Sydney radio ratings: Alan Jones on top as Kyle and Jackie O race to catch up

Despite a sharp decline in listeners Alan Jones still holds the crown as the king of Sydney breakfast radio.

Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O saw a massive audience increase of 2.3 points.

While the race is tightening at the top of the ratings, there's nothing but dead air between the top two and third place-getters ABC Sydney's Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck who dropped 0.6 points to a 9.7 point share.

Em Rusciano has copped a beating in the ratings but may finally have something to celebrate. Her show along with Grant Denyer and Ed Kavalee posted a one point gain, the second strongest growth in the survey, nudging the show up to a 4.4 point share and putting it above Triple J for the first time since Rusciano took over the slot last year.

Em Rusciano with co-hosts Grant Denyer and Ed Kavalee.

It is the strongest result the show has seen since it launched.

Hit Network head of content Gemma Fordham said the addition of Kavalee and Denyer has helped the show hit its straps.

"Last year I saw some encouraging signs but I knew it wasn't right," she said.

"Having the balance of Grant and Ed in there the show has such electric chemistry. We have great bones to work with there, this show can go places."

In mornings 2GB's Ray Hadley is the undisputed winner. His 13.3 point share puts him more than four points ahead of his nearest competitor, Smooth FM.

Ray Hadley continues to dominate the morning slot.

At the other end of the day newcomers to the KIIS FM drive show, Will McMahon and Woody Whitelaw, have posted their first win in the competitive slot.

The duo posted a 1.9 point gain to leap over Nova's Kate, Tim and Marty for pole position. Austereo's two national drive shows are still struggling to find an audience in Sydney with Hughesy and Kate's 2Day FM show reaching just a 5.5 point share with a 0.3 point gain, while Triple M's Jane Kennedy and Mick Molly are on a 5.9 point share with a 0.4 point gain.

Will McMahon and Woody Whitelaw have taken out the top spot in Drive.

2GB is Sydney's most listened to station on every measure with a 11.8 point share of the audience during the week and an 11.5 point share of all listeners over 10-years-old.

The next ratings survey is due out on June 5.

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