Hot Tomato kill it in Gold Coast survey

Staff Writer
Hot Tomato's #1 Drive show 'Mal & Luke'

The first survey of the 2015 has been released on the Gold Coast today with the results revealing a new leader.

After missing out on overall #1 last survey by 0.2%, Hot Tomato has dominated Southern Cross Austereo stations in Survey 1/2015 to move to a clear #1 on the Gold Coast; the first time ever in the leading spot for the station.

Hot Tomato’s overall share is 14.2%, a margin of 2.3% over Gold FM who declined to 11.9%. Sea were up marginally to 9.6%, and the ABC91.7 improved to 7.9%.

You can see the full results here.

The dayparts are competitive, at least until after Midday, where Hot Tomato dominates; 

Hot Tomato's 'Flan & Emily Jade'Hot Tomato’s ‘Flan & Emily-Jade’ and Gold FM’s “Richard, Bridge & Spida” were equal #1 last survey, and share the leading spot again this time, on a 12.5% share.

The ABC are in 3rd position in Breakfast on 10.9%, with Sea FM in last place (but improving) on a 10.1% share. 

Gold FM narrowly wins Mornings on 13.4%, by 0.1% over Hot Tomato, whilst Hot Tomato leads in Afternoons and Drive with massive margins of around 7% in each daypart.

The demo wins are shared, Sea FM win teens and 25-39’s, Hot Tomato win 18-24, and 40-54, Gold FM dominate 55-64, and the ABC winning 65+.

Hot Tomato is #1 in both the 25-54 and the 18-39 demographics.

Traditionally the Gold Coast is a tight market, and whilst this survey has elements of that, it’s a tough result for SCA, and the clear winner is Hot Tomato; who are now the Gold Coast’s number one radio station by over 2% overall, and number one 18-54 by a significant margin.


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