Nah they need a single presenter during the week and a double header on weekends ala Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide
Slow news week especially with drops for the Sydney bulletins. Across the 5-city market Seven was down 40,000 and Nine was down by 32,000. Apart from Sydney, the biggest drop was Seven News in Brisbane. Bucking the trend was Seven Melbourne.
Seven has now won the 5-city market with 21 out of 40 weeks as well as Adelaide and Perth.
A yearly win which looked possible not that long ago, is now slipping away.
Some mixed results for week 30. Seven was up by 14,000 thanks to Sydney (+19,000) and Brisbane (+10,000) but offset by Melbourne (-14,000).
Nine, however, dropped by 18,000 thanks to Sydney (-17,000) and Perth (-5,000) while Brisbane was up 4,000. For Nine Perth, it was their lowest rated week of 2022.
On Friday, Nine Melbourne and Perth recorded their lowest rated weekday bulletins of the year.
Nine Sydney now at 20 weeks won in the ratings period and 27 across the year can’t be beaten.
In saying that, the gap in Melbourne has dramatically reduced. Sunrise resent downfall could be playing a part. Rebecca Madden also on holidays.
It was not a good week for Seven News with Nine edging quite close. If fact, it was Seven’s lowest rated week of the year. All markets lost ground but it was the east coast that contributed most to the 40,000 drop from week 30. Friday’s bulletin was the lowest rated weekday Seven News of 2022.
For Nine, Sydney was the stand out performer accounting for almost all of the 23,000 increase and now at 21 weeks won it has won the year by that metric. Nine Melbourne was notable for wins in both half hours this week.
Nine News claimed the week in Melbourne after win by a substantial margin on Thursday. Seven News won more nights in the city however (3 nights to 2).
The first week of the Commonwealth Games saw a +50,000 turnaround in viewership - Seven was up 29,000 and Nine down 38,000. Seven improved in all markets except Sydney that posted some of its lowest audiences of he year while Brisbane was up 17k. Nine lost audience along the east coast but picked up 10k in Adelaide and 2k in Perth.
News viewing was up overall for week 33 over the previous week - Seven News by 17,000 and Nine by 25,000.
Sydney numbers were largely unchanged with Nine posting 4 big wins while Seven pipped Nine on Wednesday but recorded its lowest weekday result of 2022 on Friday.
Melbourne saw Seven up 25k and Nine up 18k as Seven News won Monday to Thursday with Nine snatching a win on Friday.
Brisbane remained competitive, with Seven looking good on Monday and winning on RNA people’s day Wednesday but Nine won the other three days to be up 13k week-on-week as Seven was down 8,000.
The Adelaide market is the only one where both bulletins are up on the equivalent week of 2021. Seven won all nights, three of them by +40,000.
Seven Perth was up on week 33 of 2021 year by 4% the best of any bulletin winning all nights by over 70k.
9 will no doubt win 2022 in Brisbane, but 7 need to start rebuilding. Unfortunately I can’t see it improving until they address the 7pm timeslot.
So is Seven Melbourne only a few weeks off from taking the year?
I believe 2011 was the last year Seven won this market.
Seven won Melbourne in ratings weeks in 2019, but Nine barely won 52-weeks (non-rating + rating)
Did they? I thought it was even that year.
It wasn’t the best week for commercial news ratings with Nine slipping 11,000 and Seven down 47,000 in the 5-city market. Meanwhile ABC News was up 52,000 week-on-week to an 11-week high.
Melbourne produced the closet result with a split, Seven ahead at 6pm and Nine winning 6.30pm. However, Seven won across the hour to now hit the 20-weeks won mark meaning it cannot be beaten this year based on that measurement, Congratulations
Not so good news for Seven Sydney; as noted in the daily ratings topics some very poor results saw the bulletin record its lowest weekly average for the year. It was down 41% from week 34 in 2021.
Over at Seven Brisbane, the bulletin posted its lowest weekday result on Friday as Nine won the week by an increased margin.
Close call for Mike Amor and Rebecca Maddern.
Nine won at 6.30pm in Melbourne partly due to Jane Bunn’s absence on Wednesday and Thursday.
Even though 9 won the week and this was 7’s lowest result, 9 was lower again on Friday night.
Congratulations to the Seven News Melbourne team.
Well done Seven Melbourne. Quite the turn around this year.
Think it’s fair to say that Melbourne has two quality bulletins right now.
All Seven needs to do is readjust their desk
Changes from last week were not large - Seven down by 6,000 and Nine by just 2,000 in the 5-city market.
The biggest change was in Melbourne where Nine won the week with Seven down 17,000. That sees Seven still on 20 weeks won across the hour still one short of absolute victory for the year. Also a winner was Seven News Brisbane that was up 11k while Nine was down 11k. Seven won three nights with Nine posting another shocker on Friday night.
Considering some of the recent discussion, I’ve prepared a tables showing average audiences during the survey period up until last night. Also included is average audience data for Sunday and Saturday viewing.
This is just overnight data- add a few thousand to get 7-day.
This is the data for the full calendar year where you can see how close it is in Melbourne (5,000) and particularly Brisbane (1,000) across the hour. If you take an average across all seven days, Seven Brisbane could make a claim to be the number one news service in Brisbane.