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