Newcastle Ratings: Newly rebranded Triple M Newcastle finishes the year at #1
Southern Cross Austereo is still the #1 station in Newcastle, with Triple M Newcastle holding the mantle with a share of 13.1% (-0.9) among People 10+.
The station, which officially said goodbye to the name KOFM earlier this month, retained its position at the top of the tree despite continuing to lose share, having begun the year with a 16.8% share of listening.
It was a great book for 1232 ABC Newcastle, with the national broadcaster climbing into second spot overall with 12.7% (+2.1) to finish ahead of Hit106.9 on 12.1% (-0.6).
NEWFM is still struggling to keep touch with the leaders and ends the year with at 8.7% share (-1.4).
On Breakfast, Triple M Newcastle’s Tanya and Steve staved off a strong performance from Garth Russell, finishing just 0.1% ahead of the ABC Brekky host.
Hit Newcastle had a win on Drive, with national show Hughesy and Kate still easily the top-rating show in the daypart.
ABC Newcastle Drive host Paul Bevan, who recently announced he will retire at the end of the year, is going out on a high. He finishes with a share of 9.8% (+3.0).