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Scotty and Nige out of the closet on the back of ratings win?

By johnboy - 4 April 2012 34

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When we get a media release from Canberra FM radio it’s not to tell us about bad ratings. But they do seem very happy with their recent performance:

Canberra FM Radio stations 104.7 and mix106.3 have again dominated the Canberra radio airwaves according to the Neilsen Survey 1 results released today. 104.7 has added another notch as Canberra’s number 1 station in an unbroken run of 11 Survey wins, whilst mix106.3 has enjoyed a substantial surge in listenership to dominate morning listening across the week.

104.7’s breakfast show, Scotty & Nige are again Canberra’s favourite couple to wake up to, with recent
additions to mix106.3, Rod & Biggzy, turning around the stations fortunes in that time-slot with some very
positive growth.

Canberra FM Radio Content Director, Drew Chapman, highlights that “Rod & Biggzy have worked hard on connecting with the Canberra community and this will continue”, he added. Chapman says “MIX 106.3 has broadcast from over 20 local events since late 2011 including the Queens visit, Australia Day Live and the Royal Canberra Show and there’s more to come.”

2012 kicked off in a big way for both stations with 104.7 again delivering the region’s biggest free event, 104.7 Skyfire in its 24th year to over 130,000 spectators. While, mix106.3 sent a lucky listener away on the trip of a lifetime to Elton John’s OSCAR’s party in LA.

Canberra FM Radio now boasts 185,700 listeners across both 104.7 and mix106.3, or 51.6% of the Canberra radio audience.

Also nice that Scotty and Nige can share their “couple” status, Canberra’s favourite couple no less!

UPDATE 04/04/12 17:08: The ABC’s Station Managed Andrea Ho has chimed in with this statement:

“We take all survey results in our stride, and work with a longer-term view to please our audience.

666 ABC Canberra saw a drop in a number of programs in this survey compared to the last survey, which is a disappointment.

On the upside, we’re delighted that Ross Solly remains at number one in the Breakfast timeslot, as does our weeknight line-up featuring new Evenings host Dominic Knight and Tony Delroy. We’ve also gained ground on the weekends.

666 ABC Canberra’s strength over the longer-term, including in this survey, is with the 40+ listeners.
We’re grateful for the support of Canberra listeners over the years.”

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34 Responses to
Scotty and Nige out of the closet on the back of ratings win?
c_c 3:12 pm 04 Apr 12

Slumlord said :

104’s only saving grace is they play music made in the last 20 years.

Not such a saving grace when you hear Jason Derulo mangle Toto’s Africa.

Thoroughly Smashed 3:10 pm 04 Apr 12

Slumlord said :

104’s only saving grace is they play music made in the last 20 years.

My digital audio player does that too.

Slumlord 3:01 pm 04 Apr 12

Scotty and Nige are absolute torture to listen to. 104’s only saving grace is they play music made in the last 20 years.

Dilandach 2:55 pm 04 Apr 12

ArtVandelay88 said :

Scotty and Nige are terrible, who completes these surveys? The only decent people worth listening to are Hamish and Andy.

Hamish… and that other guy who attempts to keep up in a cringe worthy way.

calligraphy 2:48 pm 04 Apr 12

c_c said :

Anyone notice in the new TV ad for od and Bigzy that she looks (ironically) bigzier than when she first came to Canberra and towards the end of the ad seems to have a balance issue, looking just about drunk?

hahahaa. .. Biggzy DOES look slightly drunk in that ad. And she’s making some kind of weird grimacing expression, like “must attempt to smile while pretending to be sober”. Despite this awful ad, I think she’s a good presenter and has made a positive addition to Canberra morning radio.

In general though, I think I’d rather listen to Fran Kelly or Classic FM than the commercial stations. Too many bad jokes, gimmicks and snickering on 104 and 106.

Little_Green_Bag 2:40 pm 04 Apr 12

This is pathetic. Perhaps Today can use the extra ad revenue to send Scotty to Jenny Craig.

EvanJames 2:37 pm 04 Apr 12

pepmeup said :

Merle,I think the girl is called knuckles, but you wraped up the show perfectly, the thiner angry one goes on rants, while the heavier one and the girl favke laugh.

Is the thinner one the one who does the rants? For some reason I always thought it was the fatter one. I have to confess to rather enjoying their stuff though, creative rudeness always appeals to me.

The thinner one looks like that cartoon character who’s always snickering if someone says anything that could be construed as obscene.

c_c 2:30 pm 04 Apr 12

Anyone notice in the new TV ad for od and Bigzy that she looks (ironically) bigzier than when she first came to Canberra and towards the end of the ad seems to have a balance issue, looking just about drunk?

pepmeup 2:27 pm 04 Apr 12

Merle,I think the girl is called knuckles, but you wraped up the show perfectly, the thiner angry one goes on rants, while the heavier one and the girl favke laugh.

EvanJames 2:27 pm 04 Apr 12

I cannot fathom how anyone can listen to “Rod and Bigsy” without being ill.

pepmeup 2:26 pm 04 Apr 12

I find all fm radio painful to listen to. i would prefer to drive in silence

Merle 2:19 pm 04 Apr 12

104.7’s ‘If you missed Scotty and Nige this morning, you missed THIS’ promos always make me so glad I didn’t have to sit through their drivel. One of them, don’t ask me which, thinks he’s funny and the other two awkward fake laugh in the background. In the ‘other two’ I’m including the woman who has been on their show for years and years and yet still somehow doesn’t rate a mention in the name.

Erg0 2:10 pm 04 Apr 12

How would Elton John’s OSCAR host a party? It’s an inanimate object!

I do begrudgingly admit, however, that I don’t mind Scotty and Nige, despite the horrible music that plays in between their segments. They’re probably the second most subsersive couple on Canberra radio, after John Safran and Father Bob.

ArtVandelay88 2:03 pm 04 Apr 12

Scotty and Nige are terrible, who completes these surveys? The only decent people worth listening to are Hamish and Andy.

DeskMonkey 1:56 pm 04 Apr 12

No let’s see if they can improve the stupid crap that’s on the air when you drive home – I’m talking FiFi and Jules

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