A Current Affair has claimed the year in the Brisbane market, having already won in Sydney and Melbourne.
Last week ACA took out 21 of 40 weeks in the Queensland capital in a tight tussle with Today Tonight.
ACA is now claiming 32 of 40 weeks along the East Coast, including 21 weeks won in Sydney and an impressive 37 weeks in Melbourne, although the numbers do include the Olympics fortnight when Nine ran a cut-down version of the show.
Executive Producer Grant Williams said, “This is a humbling result for our hard-working team of reporters, producers, researchers, editors, camera and sound operators who work tirelessly to bring viewers the stories that matter most.
“There’s a clear reason why A Current Affair dominates the ratings in Australia’s biggest capital cities. We tell the stories that affect their lives, we bring them the most talked about interviews, we go in to battle for what is right and we provide them with information to make their family’s lives easier.”
Tracy Grimshaw added, “We are all ecstatic with this result. It hasn’t come easily and no one here is taking it for granted. This is the hardest, highest pressure timeslot in television and it feels pretty damn good to be winners again.”
Just to be make things more confusing, TT still averages an annual average in Brissy of 208,955 vs ACA‘s 206,772 viewers. More simply, Today Tonight will still to claim a national win for the year due to its grip on Adelaide and Perth.