Seven reports that 7NEWS has won top position for every week of 2023


7NEWS claims that it is their biggest lead since 2019

7NEWS has claimed that they are the most-watched news program in Australia, reporting that the broadcaster has won the top spot every week so far in 2023 and establishing its biggest lead since 2019. 

With 162 bulletins a week nationally, 7NEWS claims a #1 position 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. 

Seven is reporting that 7NEWS Monday to Friday reaches 2.1 million people every day and has an average national weekday audience of 1.36 million viewers. 

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.

Seven’s network 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.”

Seven also claims that has had a record year 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.

7NEWS claims:

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


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

See also: Seven Perth news director Ray Kuka on keeping the bulletin a market leader

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