- One News: 741,640 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
- Sunday: 606,690 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 8:00pm)
- Topp Country: 481,230 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)
- Venus And Mars: 258,520 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 10:30pm)
- I Can Do That: 243,240 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
Newsworthy has slumped to its worst rating week with an 18% fall in its average audience to just 47,274 viewers per night for the late night news program. This equates to losing more than half of the audience The Paul Henry Show was getting the same time a year ago.
These won’t be the numbers that TV3 were wanting to see at all. Story, their 7pm current affairs replacement for Campbell Live, was down 31% on the previous week to an average audience of 170,758 viewers per night. Throwing Friday night and the additionally underperforming Lip Sync Battle, albeit slightly better this week, into the mix and the weekly average drops to 156,380.
Of most concern for Mediaworks will be that only a single week of Campbell Live rated worse prior to the review period. While it is only the second week, Story appears to have failed to consolidate the audience it procured on debut.
If there is anything that will be providing hope at TV3 it’s that Paul Henry has closed the gap on Breakfast to the closest the two programs have had.
Breakfast was down slightly to an average audience of 118,953 viewers between 7am and 9am while Paul Henry was up to 68,270.
The investigative reporting series tonight revealed new information from two witnesses.
One witness claims to have seen prime suspect Malcolm Rewa in Susan Burdett’s street on the night of the murder, on his own. It is the first time there has been an eyewitness placing Rewa in the vicinity of the crime. Continue reading »
The second installment of TV ONE’s Sunday Theatre season follows one of the most shocking crimes in contemporary New Zealand history.