When the ratings figures for Nova Entertainment evening host Kent Small (aka Smallzy) were downloaded last Tuesday morning they revealed his Nova network evening slot was again a ratings champ.
His #1 national night show, airing from 7pm until 10pm weeknights, was a winner 10+ with a 9.8% share across the five cap cities. That survey 7, 2019 win means he has been unchallenged in that slot for the last 50 consecutive surveys, beginning in 2013.
The program, Smallzy’s Surgery, is also #1 under 40 with a share of 16.3%.
Smallzy’s Surgery is also the most listened to show nationally with a 10+ cume audience of 759,000 (over 162,000 more than his closest competitor).
On social media the program has over 350,000 followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Just last month Smallzy was named Best Music Presenter at the 2019 ARCAs. That was the fourth time he has won an ACRA.
Earlier this year Nova also appointed Smallzy and his team to look after mornings on Nova 969.
Nova held an event last Friday to celebrate the radio milestone that was attended by Smallzy, his long-time executive producer Zach La Cava, Nova Entertainment CEO Cathy O’Connor and Nova Entertainment chief programming and marketing officer Paul Jackson.
O’Connor and Jackson both spoke at the event, and Smallzy thanked his team who help fill six hours a day on air in Sydney and three each day in other metro markets.
Jackson said, “Smallzy is one of the world’s best music and entertainment broadcasters. It is a tremendous achievement for Smallzy’s Surgery to be recognised as Australia’s #1 Night Show for 50 consecutive surveys. Smallzy’s reputation within the global music industry and with the artists is second to none, and the longevity and consistency of the results for Smallzy’s Surgery is testament to Smallzy and his team’s hard work from an on-air and content perspective.”
Also joining colleagues wishing Smallzy well and continued success were Nova Entertainment’s head of programming Peter Clay, group programs operations director Brendan Taylor and music marketing director Claire Marshall.
All the major music labels sent a representative to make sure Smallzy keeps getting exclusives like these listed below:
Over the past 50 surveys, Smallzy has covered the biggest events in music locally & internationally including:
• MTV European Music Award – Belfast 2011, Glasgow 2014 and Milan 2015
• Live broadcasts from the ARIAs red carpet – Smallzy has interviews the biggest local and international artists on red carpet at ARIAs since 2012 (7 years to-date)
• Grammy Awards for 4 years – LA 2015, 2016, 2017 & New York 2018 (interviews and coverage)
• Ed Sheeran exclusively announced the launch of his own label, Gingerbread Man Records, in 2015 on Smallzy’s Surgery
• MTV Video Music Awards – New York, 2016 (interviews and coverage)
• BRIT Awards in London, 2016 (interviews and coverage)
• Pink’s Beautiful Trauma album launch interview
in LA, 2017
• Billboard Music Awards, Las Vegas, 2017 (interviews and coverage)
• Niall Horan backstage interview on Flicker Tour, 2018
• Katy Perry backstage interview on Witness Tour, 2018
• Coachella, 2018 & 2019
Smallzy has hosted over 200 local and international Nova Red Rooms during the past 50 survey results including:
• Nova’s Red Room Global Tour 2016 – headline performance by Coldplay in Manchester, June 2016
• Nova’s Red Room with Ed Sheeran. Nova fulfilled Ed’s dream to perform at Sydney Opera House, Feb 2017
• Nova’s Red Room with Harry Styles, LA 2017
• Nova’s Red Room Global Tour with The Chainsmokers in Rhode Island, Katy Perry in LA, Calvin Harris in Las Vegas, Miley Cyrus in NY and Peking Duk in Sydney, 5 June 2017
• Nova’s Red Room LA Edition with Shawn Mendes and Ariana Grande, May 2018
Over the past 50 surveys, Smallzy has travelled the world to interview the hottest actors for the biggest blockbuster releases including:
• The world premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 in London 2014 with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutchinson and Liam Hemsworth
• Ryan Reynolds interview for Deadpool 2 in Seoul, South Korea, 2018
• Chris Pratt interview for Jurassic World 2 in Hawaii, 2018
• Hugh Jackman interview for Logan in Taipei, 2017
• Cast interviews for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 in Tokyo, 2017
• Amy Schumer & Goldie Hawn interviews for Snatched in LA, 2017
Over the past 50 surveys, Smallzy has secured exclusive local and international stories including:
• Jonas Brothers announce they are reforming – March • 2019
Jonas brothers announced to Smallzy they were reforming & part Australia played part in reunion
• Sophie Turner interview – June 2019
Sophie confessed husband Joe Jonas almost kissed her ‘Game of Thrones’ stunt double
• Katy Perry interview – July 2019
Katy exclusive told Smallzy that she and boyfriend Orlando Bloom practice Panca Karma
Top Photos: Team Smallzy: The ratings champion with executive producer Zach La Cava (right) plus (L-R) Lachlan Guertin, Daniel Bezzina and Gemma Prendergast