TVNZ news & current affairs programmes attract huge audiences in June

For the second June in a row viewers are turning on TV ONE news and current affairs programmes in huge numbers.

ONE News at 6pm continues to lead the charge – 700,000 viewers watched the flagship news bulletin every night last month, on average.

TV ONE’s late night news show consistently out-rated TV3’s in June.  On average 200,000 watched Tonight with Greg Boyed and Renee Wright  – 40,000 more viewers per evening than Nightline.

Close Up, Fair Go & Sunday continue to dominate the current affairs landscape, attracting over half a million viewers per episode last month.

Close Up’s commitment to breaking stories has been rewarded in June. The show had an extra 88,000 viewers per night than in May.

Breakfast had yet another notable audience increase last month 180,000 people watching on average every morning – 20,000 more a morning than May and almost 50,000 extra viewers a day than in June 2009.

TV ONE’s Breakfast recorded its highest ever audience a few hours after the All Whites drew 1-1 with Slovakia but the overall increase isn’t only due to football.  The FIFA World Cup is helping to boost audience for a programme that’s on-a-roll, Breakfast is consistently attracting new viewers and high ratings.

TVNZ website statistics show the FIFA World Cup and the All Whites are clearly responsible for driving video watching throughout June.  Football takes six of the ten positions on’s Top 10 most watched news videos list, with the live stream of the World Cup the top.



1.    2010 FIFA World Cup: LIVE STREAM

2.    2010 FIFA World Cup: NZL v SVK

3.    ONE News

4.    2010 FIFA World Cup: NZL v ITA

5.    Breakfast

6.    Story: All Whites Hold Italy To Heroic Draw

7.    Story: All Whites Score To Take The Draw

8.    2010 FIFA World Cup: AUS v GER

9.    ONE News Extra: Russell Norman’s Scuffle At Parliament

10. ONE News Midday


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