Music resurgence begins in radio ratings survey 8

Welcome to Radio Today’s coverage of the last metro radio survey of 2021.

The results from GfK’s Survey 8 will be published below at 9:30am AEDT, along with the #1 AM and #1FM stations in each market.

Hit the refresh button throughout the day for all the key takeaways from each metro market, and later in the week, we’ll bring you insights from content bosses across the major networks.

You can also circle back to Survey 7 results here.

Check our data charts here.




#1 AM  2GB

#1FM Breakfast KIIS

#1 AM Breakfast  2GB




#1 FM  Gold 104.3

#1 AM  3AW

#1 FM Breakfast  Gold 104.3

#1 AM Breakfast  3AW


#1 FM  97.3FM

#1 AM  4KQ

#1FM Breakfast  97.3FM

#1 AM Breakfast  4KQ




#1 FM  Mix 102.3

#1 AM  ABC Adelaide

#1 FM Breakfast  Triple M

#1 AM Breakfast FIVEaa




#1 FM  Nova 93.7

#1 AM  ABC Perth

#1 FM Breakfast  Nova 93.7

#1 AM Breakfast  ABC Perth


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Charles Tuna
14 Dec 2021 - 9:58 am

Triple M Sydney , doesnt go anywhere , just stays the same every survey

@ Charles Tuna
14 Dec 2021 - 10:38 am

A loyal, stable audience. Sounds pretty attractive to me.

14 Dec 2021 - 11:30 am

I still think it’s crazy ARN will sell 4KQ. No. 2 station in the 3rd biggest city in Australia. They’d be better off selling River and Hot 91.

Peter Johnson
14 Dec 2021 - 12:30 pm

I just think 2Day Fm just needs to give the breakfast show a little more time to find an audience.

Give it another 3 or 4 years and then we might start to see it pick up a bit

14 Dec 2021 - 3:10 pm

Great results for WSFM. A great radio station with great people

14 Dec 2021 - 9:40 pm

Very good survey in Sydney for ARN. Both their stations WS and KIIS know their audiences and delivery consistently and with strong engagement. Unlike the SCA twin disasters that are 2Day and 2MMM … SCA are utterly clueless with both and soooo not engaging!

Prince of Darkness
14 Dec 2021 - 11:54 pm good is Mix Adelaide going ?? The consultant is really earning his money.. Latest trick?? Bring back a breakfast show from 15-16 years ago….lol

15 Dec 2021 - 1:49 am

Someone has screwed up with the music on Nova. Nova in Melbourne and Sydney are now 6TH and triple J beat them in some key demo’s. How is their business model sustainable with these ratings. It’s not as if they have much competition except for K&J
in Sydney. 2Day, 101.1, Triple M are not rating well so it’s not as if they have strong competition anymore. CHR stations worldwide always rate at or near the top so what’s going on why can’t Nova get the music right ? Is it really that hard ?

15 Dec 2021 - 1:52 am

2DAYFM should just play music in breakfast. That $5 million show will never rate. Waste of shareholders money. And I read Hughesy is moving to Sydney, sure I’ll believe that when it happens.

15 Dec 2021 - 11:59 am

Actually @Tom, CHR stations are struggling in most markets these days. They are usually nowhere near the top of ratings in North American cities. AC, Soft AC and Classic Hits are dominating the ratings in most major US and Canadian cities. Australia is just following suit.

15 Dec 2021 - 2:55 pm

Maybe if SCA had kept or promoted any of the deserving women in the music and content teams they’d be rating better with their female targets.

15 Dec 2021 - 9:34 pm

Think there’s a Nova Perth frequency typo in this story.

    16 Dec 2021 - 11:03 am

    Thanks Cam… .7 not .1 Fixed now!

Craig R
16 Dec 2021 - 7:32 am

With Phil Dowse calling the shots in Adelaide and Melbourne for ARN, will this leave Duncan to the former Grants regional markets ? ARN Sydney stations look after themselves.

Charles Tuna
16 Dec 2021 - 8:39 am

@ Charles Tuna A “loyal, stable audience. Sounds pretty attractive to me.”

I’m sure their very excited to have an audience of 10 listeners.

Chris Maitland
17 Dec 2021 - 12:03 am

Why do you show the No.1 FM station ahead of the No.1 AM station and same for Breakfast sessions? In the key markets of Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, the leading AM is higher overall than the leading FM, yet by listing FM above AM, you seem to have a perception that FM is more important than AM.


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