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Radio ratings: Kyle and Jackie O top the FM charts, Ben Fordham dominates AM

Ben Fordham cements 2GB’s position as Sydney’s number one radio station as Kyle and Jackie O top the FM charts in the latest survey


Ben Fordham has officially established himself as Sydney’s number one radio host.

Fordham and 2GB came close to recording an all-time best result for the Sydney breakfast radio market in the latest survey, which also saw KIIS 106.5’s The Kyle and Jackie O Show still leading the FM airwaves.

2GB registered a 19.8 per cent audience share – a one-point jump from the previous survey and a result Fordham was more than thrilled by.

Top of the leaderboard: Ben Fordham has cemented 2GB’s position as Sydney’s number one radio station, while Kyle and Jackie O topped the FM charts in the latest radio survey 

‘We love doing what we do and we love knowing that people are listening. It’s a top result for 2GB and all of our presenters and producers,’ he told The Daily Telegraph.

‘We spend a lot of time advocating on behalf of our listeners and we appreciate their loyalty,’ he added.

It comes as more listeners tune into AM over FM due to rolling news coverage and analysis of the Covid-19 pandemic, lockdowns, restrictions and travel bans.

'It’s a top result': 2GB registered a 19.8 per cent listener share - a one point jump from the previous survey and a result Fordham was more than thrilled by

‘It’s a top result’: 2GB registered a 19.8 per cent listener share – a one point jump from the previous survey and a result Fordham was more than thrilled by

2GB’s 19.8 per cent share has been the best result for the talkback station in more than a decade.

It is just behind the previous 20.3 per cent record held by Alan Jones in 2010.

AM rival ABC Sydney came in a distant second place with a 15.9 per cent share. 

ABC Sydney recently announced the departure of long-serving hosts Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck. 

Second place: AM rival ABC Sydney came in a distant second place with a 15.9 per cent share. ABC Sydney recently announced the departure of hosts Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck

Second place: AM rival ABC Sydney came in a distant second place with a 15.9 per cent share. ABC Sydney recently announced the departure of hosts Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck

KIIS 106.5’s Kyle and Jackie O continued its lead in the FM market.

The duo saw a slight dip in their latest ratings, down 0.1 per cent to 10.7.

Kyle and Jackie O famously beat Fordham in the ratings in July, achieving both a historic win over 2GB and their best result in 21 years.

The eighth and final radio ratings survey of 2021 will be published on December 14. 

Previously: Kyle and Jackie O famously beat Fordham in the ratings in July, achieving both a historic win over 2GB and their best result in 21 years

Previously: Kyle and Jackie O famously beat Fordham in the ratings in July, achieving both a historic win over 2GB and their best result in 21 years

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