The good news continues for the Nine Network as this morning they have released a statement claiming a national ratings victory for A Current Affair in 2013
A Current Affair has taken out the 2013 ratings year to once again claim the title of Australia’s most watched nightly public affairs program.
With 40 weeks in the official ratings calendar, A Current Affair has now won 21 weeks out of the 28 weeks so far this year across the 5 City Metro, meaning it cannot be beaten on number of weeks won and therefore claims a national ratings victory for 2013.
A Current Affair has already wrapped up the ratings years in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, having dominated in those markets for some time.
But this year marks the first time that A Current Affair has won on a national level since 2004.
A Current Affair has averaged 1.048 million viewers across the 5 City Metro each weeknight in 2013 (up 2% year-on-year), compared to Today Tonight which has an average weeknight audience of 1.011 million (down 8.5% year-on-year) – an average lead of 37,000 viewers each weeknight.
The ratings win comes just four weeks after Nine News also reclaimed the mantle as Australia’s No. 1 news service.
Grant Williams, Executive Producer of A Current Affair, today acknowledged his staff and conveyed his appreciation to viewers for helping to make A Current Affair Australia’s No.1 once more.
“We’ve strived incredibly hard for this result by listening to our viewers and telling the stories that matter most to the people of Australia,” said Mr Williams.
“We go into battle for the underdog and get results for people that make a meaningful difference to their lives. These stories resonate with our viewers.
“A Current Affair aims to provide news and relevant information that is useful in the day-to-day lives of ordinary Aussies.
“We are incredibly humbled that viewers choose our program night after night, making A Current Affair Australia’s number one.”