Nine’s Sunday edition of A Current Affair falls back

Nine’s new Sunday edition of A Current Affair remains an open question after its third outing lost nearly 400,000 viewers on last week’s.

A week ago the show, hosted by Today’s Karl Stefanovic, rated 1.237m viewers on the back of an interview with one of the protagonists in the schoolyard fight video which became one of the stories of the week. It was the fourth biggest show of the night.  

The previous week – the first Sunday edition of A Current Affair – had rated 875,000, 14th for the night, according to metro ratings from OzTam.

And last night A Current Affair’s Sunday edition delivered was back to around that level, delivering 881,000 viewers, 12th for the night.

Seven’s Sunday Night, which didn’t air in Perth because of AFL, beat A Current Affair in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. A Current Affair won in Melbourne.

Nine had signalled that it intended to experiment with a Sunday edition of A Current Affair, which already airs Monday to Friday. Nine’s head of news Mark Calvert yesterday told The Sunday Telegraph: “We’re looking at it week to week, but it is clear there’s an audience maybe we have stumbled onto something.”

Meanwhile, Ten’s coverage of Melbourne’s Formula One grand prix averaged 687,000, 17th for Sunday.

Sunday’s most watched shows:

  1. Seven News Seven 1.341m
  2. The Force Seven 1.284m
  3. 60 Minutes Nine 1.242m
  4. Nine News Nine 1.190m
  5. Midsomer Murders ABC 1.143m
  6. Border Security Seven 1.138m
  7. Modern Family Ten 1.086m
  8. Bondi Rescue Ten 1.060m
  9. The Biggest Loser Ten 1.019m
  10. ABC News ABC 0.946m
  11. The Mentalist Nine 0.909m
  12. A Current Affair – Sunday Nine 0.881m
  13. Sunday Night – (not broadcast in Perth) Seven 0.854m
  14. Bones Seven 0.831m
  15. Customs Nine 0.819m

Sunday’s share:

  • Seven: 21.5%
  • Nine: 19.9%
  • Ten: 17.0%
  • ABC1: 14.2%
  • GO!: 4.6%
  • SBS1: 4.2%
  • 7TWO 3.7%
  • 7mate: 3.3%
  • Eleven: 3.3%
  • Gem: 3.0%
  • ABC2: 2.0%
  • One: 1.8%
  • ABC News 24: 0.8%
  • SBS2: 0.6%
  • ABC3: 0.3%

Comments


  1. Adam Paull
    28 Mar 11
    10:05 am

  2. It will be interesting to see how the shambolic Tim Minchin concert on ABC2 went last night – between Twitter exploding and everybody phoning their friends telling them to tune in, audience numbers must have gone through the roof!

    In what can only be described as one of the most embarrassing broadcasts in Australian television history, the ABCs reputation as a ‘quality’ broadcaster took a bit of a battering last night…