Early success for The Latest news on Facebook Watch

Seven has released some information on its new Facebook Watch news service, fronted by Michael Usher.

The Latest from 7NEWS on Facebook Watch is a five minute edition launched in August this year.

A total of 90 episodes have been produced in the purpose built 7NEWS.com.au studio, with an average 600,000 people watching every day. The single most watched episode reaching a whopping 8 million views on Thursday 26 September.

7NEWS.com.au Executive Producer Phil Goyen, said: “Watching our community grow and engaging with The Latest from 7NEWS on Facebook Watch has been really rewarding. The large numbers show the innovative vertical format has been embraced by our audience and we’re grateful for that. We will continue the conversation with our viewers and evolve the show as we head into 2020.”

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