The chart shows the average daily viewing figures for Channel One News over a 12-month (1) (period). The figure for the 1pm News remained fairly stable, (2) (hovering) at around 1.3 million throughout the year. The figure for the 6pm News began the year at 4.8 million. It (3) (fluctuated), but the general (4) (trend) was downwards, and it ended the year at 3.4 million.
The figure for the 9:30 News gradually increased from 3.2 million viewers per day in (5) (January) to a (6) (peak) of 3.8 million in May. However, this month saw the introduction of the 11pm News, and the figure for the 9:30 News (7) (plummeted), hitting a low-point of 1.1 million in August. In the same period, the figure for the 11pm news (8) (rocketed) from 0.2 million to 4.1 million. At this point, the trend reversed. From August onwards, the figure for the 9:30 news grew (9) (steadily), reaching 3 million by the end of the year. (10) (Meanwhile), the figure for the 11pm News declined sharply, and in December fell below the 1 million mark.
Steadily hovering trend meanwhile rocketed fluctuated peak plummeted period January