which fell by 2.1 in that timeslot.
Mornings was won by FIVEaa, Mix won afternoons and drive, FIVEaa and Mix tied in evenings and Mix won weekends.
Nova rose 2.1 to 14.7%, pushing Mix94.5 out of top position.
Mix lost 0.6 to 13.6% overall.
Hit92.9 was third, up 0.1 to 9.9%.
Fourth placed 96fm rose 0.6 to 8.6%.
ABC Perth was fifth, down 0.1 to 8.2%.
Nova won 10-17s, Hit won 18-24s, Nova won 25-39s, Mix won 40-64s, ABC Perth won the over 65s.
Nova regained the breakfast lead with an increase of 2.1 in that timeslot, followed by Mix then ABC Perth.
Mix won mornings and afternoons, Nova won drive and weekends, ABC Perth won evenings.