STW9 News in repeat?
Just as well daily ratings are "preliminary." STW9 News was not factored into national tallies. Here's why.
It’s just as well daily ratings figures are flagged as “preliminary.”
Not only were Sunday’s News bulletins longer in some states, but to make life even more complicated, STW9 News figures were not added into total preliminary figures for Nine.
STW9 Perth News is believed to have had a preliminary figure of 180,000, which in theory would take Nine News‘ national total to 2.064m and #1 for the evening. That’s also ahead of the figure issued for Seven News of 1.903m.
And the reason it wasn’t factored in?
It was marked as a “repeat.”
Yup, it’s the first day of official ratings and a mistake like that means there was one figure for Nine News and another for Nine News “repeat.”
Networks not OzTAM code their programming, meaning the error is suspected to have been made by STW9, part of WIN Television.
And one last time for the sake of clarity: all figures are preliminary!