Sandilands' ratings remain high

Sandilands' ratings remain high

Posted December 13th, 2011 by debritz

Controversy seems to have paid off in the ratings for Kyle Sandilands, with the 2DayFM breakfast host gaining points in the final radio ratings survey for 2011.

The Kyle and Jackie O show netted 11.2 per cent of breakfast listeners, up 0.6 percentage points from the previous survey, and 2Day was the highest-rating FM station.

However, they remained behind longtime breakfast leader Alan Jones, at 2GB, and 702ABC's Adam Spencer.

The "rolling survey" included the lead-up to and immediate aftermath of Sandilands' outburst against a journalist who published a news story including negative comments about the Kyle and Jackie O Night with the Stars TV show. 2Day also remained dominant in tits target 10-17, 18-24 and 25-39 age demographics.

However, much of the survey was conducted before the scandal emerged.

Despite the withdrawal of many advertisers, and a petition signed by more than 25,000 people, 2Day owners Southern Cross Austereo have confirmed that the Kyle and Jackie O Show will return to the airwaves next year.