Ratings: Dick's revenge?

4BC's breakfast show has surged 3.8 percentage points to take second place in the eight and final 2008 radio ratings survey - a fitting finale for veteran early morning man Peter Dick (pictured), who will retreat to the afternoon shift to make way for Jamie Dunn next year. In fact, BC made good gains across the board - arguably in part due to the publicity it received in the aftermath of the Dunn appointment. (Maybe long-term listeners remembered to mark it in their survey diaries this time around.) Nova 106.9 still leads overall and in breakfast, where it is followed by BC, 612 ABC Triple M, B105, 97.3FM (just a non-significant whisker behind) and then daylight before 4BH and 4KQ. B105's overall result was helped by Hamish and Andy's massive 22.7 share in the drive session (which help-ed lift the station's average). Overall, the leader board goes: Nova, B105, Triple M, 97.3FM (again only 0.1 point behind), 4BC, 612ABC, 4BH and 4KQ (which had a shocker). In Sydney, 2GB, 702ABC, 2Day and Nova are at the top; Mix 106.5 made a small gains, but Triple M's now-disbanded Shebang breakfast team tanked even further in its dying days. In Melbourne, 3AW, 774ABC and Fox FM are fighting it out. Stay tuned for an analysis of the year in radio, and some bold/foolish predictions for 2009.
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