Friday, 02 October, 2015
MEDIAWORKS RADIO NUMBER ONE IN EVERY MARKET
ACHIEVES HIGHEST BREAKFAST SHARE EVER
PAUL HENRY GROWS THE RADIO LIVE BREAKFAST SLOT 17% NATIONALLY AND THE ROCK RETURNS TO ITS PLACE AS THE NUMBER ONE MUSIC STATION IN THE COUNTRY
MediaWorks Radio is number one in every market and in all key audience demographics** – with two thirds of commercial radio listeners tuning into MediaWorks brands^
In the all-important breakfast demo, MediaWorks’ share is the highest it’s ever been at 50.3%* while NZME have seen a drop at this key time of the day.
The Paul Henry Show has given Radio Live a huge growth of 17%* at breakfast – further cementing its place as NZ’s first truly successful multi-platform offering.
The Rock has returned to its place as the number one music station in country in the key demo 25-44 with 17.1% share* - nearly double that of its nearest competitor.
Mai FM has cemented its place as the number one Hip Hop & R&B station in NZ and has delivered a listening share* of more than double that of its competitor.
For the second year in a row, MediaWorks has won Auckland with more than 567,300 listeners^ and The Edge continues to have more listeners than any other radio station nationally with 437,500^ listeners.
Nationally, More FM has beaten Hits and has made significant gains in Auckland with 38% growth in numbers of listeners year on year.^
The Breeze is celebrating its highest ever national share with 7.7%* – and is the number one music station in Wellington.*
In its first survey, Magic has had an extraordinary debut where in the Hawkes Bay it went straight to being the number one music station.*
Recent investment in frequencies in Wellington, Waikato and Dunedin has paid off with significant audience increases for George FM and Mai^.
Rounding out an extraordinary survey for all brands, The Sound is number one for all people 40-59*
Wendy Palmer, CEO MediaWorks Radio said:
“I could not be happier with these results – not only are our radio brands number one across every market, in all demos but our investment strategy has paid off with Magic particularly having a wonderful first year.
Our brands continue to a deliver the biggest and most loyal audiences – there are simply too many highlights to list but I would like to single out the enormous success of our first multiplatform breakfast initiative The Paul Henry Show with its growing success in TV being mirrored with these fantastic results on Radio Live.
I want to pay tribute to my brilliant team and to thank our clients for their on-going support. Here’s to another great year!”
Mark Weldon, Group CEO, MediaWorks said:
"I am very proud of Wendy Palmer, Leon Wratt, all the Programme Directors and what our fantastic talent across all our brands, all around the country have achieved. To be number one in every market in the country is a testament to the team. Superb!"
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TNS New Zealand Commercial National Survey 2-2015
*Station Share (%), All 10+, Mon-Sun 12mn-12mn, unless otherwise stated
^Cumulative audience (000s), All 10+, Mon-Sun 12mn-12mn unless otherwise stated.
**Key audience demos share – 10+ 25-54, 35-59,18-39, HHS w children 0-14, Workplace listening
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MediaWorks is New Zealand’s largest independent broadcaster, reaching 3.8 million Kiwis through its TV, Radio and Digital platforms. The company owns and operates television channels TV3, FOUR and The Edge TV; radio brands The Edge, The Rock, More FM, The Breeze, The Sound, Mai FM, George FM, Kiwi FM, LiveSPORT and RadioLIVE; a network of websites including 3news.co.nz and 3NOW, and a family of mobile and tablet apps. MediaWorks’ entertainment and news brands and people are household names, with loyal, highly engaged audiences. www.mediaworks.co.nz