As we sift through the results of Survey 7 we will add our analysis by networks and cities here
- Nova is the #1 metro network for People 10+ in share 9.2% and cume 3,311,500
- Nova’s Kate, Tim & Marty is the #1 National Drive show in share 11.5% and cume 1,440,300
- Nova’s Smallzy’s Surgery is the #1 National Nights show in share 11.5% and cume 817,300
According to their media release: ARN takes out the position of #1 national network, on the back of their best result ever.
ARN holds the #1FM station and Breakfast shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
And in Sydney, ARN holds both the #1FM and #2FM stations and #1FM and #2FM Breakfast shows with KIIS 1065’s Kyle & Jackie O and WSFM’s Jonesy & Amanda.
Survey 7 was one of the worst in recent memory for ABC Local radio. For years the ABC has come a reliable second to 2GB in Sydney and 3AW in Melbourne. Today they came 5th and 4th on an 8.7 and a 9.3 respectively.
It’s not so much that they have lost share (Sydney went up 0.4) but that FM stations like smooth, WSFM and GOLD have gained listeners and overtaken them.
Adelaide and Perth both took substantial hits, -1.2 and -1.1 respectively while Brisbane gained 0.2.
triple j recorded a mixed survey result. Up in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth but down in Sydney and Adelaide.
The plusses and minusses for major networks
The biggest movers this survey in Sydney were 2CH, up 1.0 share point to 4.2%, and KIIS, which gained 0.9 to win back the top FM position in the market. triple j fell most, down 1.0 share point to 5.0 in the grand final survey period.
Top station 2GB slipped 0.8 to 11.8% overall.
Second placed KIIS rose 0.9 to 9.5%.
Closely behind in third place was stablemate WSFM, down 0.4 to 9.4%.
Fourth placed smooth fm gained 0.5 to 9.2%.
ABC Sydney was in fifth place, up 0.4 to 8.7%.
KIIS won the 10-17 demographic, Nova won 18-24s, KIIS won 25-39s, WSFM won 40-54s, smooth won 55-64s and 2GB won the over 65s.
2GB won breakfast ahead of KIIS. Mornings, afternoons and evenings were won by 2GB, KIIS won drive, smooth won weekends.
In what was otherwise a pretty stable survey in Melbourne, Gold 104.3 had a significant jump, up 1.8 share points overall.
Top station 3AW slipped slightly, down 0.7 to 15.5%.
Gold moved into second place, up 1.8 to 11.1%, pushing smooth fm to third place.
Smooth lost 0.4 to 10.1%.
Fourth placed ABC Melbourne lost 0.4 to 9.3%.
Fox was in fifth place, down 0.6 to 8.7%.
Nova won the 10-17 demographic, Fox won 18-39s, Gold won 40-54s, 3AW won the over 55s.
3AW dominated breakfast and mornings, Gold won afternoons, 3AW won all other timeslots.
In a survey with little significant movement in this market, Hit 105 gained the most and Triple M slipped most.
Top station Nova 106.9 gained 0.4 to 13.9%.
Hit 105 jumped into second placed with its gain of 0.7 share points moving it to to 11.2%, just ahead of 97.3FM.
Third placed 97.3 gained 0.4 to score 11.1% overall.
ABC Brisbane was placed fourth, up 0.2 to 9.3%.
4KQ was down 0.6 to 8.1%.
Nova won 10-17s and 25-39s, Hit won 18-24s, 97.3 won 40-54s, 4KQ won 55-64s and ABC Brisbane won the over 65s.
Nova won breakfast ahead of ABC Brisbane and Nova won all other at work shifts plus weekends. ABC Brisbane won evenings.
Top station Mix102.3 dropped 0.6 to 11.8%.
Nova919 followed in second place, up 0.2 to 11.2%.
FIVEaa gained 0.1, moving to third place on 10.9%.
Fourth placed ABC Adelaide lost 1.2 to 10.4%.
Triple M was in fifth place, down 0.7 to 10.0%.
Nova won 10-24s, Hit won 25-39s, Mix won 40-54s, Triple M won 55-64s and ABC Adelaide won the over 65s.
ABC Adelaide won breakfast ahead of FIVEaa, Triple M won mornings and afternoons, Nova won drive, FIVEaa won evenings and Nova won weekends.
Hit92.9 fell most this survey and ABC Perth also dropped. 96fm recorded the best gain.
Top station Mix94.5 gained 0.4 to 14.1%.
Second placed Nova93.7 rose by 0.5 to 12.7%.
96fm rose strongly, up 1.5 to 10.6%, regaining third position.
Fourth placed ABC Perth fell 1.1 to 8.0%, just ahead of 6PR, down 01. to 7.9% and Hit, which fell by 1.8 to 7.8%.
Nova won 10-24s, triple j won 25-39s, Mix won 40-64s and ABC Perth won the over 65 demographic
Nova won breakfast ahead of Mix, mornings and afternoons were won by Mix, Nova won drive and evenings while Mix won weekends.