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'Kyle & Jackie O Show' ratings plummet

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'Kyle & Jackie O Show' ratings plummet
The Kyle and Jackie O Show has seen its ratings fall dramatically as listeners abandoned the show in the wake of two scandals.

Nearly one in five listeners tuned out of the breakfast radio show as its audience share slipped from 12% to 9.8%, the biggest fall on any station in Sydney or Melbourne.

The slump in ratings has been blamed on the public’s outrage at a rape row controversy and comments that host Kyle Sandilands made about actress Magda Szubanski entering a concentration camp to lose weight.

While the show lost more than 18% of listeners, it still managed to remain the number one FM breakfast show in Sydney.

Meanwhile, Brisbane radio announcer Jason ‘LabRat’ Hawkins is being tipped as Sandilands’s replacement should the 38-year-old shock jock be sacked later this week when he meets with Austereo management.

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