9News has once again claimed the annual ratings title of Sydney’s most watched news. Across the Monday to Friday 6.00pm hour, 9News has won 21 weeks of the 40-week official ratings calendar.
The last four weeks have seen 9News record its highest audience figures for the year:
• Week commencing June 28: average audience of 346,000
• Week commencing July 5: average audience of 370,000
• Week commencing July 12: average audience of 365,000
• Week commencing July 19: average audience of 358,000
It marks the 11th consecutive year that 9News has claimed the ratings crown in Sydney and 11th consecutive win for 9News presenter Peter Overton.
Peter Overton said: “It is a privilege to be inside the homes of Sydneysiders every night, sharing the news with our viewers. At a time when we feel more isolated than ever before, the ability to connect is something we do not take for granted. We thank our viewers for all their support and for trusting us to bring them the news each night.”
Simon Hobbs, director of Nine News Sydney, said: “Our News team is dedicated to bringing our audiences the best and most up-to-date news, and this win is a result of their absolute dedication, passion and relentless daily drive. In these challenging times, we know our audiences rely on us more than ever before and we will continue to deliver the high-quality, trusted news Sydneysiders want and need from 9News.”
The year-to-date average audience figures are as follows:
Nine has also broken records in other areas of the business, with a total of 3,287,000 viewers tuning into the Australian Vs. France rugby series across all three games on Channel Nine, 9Gem and 9Now – and that doesn’t include those tuning in to the extended coverage on Stan Sport.
The average audience for the third Test on linear broadcast on Channel Nine was 691,000 (Metro: 496,000 / Regional: 195,000), peaking at 952,000 (Metro: 656,000 / Regional: 296,000) for the finish.