Nine News is Australia’s No. 1

12 August, 2013 by IF

Press Release

With 40 weeks in the official ratings calendar, Nine News has now won 21 weeks out of the 24 weeks so far this
year across the 5 City Metro, putting it in an unbeatable position and awarding it a national ratings victory for 2013.


Having dominated the East Coast markets in recent years, this marks the first time that Nine News has won on a
national level since 2004.

Nine News has averaged 1.262 million viewers each weeknight in 2013 (up 7.8% year-on-year), compared to
Seven News which has an average weeknight audience of 1.205 million (down 4% year-on-year) – an average lead
of 57,000 viewers each weeknight.

Darren Wick, Director of News and Current Affairs, today paid tribute to his staff and expressed his gratitude to
viewers for helping Nine News reclaim the mantle as Australia’s most watched news bulletin.

“This is an incredibly humbling result and a wonderfully fitting testament to the tireless efforts of everyone who
works on the various Nine News bulletins around the country,” said Mr Wick.

“Our presenters, reporters, producers, chiefs-of-staff, camera operators, audio technicians, editors, graphic artists,
library staff and countless others across the network have all worked their guts out to turn our ratings around to
restore Nine News as Australia's favourite news service.

“This is not, and never will be, an achievement we take for granted. We are truly appreciative of the trust that our
viewers have placed in us. This result only makes us more determined to work harder to provide the most accurate,
the most credible and the most up-to-date news service we possibly can.”