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TV BOXIES | Most Popular News Program Finalists

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It’s all things news today as we look at some of Australia’s most recognisable news programming.

We’ve talked Breakfast, we’ve talked Morning, now it’s time for straight news programming in the Most Popular News Program category.

The five finalists chosen by you in this category span across all three free-to-air networks, as well as one of the public broadcasters picking up two nominations.

MOST POPULAR NEWS PROGRAM FINALISTS

ABC NEWS (ABC)

With both state and national bulletins broadcast across Australia, ABC News is one of the country’s longstanding news programs.

Holding an equally successful news service under the same name online and on radio, the dedicated ABC News channel is Australia’s number one, promising to provide the latest breaking and rolling news coverage 24 hours a day.

While its programming may not top the ratings like its free-to-air offerings, an abundance of news provided by the public broadcaster may tip them in favour to win the TV Boxie.

ABC News (image – ABC)

7 NEWS (Seven)

Seven’s dedicated television news programming sees editions presented early, in the morning, in the afternoon, and nightly at 6:00pm.

Both national, state and local broadcasts are beamed into living rooms everyday, with 7 News being Australia’s most high-rating news programming in the evening, sometimes winning the night in ratings.

7 News has produced some of the country’s most recognisable journalists as household names, such as Mark Ferguson in Sydney, Peter Mitchell in Melbourne, and Sharyn Ghidella in Brisbane.

With a news service so highly regarded in Australian television, 7 News will be one of the strongest contenders in this category at the TV Boxies.

Tim Watson, Peter Mitchell and Jane Bunn present 7News Melbourne (image - Seven)
Tim Watson, Peter Mitchell and Jane Bunn present 7News Melbourne (image – Seven)

9 NEWS (Nine)

The national news service for Nine, 9 News, produces both national, state and local bulletins around the country.

Presenters across the day include Peter Overton, Deborah Knight, Peter Hitchener, Davina Smith and Alex Cullen.

In close competition with 7 News, Nine’s news service has seen incredible successes in various markets, and equally sees wins in the ratings on occassion.

With a strong following as one of Australia’s most iconic news services, 9 News could be a good bet to take out the TV Boxie.

Peter Overton 9 News (image – Nine)

THE PROJECT (10)

It’s news delivered a little differently, with The Project featuring a panel lineup of hosts delivering the news to viewers.

Main presenters include Waleed Aly, Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar, with various other personalities joining in for exclusive interviews, political debate and more.

Declining ratings of late have seen the show stuck in a downward spiral, but 10 ensures the show will return next year despite this.

The Project is also nominated in the Most Popular Panel Show category, so loyal viewers may turn out in droves at the TV Boxies for this program.

Susie Youssef and Hamish Macdonald (image – The Project)

FOUR CORNERS (ABC)

Unlike the other nominees, Four Corners is an investigative journalism documentary program airing only once a week.

The program addresses a single issue in depth each week, showing either a locally produced program or a relevant documentary from overseas.

Four Corners began airing in Australia back in 1961 (celebrating 60 years this year), and its current team of reporters includes journalists Louise Milligan, Angus Grigg and Adam Harvey.

The show is one of only five in Australia inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame, and could make history again with an inaugural TV Boxie in this category.

Louise Milligan reports for FOUR CORNERS (image – MUP)

You can cast your vote in the Most Popular News Program category, as well as all the others below. And remember to tune in on November 28 for the TV Boxies!

This poll is no longer accepting votes

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MOST POPULAR BREAKFAST SHOW
MOST POPULAR MORNING SHOW
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Matthew Simmonds
Matthew Simmonds is a journalist and blogger, with a keen interest in the world of Reality TV. He loves exploring both what’s happening in front of the camera but also how the magic comes together behind the scenes. If not glued to the TV bingeing one of the newest obsessions or a timeless series, you’ll find Matthew endlessly scrolling through Twitter (and he may even tweet a time or two). Matthew graduated from a Bachelor Degree in Communication, majoring in Journalism, at the Queensland University of Technology in 2022.
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    • Hi Cass,
      Yes, Georgie does present 9 News. But as a whole I still personally see Deb as part of the 9 News family, even if she’s not currently presenting the bulletin. I would argue she’s still recognisable for the role, and thus didn’t think it would be wrong to feature her in the article.
      All of these news programs, particularly 7, 9 and ABC have such a range of presenters nationally, and thus have become household names. There was really no particular rhyme or reason on who to name and who not to.
      Thanks for commenting :)!

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