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.