Preference for news is substantially higher in the morning – and radio is the preferred medium, Roy Morgan research shows.
62% of weekday breakfast media consumers want local, national and/or international news in the content mix, compared to 51% of dinnertime consumers, 27% and 25% of midmorning and lunchtime consumers respectively, and less than 20% of afternoon or after-dinner consumers.
Radio ranks first as most preferred media in the 5.30am to 9am timeslot: 38% of morning media consumers listen to the radio, over television (33%), newspapers (22%) and the internet (15%).
66% of these weekday breakfast radio listeners want to hear national, local or international news.
31% include music in their preferred content mix, followed by humour (17%), talk shows (13%) and sport (13%).
The overall preference for news is shared by AM and FM breakfast radio audiences, with AM listeners’ preference slightly stronger for Local (50% to 45%) and International (34% to 25%) news, and significantly stronger for National (58% to 42%).
FM listeners have a higher preference for music and humour; AM listeners have a higher preference for talk shows, sports, political analysis and business news.
George Pesutto, General Manager of Media & Communications, Roy Morgan Research, says:
“With news the most sought-after morning content across all media, the ability to report relevant and timely news cements radio‘s dominance as the preferred morning medium for Australians.
“Radio provides a platform for advertisers to capture an engaged audience because radio delivers what Australians want in the morning.”
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