Our analysis of the networks and cities.
KIIS lost the most this survey, down 1.4 share points, while smooth scored the highest rise.
Top station 2GB inched further ahead with a rise of 0.1 in a survey that finished before the federal government leadership spill.
WSFM moved into second place, up 0.6 to 11.3%, followed by smooth, which had the biggest rise of the survey.
Fourth placed Nova gained 0.8 to 7.9%, with BC Sydney closely behind on 7.8, down 0.4.
KIIS was pushed out of the top 5, losing 1.4 to score 7.0% overall. SCA stations 2Day and Triple M did not appear in the top 5 either, with 2Day falling below AM station 2CH.
Macquarie Sports Radio 954 dropped further, down 0.2 to 0.6%, while Sky Sports Radio gained 0.2 to 1.4%.
Nova won 10-17s. Like Aussie skater Steven Bradbury, WSFM unexpectedlyt won the 18-24 demographic, while the other stations that seriously contest that demographic fought amongst themselves for the audience and fell in a heap at the finish line. KIIS won 25-39s ahead of Nova. WSFM won its preferred demographic, 40-54s, and 2GB won the over 55s.
2GB won breakfast ahead of WSFM then KIIS. 2GB won mornings, WSFM won afternoons, Nova won drive, 2GB won evenings and weekends.
Smooth had the biggest gain while triple j had the biggest fall this survey in the Melbourne market.
Top station 3AW slipped 0.6 to 13.2%
Second placed smooth gained 1.3 share points to 10.4%, the biggest rise in this market.
Fox FM was third, down 0.4 to 10.0%.
Gold lost 0.9, slipping into fourth place at 9.9%.
ABC Melbourne was fifth, down 0.5 to 8.0%.
Nova won 10-17s, Fox won 18-39s, Gold won 40-54s and 3AW won the over 55s.
3AW won breakfast despite a slight drop in that timeslot, ahead of Fox and ABC Melbourne. ABC Melbourne’s breakfast audience continues to slip.
3AW won mornings, Gold won afternoons, Fox won drive, 3AW won evenings and smooth won weekends.
Brisbane has a new market leader, with 97.3 falling below Hit105.
4KQ had the biggest fall this survey, down 1.4 share points, while Triple M had the biggest rise.
Top station Hit was steady on 11.8%, while 97.3FM slipped by 0.3, falling into second place with 11.6%.
Triple M was in equal second place after a rise of 1.1 share points to 11.6%.
Nova lost 0.8 to 11.4%, followed by 4KQ, down 1.4 to 8.5%.
triple j gained 0.3 to 7.9%, ABC Brisbane gained 0.1 to rate 7.3%.
Macquarie Sports 882 lost 0.1 to score 1.0%.
Hit won 10-24s, Nova won 25-39s, Triple M won 40-54s, 4KQ won 55-64s and ABC Brisbane won the over 65s.
Hit105 won breakfast ahead of stablemate Triple M. Mornings and afternoons were won by TripleM, Nova won drive, ABC Brisbane won evenings and 97.3 won weekends.
FIVEaa had the biggest gain of the survey and ABC Adelaide suffered the biggest fall this survey.
Top station Mix lost 0.3 to 15.1%.
Second placed FIVEaa gained 1.3 share points to 13.1%.
Nova lost 0.6 to 9.9%, followed by triple m, down 0.1 to 9.8%.
Fifth palced Hit107 gained 0.7 to 9.0%.
Cruise was sixth, up 0.5 to 8.7, while ABC Adelaide slipped out of a the top 5 with a fall of 1.2 share points taking it to 8.5%.
Nova won the under 39 demographics, Mix won 40-54s, Triple M won 55-64s and FIVEaa won the over 65s.
FIVEaa won breakfast ahead of Mix and ABC Adelaide. Mix won mornings, afternoons and drive, FIVEaa won evenings and Mix won weekends.
96fm had the biggest drop this survey, while Hit92.9 had the biggest rise.
Nova just retained top spot despite a drop of 0.8 to 13.9%, just ahead of Mix.
Second placed Mix94.5 gained 0.1 to 13.7%.
Hit was third, up 0.7 to 10.6%, followed by ABC Perth which was down 0.2 to 8.0%.
Fifth placed triple j was steady at 7.9%, followed by 6PR down 0.5 to 7.6%.
Nova won 10-17s, Hit won 18-24s, Nova won 25-39s, Mix won 40-54s, ABC Perth won the over 55s.
Nova won breakfast ahead of Mix. Mornings and afternoons were won by Mix, Nova won drive, ABC Perth won evenings and Mix won weekends.
One interesting footnote to the survey is the growing influence of digital stations on weekends. ABC Grandstand is doing well in most markets on weekends, and perhaps is taking some of the shine off the ABC Local stations’ normally strong weekend figures during footy season. Commercial stations that carry sport are also weakening in weekends, leaving the ground open to music stations, which seem to have become dominant on weekends over the past few surveys. We will explore this trend further with the stations and see if we can bring you some more insights into whether our observation is true or not.