9NEWS Sydney wins the ratings race – 9NEWS has cemented itself as Sydney’s undisputed news leader, achieving an early victory in the 2023 ratings year.

Across the Monday to Friday 6.00pm hour, 9NEWS has won 21 weeks of the 40-week official ratings calendar, putting it in an unbeatable position.

It marks the 13th consecutive year that 9NEWS has claimed the ratings crown in Sydney and the 13th consecutive win for 9NEWS presenter Peter Overton. 

Peter Overton said:

“We’re humbled by the loyalty of our viewers who tune in every night which has led 9News Sydney again to being the No. 1 bulletin. The dedication and hard work of our entire news team is unrivaled and we’ll continue our commitment to delivering premium trusted news”.

Simon Hobbs, Director of 9News Sydney, said:

“We’re truly grateful for the continued support of our audiences and the trust that they continue to place in 9News, year after year. It’s a privilege to bring them the best and broadest coverage of news, sport and weather every day. Anytime news breaks, anywhere it breaks, we are and will always be committed to throwing everything that we’ve got to bring that story to our viewers first.”

The year-to-date Total TV average audience figures are as follows:

9News Sydney wins the ratings race

As audience habits change, 9NEWS is cementing its digital future. Across live streaming, 9NEWS Sydney has won every single week of the 2023 ratings year, with an average BVOD audience in August of 18,715 per episode, comprising 8% of 9NEWS Sydney’s Total TV audience.

Younger Australians are also connecting with 9NEWS in record numbers on social media platforms. 9NEWS is Australia’s most engaged news brand across Facebook and Instagram. Vertical video content is watched over 50 million times monthly across TikTok, Instagram and Facebook. 9NEWS digital audience growth continues on YouTube with 1.22 million subscribers choosing 9NEWS as their premium source of news.

When it comes to excellence, 9NEWS Sydney remains the unrivalled leader. 

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