ABC Radio reaching 7.5 million Australians every week and is Australia’s number 1 digital live streaming network

The ABC reaches 4.75 million Australians every week across our 5 capital cities radio network and 2.7 million more across our entire live radio network for a total audience of 7.5 million nationally**.

GfK survey 3 saw the ABC celebrate 12 months as Australia’s undefeated number 1 digital live streaming network across the 5 capital cities with a 26.3% share this survey and reaching 1.39 million Australians.

Across our network, ABC Radio Sydney added 1.6pts to their share and is up +24k in reach in survey 3. These increases were driven by our core target demographic of people 40+ across all key programs.

Sydney Drive was the clear winner recording a significant 2.4pts share increase. Afternoons is up 2.0pts and Mornings grew share by 1.7pts with Evenings adding 1.4pts and Breakfast growing by 0.4pts.

Sydney Weekend programs also grew by 1.8 share pts this survey.

After a strong survey 2, ABC Radio Adelaide continued to climb in survey 3. ABC Radio Adelaide is the number one streaming station for Adelaide including for audiences 65+.

Adelaide Breakfast with Sonya and Jules added +0.4pts this survey for an 11.1% audience share and is the number 3 breakfast show in the market.

ABC Head of Audio Ben Latimer said: “Today’s results demonstrate the power of ABC Radio, with 7.5 million listeners a week. The ABC is committed to building strong, lasting relationships with our audiences across our platforms.”

“It’s encouraging to see some of our stations achieve their highest survey results this year to date and I look forward to building on this momentum.”

*all audience figures based on GfK 5 Cap Cities, 24hrs. Sun to Sat unless otherwise stated.

** GfK 5 Cap Cities (S3 2024), GfK major regional markets (S1 for Can, GC/Twd and New) and Xtra Insights (latest data for each reportable market 2021-2024).


Ahead of the AFL’s most anticipated match-up, LiSTNR today announced that the Ben and Harry Podcast will be renamed for one exclusive episode: the Ben VS Harry Podcast. This episode, releasing on Tuesday, 4 June, will provide footy fans with an exclusive insight into the brothers’ mindset before they clash in their big game, Carlton v Essendon.

Essendon’s Ben McKay and Carlton’s Harry McKay have built impressive football careers over their nine years in the AFL. Between them, they have amassed more than 200 games, 1,100 marks, thousands of sledges, and one Coleman Medal; a fact Harry never lets Ben forget! For the first time the twin titans and podcasters, Ben and Harry, will face each other in an AFL match.

Whilst the two go head-to-head every week behind the microphone, it’s time for the brothers to finally put their skills to the test on the field. The lead-up to their first footy clash will surely make for an intriguing listen as the twins preview the game.

Essendon defender Ben McKay said: “It’s a big couple of weeks for the Ben and Harry Podcast. We’ve been in the AFL system for more than eight years, so I’m looking forward to crossing paths for the first time on a footy field at the ‘G. This week and next week’s episodes are going to be massive.”

Carlton forward Harry McKay said: “Our battles have taken place in the podcast studio over the past 18 months, where we’ve gone head-to-head each week. So, I’m looking forward to finally taking it out onto the field and letting the footy do the talking!”

LiSTNR’s Michael James said: “The footy gods have finally aligned for the match-up of the century. This episode has been over a year in the making, and I can’t wait for people to hear it before the fellas take the battle from the studio to the MCG.”

For years, rumours have persisted that Ben and Harry are the same person. While LiSTNR can neither confirm nor deny this, there’s only one way to find out. Full coverage of Essendon v Carlton at the MCG will be available on the Triple M Network and LiSTNR from 7:20 pm on Sunday, 10 June.

The highly anticipated episode of the Ben VS Harry Podcast will be available on LiSTNR from Tuesday, 4 June.

About LiSTNR:

LiSTNR is a curated and personalised, free app offering radio, podcasts, music, and news, creating a new audio destination for all Australians. Featuring a fun and intuitive onboarding process, LiSTNR delivers an audio destination that is built for individual listeners’ routines and preferences. Highly personalised, it provides listeners a new world of audio entertainment, with their own daily feed of audio and easy discovery of new content through curated recommendations. Available across a large array of devices including both iOS and Android, CarPlay and Android Auto, Google Assistant and Alexa and Android TV, LiSTNR enables a fantastic listening experience, anytime and anywhere. Open your Ears to a new world of audio – download the free app today.


Australian commercial radio audiences continue to reach new heights, according to GfK Survey 3 2024, with 12.41 million listeners.

Commercial Radio & Audio (CRA) welcomed the latest results, revealing year-on-year (YOY) growth in morning show listenership, now reaching a record number of 7.19 million. With nearly 58% of commercial radio’s total audience choosing to tune in to kickstart their day. Increases can be observed across breakfast, morning, and afternoon programs.

In-car listening saw considerable growth, with more than 10 million listeners. This additional 258,000 listeners mark a nearly 3% increase compared to the same period last year.

“The rise in morning listenership, partnered with increased engagement during commutes, shows how seamlessly radio integrates into our lives,” said Jo Dick, CRA chief commercial officer.

“Radio’s not just a source of information and entertainment, it’s a central part of our routines.”

At-work commercial radio audiences are dialing in for an extra 42 minutes per week, lifting the YOY figure by 6.2%. Likewise, at-home time spent listening (TSL) has seen a 6.1% rise.

Climbing audience numbers can be seen across majority of demographics. On a separate note, TSL for those aged 18 to 24 and 55 to 64, increased by 3.6% and 2.5% respectively.

“It’s great to see our audience consistently growing. With 18 to 24-year-olds listening for almost 11 hours weekly, radio’s appeal clearly spans generations,” Ms Dick adds.

Morning listening time sits at an average of 2 hours 43 minutes for commercial DAB+ only stations. Moreover, the number of commercial radio listeners via streaming grew to 3.28 million. With morning streaming alone rising by 13% since last survey, to reach an audience of nearly 1.38 million. Additionally, 122,000 new listeners were welcomed to at-home streaming. This 5.4% growth bringing the audience total to 2.37 million.

“Survey 3 highlights the strength of commercial radio as it continues to evolve in tandem with shifting listener habits and their growing preference for flexibility,” Ms Dick said.

Source: GfK 360 Radio Ratings, SMBAP S3 2024, compared to S3 2023, All people 10+, Mon-Sun 12mn-12mn, Cume (000’s), unless otherwise stated. Weekly Time Spent Listening (hh:mm). All numbers refer to commercial radio results unless otherwise stated.

GfK Radio Audience Measurement: Resources

The GfK Radio Ratings is the official radio audience measurement service for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth and the regional markets of Newcastle, Canberra and Gold Coast; providing subscribers with an understanding of who listens, as well as when and where they listen.

GfK Radio Ratings provide an estimate of radio listening drawn from a sample of more than 60,000 people aged 10+, each year, across the five metropolitan markets and three major regional markets.

There are many ways to contact GfK for more information, please see below for different contact details depending on your enquiry:

  • If you are a radio ratings data subscriber or have any questions regarding the radio ratings, please email
  • If you have a radio diary (paper or online) and need assistance, please contact 1800 725 490.
  • If you currently have a GfK MediaWatch, have been on our panel or have been contacted about being on our MediaWatch panel, please contact 1800 098 906. More information can also be found at:

To find out more information on the GfK Radio Ratings, please use the links below:

Prize Draw: Current Winners and T&Cs

2024 Metropolitan Prize Draws Terms and Conditions

2024 Regional Prize Draws Terms and Conditions

Radio Audience Measurement: Survey Summary Reports Survey Summary Reports (including DAB+)


Gold medals for Nine Radio in Sydney and Melbourne


Nine’s talk stations have dominated GfK Radio 360 Survey 3 as listeners turn to talk for the big moments and breaking news in their city. Sydney’s 2GB and Melbourne’s 3AW – the official broadcasters of the Paris Olympic Games – picked up gold medals, with their respective Breakfast and Morning Shows on top of the dais. 

2GB’s Ben Fordham Live is Number 1 in Sydney with a share of 16.6 (up 1.7) and The Ray Hadley Morning Show is Number 1 for the 157th consecutive time – posting 15.3 (up 1.8).

3AW’s Breakfast with Ross and Russ reigns supreme as the Number 1 show in Melbourne with 20.3 (up 1.7) and Mornings with Tom Elliott also Number 1, with 17.5 (up 0.8). The station also saw increases in all major shifts, including Afternoons and Drive.

Nine Radio’s Head of Content, Greg Byrnes, said: “These are stunning results for 2GB and 3AW. It’s clear talk radio is setting the agenda, and Sydney and Melbourne rely on our Breakfast and Morning programs to start their day.”

“Nine Radio has recorded a 10% increase in 25-54s in Survey 3, and with the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games now just 52 days away, we’re set for even further growth across the key demographics as Australians tune in for all the iconic sporting moments, live action and colour.”

(4 markets – up 1.4)
1.907 million
listeners each week (up 4.6%)


Nine Radio is the number one destination for live audio listeners across the country, up almost 17% nationally overall, with a commercial streaming share of 28.7 (up 0.5).

2GB and 3AW are Number 1 in overall commercial streaming, with a 30.9 (up 0.4) and 27.4 commercial share respectively, as well as across all main standard sessions.

Breakfast and Mornings saw significant listener numbers, with Ross and Russ recording an incredible 46.0 commercial streaming share in 3AW Breakfast, and Ben Fordham out in front with a commercial streaming share of 40.6 (up 3.7).

Mornings at 2GB and 3AW also recorded a Number 1 commercial streaming share with 34.7 (up 0.5) for Ray Hadley and 29.4 (up 1.2) for Tom Elliott, respectively.

Greg Byrnes, said: “Our streaming result today is extraordinary. Radio360 was introduced 12 months ago and we’ve dominated since day one. However, today we’ve managed to increase our audience by a further 17%. We know listening via a connected device is the best way to connect to our live and local content and an ever increasing number of Australians are learning that for themselves.”

(up 0.5)
(up 16.7%)


Nine’s catch up podcasts are dominating with on-demand audiences. Sydney’s 2GB catch up podcasts saw a 36% YoY increase, with both Ben Fordham Live and the Ray Hadley Morning Show posting significant listener growth of 44% YoY.

With footy season well underway, State of Origin just around the corner, and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games only 52 days away, listeners are flocking to Nine Radio’s Wide World of Sports coverage to stay up to date with the latest sporting news and commentary. 3AW’s Wide World of Sports catch up podcast saw impressive 65% YoY growth in April, and 2GB’s Wide World of Sports delivered 11% YoY listener growth.

Nine’s Head of Podcasts and Digital Content, Mia Stern said: “The remarkable growth in our catch up radio podcasts is driven by our dedication to delivering high-quality content that resonates with our broad audience. Our commitment to providing accessible, on-demand news and sports content remains unwavering, and we are excited to build on this momentum in 2024.”

1.894 million
(up 5% MoM)
(up 11% MoM)

Source: GfK Radio360 Ratings, Survey 3 2024, Mon-Sun 5.30am-12MN, Market Share % Total, Market Share Streaming %, Commercial Streaming Share %, Cume (000s) Total and Streaming, 3AW Breakfast Mon-Fri 5.30am-8.30am, 3AW Mornings 8.30am-12pm, AP10+, Nine Radio – 2GB, 3AW, 4BC, 6PR, unless otherwise specified.
Source: Triton Podcast Metrics, January-April 2024, Downloads, Listeners, Nine Entertainment, unless otherwise specified.

2GB is Sydney’s No.1 station dominating Breakfast and Mornings

The station is also quickly becoming the go-to destination for younger listeners, with a 18.8% increase in 25-54 demographic since Survey 2.

Ben Fordham Live is Sydney’s Number 1 in Breakfast, with 16.6 (up 1.7), while in commercial streaming 2GB Breakfast posted an incredible 40.6 (up 3.7) share, reinforcing the power of live and local content across all devices.

Ray Hadley is celebrating a commanding 157th consecutive survey win as Number 1 in Mornings, with a total radio share of 15.3 (up 1.8), and 34.7 in commercial streaming (up 0.5).

2GB Content Manager, Luke Davis, said: “These are incredible results for 2GB and solidify our position on top of the Sydney radio dais! This survey period covers the best part of three months of high-impact news, sport and entertainment, and Sydneysiders have overwhelmingly chosen to share the highs and lows with 2GB and their favourite broadcasters. Ben Fordham is the clear Number 1 in Breakfast, Ray Hadley has extended his incredible dominance in Mornings, and the Continuous Call Team is our city’s premier Rugby League and entertainment coverage.

“This survey we’ve seen a 36.1% increase in our streaming figures, which shows that more and more people are choosing to listen via our new and improved 2GB app. We’re here for our city – 24/7 – and we are enormously grateful that Sydney has yet again declared 2GB its Number 1 radio station.”

Further highlights of Gfk Radio 360 Survey 3 in Sydney:

  • Afternoons with Michael McLaren recorded his best share since taking the helm of Afternoons with 10.1 (up 1.1) (Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm)
  • Drive with Chris O’Keefe recorded an increased share of 7.6 (up 0.3) (Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm)
  • Money News with Deborah Knight recorded a 11.2 share (up 3.9) – the best result since Deb took over as host (Mon-Thu 7pm-8pm)
  • Nights with John Stanley remains the clear Number 1 with a share of 23.0 (more than double his nearest competitor) (Mon-Fri 8pm-12am)
  • Weekends with Luke Grant is Number 1 with a share of 14.4 (up 1.4) (Sat-Sun 9am-1pm)
  • The Continuous Call Team is the dominant Rugby League coverage in Sydney with a 11.0 share (3.9 points clear of its nearest rival)

Source: GfK Radio360 Ratings, 2GB Sydney Survey 3 2024, Mon-Fri 5.30am-9am, Mon-Fri 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm, Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm, Mon-Thur 7pm-8pm, Mon-Thur 8pm-12MN, Sat-Sun 9am-1pm, Fri 7pm-11pm, Sat 1pm-10pm, Sun 1pm-6pm, Market Share % Total Radio, Streaming share % AP10+.

3AW builds audience share and remains Melbourne’s No.1

The station’s captivating blend of live and locally-focused talk radio engages more than three quarters of a million Melburnians every week.

3AW also continues to lead in live audio streaming, with over a quarter of the commercial streaming audience.

With the key demographic of People 25-54, 3AW has grown its cumulative audience by 11.9%.

Ross and Russ maintain their status as Melbourne’s top breakfast show, achieving an impressive 20.3 share – 9.9 points higher than their closest competitor. The dynamic pair also captured a substantial 46% of the commercial streaming audience, highlighting their significant popularity and impact in the digital space.

In his third survey in the Mornings slot, Tom Elliott dominated as Melbourne’s No. 1 with a 17.5 share – up 0.8 on Survey 2 and almost triple the share of his nearest Mornings talk rival. Elliott also posted a winning commercial streaming share of 29.4 (up 1.2).

Tony Moclair is the No.1 Afternoon program with a share of 13.1 – up 1.5 points on Survey 2 and a market-leading commercial streaming share of 23.5.

Jacqui Felgate grew her cumulative audience to more than 300,000 listeners every week. Felgate is Melbourne’s No. 1 Drive talk program with an 8.3 share – up 0.9 on Survey 2.

Denis Walter remains the leading Evening program in Melbourne, boasting a 21.8 share – more than twice that of his closest competitor.

Stephen Beers, 3AW Station Manager, said: “Survey 3 maintains a dominant 2024 for 3AW. Our winning performance is led by Ross Stevenson and Russel Howcroft in Breakfast on 20.3% – almost double their nearest competitor. Tom Elliott in Mornings continued to hold a commanding lead of 17.5%. We’re delighted for Tony Moclair, who is outright No. 1 in Afternoons with a 13.1% share, and Jacqui Felgate in Drive went up to 8.3%, almost double our talk competitor.

“In the key demographic of People 25-54, 3AW is up 11.9% in cumulative audience. All in all, it’s a great result across the radio station. I’d like to extend an enormous thanks to our loyal listeners and the whole team at 3AW for making us Melbourne’s favourite again.”

Source: GfK Radio360 Ratings, 3AW Melbourne Survey 3 2024, Mon-Sun 5.30am-12MN, Mon-Fri 5.30am-8.30am, Mon-Fri 8.30am-12pm, Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm, Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm, Mon-Thurs 8pm-12MN, Weekends 5.30am-12MN, Cume (000s), Market Share % Total Radio, Streaming share %, Commercial Share AP10+ , unless otherwise specified. 

Perth’s 6PR No.1 in talk with audience growth across all shifts

Steve Mills and Karl Langdon achieved a share of 11.3 in Breakfast (up 2.9) securing its position at Perth’s No.1 talk show in Breakfast and the overall third most listened to Breakfast show in the local market.

Gary Adshead posted a 7.8 share in Mornings(up 1.8), Afternoons with Julie-anne Sprague increased by 0.8 points adding an additional 30,000 cumulative audience, and Perth Live with Oliver Peterson secured 6.2 – up 1.8 on last survey.

In commercial streaming, 6PR posted a 13.9% share. Breakfast took a commanding 23.1% share, continuing their reign as the No.1 streamed Breakfast show in Perth. Mornings recorded a 13.3.% share of streaming.

6PR Station Manager, Emily White said: “There’s no better way to start your day than with Millsy and Karl who will give you a laugh and keep you up-to-date with everything you need to know. They’re local, lovable, larrikins who know what’s happening around town. Gary Adshead’s coverage of the issues that impact how we live are second to none and his expert coverage of the Teacher’s strike recently was a fine example of this.

“The huge growth in audience in Afternoons with Julie-anne Sprague shows the connection Julie-anne is making with her audience, who tune in to hear her excellent in-depth interviews and one-eyed support of her beloved West Coast Eagles. Oliver Peterson’s Perth Live show continues to be a must listen for everything from  breaking News to food reviews and everything in between.

“When big News breaks around Perth, people turn to 6PR. Not just for the details, it’s the analysis, the conversation and the community that talk radio provides that appeals to those who care about their city.

“Along with the contributions of our 9News and WAtoday colleagues, 6PR is Perth’s best Talk station.”

Further highlights of Gfk Radio 360 Survey 3 in Perth are:

  • Wide World of Sports recorded a share of 6.7 (Mon-Thu 6pm – 7pm)
  • The Nightshift with Tod Johnston recorded a big increase to 10.1 (up 3.3) (Mon-Fri 8pm-12am)
  • Weekends increased by 1.6 points to deliver a 7.0 share across Saturday and Sunday (6.00am – 12md)

Source: GfK Radio360 Ratings, 6PR Perth Survey 3 2024, Mon-Fri 5.00am-9am, Mon-Fri 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm, Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm, Mon-Thur 7pm-8pm, Mon-Thur 8pm-12MN, Sat-Sun 9am-1pm, Fri 7pm-11pm, Sat 1pm-10pm, Sun 1pm-6pm, Market Share % Total Radio, Streaming share % AP10+.