Seven News claims ratings win

“It’s extremely satisfying that 7NEWS has grown its dominance in 2023 throughout all of Australia and in key markets."

Seven News has claimed the 2023 ratings year based on weeks won, including victories in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

Although the year will be decided on average audience share, it’s clear Seven will win that race given the dominance over Nine News -the battle is still too tight in Sydney and Brissy markets.

In survey Seven News is #1 most days of the week with the Monday – Friday bulletin averaging 873,000 metro viewers to Nine’s 750,000.

Director of News and Public Affairs, Craig McPherson, said: “It’s extremely satisfying that 7NEWS has grown its dominance in 2023 throughout all of Australia and in key markets.

“To be Australia’s #1 news source gives all our teams great pride and with it, responsibility to keep delivering accurate and high-quality content for all our markets as we herald over 6,000 hours of broadcast news this year.”

With 162 bulletins a week nationally, 7NEWS is #1 this year in Melbourne and Victoria, #1 in NSW, #1 in Queensland, #1 in Adelaide and South Australia, #1 in Perth and Western Australia, and #1 in Tasmania. It has closed the gap in Sydney to an average of just 5,000 viewers or 2%, and in Brisbane it is a photo finish of just 1,000 viewers a night.

7NEWS Monday to Friday reaches 2.1 million people every day and has an average national weekday audience of 1.36 million viewers, 37% bigger than its nearest competitor.

Across the capital cities, 7NEWS Monday to Friday reaches an average of 1.32 million people every evening and leads its closest rival by 15%.

In Sydney, 7NEWS Monday to Friday has increased its audience by 3.1 commercial share points year-on-year. It is up by 2.5 share points in Melbourne, 2.0 share points in Brisbane, and 5.6 share points in Adelaide.

In the capital cities, 7NEWS Monday to Friday’s commercial share so far this year is 41.9%, or 6.3 share points ahead of its nearest rival. In regional markets, its commercial share is 47.3%, or 22.4 share points in front.

7NEWS is also Australia’s #1 choice on the weekends. 7NEWS Sunday has an average national audience of 1.33 million viewers, 22% bigger than its nearest competitor, while 7NEWS Saturday has a national average audience of 1.05 million viewers, 31% bigger than its nearest competitor.

The success of 7NEWS on TV is matched on social media. 7NEWS has 12.3 million followers on Facebook alone, plus 1.3 million on Instagram and 1.44 million on YouTube.

7NEWS vertical video is now viewed more than 200 million times a month across TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. The number of 7NEWS YouTube subscribers has increased about 50% so far this year and the number of TikTok followers has soared more than 150%.

7NEWS.com.au has had a record year and is now entrenched among the most-read news sites in the country, with its audience growing in every state in combined page views – eclipsing the one billion mark over the past 12 months for the first time in the site’s history, a 20% increase year-on-year. Its lifestyle vertical, 7Life, was the leading lifestyle news brand in Australia during the first half of 2023, according to Ipsos iris.

Leaning into the broadcast might of 7NEWS, 2023 also represents the best ever year for video plays on 7NEWS.com.au, up 31% over the same period last year.

7NEWS Monday to Friday

Reaches 2.1 million people nationally
Average audience of 1.36 million
#1 weeknight news program
#1 every week in 2023
37% more viewers than closest competitor

7NEWS Monday to Friday, average audience

Market Period year-to-date 7NEWS Nine News
National Survey year 1,367,000 1,010,000
Calendar year 1,356,000 993,000
Capital cities Survey year 873,000 750,000
Calendar year 868,000 737,000

7NEWS Sunday

Reaches 2.15 million people nationally
Average audience of 1.33 million
#1 Sunday news program
22% more viewers than closest competitor

7NEWS Saturday

Reaches 1.74 million people nationally
Average audience of 1.05 million
#1 Saturday news program
31% more viewers than closest competitor

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