Seven reports ending the calendar year as Australia’s #1 network


The Seven Network reports it has made a clean sweep of the ratings year

As the calendar year comes to an end, the Seven Network reports it has made a clean sweep of the ratings year, claiming the #1 position nationally in both the calendar and survey years.

The network claims it has taken the #1 position in 37 of 51 calendar year weeks nationally and 26 weeks in the capital cities. Across the 40-week survey year, Seven was #1 in 29 weeks nationally and #1 in 21 weeks in the capital cities.

Mediaweek compared the claims of the three commercial networks about their various highlights throughout the survey year, which ended on November 26.

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Additionally, Seven’s 7plus streamed 12.1 billion minutes and increased its audience 15% year-on-year in BVOD and 41% in live streaming.

Seven West Media managing director and chief executive officer, James Warburton, said: “No matter how you cut it – calendar year or survey year – Seven was the most-watched TV network across the whole country in 2022.

“Seven’s success is fueled by the best news, sport and entertainment content in Australia, which also made us #1 in advertising revenue and share. 7NEWS, Sunrise and the AFL are content powerhouses, and our entertainment line-up delivers consistently strong total TV numbers.

“No other network can match Seven’s success in terms of the number of weeks won – nationally and in the capital cities, calendar year and survey year. Seven has been #1 for 14 of the past 16 years and we aim to build on that success in 2023 across Seven and 7plus,” he said.

Seven’s chief content officer, entertainment programming, Angus Ross, said: “Next year will be a big year across the screens of Seven, with a great summer of cricket followed by the highly anticipated return of Australian Idol on 30 January.

“Other new shows on Seven and 7plus in 2023 include Million Dollar Island, Blow Up, The Claremont Murders, The 1% Club, We Interrupt This Broadcast, the TV WEEK Logie Awards and the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023, with plenty more to come.

“They will join a line-up that already stars Australia’s #1 winter sport in the AFL, 7NEWS, Sunrise, 7NEWS Spotlight, Home and Away, The Chase Australia, The Voice, Farmer Wants A Wife, RFDS, SAS Australia, My Kitchen Rules, Big Brother, horse racing, cricket, Supercars and much, much more,” he said.

“Seven was #1 in 2022 with one less multichannel than our closest rival. That will change on 15 January when we unveil 7Bravo, bringing the very best of NBCUniversal’s extraordinary reality and true crime content to all Australians, live and free. At the same time, other great content from NBCUniversal will feature on Seven and 7plus.”

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