One could also imagine NBN News’ relatively stable presenter lineup helping their ratings. Now while I personally think weekend/fill-ins Jane Goldsmith, Sam Djodan and Kate Haberfield are more “weeknight quality” presenters than Paul, Tash & Mitch, I will give credit to NBN News’ lead presenters where it’s due: Natasha has been co-reading the news for over a decade, Gavin Morris on weather for almost 10 years, Paul Lobb having been in his current position since succeeding Ray Dinneen and the same deal with Mitchell Hughes who’s been the main sports presenter since Mike Rabbitt retired.
Now compare that to Prime7 Local News who’ve seemed to chop and change at least every six months or thereabouts it seems since production of the Northern NSW bulletins moved to Canberra. Including notable fill-in presenters I think the North West/Coast editions of Prime7 Local News have had something like six newsreaders and up to seven weather presenters at various points over in the last three and a half years.
And yes there are various reasons why Prime7’s news bulletins have been something of a revolving door presenter wise, but still that isn’t great for viewer continuity. If a capital city news service had that level of presenter turnover we’d probably have gossip columnists speculating about what’s going in on the newsroom!