Nine has won Sydney and Melbourne, Seven has won Adelaide and Perth.
But in Brissy it is going down to the wire as the tightest News battle since OzTam ratings commenced in 2001.
So far Nine has won 19 weeks and Seven has won 19 weeks -and just two more remain.
The battle is so tight, just 60 viewers split the averages so far this year*: Seven is averaging 253,411 viewers while Nine is averaging 253,351.
While Seven has dominated since 2006, this year Nine improved, noticeably after Seven’s Sharyn Ghidella and Bill McDonald took over reading Sunday to Thursday and long term favourites Kay McGrath and Rod Young were moved to Friday and Saturday.
Last week Seven’s Ben Davis also announced his departure to 4BC to host Drive in 2014, after 18 years with the network.
If the last few weeks are anything to go by, the result is going to go down to viewing numbers on Friday nights.
* Weeks 7 -45 excluding Easter non-ratings.