AM Talk 2GB and ABC Sydney radio stations saw their audience share reach record highs in the latest Sydney radio ratings.
2GB (which is part of Nine, which also owns this banner) saw its overall audience share increase to 16.4 percent (up 1.2 percentage points). This station said the result was its best score since 2004.
It retains its position as the number one channel in Sydney, ahead of ABC Sydney, whose audience share also increased to 13% (+1.1 percentage point), its best audiences since 2010.
The stations’ success was fueled by their respective breakfast shows, with 2GB’s Ben Fordham extending his lead in the slot to an 18.8 percent audience share (up 2.0 percentage points ), his best result since taking over from Alan Jones in June. 2020.
ABC Sydney’s Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck – who announced last week that they were ending their show at the end of the year – also recorded their best result since 2010, bringing their audience share to 15. 7% (+ 1.7%).
2 GB has achieved great results in its daily programming. Morning host Ray Hadley increased his audience share to 20.0% (up 0.1 percentage point), while the biggest jump in the survey went to evening host John Stanley, which increased its audience share to 25.7% (up 4.8%).
Greg Byrnes, content manager at Nine Radio, called the 2GB result “extraordinary”.
“It has been a difficult few months for Sydney… but the public knows 2 GB is the source of reliable information and opinion. We are proud to be live and local and it has seen a huge audience jump across the network. “
Thursday’s radio ratings, the sixth poll of the year, covered the period July 11 to September 18.