Alan Jones thanks listeners for 221st ratings win

Former Assistant Editor

By his own admission, Alan Jones doesn’t spend much time looking at or thinking about radio ratings.

However, the controversial host has taken the opportunity to celebrate his 221st win on the Sydney Breakfast radio ratings.

2GB finished Survey #5 with a 13.4% share among People 10+ (-0.6), with Alan himself holding a share of 17.1% (-0.3).

“There are plenty of people who report on radio ratings that don’t know a thing about it,” said Jones.

“I suppose given some of the headlines over the last few weeks, this may be worth mentioning,” he continued, presumably referring to the departure of several advertisers from his 2GB Breakfast show after he suggested that Scott Morrison give NZ PM Jacinda Ardern a few “backhanders” and that he should “shove a sock down [her] throat.”

“This Breakfast program has won over 221 [surveys] over 30 years…. and i’m told that’s a record.

“There’s only one Sydney ratings result, we’re all in the same bag. This program is #1 221 times. My thanks to listeners who’ve been with me a long time.”

He finished with another dig at how the ratings are reported by Australian media.

“A lot of headlines yesterday that were inaccurate… and this is all often overlooked.”

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28 Aug 2019 - 6:37 pm

For all the obvious issues … this record is incredible.
Imagine someone starting in the industry today and dominating, year in, year out until 2050.
Wow. Just wow.

30 Aug 2019 - 6:30 am


Scott Thomson
30 Aug 2019 - 8:01 am

A lot of people like to say Alan Jones is only No 1 on AM Breakfast.

No, Alan Jones is number one overall. What the hell does it matter if it is AM or FM, number one is number one!

Brenton Minge
16 Oct 2019 - 12:57 am

Thanks, Alan, for your courageous advocacy for so many just causes. What a debt the nation owes you — from your exposures of ABC bias to the green-inspired inertia over dams. Let alone the anti-Folau witch-hunt.
More power to your arm. Keep up the great work. Praying for you.
Brenton Minge


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