Hamish & Andy's Comeback Takes A Knock As Duo Slip In Latest Radio Ratings

10 November 2015 | 11:17 am | Staff Writer

The seventh radio surveys.

Their full-time return to radio was hyped as the boost that Australian airwaves needed and though they jumped out of the gates since coming back in July, popular duo Hamish & Andy have taken a dip in three of the five markets in the seventh survey for 2015. 

See the metro ratings figures below. Click on image for larger version.


With what they've copped over the last two years, 2Day FM didn't need this; the network has slipped to its lowest total people share yet, dropping to a 3.5, down 0.5 from the previous survey. The results come on the back of the now-defunct Dan & Maz show who fell to a 2.9 share before the program was called off to make way for the returning Rove McManus as well as Hamish & Andy's drive show which dropped by 1.2 from the last survey to take in a mediocre share of 5.2. 

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Meanwhile controversial shock jock Kyle Sandilands and his KISS FM co-host Jackie O reclaimed the FM crown, beating out WSFM's Jonesy & Amanda for the state's #1 breakfast show. 

Over on triple j, breakfast hosts Matt & Alex enjoyed a nice increase of 1.0 to take in an audience of 6.9.


The results weren't too disappointing in Melbourne for Hamish & Andy, even though the home town team took a slight decrease. The show dropped by 0.2 points to take in an audience of 12.6, though it still dominated the drive slot, ahead of Nova 100's Kate, Tim & Marty  who came in at second with 9.7.

The state's triple j network did not have a good run this time out, as it experienced drops in all categories bar the weekend slot. The breakfast and drive slots fell by 0.6 and 0.5 respectively, while the morning slot dropped by 0.7.

Meanwhile Triple M's The Hot Breakfast continued its dominance and increased by 0.4 points to take an overall share of 9.3.


After Brisbane's triple j network took the biggest blows for decreases in the last survey, the youth broadcaster bounced back with some fight as it saw a minor increase of 0.1 in the breakfast slot to hold a share of 6.7 and a 0.7 increase in the morning slot.

Hamish & Andy enjoyed top honours for the drive shift on Hit 105.3, jumping up by 1.0 point to hold a 14.0 share, ahead of second placed 97.3 who held on to a 13.5 share.

Elsewhere, 97.3 took out first place for FM breakfast with a share of 13.1, well ahead of Nova 106.9's 10.7.


Perth's triple j enjoyed the most success for the network in the latest surveys with increases across the board, excluding the evening slot. The station's breakfast slot jumped up by an impressive 1.8 points to take out an overall share of 11.5, while the drive and weekend slots also enjoyed a 0.7 bump-up. 

In contrast, Hamish & Andy took a considerable dive in the drive slot for Hit 92.9, dropping down 1.8 points to hold a share of 13.6. The results saw the duo slip to third in the slot, behind Nova 93.7 (15.4) and Mix 94.5 (15.0).

Meanwhile the Nova network increased its dominance on FM breakfast radio, enjoying a rise of 0.5 points to hold the #1 spot in the slot with a share of 14.0.


Mix 102.3 maintained top spot on breakfast and drive in Perth, even though it experienced drops in both. While breakfast fell by 0.8 points to hold a 14.5 share, the drive slot slipped by 0.6 claim a share of 15.3.

Hamish & Andy enjoyed a slight increase of 0.4 points to hold a share of 11.7, still behind Kate, Tim & Marty who scored a 12.3 share. 

Meanwhile, triple j again experienced slight drops across the board, bar the weekend slot ( which saw an increase of 0.3 points) with the biggest drop being a devastating 1.7 decline in the drive slot.