Southern Cross claims ratings victory in Tasmania


Southern Cross Television has claimed ratings dominance in Tasmania over regional broadcaster WIN TV.

Southern Cross Austereo Regional General Manager Craig Davies said, “We continue to dominate the media landscape in Tasmania and to be the Number One television station in the State for 20 years is a remarkable achievement.

Southern Cross News has continued as our flagship local production taking out, not only, the title of most watched News service but also leading the field as one of the most watched regular programs of the year. Southern Cross News dominates the 6pm news hour with more than 8 out of every 10 Tasmanians watching News at this time choosing our bulletin as their preferred source of local information”.

“Our pipeline of programs remains as strong as ever with rights for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, 2017 AFL and 2017 Australian Open Tennis locked away, we look forward to delivering engaging content for our viewers and continuing to drive results for our clients and partners into the future” Davies said.

Southern Cross 7 remained unchanged in regional affiliate changes this year.

All places in the top 20 highest rating regular programs for the year were broadcast on Southern Cross led by Wanted, Southern Cross News, 800 Words, My Kitchen Rules, AFL, The Secret Daughter and House Rules.

Southern Cross Television is also the home of big event television with 18 of the top 20 events for the year broadcast on our station led by the winner’s announcements for House Rules and My Kitchen Rules and premium products like the AFL Grand Final and Southern Cross News. In addition to these the broadcast of the Rio Olympics in August was highlight of the 216 sporting year.

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