Nova 93.7 and 6PR are the big winners of Perth’s first post-coronavirus radio ratings survey, which also revealed a worrying slide for the ABC.
In the first ratings released by GFK since April — Nova 93.7 has come out on top with talkback show 6PR also marking a big win.
Nova 93.7 is now the most listened to station in Perth with 12.9 per cent share of the Perth radio audience but former leader Mix 94.5 remains hot on its heels with 12.7 per cent.
6PR’s Steve Mills and Basil Zempilas remain popular on their breakfast show, marking a huge rise of huge 2.2 percentage points to an 11.2 per cent audience share — which also places the show as the third most listened to breakfast show overall.
6PR maintained it’s position as the most listened to AM station on 8.5 per cent, as listeners tuned in for the latest in the health and economic crisis.
Morning’s host Gareth Parker also saw a boost in his audience, experiencing a two-point bump to record a 10 per cent share of the audience.
But it’s a woeful tale for the ABC’s morning programs, which have suffered greatly.
Jessica Strutt and Richard Fidler’s shows were down 2.2 points and are currently being beaten by Mike Parry on 6IX.
Meanwhile 96FM is a one to watch, with an almighty comeback followed a shake-up at the station by radio great Gary Roberts. The station was third on the list with 12.6 per cent share of the audience.
Nova 93.7 Breakfast juggernauts Nathan Morris, Natalie Locke and Shaun McManus have retained their number one ranking as the most listened to breakfast show on a huge 14.1 per cent.
But the biggest loser of the sixth survey of the year was Hit 92.9.
The show lost 1.4 percentage points overall and lost share across all parts of the day, placing it as the lowest-rating FM station in Perth.
The station’s breakfast show, hosted by Xavier Ellis, Juelz Jarry and Pete Curulli, lost a massive 2. 7 points of their listeners.
Hit 92.9 now has just 7.4 per cent share of the Perth listening audience and placed fifth, behind ABC Perth which remained on 9.6 per cent.
The impacts of COVID-19 resulted in the last three radio surveys being cancelled.