The Sunday evening news program slot is one that has been owned by Channel 9's 60 Minutes for years, however recent ratings prove Channel 7's Sunday Night is giving it some good competition.
The show's success is being credited to the show’s presenter, Melissa Doyle, who has worked tirelessly to attain high profile interviews for the news program
Doyle joined the show in 2009 when it made it's foray onto our screens. Most recently her coverage during the Aussie Victims of the London Bridge terror attack proved to be received well from viewers.
According to Confidential, "Doyle was the deciding factor in locking in the Aussie victims of the London Bridge terror attack for a Sunday Night special."
Last weekend's TV ratings revealed an average 774,000 watched Sunday Night, compared with an average 687,000 viewers for 60 Minutes.
An insider also spoke to Confidential and confirmed some of the reasons why Doyle is executing her role at the moment.
“Mel has a very strong brand, built up over the years,” the insider told the news publication. “She really leads the show as a reporter and a stable host."
“Mel has a reputation for being a very compassionate interviewer; she doesn’t attack the talent, which makes them comfortable.”
The 47-year-old journalist and presenter has been apart of the Channel 7 on and off for almost 22 years.