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The average audience for TV3’s late news show Newsworthy was up 6% last week to 74,564 viewers per night, the highest weekly average the show has had since it began. The show has been dogged with poor ratings. Monday night’s show drew a little over 35,000 viewers but it was Friday’s show that was the highlight of the week.

Friday’s average audience of 146,300 viewers wasn’t only the best night that Newsworthy has ever had, it beat 3 News at 6pm which only had an average audience of 142,810 viewers.

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It’s been a long time between drinks but due to an even later starting time for Tonight, Newsworthy chalked up another win on Thursday night which helped TV3 to a 54% increase in the average audience for the week of 70,580 viewers per night.

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While Story and Paul Henry delivered some much needed good ratings data for Mediaworks, TV3’s late night news program Newsworthy headed in the other direction. The average audience for the show was down 27% to 45,870 viewers per night.

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There is no snoozing for TVNZ’s news division as their late night news program Tonight powers on while TV3’s Newsworthy languishes in its ratings dust.

Tonight enjoyed a 12% lift on the previous week to an average audience of 157,810 viewers per night with Monday’s program drawing the biggest average audience since the two programs went head to head.

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It appears that Newsworthy’s rebound was to be short lived with a 20% drop in the average audience last week to 50,936 viewers per night. This, in contrast to Tonight’s 10% increase to an average audience of 140,750 viewers per night, with Friday night’s program, delivering the highest figures since the two programs went head to head.

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TV One’s Tonight set a new record high last week against its rival on TV3 since the two programs went head to head with the average audience rising 24% on the previous week to 153,044 viewers per night.

At the same time, it was a dead cat bounce for Newsworthy, up 26% on the previous week’s record low to an average audience of only 42,044 viewers per night.

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There was a silver lining for Newsworthy last week with a 3% rise in their average audience to 49,238 viewers per night but last Monday saw the late night news program hit an all-time new low, barely scratching past 20,000 viewers.

The average audience of 21,920 viewers was less than the number of viewers TV One’s Tonight program had on its plus one broadcast.

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After its lowest week so far, Newsworthy remained below the 60,000 viewer mark with an average audience of 57,828 viewers per night. This was only marginally higher the previous week’s low of 57,284.

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TV3’s late night news program, Newsworthy, was down 4% on the previous week to an average audience of 66,360 viewers per night, a number that was dragged down by Wednesday’s show that delivered one of the worst ratings of the series.

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TV3’s late night news program Newsworthy drew an average audience of 68,958 viewers per night last week, an increase of 11% on the previous week. Despite the increase, the show’s predecessor, Paul Henry, delivered Mediaworks a higher average audience at the other end of the day for the first time.

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