DAB+ radio ratings: ABC leads in major markets, Coles, Smooth, Buddha strong

GfK DAB+ Radio Ratings, survey 5 2017

Double J's Myf Warhurst

Commercial Radio Australia has released the DAB+ radio ratings for survey 5, 2017. All numbers quoted are for cumulative audience 10+.

Sydney: Edge Digital is #1 in the market with a bigger cume audience of 72,000. Coles Radio has lost top spot and is now ranked at #2 with 69,000. The ABC’s Double J station ranks #3 with 62,000.

The biggest improvement this survey was at Oldskool Hits Radio which was up 14,000 to 42,000.

Melbourne: The ABC has a good grip on the Melbourne market with ABC Jazz on 57,000 and Double J with 56,000 ranked #1 and #2. Not far behind is the most listened-to commercial station, Coles Radio with 53,000. Of the 21 brands competing for listeners, the only other one to crack 40,000 was Buddha Hits Radio with 41,000.

Brisbane: Coles Radio continues to rank #1 in the market with 39,000, closely followed by ABC Grandstand on 37,000. The next best brands are Double J on 25,000 and then Smooth on 20,000.

Adelaide: Three brands share top spot in Adelaide with each of them boasting a cume audience of 20,000 – Coles Radio, Smooth and The 90s iHeartRadio (#1 in survey 4).

Perth: There are joint leaders here too with both Buddha Hits Radio and Smooth on 32,000. The ABC’s hottest brand is ABC Grandstand on 27,000.

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