The Rock, The Breeze boast big audience gains in final radio survey results for 2018

The latest radio survey results show The Rock has gained almost one percent share of the national listenership, rising to 7.6 percent nationwide, while The Breeze gained 6300 listeners in the period.

Also according to Thursday's GfK Total New Zealand Commercial Radio Survey results, More FM remains the number one music station in New Zealand for all people aged 10 and older, Mai FM reached 11.1 percent share of the Auckland breakfast market and The Edge's Jono, Ben & Sharyn is the number two Drive show nationwide.

"It's a good end to the year. Any time we see share increase is a positive," Leon Wratt, MediaWorks Group Content Director Radio, tells Newshub.

"The Rock had an outstanding survey, as they tend to at this time of year. As the weather picks up, maybe Kiwis are just in a really good mood and want to listen to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Foo Fighters and whatever else the boys are playing."

Mr Wratt says that MediaWorks' primary competitor, NZME, will also be celebrating some of the survey results.

"They'll be happy about Coast's performance in Auckland. Probably that's been there number one growth," he says.

It was recently revealed that RadioLIVE and the Magic network would be merged. On Thursday, both brands were shown to have improved during the latest radio survey period.

"The AM Show had a good result and RadioLIVE did go up across the country, so congratulations to the team for doing so," says Mr Wratt.

Magic gained 0.5 percent nationwide since the last survey period, growing to 4.8 percent.

MediaWorks, which owns Newshub, also says Rova has gained a further 35,000 downloads since September, recording 385,000 downloads to date. The number of unique monthly users has also increased to 93,000 - an increase of 9000 users per month.

The full GfK Total New Zealand Commercial Radio Survey can be read on its official website.