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Who is the Greatest Programmer in Australia in 2012?

Brad March & Scott Muller outline who and why.

Think inside the box. Brilliant basics and exceptional execution.

For practical, actionable points you can apply today to increase audience, monitor this station and its shows, and adapt everything you can to your own.

Being a media professional means being a career-long professional student of standout programming content, exceptional execution, and strategy. There are some excellent radio stations, programmers, and talent across Australia and internationally.

This article is not about them.

When you’re in radio it’s hard not to be radio-obsessed. Yet there’s much to be learned from beyond radio - cinema, television, online, and digital - all provide great examples, innovations, and minds to learn from.

And when we look for lessons from other media in Australia, right now this one is the monster.

Here are 10 reasons why they’re the best in Australia.

1) It’s about The Audience. It’s never about them.

2) It’s about Attention to Detail.

3) It’s about Reset! Reset! Reset!

4) It’s about Recycling.

5) It’s about Truly Outstanding Creative.

6) It’s about Brilliant Talent.

7) It’s about Promoting the Hell Out of It.

8) It’s about Clear Character Definition – In An Instant!

9) It’s about Success Breeding Success.

10) It’s about The Long Term.

Monitor this station carefully, take action points, and – most importantly – actually do them. Your station will be noticeably better. Immediately. Your ratings will go up. No question.

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  Brad March Scott Muller
 

 

 

Published on Published on Monday, 26 March 2012 06:00



Mark Sales(5:03am 26 Mar 2012)
And yet my household watches nothing - nadda, nil, zippo - on Channel 7.

Go figure...
Scott Muller(6:24am 26 Mar 2012)
Like it says, Mark - being #1 doesn't mean that over 90% of the population isn't watching or listening (see first point - it's all about the audience)
Anonymous(8:59am 26 Mar 2012)
Exactly. No one in my friendship group outside of work listens to 2Day, but it's still the solid number one FM leader. 'One person surveys' are dangerous.
Scott Muller(5:07am 27 Mar 2012)
Thanks for all the emails and linkedin messages, particularly from within the Seven Network. Without giving away identities, these lines summarise that combined feedback...

"Loved it - spot on. You picked up many key things that make Seven different. It's all about planning. And attention to detail. And creating stronger ideas than competitors. And Planning, planning, planning!"

Seems Seven does a lot planning.
Scott Muller(11:44am 28 Mar 2012)
Since we posted this, Seven's MKR Grand Final took 2.8 million viewers, all of the night's top 6 shows were on Seven, and they won the top 4 spots in all major demos. No small feat. Hats off to 'em (again).
Sean Craig Murphy(23:03pm 29 Mar 2012)
Seriously brilliant article.
Scott Muller(7:32am 30 Mar 2012)
Thanks, Sean - appreciate the feedback.
keith fowler(15:16pm 30 Mar 2012)
Scott and Sean..the beginnings of a bromance or promance :-)
CAMPO(12:49pm 20 May 2012)
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Canberra Ratings

1 104.7 17.3 (17.5) SCA
2 Mix 106.3 16.8 (15.9) SCA
3 ABC666 16.4 (15.6) ABC
4 triple j 10.0 (10.3) ABC
5 Classic FM 8.2 (10.2) ABC
6 Radio National 7.6 (6.9) ABC
7 2CC 7.0 (6.6) Capital
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 2/2014
  • GFK

Gold Coast Ratings

1 Gold FM 17.1* (15.1)** SCA
2 Hot Tomato 12.3* (13.4)** HT
3 Sea FM 10.9* (14.5)** SCA
4 triple j 8.0* (9.1)** ABC
5 ABC 91.7 FM 5.6* (5.3)** ABC
6 ABC612 4.7* (3.9)** ABC
7 4RN 3.0* (2.8)** ABC
  • 10+ Overall Share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2014
  • * GfK / ** Nielsen

 

Brisbane Ratings

1 97.3FM 15.3 (13.9) ARN
2 Nova 106.9 11.6 (12.8) NovaEnt
3 B105 10.1 (10.6) SCA
4 Triple M 9.3 (8.6) SCA
5 ABC612 9.2 (9.2) ABC
6 4KQ 7.3 (6.8) ARN
7 triple j 7.2 (8.0) ABC
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2014
  • GfK

Perth Ratings

1 Mix 94.5 15.1 (14.5) SCA
2 Nova 93.7 11.8 (11.4) NovaEnt
3 96FM 11.1 (10.6) Fairfax
4 ABC720 10.6 (11.0) ABC
5 triple j 9.7 (11.7) ABC
6 92.9 9.3 (8.5) SCA
7 6PR 9.0 (7.9) Fairfax
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2014
  • GfK

Auckland Ratings

1 Newstalk ZB 13.4 (13.0) TRN
2 Coast  9.6 (8.1) TRN
3 The Edge 7.8 (6.0) Mediaworks
4 The Breeze 7.0 (6.5) Mediaworks
5 Classic Hits 6.7 (5.9) TRN
6 ZM 5.9 (5.6) TRN
7 Mai FM 5.2 (4.3) TRN
  • 10+ share, Survey 1/2014

Christchurch Ratings

1 Newstalk ZB 17.0 (16.1) TRN
2 More FM 10.7 (11.8) Mediaworks
3 The Breeze 10.2 (8.8) Mediaworks
4 The Rock 9.0 (10.3) Mediaworks
5 The Edge 6.9 (6.5) Mediaworks
6 The Sound 6.0 (6.4) Mediaworks
7 Classic Hits 5.7 (5.7) TRN
  • 10+ share, Survey 1/2014

Wellington Ratings

1 NewstalkZB 15.3 (10.5) TRN
2 The Breeze 13.7 (14.6) Mediaworks
3 ZM 11.3 (12.4) TRN
4 The Sound 7.5 (7.1) Mediaworks
5 The Rock 7.4 (8.3) Mediaworks
6 The Edge 6.6 (8.3) Mediaworks
7 Coast 5.7 (4.6) TRN
  • 10+ share, Survey 1/2014

Newcastle Ratings

1 KOFM 16.1* (18.7)** SCA
2 ABC1233 12.0* (10.2)** ABC
3 triple j 11.2* (10.7)** ABC
4 NXFM 10.3* (16.7)** SCA
5 2HD 8.8* (9.9)** BOG
6 New FM 8.4* (9.9)** BOG
7 Classic FM 5.1* (3.0)** ABC
  • 10+ Overall Share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2014
  • * GfK / ** Nielsen

 

Adelaide Ratings

1 Mix 102.3 16.3 (16.7) ARN
=2 Nova 91.9 10.8 (11.7) NovaEnt
=2 ABC891 10.8 (10.7) ABC
3 FIVEaa 10.6 (11.3) NovaEnt
4 Triple M 9.1 (9.4) SCA
5 Cruise 1323 8.5 (7.9) ARN
6 triple j 7.6 (6.8) SCA
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2014
  • GfK

Wollongong Ratings

1 I98 23.8 (28.5) WIN
2 Wave FM 16.0 (17.3) GRANT
         
  • 10+ Overall Share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2014
  • IRIS Research

Central Coast Ratings

1 Sea FM 17.7 (12.4) SCA
2 2GO FM 13.2 (17.5) SCA
3 Star 104.5 11.4 (14.3) NovaEnt
4 ABC 92.5 10.7 (9.9) ABC
5 2GB 9.8 (8.9) MRN
6 Triple J 5.8 (5.2) ABC
7 WSFM 2.8 (0.7) ARN
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2012
  • Nielsen Media Research

Albury Ratings

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2 The River 20.7* (27.0)** SCA
3 2AY 16.6* (11.9)** ACE
4 ABC Local Radio 14.0* (11.2)** ABC
5 Triple J 9.9* (4.2)** ABC
6 Radio National 2.2* (1.6)** ABC
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2014
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Melbourne Ratings

1 ABC 774 13.1 (12.3) ABC
2 3AW 12.8 (12.5) Fairfax
=3 Gold 7.6 (8.8) ARN
=3 Triple M 7.6 (6.9) SCA
4 Fox FM 7.2 (6.9) SCA
5 Mix 101.1 7.1 (7.1) ARN
=6 Nova 100 6.7 (6.9) NovaEnt
=6 smoothfm 91.5 6.7 (6.9) NovaEnt
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2014 (GfK)

CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.21
0.00%
Fairfax Media Group
FXJ
0.895
-0.56%
Macquarie Radio Network
MRN
1.12
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.310
0.00%
APN News & Media
APN
0.755
-0.66%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.42
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.285
-1.72%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.91
-0.78%
Seven Group Holdings
SVW
7.63
-0.52%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
2.12
0.95%
Prime Media Group
PRT
1.02
0.49%