Seven has rejected a claim that Today finished the year ahead of Sunrise on the East Coast.
This week Nine claimed: “Today, Australia’s longest running breakfast program, finished the year as champion of the timeslot across the combined East Coast capitals of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.”
But Nine’s numbers were drawn from the Calendar year including Summer & Easter.
Over the ratings year, Seven remains in front:
Wks7-48 (excl. Easter/Comm Games) – Data: Consolidated (Live + As Live+ TSV28)
Wks 7-48 (excl. Easter, incl. Comm Games) – Data: Consolidated (Live + As Live + TSV28)
If the numbers are to be compared over a Calendar year, perhaps that should be done in January, given the numbers are so close.
Yesterday Today executive producer Mark Calvert took one for the team and resigned after 5 years. Industry chatter suggests A Current Affair boss Steve Burling is next to take over.
As Nine boss Darren Wick observed yesterday, “There is no programme on Australian television that is analysed, revised and criticised as much as Today.”