Toni Street brings her golden touch to radio ratings

Spy News,
Publish Date
Thursday, 4 May 2017, 11:51AM

Golden girl Toni Street has done it again, bringing a ratings boost to The Hits, along with her co-hosts Sam Wallace and Sarah Gandy.

Street – who has previously been credited with turning around the ratings on both TVNZ’s Breakfast and Seven Sharp – is a firm favourite with Kiwis, regardless of whether she’s on camera or on the radio.

The Sarah, Sam and Toni show grew The Hits’ Auckland audience in the latest radio survey, despite only launching in February. Last month, it expanded to several other North Island markets, replacing former Hits’ hosts Polly and Grant.

Overall, The Hits has gained 13,700 new listeners since the last survey results in November 2016.

It’s also a big day for ZM’s Fletch, Vaughan and Megan, who have officially become the most listened to breakfast show with Kiwi millenials, overtaking Mai FM, The Edge and The Rock to become the number one station for listeners aged 18-34.

ZM, which had the nation gripped with its Secret Sound competition last month, saw big gains across the whole schedule, gaining 41,000 new listeners.

Meanwhile, MediaWorks’ changes to The Edge drive show haven’t paid off, with Jono, Ben and Sharyn losing listeners.

Overall, NZME radio stations gained 151,800 listeners, while the MediaWorks network of stations gained 53,200 listeners.