RTL aktuell

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RTL aktuell
Country of origin Germany
Original language(s) German
Running time 20 minutes
Production company(s) infonetwork
Original network RTL
Picture format 16:9 (since 18 November 2008)
Original release 5 April 1988 (1988-04-05) – present
External links
Website www.rtl.de/cms/news/rtl-aktuell.html

RTL aktuell is a German television news programme broadcast on the commercial station RTL. The main 20-minute bulletin airs every evening at 18:45 CET, supplemented by a breakfast news bulletin (Guten Morgen Deutschland, formerly Punkt 6 and Punkt 9), a lunchtime magazine programme (Punkt 12), a daily short news programme in the afternoon (RTL News) and a late night bulletin (RTL Nachtjournal). Weekend bulletins are branded as RTL aktuell Weekend.

Since 11 September 2010 RTL aktuell is broadcast in HD.


Presenter Time Notes
Peter Kloeppel since 1992 Chief anchor
Annett Möller since 2008 Stand-in anchor
Maik Meuser since 2015 Stand-in anchor
Lothar Keller 2006–2016 Stand-in anchor
Kay-Sölve Richter 2004–2005 Stand-in anchor
Ilka Eßmüller 2001–2007 Stand-in anchor
Susanne Kronzucker 1995–2003 Stand-in anchor
Petra Schwarzenberg 1994–2005 Stand-in anchor
Christoph Teuner 1992–1997 Stand-in anchor
Claus Hommer 1987–1991 weekend editions
Angelika Bade
Susanne Kronzucker
Michael Karr
Ann-Katrin Schröder
Hans Meiser 1984–1992 Chief anchor
Ulrike von der Groeben since 1989 Main anchor
Birgit von Bentzel since 2003 Stand-in anchor
Andreas von Thien since 1996 Stand-in anchor
Christian Häckl since 1994 Main anchor
Maxi Biewer since 1992 Stand-in anchor
Bernd Fuchs since 1997 Stand-in anchor
Eva Imhof since 2010 Stand-in anchor



In 2007, RTL aktuell won the Deutscher Fernsehpreis (German TV award) in the category of Beste Informationssendung (Best News Broadcast).

Market share[edit]

Market shares of RTL aktuell in the target audience of 14 to 49-years-old:[citation needed]

Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Market share (%) 23,1 22,4 20,2 22,2 20,7 19,7 18,2 19,3 19,4 19,9 19,9 19,8

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