Radio Ratings 8 2017 – Sydney: Macquarie Media’s 2GB ends year at #1, KIIS narrows the gap

James Manning looks at the final radio ratings survey for 2017

The Grill Team

James Manning looks at the final radio ratings survey for 2017.

Biggest movers

Up: 104.9 Triple M +0.7
Down: smoothfm 95.3 -0.6

MORE: GfK Radio Ratings, Survey 8 2017 – Highlights + full results

2GB 11.3%

Slight dip in all timeslots except evening where share was up 0.4 to 17.0%. Best station share this year was 12.6% in surveys five and six. Alan Jones started and ended the year #1 with best share of 15.3% in survey six.

KIIS 1065 9.9%

Strong way to end the year with best station share in over two years. Kyle and Jackie O have also posted a high for the year with 12.1% which is their best since survey one 2016. All day parts at the station were up with evening the big mover – up 1.4 to 9.2%.

WSFM 9.7%

The station was close to its best in two years. Breakfast with Jonesy and Amanda dipped a little to 10.0%, which is their third successive survey in double figures.

smoothfm 95.3 8.6%

Station has been a rollercoaster ride this year, which saw it rank #1 FM three times earlier in 2017. Highest share was 11.3% in survey three. All dayparts dipped except evening, which lifted 1.0 to 9.8%.

Nova 96.9 7.5%

Consistent year with share never deviating out of a narrow band between 7.0% and 8.0%, which was the station high in survey four. Breakfast with Fitzy and Wippa ended 2017 on 7.4%, which is not far from their best of 7.8% in two surveys midyear.

104.9 Triple M 6.2%

Four surveys over 6% this year with the best on 6.3% twice. The Grill Team lifted share 0.9 to 7.9%, which is the show’s best in over two years – final survey with Mark Geyer as regular team member. Best share this survey was morning with share rocketing 1.8 to 6.9%. Station continues to be able to boast biggest audience of male listeners 18-54.

2CH 1170 4.1%

Two best station shares of the year in the final two surveys after a year-high of 5.5% in survey seven. Breakfast ends the year on 2.9%, which is below the year’s best of 3.8%. Newish owners Oceania Capital and Glenn Wheatley will be looking to improve numbers in 2018.

104.1 2Day FM 3.9%

Station ended 2017 under 4% for fourth time in past two years. Another major overhaul coming in 2018 and breakfast has ended year on all-time low of 2.8%.

TalkingLifestyle954 3.5%

Breakfast with John and Garry remains the standout with share on 3.9% – now more than double any other timeslot, which includes evening where share tumbled 0.9 to 1.3%. Best station share in 2017 was 4.6% in survey two while breakfast was over 5% in the first two surveys.

Sky Sports Radio 0.9%

Not a lot of good news apart from evening up 0.3 to 0.6%. Big Sports Breakfast was down 0.3 to 1.5%. Best station share this year was 1.3% in survey three while breakfast did 1.9% in survey six.

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