Austereo remains top of the pops

25/02/2010 - 14:07

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Perth's radio stations have received the first indication as to how they are faring in 2010 with Austereo's Mix 94.5 recording its 82nd consecutive top place finish, a new ratings survey shows.

Austereo remains top of the pops

Perth's radio stations have received the first indication as to how they are faring in 2010 with Austereo's Mix 94.5 recording its 82nd consecutive top place finish, a new ratings survey shows.

Mix 94.5 topped the overall rankings for listeners across each weekday, gaining 1.6 points, reaching 16.5 per cent of Perth's audience aged 10 and over and while stablemate 92.9 came off by the same amount (down 1.6 points, which often equates to forfeiting a position in the overall rankings), it managed to remain in second with a 12.4 per cent share.

The hotly contested breakfast slot, from 5:30 - 9am, was taken out by government broadcaster ABC 720, with Eoin Cameron at the helm, improving by half a point to reach 17.4 per cent of the breakfast audience while Austereo's Botica's Bunch on Mix 94.5 increased 1.8 per cent to hit 16.0.

In third place during breakfast was 92.9 after gaining 0.2 points to sit on 10.9. An achievement in itself considering the recent movement of on-air talent experienced by 92.9's breakfast team, now consisting of Sam Mac, Lisa Fernandes (formerly of Mix 94.5's "The Big Couch" team on afternoons) and Channel 7's Basil Zempilas.

96FM, part of the Fairfax Network, were steady at 9.2 to claim fourth position with their updated "crew" following the addition of Melissa Preston after Alicia Knowles returned to the newsroom.

DMG Radio's Nova 93.7 came off 1.7 per cent forcing Nathan and Nat and Shaun McManus to share in fifth place, drawing level with 6PR's Millsy and Tony Mac (sister station to 96FM and also part of Fairfax) with 8.4 per cent of the market while youth-focussed Triple J's new nationally broadcast breakfast team of Tom and Alex gained more than half a point climbing to 7.7 percent, finishing in seventh place.

Helping set the daily news agenda during the respective morning programs (from 9am-12noon) were ABC 720's Geoff Hutchison (falling 0.7 per cent to claim fifth position after reaching 10.3 per cent of the audience) and 6PR's Simon Beaumont (falling to seventh with an eight per cent share, losing one point).

But it was the FM band that claimed victory during the later morning hours, with Mix 94.5 gaining 1.4 to hit 16.8, 96FM came in second with 11 per cent of the market and Triple J gained almost two points to claim third with 10.9.

Hamish and Andy on Austereo's 92.9 claimed first in the drive slot (4pm -7pm), and number one position across the country, despite falling almost five points to rest at 22.4 per cent.

Mix 94.5 came in second for drive after gaining 1.5 to hit 15.5 per cent of the audience.

Triple J finished third, 96FM took out fourth place during drive and Russell Woolf on ABC 720 was fifth.

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