Nine News Sydney has claimed the 2018 ratings year after winning 21 of 40 weeks over Seven News.
The metric of “weeks won” has become less referenced in recent years as a measure of annual success, except when somebody can own it.
An increasingly common measure is an average audience across the television year.
On that front Nine is also ahead in Sydney too at 273,000 to Seven’s 242,000 (6pm – 6:30pm) and
267,000 to 242,000 (6:30pm – 7pm), Monday to Friday, excluding Easter.
Presenter Peter Overton said, “We have a team of hard-working and outstanding reporters, producers, editors and camera teams who strive each day to bring viewers fair and accurate reports on issues across our state, the nation and the world. This result is a true testament to their efforts.
“Personally, to be at the helm of Sydney’s flagship bulletin for a decade is a great privilege and I thank the viewers who continue to trust and rely on Nine News to keep them up to date and informed.”
Nine News Sydney Director, Simon Hobbs, said: “The professionalism, dedication and hard work of our entire team is second to none. Every day we remain committed to bringing our loyal viewers more stories and news, without bias, to ensure Nine News remains Sydney’s most trusted source.”
Nine is also on track to claim victory in Melbourne shortly, while Seven has 21 weeks won in Adelaide and Perth.