ARIA Awards sticks with Nine

The 2018 ARIA Awards will return to Nine in November after it returned to the broadcaster last year, cited by ARIAs as a 31% increase in overall audience numbers.

The big night is set for Wednesday November 28, the final week of 2018 ratings, with confirmation it will also remain in Sydney until at least 2020, buoyed by support from the NSW Govt.

ARIA Chairman Denis Handlin said: “On behalf of the ARIA Board, we look forward to another wonderful celebration of Australian music at this year’s ARIA Awards, as we recognise those artists that have captured the nation’s imagination over the past twelve months.

“ARIA is delighted to partner with the Nine Network again. After last year’s successful return to the network, we look forward to continue working with Nine’s CEO Hugh Marks and his team to produce another world-class event that celebrates all that is great in Australian music.”

Adrian Swift, Head of Content Production and Development at Nine Network Australia, said: “We are proud to be broadcasting the 32nd Annual ARIA Awards on Nine, following the fantastic success of last year’s event. We remain committed to Australian music and delivering the greatest live events and entertainment to viewers across Australia.”

It isn’t clear if last year’s return to Nine was part of a multi-year deal with ARIAs.

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