Survey 6 Results: Kyle and Jackie O share the top FM breakfast spot in Sydney. But with who?

Staff Writer

Welcome to survey day! We’re getting to the pointy end of the year, with only two more books to go following today’s wintery survey six results.

2GB continues to be Sydney’s most listened to station, but there is plenty to celebrate at ARN HQ in North Ryde today, with the network claiming two number one breakfast shows with Jonesy and Amanda joining Kyle and Jackie O at the top of FM breakfast.

For Triple M in Sydney, people 25-39 increased +4.5 share points – proving that footy fever is still alive and well in the radio landscape.

Talkback formats also fared well especially thanks to hot topics like the postal survey on same sex marriage and recent world events sparking conversation and engaging listeners. In Melbourne 3AW increased their market lead by +1.4, while over in South Australia ABC Adelaide jumped +1.5.

Although it’s been a turbulent year for the FM radio landscape in Brisbane, the dust has started to settle. Although 97.3 fm dropped 1.2 in people 10+, with small gains going to hit 105, Triple M and Nova – the latter of which is the market’s #1 FM station once again.

Over on the west coast, it was an anomaly with Hit losing 2.1 in People 10+, and -7.7 in people 10-17. Meanwhile Mix 94.5 gained +4.1 in 10-17.

All the GfK results and number one’s below, to bring you up to speed quickly.

Survey six for 2017 was conducted by GfK for Commercial Radio Australia between Sunday July 16 to Saturday September 23.

Radio Today will continue its rolling coverage, including The Spin and comments from network content directors in our network-by-network analysis, later today.

SYDNEY: KIIS claims drive crown by 0.1, Jonesy and Amanda join Kyle and Jackie O at the top of breakfast

#1 FM Overall – WSFM
#1 AM Overall – 2GB
#1 FM Breakfast – WSFM / KIIS 1065
#1 AM Breakfast – 2GB
#1 FM Drive – KIIS 1065
#1 AM Drive – 2GB

MELBOURNE: Smooth replaces Fox for drive

#1 FM Overall – Smooth
#1 AM Overall – 3AW
#1 FM Breakfast – Fox FM
#1 AM Breakfast – 3AW
#1 FM Drive – Smooth
#1 AM Drive – 3AW

BRISBANE: 97.3FM loses breakfast

#1 FM Overall – Nova
#1 AM Overall – ABC Radio
#1 FM Breakfast – Nova
#1 AM Breakfast – ABC Radio
#1 FM Drive – Nova
#1 AM Drive – ABC Radio

ADELAIDE: FIVEaa only just holds on, Triple M lost breakfast

#1 FM Overall – Mix 102.3
#1 AM Overall – ABC Radio
#1 FM Breakfast – Mix 102.3
#1 AM Breakfast – ABC Radio
#1 FM Drive – Nova
#1 AM Drive – Fiveaa

PERTH: 6PR replaces ABC Radio as top drive program

#1 FM Overall – Mix
#1 AM Overall – ABC Radio
#1 FM Breakfast – Nova
#1 AM Breakfast – ABC Radio
#1 FM Drive – Nova
#1 AM Drive – 6PR

Do you have any insights and analysis to contribute? Have you spotted a trend everyone should know about? Share your constructive take on today’s results in the comments below.

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5 Oct 2017 - 9:41 am

Another terrible survey for Hit107, showed real promise early but now sunken back to the initial lows of Hit 107

David Smith
5 Oct 2017 - 11:27 am

What has happened to my beloved Triple M Melbourne?
Started survey 1 this year on a 7.3% 10+ and now in Survey 6
10+ share 6th (Last) FM on 6.1
10+ Lowest FM Cume 637,000 (Up slightly 9000)
25-39 Share 5th FM (second last FM) 8.7
Some light in 40-54 Share 2nd FM on 9.6 but 3.3 behind Gold
And Breakfast Share FM Number 4 on 7.1
Eddie will not be happy and losing Mick won’t help.
So sad to see this iconic brand struggling even during a great Footy season.

5 Oct 2017 - 11:40 am

What will it take for Fairfax Media executives to admit the “talking lifestyle” experiment has been an abject failure. All very well to bask in the glory of 2gb (Sydney) and 3AW (Melbourne) successes, but the lineups and personalities at these stations, but both were inherited when Fairfax and Macquarie merged. Most of what the hierarchy at Fairfax has initiated has turned into an unmitigated disaster. Shareholders take note.

5 Oct 2017 - 12:30 pm

I’ll repeat my comment from the last survey – 97.3’s 8:15 Vending Machine is annoying to the point of switching. They also need to tweak their music – too much repetition (Belinda Carlisle Heaven is a place on Earth almost every brekky shift) and songs that aren’t family friendly (e.g. they play ‘I touch myself’ and ‘You and your hand’ at least once a day).

5 Oct 2017 - 12:37 pm

How long can Talking Informercials go on? Combined figures for 4BC and TL in Brisbane are below 6%. Here’s a hint Macquarie, Brisbane doesn’t have Smooth FM (except on Digital). Just copy that and put it on 882AM!!

5 Oct 2017 - 3:17 pm

SCA: “we’re committed to Em and Harley”
Just like they were with Jules, Merrick & Sophie, Dan & Maz, Rove & Sam.

Not happy Stan
5 Oct 2017 - 3:30 pm

God I get sick of the Fairfax newspapers crowing about the success of 3AW and 2GB.
For goodness sakes these stations don’t have any talk competitors in their 60+ demo.
Except for the good old ABC. They get to run their own race. The ABC are hardly commercial mainstream competition. The FM stations all have 4,5 or 6 competitors. Imagine if Jones or the boys at AW had some competition. The coverage they get is a joke.

5 Oct 2017 - 4:00 pm

Bring back Rove and Sam it had a better chance of rating.

5 Oct 2017 - 6:37 pm

If this is how the Hit Network performs with Hamish & Andy, just imagine what it’s going to be like next year when they bail. The only Hit station performing is Fox… Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth aren’t even remotely close to their ARN/Nova competitors. What do you even do with Hit Adelaide? It’s figures are as bad as they were when they made the change from SAFM.

5 Oct 2017 - 7:28 pm

Kate Tim and Marty and Smooth beat Hamish and Andy in Melbourne. Looks like the boys are at the end of their run. I think they are only on live for about 30 weeks this year so that wouldn’t help. Shame to see them going out with a whimper though. But I suppose they can now sit back and count the cash.

5 Oct 2017 - 8:08 pm

The thing is, Hamish & Andy have been phoning it in all year. There’s only so many “best bits” that they can trot out. It’s all a bit boring now. They would’ve been better off finishing up the show last year, rather than trying to milk it for all it’s worth. Because at the moment, it’s not really setting the world on fire.

6 Oct 2017 - 1:30 am

Not Happy Stan is right. 2GB and 3AW have no competition. The commercial industry has successfully lobbied governments for decades to prevent new players, and DAB is a ploy to maintain the status quo on FM. Go to surf and check any part of the world to see how there are no cities with populations as big as Sydney, Melbourne or Perth with so few commercial stations.

6 Oct 2017 - 10:39 am

Jayson you are so right. The situation in Australian commercial radio (particularly FM) is a disgrace! The ACMA are acting as a protection racket for current operators, limiting the number of commercial FM services in cities to a ridiculously low number. How many cities in the world like Brisbane, with a population of 2.3 million, have only FOUR commercial FM stations! The quality suffers due to lack of competition and formats don’t develop to cater for the listeners. There is no FM station in Brisbane (remember 2.3 million) playing classic hits/gold or easy listening/soft ac. Just 4 FM stations targeting under 40s. No proper rock station – 4MMM is a talk/sport station. And they wonder why people need to stream overseas stations or use Spotify etc. I live in Brisbane and stream overseas stations in order to receive an adult music format – it’s a joke. And yes, the incumbents have used DAB as a “blocker” for a decade now. Radio in this country is killing itself.

7 Oct 2017 - 10:31 am

973 Brisbane need to take a look at how Star on the Central Coast are doing AC. 100% family friendly and they’ve just had huge success in the recent survey.


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