Mix 106.3 continues to dominate Canberra airwaves

Lachlan Roberts 2 October 2019 81
Kristen and Nige

Canberrans continue to tune into Kristen and Nige’s breakfast show. Photo: Supplied.

Mix 106.3 has continued its dominance over the Canberra airwaves, with more Canberrans tuning into their breakfast, morning, afternoon and drive shows than any other station.

In GFK’s third survey of 2019, Mix 106.3 topped the charts with 17.1 per cent of the local audience, followed by sister station Hit 104.7 (15.4 per cent). Triple J with 12.7 per cent of listeners has usurped ABC Canberra (11.5 per cent) from its usual third spot on the ratings.

ABC Classic (7.6 per cent), Radio National (6.6 per cent), 2CA (6.5 per cent), 2CC (5.5 per cent) and ABC News (4.5 per cent) all followed.

Kristen and Nige’s breakfast show has maintained its hold on morning listeners, with 17.3 per cent of the audience tuning into their show, followed by ABC Canberra’s Dan Bourchier (15.2 per cent), Hit 104.7 (at 14.6 per cent, down 2.4 percentage points on the last survey) and Triple J’s Ben and Liam (14 per cent, up 2.7 per cent).

Canberra FM Radio general manager Craig Wagstaff said he could not be prouder of the team’s success.

“A legendary effort with Mix 106.3’s Kristen and Nige, number one for the third consecutive survey, a feat made even more extraordinary as it is the show’s first year,” Mr Wagstaff said.

“We are again thrilled and humbled to be number one and number two. These results have continued our strong performance across 2019 and are driven by our passionate, diverse and collaborative team, community support and that of our business partners.”

Weekend radio listeners continue to tune into Mix 106.3 (16.1 per cent, up 1.7 per cent), Hit 104.7 (13.7 per cent, a drop of 3.3 per cent) and ABC Canberra (11.6 per cent, up 1.4 per cent).

2CC saw a big spike in listeners to its Ray Hadley morning show, now up to 9 per cent of local listeners thanks to a 3.9 per cent increase, while Triple J’s weekday drive slot (4:00 pm-7:00 pm) also enjoyed a surge of listeners, now up to 16.5 per cent with a jump of 3.8 per cent.

2CA and 2CC general manager of Michael Jones said the strong results reflect the strength of radio in Canberra.

“Canberra is tuned in to the radio and these results for 2CA and 2CC confirm that they love what they’re hearing,” Mr Jones said. “The strong results for 2CC reflect the strength of the world class radio that 2CC delivers to Canberrans with Australia’s top rating talk presenters.

“The recent addition of Alan Jones to the Breakfast timeslot is already starting to deliver ratings.”

Click here to see the full survey results.

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81 Responses to Mix 106.3 continues to dominate Canberra airwaves
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Samuel Gordon-Stewart Samuel Gordon-Stewart 7:09 pm 02 Oct 19

And 2CC breakfast recorded an increase with the change to taking Alan Jones in full each morning. Maybe all of those bus ads worked!

James Forge James Forge 7:09 pm 02 Oct 19

Kind of expected once they got Nige in.

Zuzette Kruger-Finch Zuzette Kruger-Finch 7:14 pm 02 Oct 19

Its all about Nige - he is the heart of that radio station!

Brian Weiss Brian Weiss 7:20 pm 02 Oct 19

Nige is great. Afternoon show ordinary and station change.

    Chris Weiss Chris Weiss 8:08 pm 02 Oct 19

    Brian Weiss lay off the beers Briano

    Kriso Hadskini Kriso Hadskini 10:34 am 03 Oct 19

    I disagree Wilko in the afternoon is way more entertaining than Nige.

Hannah Cootes Hannah Cootes 7:21 pm 02 Oct 19

John my friends!

Hans Dimpel Hans Dimpel 7:22 pm 02 Oct 19

can;t stand local radio stations wiht the ads and all the talking. I listen to radio stations overseas with no ads.

Matt Lloyd Matt Lloyd 7:22 pm 02 Oct 19

Nige is a legend

Andy Lee Andy Lee 7:30 pm 02 Oct 19

Who listens to the radio these days?

Adam Robbo Adam Robbo 7:35 pm 02 Oct 19

Of course...Nige is always on point!

Stephen Page-Murray Stephen Page-Murray 7:38 pm 02 Oct 19

Listened to Tim Shaw on 2CC every morning until he left. Certainly don’t listen to the disgusting Alan Jones

Stas Idowu Stas Idowu 7:38 pm 02 Oct 19

sorry Ned and Josh

    Daniel Mr-Party Quinton Daniel Mr-Party Quinton 11:52 pm 02 Oct 19

    Stas Idowu sorry they were born??

Mark Monterosso Mark Monterosso 7:57 pm 02 Oct 19

Why can't they play Kennedy & Molloy live?

    Cathy Dearnley Cathy Dearnley 10:40 pm 02 Oct 19

    Mark Monterosso they need time to cut out the yawns. Worst show ever

Carole Ford Carole Ford 8:08 pm 02 Oct 19

Can I just say that there's too much indulgent talk from the hosts. I like the music, a little talk and less ads. I actually tune into QBYNFM because they talk less, the problem is they play too much country music!

    Lou Catlin Lou Catlin 8:20 pm 02 Oct 19

    No such thing as too much country! lol

    Carole Ford Carole Ford 8:21 pm 02 Oct 19

    Lou Catlin I guess we'll have to agree to disagree and I'll keep on singing 'Joelene' and "Our DIVORCE became final today'!!😁

Tim Cole Tim Cole 8:22 pm 02 Oct 19

Hardly a lot of competition going on here...

Tim Cole Tim Cole 8:23 pm 02 Oct 19

How did Coles Radio rate?

Anna Kay Anna Kay 8:27 pm 02 Oct 19

I listen to raw FM 😂

Roderick Saunders Roderick Saunders 8:29 pm 02 Oct 19

UCFM while in Belco. Some good pop tunes and no annoying presenters

Nicole McGuire Nicole McGuire 8:43 pm 02 Oct 19

Raw FM for me

Stuart Carling Stuart Carling 8:51 pm 02 Oct 19

666 ABC has the best morning radio in Canberra.

No ads no annoying personal stories just interesting radio

    Steve Aust Steve Aust 11:45 pm 02 Oct 19

    Stuart Carling - in the past, yes. Current lot? Pass. Wussy boy & giggling gerties don’t cut it. I use abc app to listen to John Faine (Melb). Wussy boy has probably never heard of John Faine, and it shows.

    Maree Payne Maree Payne 5:35 am 03 Oct 19

    Sorry but mornings on the ABC are getting worse so much waffle and the new good morning segments with producers is terrible i I have moved recently to try other stations

    Joy Keating Joy Keating 6:46 am 03 Oct 19

    ABC is Terribly biased!

    Margaret Freemantle Margaret Freemantle 3:03 pm 03 Oct 19

    Joy Keating how so?

    Margaret Freemantle Margaret Freemantle 1:43 pm 06 Oct 19

    Ian McLeod 😅😂🤣

Chris Hobbs Chris Hobbs 9:27 pm 02 Oct 19

Ned and Josh drive me nuts with lack of interesting content so no wonder these pair won.

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