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Media Measurement|Published Media Audience Measurement|New Zealand|English

Manawatu Commercial Radio Audience Measurement

Manawatu, 11.11.2016

Survey 1 – 2016

Auckland, November 10, 2016 – Results of the Manawatu 2016 Commercial Radio Audience Measurement Survey 1 conducted by GfK were released today at 1pm.

Department of Statistics estimated population data at 30 June 2015 indicates approximately 107,000 people aged 10+ years usually live in the Manawatu survey area used for the Commercial Radio Audience Measurement Survey. Of these, 84.8% listen to a commercial radio station each week.

The survey, conducted over 36 weeks and sampling 863 people aged 10+ years shows More FM has most commercial station listeners, with 24,300 different people tuning in each week. The Edge has second highest with 19,300 different listeners, followed by Breeze with 16,200. The Sound has fourth highest commercial cumulative audience of 15,800, and Mai FM is fifth highest with 11,900.

The highest commercial station market share was also achieved by More FM with a 13.2% share of all commercial radio listening. Second highest commercial share is The Sound with 12.6%, followed by Breeze with 12.5%. Fourth highest commercial share is The Rock with 8.0%, and The Edge has fifth highest with 7.4%.

Breakfast results (Mon-Fri 6am-9am) show Breeze with the highest share; 14.9% of commercial radio breakfast listening, followed by More FM with 13.0%. Radio Live is third with 11.4% share of commercial radio breakfast listening, followed by The Sound on 11.1%, and Newstalk ZB is fifth with 9.8%.

The table below shows the weekly cumulative reach and station share results for the latest survey.

Further details of the survey and results for all subscribing commercial radio stations in the Manawatu market can be found at http://www.gfk.com/en-nz/insights/report/radio-audience-measurement/

For more information, please contact:

Libby May,

Account Director, Radio, GfK

Mob: 027 5677 333, libby.may@gfk.com


Jana Rangooni,

Chief Executive,

Radio Broadcasters Association

Mob: 021 2 446617, jana@rba.co.nz

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