This Week in Current Affairs: 28th March

Update: Ratings are in, they nearly doubled last years viewing average.

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The Chaser’s War on Everything returned last night, and while I can tell you it beat out House, Cold Case and Heroes in Canberra, you’ll have to wait for someone else to tell you how it did in metro Australia, but I think its fair to say it probably did pretty well.

It was a complete return to form, and my favourite of all segments, What have we learned from Current Affairs this Week was just brilliant, with a special tribute to Naomi.

5 Responses to “This Week in Current Affairs: 28th March”


  • According to the Tribal Mind blog (OzTAM preliminary estimates, mainland capitals):

    NATIONAL
    1st: Seven News (7) – 1,450,000
    2nd: House (10) – 1,448,000
    3rd: Today Tonight (7) – 1,368,000
    4th: Air Crash Investigations (7) – 1,351,000
    5th: Nine News (9) – 1,243,000
    6th: The Biggest Loser (10) – 1,229,000
    7th: A Current Affair (9) – 1,193,000
    8th: Heroes (7) – 1,189,000
    9th: The Chaser’s War On Everything (ABC) – 1,172,000
    10th: Swimming World Championships Live (9) – 1,167,000
    11th: Spicks And Specks (ABC) – 1,157,000

    SYDNEY
    1st: House (10) – 391,000
    2nd: The Chaser’s War On Everything (ABC) – 364,000
    3rd: Nine News (9) – 357,000
    4th: Today Tonight (7) – 354,000
    5th: Air Crash Investigations (7) – 349,000
    6th: Seven News (7) – 346,000
    7th: Swimming World Championships Live (9) – 338,000
    8th: Spicks And Specks (ABC) – 335,000
    9th: A Current Affair (9) – 324,000
    10th: Heroes (7) – 296,000
    11th: The Biggest Loser (10) – 291,000

    MELBOURNE
    1st: House (10) – 468,000
    2nd: Seven News (7) – 453,000
    3rd: Today Tonight (7) – 422,000
    4th: The Biggest Loser (10) – 416,000
    5th: Air Crash Investigations (7) – 405,000
    6th: Nine News (9) – 403,000
    7th: Swimming World Championships Live (9) – 394,000
    8th: Heroes (7) – 386,000
    9th: A Current Affair (9) – 378,000
    10th: The Chaser’s War On Everything (ABC) – 314,000
    11th: Spicks And Specks (ABC) – 310,000

    BRISBANE
    1st: A Current Affair (9) – 245,000
    2nd: House (10) – 240,000
    3rd: The Biggest Loser (10) – 239,000
    4th: Seven News (7) – 237,000
    5th (tied): Spicks And Specks (ABC) – 236,000
    5th (tied): Nine News (9) – 236,000
    7th (tied): Today Tonight (7) – 228,000
    7th (tied): Swimming World Championships Live (9) – 228,000
    9th: Air Crash Investigations (7) – 223,000
    10th: The Chaser’s War On Everything (ABC) – 217,000
    11th: Heroes (7) – 215,000

    ADELAIDE
    1st: Seven News (7) – 194,000
    2nd: Today Tonight (7) – 175,000
    3rd: Air Crash Investigations (7) – 173,000
    4th: Heroes (7) – 148,000
    5th: House (10) – 146,000
    6th: The Biggest Loser (10) – 141,000
    7th: Nine News (9) – 140,000
    8th: Spicks And Specks (ABC) – 123,000
    9th: A Current Affair (9) – 120,000
    10th: The Chaser’s War On Everything (ABC) – 107,000
    11th: Swimming World Championships Live (9) – 99,000

    PERTH
    1st: Seven News (7) – 220,000
    2nd: House (10) – 203,000
    3rd: Air Crash Investigations (7) – 201,000
    4th: Today Tonight (7) – 189,000
    5th: The Chaser’s War On Everything (ABC) – 169,000
    6th: Spicks And Specks (ABC) – 153,000
    7th: Heroes (7) – 143,000
    8th: The Biggest Loser (10) – 141,000
    9th: A Current Affair (9) – 125,000
    10th (tied): Nine News (9) – 107,000
    10th (tied): Swimming World Championships Live (9) – 107,000

  • I love the Naomi tribute – she deserved it. About time. Excellent!

  • Naomi was great, and showing how far tt has sunk since her departure proves she kept it out of the crapper!

    Sidebar-Look at those ratings! Just about everynight there are more tv viewers in melbourne than sydney, more news viewers in general and therefore greater advertising revenue so WHY is australia’s media based in sydney, the rust bucket city?

  • “This news will be so shocking to the chaps who write and perform The Chaser’s War on Everything that they may feel like giving up and retiring to a monastery: they are loved by the rich.”

    More details at SMH’s The Tribal Mind blog.

  • i really wanna see the naomi tribute and i cant view the downloadable mp4 files (yet) and all the view in flash links go to the whelfaca this week vid!! did this happen for anyone else? im really confused!! hmmm well hopefully i should get the stuff on my iriver so i can view mp4s soon if it cant be fixed….but still!! hmm plz reply

    response: flash link fixed, sorry!

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