ABC Jazz appears to be striking a sour note with Sydney listeners, shedding half its audience and dropping to 45,000 listeners for the first survey of 2019 to tumble a long way from the top spot they occupied for the final two survey’s on last year. Perhaps some Jazz lovers also like sport and moved over the ABC Grandstand for the summer.
In what has been a volatile market, The Edge Digital moved back into top spot with 99,000, up 16,000, followed by MMM Classic Rock and Double J, both with 94,000, then MMM Greatest Hits 84,000 with all these stations showing significant growth.
In Melbourne MMM Classic Rock and Double J share top spot with 76,000 listeners, followed by Coles Radio.
ABC Grandstand in both Sydney and Melbourne doubled their audiences to perform well in the start of 2019.
Coles Radio in Brisbane has the biggest audience, up to 56,000, and overtaking the 80’s and 90’s iHeartRadio stations while MMM Classic Rock has done well here, finishing in second place with 29,000 listeners.
Adelaide’s 90’s iHeartRadio has started will, beginning the year on top with 28,000, in front of Coles Radio that eased to 21,000.
In Perth BUDDAH HITS (40,000) surged to the front, overtaking Double J (38,000) with smooth dropping from the top into third place.
Nationally, Double J has 250,000 listeners, MMM Classic Rock 239,000 and Coles Radio 222,000.
The MMM digital stations (Classic Rock, Aussie, Country and Greatest hits) have a combined audience of 564,000 in front of iHearts 80’s & 90’s stations with 347,000