According to the ideas of its program director Christine Strobl, the ARD rebuilt the previous evening on Sunday at the beginning of 2022. After “Brisant” (5:30 p.m.), it begins with the “Report from Berlin” at 6 p.m., extended to 30 minutes. The “Weltspiegel” at 6:30 p.m. was also expanded and now runs until 7:15 p.m., after which the “Sports Show” begins.
According to ARD media research, these changes have positive effects. Comparing the first four months of 2021 and 2022, the usage of Sunday night programs has increased from about 1.7 million viewers to about two million viewers, and the market share has also increased from 7.1 to nine percent .