Bianca Dye with Bob Gallagher and Terry Hansen.
Bianca Dye with Bob Gallagher and Terry Hansen.

Breakfast radio trio claim Brisbane ratings crown

BIANCA, Terry and Bob have claimed the Brisbane breakfast radio crown.

The 97.3 trio delivered a major shakeup in the fourth radio ratings survey of the year, emerging as the No.1 local breakfast show after surging a massive 2.2 points to end up with 12.8 per cent audience share.

The troupe, who welcomed newcomer Bianca Dye to the team at the start of the year following the shock exit of popular presenter Robin Bailey, had suffered in the ratings before beginning to gain ground in the last survey.

Despite suffering a hefty knock - dropping 2.2 points - Nova's Ash, Kip and Luttsy managed to come in second on 12.6 per cent, slipping from top spot, while ABCBRI's breakfast show with Craig Zonca was in third place after losing 1.2 points and finishing with 10. 9.

HIT105's Stav, Abby and Matty with Osher was down just 0.1 points in fourth on 10.8, with Bailey's new home at Triple M breakfast alongside Ed and Marto in fifth on 10.1 after going down 0.8 points.

Nova held onto the title of Brisbane's most listened to station overall Monday to Friday (5.30am to midnight) with a 14.3 per cent audience share despite suffering another big hit and dropping 2.0 points, with 97.3 gaining 1.5 points to come in second on 12.7.

HIT105 was the third most listened to having gained 0.2 and landing on 11.7, while Triple M was in fourth after slipping 0.4 to end up on 10.7 and ABCBRI in fifth after dropping the same to finish with an 8.4 per cent audience share.

The Courier-Mail has cemented its position as Queensland's leading source of online news, sport and analysis - with couriermail.com.au's digital audience now two-and-a-half times bigger than its Fairfax competitor.

Digital ratings figures released by Nielsen show couriermail.com.au's audience grew 17.5 per cent in the past year, alongside solid growth in digital subscribers.

The audience for Fairfax's free Queensland-based website fell during the same period by 30.7 per cent.

A key catalyst for the growth on couriermail.com.au has been its breaking news and major event coverage, delivering the news that matters to Queenslanders first across our website and mobile site, apps, social media, and our popular e-mailed newsletters.

The Nielsen figures also confirmed News Corp Australia, publisher of The Courier-Mail, is the largest digital news publisher in Australia - with a total digital audience for its news content of almost 11.8 million people.

Nationally, news.com.au still holds top position on the Nielsen rankings, followed by nine.com.au and ABC.

The readership of the print edition of The Courier-Mail topped 588,000 on Monday to Friday and 568,000 on Saturdays.

News Corp Australia


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