Lawrence Mooney throws down the ratings gauntlet to Kyle & Jackie O
Newly installed Triple M Sydney Breakfast host Lawrence ‘Moonman’ Mooney has warned his new competitors that he’s out for the top spot in the market this year.
Mooney’s new show ‘Moonman In The Morning’ – with Jess Eva, Gus Worland and Chris ‘Pagey’ Page in tow – debuted last Tuesday.
With Matty Johns at the helm, previous show The Grill Team had spent the last few years rating between 4-6%, but Mooney is confident he can take the show to #1, a position currently occupied by KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O.
“When I joined the Brisbane breakfast team it was 9.2 per cent (market share) and I left Brisbane on 14.1 per cent,” he told Daily Telegraph.
“I love the numbers, I get very involved in ratings … I want to go to No. 1 and I think there’s room for this show to grow.
“If you’re not going to get involved with the ratings then you can’t celebrate.
“And who doesn’t want to win?”
Mooney is aware that it might take Sydney listeners time to adjust to the comedy-driven format.
“If you want something fresh and you’ve been listening to the same station for 10 years, give a new show a crack.”
He also refused to commit to relocating to Sydney, at least for the time being.
“For the next five weeks I’m in Sydney and I’ll be spending a lot of time up here.
“We are absolutely looking to move here but it’s all dependent on how the show goes in the first place … If we tank, I’m gone and that’s radio.”