Nine News in Melbourne will unveil a new-look set from 6pm tonight.
TV Tonight hears the news team has been rehearsing on a new set for a few weeks in a separate studio. The overhaul is the first it has undergone in several years.
While the Sydney news with Peter Overton recently underwent a makeover, Melbourne’s news with Peter Hitchener has had a blue graphic image of the Melbourne skyline (pictured).
Despite this, it remains Nine’s most competitive bulletin. Melbourne’s fickle audience is known for shifting between Seven and Nine news much to the frustration of its baffled news editors. The theories as to why are so sensitive few will even discuss them for fear of giving their rival an edge.
With an improving lead-in from Hot Seat, the race to win 6pm in Melbourne is certainly stepping up a notch.
Gallery: Nine News Melbourne.