60 Minutes back on top in News and Current Affairs

60 Minutes has finished the ratings year on top, reclaiming the News and Current Affairs crown for the first time in 3 years.

Last night, 60 Minutes averaged 1.371 million viewers (Total People, 5 City Metro), to be the Number 1 show on the night, well ahead of rival Sunday Night on 1.111 million viewers.

In 2013, 60 Minutes has averaged 1.284 million viewers every Sunday evening. (Total People, 5 City Metro, Survey period). It’s closest rival, Sunday Night averaged 1.229 million viewers each week, experiencing a 10% year on year decline in audience.

On the Sunday evenings both shows were on air, 60 Minutes won the head to head battle, 20 to 8.

Other weekly current affairs shows fared as follows.

60 Minutes – 1,284,000

Sunday Night – 1,229,000

4 Corners – 731,000

Foreign Correspondent – 637,000

Revealed – 259,000

Insight – 219,000

Dateline – 155,000

(Total People, 5 city metro, survey period)

60 Minutes Executive Producer, Tom Malone says his team is humbled by the result. “We’re extremely grateful to our loyal viewers, and our new viewers, for making 60 Minutes their first and favourite news and current affairs show in 2013. Next year, we celebrate 35 years, and we won’t be taking anything for granted.”

“The ratings victory is a testament to the dedicated team of reporters, producers, crews, editors, and entire 60 Minutes staff, who strive every week to put together the best possible stories for broadcast. They are without peer in the industry.”

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