Radio listeners tune out of 6PR as flagship programs hosted by Liam Bartlett & Gareth Parker plunge in ratings

Perth radio station 6PR has plunged into ratings hell after its flagship programs took a dive in new survey results released this morning.

The Nine-owned talkback station haemorrhaged its listenership across almost all programs across the day, slumping overall 1.1 points.

Listeners continue to ditch Gareth Parker’s breakfast program, with the third consecutive ratings loss, sliding 1.2 points to land him on single digits and fifth position with a 9.2 per cent audience share.

Mornings host Liam Bartlett suffered a disastrous drop of 2.5 points from an 11.1 to an 8.6 per cent share and afternoons host Steve Mills also fell 1.9 points.

ABC radio held ground overall on an 8.2 per cent audience share, with Russell Woolf’s breakfast program experiencing a 0.7 point rise to land on a 10.9 share.

Listeners continue to ditch Gareth Parker’s breakfast program.
Camera IconListeners continue to ditch Gareth Parker’s breakfast program. Credit: Facebook/Facebook

Mix 94.5’s new format has triumphed, taking out the No.1 station, forcing Nova 93.7 into second spot.

Their breakfast show with Pete Curulli, Matt Dyktynski and Kymba Cahill rose 0.9 of a point to an impressive 13.6 per cent share, but not enough to edge out Nova 93’s Nathan Morris, Nat Locke and Shaun McManus with a small drop of 0.2 of a percentage point to a 14.3 per cent.

Meanwhile at 96FM, radio ace Gary Roberts is making his presence known as the stations breakfast show with Dean “Clairsy” Clairs and Lisa Shaw, creeping into double digits and third position with a whopping 1.9 point rise to an 11.5 per cent audience share.

It is a huge turnaround from where Fred Botica and Lisa Shaw breakfast show wrapped up 2020 on an 8.2 share.

Triple M continues to try to find its footing, overall dropping 0.8 of a point, and its breakfast show with Basil Zempilas, Xavier Ellis and Jenna Clarke suffering a 1.5 point drop.

Golden oldies station 6iX experienced a stellar result trending up with a 0.5 rise overall, and rises across almost all programs across the day.

The latest radio ratings were delayed by gfk for a week because of the lockdowns in the Eastern States.


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