WSFM's popular morning duo Jonesy & Amanda have shocked perennial winners Kyle & Jackie O at KIIS FM to top the FM breakfast slot in the latest Sydney radio ratings.
The WSFM duo jumped 0.7 per cent to a 10.3 per cent audience share, leapfrogging their KIIS competitors who fell 1.7 per cent to a 9.3 per cent share.
It's a spectacular result for veteran Brendan Jones and this year's Gold Logie-nominated Amanda Keller over their traditionally dominant ARN stablemates.
The last time Kyle & Jackie O were runners-up in the FM breakfast stakes was in late 2015, when they were also pipped by Jonesy & Amanda.
Toast of Sydney: WSFM’s Amanda Keller and Brendan ‘Jonesy’ Jones.
2GB's Alan Jones and Ray Hadley have also seen their hefty audience shares improve again, despite the scrutiny that's greeted their role in last week's Liberal Party spill.
Jones jumped 0.3 per cent to a dominant 16.9 per cent audience share in the breakfast slot, while Hadley surged a full point to a 19 per cent audience share in the later morning slot, improving on last survey’s huge result.
The ratings survey took in a period from late May till August 18, missing the criticism Jones is facing for both his influence on last week’s spill and for using a racist slur on his program.
The ratings' other big winner was Nova 96.9's Kate, Tim and Marty, who – with the survey's biggest jump of 2.5 per cent – earned a 12.2 per cent share of the afternoon drive slot, swiping the top spot from 2GB's Ben Fordham.
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