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7NEWS hits new highs

By 7NEWS

Australia’s biggest weekday news audience in a decade

7NEWS: #1 nationally in 2021

 

The Seven Network’s 7NEWS has cemented its position as the #1 news show in Australia after recording the nation’s biggest average Monday to Friday capital city news audience in over a decade.

 

Last week (26 to 30 July), an average of 2.06 million viewers nationally watched 7NEWS at 6pm, with 1.39 million viewers in the capital cities – the biggest audience since June 2011.

 

On Sunday 25 July, an average of 2.32 million viewers nationally and 1.56 million across the capital cities watched 7NEWS, making it biggest single news audience on any network since January 2017.

 

The recent high caps a strong year for 7NEWS, which has won every single week of the survey ratings year across the capital cities and nationally.

 

The nation’s favourite news program has also won every week this survey ratings year in Adelaide and Perth, and has won 12 of the 23 weeks so far in Melbourne.

 

7NEWS hit recent highs in Sydney and Melbourne on Sunday 25 July. Sydney recorded 430,000 viewers, the biggest news audience across free-to-air television since January 2017, and Melbourne recorded 516,000 viewers – the biggest television news audience since April 2019.

 

We are hugely proud that 7NEWS is where Australians turn for trustworthy, high-quality news content during crucial times.

 

Providing the very best local and national news service possible with accurate and trustworthy journalism, is at the heart of what we do. In each market across every News program we have the most exceptional teams delivering 24/7 in these exceptional times.

 

Our investment in original reporting and content has helped 7NEWS become a significant force in breaking local and national news. The past year has been a critical time for our viewers and as the nation continues to go through great change and challenges, 7NEWS will remain the first place Australians turn for the defining stories and the vital facts.

Craig McPherson, Seven’s Director of News and Public Affairs

7NEWS’ recent highs and the success of Seven’s live, free and exclusive coverage of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 helped Seven Network achieve a 59.8% commercial share last week – its highest weekly share since the OzTAM audience measurement system started in 2001.

 

Seven has now won 17 weeks so far in the calendar year 2021 and has been #1 in 12 of the 23 weeks so far in the survey year 20201.

 

By the numbers:

7NEWS Sunday

  • • 1.61 million viewers nationally, 1.07 million in the capital cities
  • • #1 Sunday news program
  • • Won every week in first half of 2021
  • • 20% more viewers than Nine News nationally, 6% more in the capital cities

 

7NEWS Monday to Friday

  • • 1.57 million viewers nationally, 1 million in the capital cities
  • • #1 weeknight news program
  • • Won every week in first half of 2021
  • • 29% more viewers than Nine News nationally, 7% more in the capital cities

 

7NEWS Saturday

  • • 1.33 million viewers nationally, 867,000 in the capital cities
  • • #1 Saturday news program
  • • Won every week in first half of 2021
  • • 25% more viewers than Nine News nationally, 8% more in the capital cities

Phil Goyen

7NEWS.com.au #1 with young Australians

By 7NEWS
Phil Goyen

• #1 news website for under 40s
• Average daily unique audience: 1.29 million
• Average monthly page views: 69.7 million
• Australia’s #1 social news brand
• Australia’s #1 digital news show, The Latest

7NEWS.com.au has cemented its position as the leading news website for Australians aged under 40, according to new data from Nielsen Digital Content Ratings (DCR).

The Nielsen DCR report for November shows 7NEWS.com.au was the #1 news website among hard-to-reach young Australians: it was #1 overall among women under 35 and the #1 commercial news website among men under 40. The website’s total unique audience in November was 9.52 million, up 14.2% on November last year.

The new numbers follow an outstanding year for the Seven Network’s news website, which has built an average daily unique audience of 1.29 million.

Across 2020, 7NEWS.com.au has seen an average of 69.7 million page views a month.

7NEWS.com.au is now Australia’s largest social news brand, reaching more than 13.2 million people or more than 50% of the population.

It is also home to Australia’s #1 digital news show, The Latest, which was racked up more than 400 million views since it launched in August 2019.

The success of The Latest has made 7NEWS.com.au one of the fastest-growing YouTube channels in Australia. The number of subscribers has jumped 244% over the past year, while the number of minutes watched has soared 1740%.

Exclusive reporting and content have been critical to 7NEWS.com.au’s rapid growth and early next year it will launch two new original shows:

Doing Life Differently With Ciaran Lyons, a made-for-mobile documentary series that explores Australia’s hidden worlds including swingers, furries and Satanists.

Happening Now, a daily made-for-mobile digital news show.

With content from Australia’s most-watched television news service, 7NEWS, plus a digital newsroom dedicated to local breaking news and original reporting and content, 7NEWS.com.au has become a significant force in just 18 months.

I’m thrilled with the community we’ve been able to build in such a short amount of time. We think about the 7NEWS.com.au audience 24/7, we’re entirely here for them and I look forward to connecting with even more Aussies as we grow and evolve.

I’m also extremely excited about our new original shows for 2021. I can’t wait for the world to see them.

Phil Goyen, Head of 7NEWS Digital
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