Nine Queensland Turns 60

August 16, 2019

Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Kylie Blucher

Nine Queensland is celebrating 60 years of informative, fun-filled and captivating television since launching on August 16, 1959.

The team from past and present at Nine Queensland are honoured by this momentous milestone and recognise all those who have walked our hallowed halls and contributed to the station’s formidable success in the media landscape today.

Managing Director, Kylie Blucher, said Nine Queensland’s commitment to sharing great, trustworthy and exclusive local, national and international content – thanks to an ever-evolving and adaptive team – is the cornerstone of its success over six great decades.

“It has been an honour to witness and be a part of Nine Queensland going above and beyond the traditional expectations of television,” Ms Blucher said.

“We are proud to have gone from strength to strength over the past 60 years, and what a time to mark our fabulous milestone with Nine Queensland having a sensational ratings year in 2019.”

Over the past decade Nine Queensland’s audience has consistently grown and convincingly secured the number one position for audience share against competitors in the free-to-air television market.

In the 2019 ratings year to date, the Nine Queensland audience share has skyrocketed to new heights, reaching more than 40 per cent across all key advertising demographics. This is due in large part to the success of programs like Married at First Sight, Lego Masters, The Voice and Australian Ninja Warrior, which have all brought families together around the television set and captivated audiences.

Nine Queensland celebrated its birthday a day early with over 100 guests, including Hugh Cornish (85), the first man to appear on television in Queensland and utter the famous words “Good evening and welcome to television”. Surrounded by 180-degree panoramic views of Brisbane city, guests partied well into the night, paying homage to Nine’s embrace to #lovethiscity.


Sophie Monk


Andrew Lofthouse and Melissa Downes


Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk


Hugh Cornish and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk


Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Kylie Blucher

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