7NEWS has won the battle of television news ratings. 

The news broadcast has come out on top for 23 of the OzTAM survey weeks this year. There are 40 in total.

The program also enjoyed a big lead in the Total People tally in both the metro and national areas. 

7NEWS has won the battle of television news ratings. The news broadcast has come out on top for 23 of the OzTAM survey weeks this year. There are 40 in total. Pictured is the face of 7News Sydney Mark Ferguson

Seven’s Director of News and Public Affairs Craig McPherson said he is proud as punch of the show’s success. 

‘It’s extremely satisfying that Australians have made 7NEWS the most-watched news in 2022. This marks the seventh consecutive year 7NEWS has been the news of choice in the combined capital cities and across the country,’ he said in a statement. 

‘It is wonderful recognition for the work of all our teams in every market, in every state, region and our bureaux in Canberra, the United States and Europe. 

‘The sum of all parts – and there are many – drives our dominance and consistency but this year we’ve seen exceptional growth in our Melbourne market, as well as Brisbane and Adelaide, with Perth dominating in all our expanding News programming in the west and Sydney holding its commercial share.’

Peter Mitchell is the face of 7NEWS in Melbourne

Peter Mitchell is the face of 7NEWS in Melbourne

He added: ‘This year also heralded the integration of all Prime newsrooms throughout regional Australia into the 7NEWS family, which only adds to our growing reach and national strength.’

7NEWS has simply blown its competitors out of the water.

On average, 1.72 million people have tuned in from Monday to Friday, which is 29% more than the show’s closest competitor. 

The Seven Network has declared Sunrise as Australia's top-rated breakfast show for 2022, despite it only being August

The Seven Network has declared Sunrise as Australia’s top-rated breakfast show for 2022, despite it only being August

The program came out on top every week in Adelaide and Perth. 

In Melbourne, it was the top-rated show for 21 weeks out of 26.

The show is also extremely popular on the weekends, with an average of 1.11 million viewers tuning in on a Saturday and 1.43 million on a Sunday. 

The good news comes after the Seven Network declared Sunrise as Australia’s top-rated breakfast show for 2022, despite it only being August.

In a press release, Seven said the morning program, hosted by David Koch and Natalie Barr, is number one in its timeslot for the 19th year in a row.

In a press release, Seven said the morning program, hosted by David Koch and Natalie Barr, is number one in its timeslot for the 19th year in a row

In a press release, Seven said the morning program, hosted by David Koch and Natalie Barr, is number one in its timeslot for the 19th year in a row

‘Australia’s #1 breakfast show has won every week this year, nationally and in the capital cities,’ the media release claimed.

According to the 2022 OzTAM survey year, Sunrise has an average national daily audience of 397,000 viewers, which Seven boasts is ’31 per cent bigger than its nearest competitor.’

The breakfast show’s nearest competitor was assumed to be Nine’s Today Show, hosted by Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon, but earlier this year the program dropped to third in its timeslot after being defeated by ABC News Breakfast every day for a week.

It comes after Channel 10’s struggling new breakfast program, 10 News First: Breakfast, didn’t get a single viewer in one major city last Wednesday.

The breakfast show's nearest competitor was assumed to be Nine's Today Show, hosted by Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon, but earlier this year the program dropped to third in its timeslot after being defeated by ABC News Breakfast every day for a week

The breakfast show’s nearest competitor was assumed to be Nine’s Today Show, hosted by Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon, but earlier this year the program dropped to third in its timeslot after being defeated by ABC News Breakfast every day for a week

The 30-minute broadcast, hosted by Lachlan Kennedy and Natasha Exelby, took a huge nosedive when it failed to attract a single viewer in the major city of Perth.

Perth, which has a population of 2.1 million, is one of the five key metro demographics used to measure the popularity of Australian programs.

10 News First: Breakfast has struggled to gain momentum since its launch on June 27, having recently set a new record for the worst rating program in Australian TV history.

An OzTAM spokesperson told The Australian the disastrous result could be attributed to the use of ‘small underlying viewing samples’.



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