Nine News claims the year

Nine News has claimed the year in ratings with 21 weeks won -the first time since 2004.

2013-08-11_0021Nine News has claimed the year in ratings with 21 weeks of a possible 40 weeks in 5 city metro -the first time it has won nationally since 2004.

Nine News has averaged 1.262 million viewers each weeknight in 2013 (up 7.8% year-on-year), compared to Seven News which has an average weeknight audience of 1.205 million (down 4% year-on-year).

Darren Wick, Director of News and Current Affairs, said, “This is an incredibly humbling result and a wonderfully fitting testament to the tireless efforts of everyone who works on the various Nine News bulletins around the country.

“Our presenters, reporters, producers, chiefs-of-staff, camera operators, audio technicians, editors, graphic artists, library staff and countless others across the network have all worked their guts out to turn our ratings around to restore Nine News as Australia’s favourite news service.

“This is not, and never will be, an achievement we take for granted. We are truly appreciative of the trust that our viewers have placed in us. This result only makes us more determined to work harder to provide the most accurate, the most credible and the most up-to-date news service we possibly can.”

Meanwhile A Current Affair has also won the 2013 ratings year in South East Queensland securing 21 weeks and its best result since 2004.

“I’m incredibly proud of our dedicated team here in Queensland,” said Amanda Paterson, A Current Affair Queensland Bureau Chief.

“We are fiercely passionate about our state and the stories our viewers entrust us to tell. Our reporters, producers, editors and camera crews continue to be dedicated to what matters the most and that’s fighting for Queenslanders.”

Seven News remains unbeatable in Adelaide and Perth and last week the network announced a revamped afternoon bulletin with Melissa Doyle and Matt White, as well as launching a new 7pm bulletin on 7TWO.

13 Responses

  1. Interesting, the political bias shown by Seven Sydney. Made a big thing of Kevin Rudd having notes at the debate. Failed to say, and show, as Nine Sydney did, that Tony Abbott had a heap of notes at the 2010 debate. No debate rules changed in the interim.

  2. @wwenrl Dude, the way you brrack for channel 9 on this website is just a tad odd. Is channel 9 your footy team or something? Still the one? They havn’t used that for years. You need to get more mate.

  3. It says alot about the quality of a news service that they promote Sunday ‘news’ content a few days out. How about cover the news of the day on the day with impartiality and without sensationalism. Commercial network journalism is more like dirty dishwater these says.

    1. In the old days ABC News used to have Weekend Magazine in their Sunday bulletins, which were feature stories to counteract the quieter news days. I don’t see any problem with promoting a feature story (I’ve often seen these on Mondays not Sundays) and as far as I can see all networks are still chasing the news of the day. If that balance changes then we might have cause to worry.

  4. “… the most accurate, the most credible and the most up-to-date news service …”
    If only that were true. It would be nice to think that Nine had achieved this turnaround by actually providing a better news service than either they or Seven have been dishing up to the credulous masses for the last decade.

    However, their surge in ratings on the east coast is more down to personalities and the miserable lead-in that Seven has, rather than the quality of the product itself.

  5. Seven stuffed up if you ask me. Mel and Matt should have been 6:30pm and moved Today Tonight to 5:30pm. Deal or No Deal is a huge issue and is part of the reason Nine News is back. In saying that Seven and Nine News dish out the same crap and are as bad as each other so yes claiming victory is one thing but both news services need to up their game because they are both pretty average. ABC News is the best news in this country.

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