Nightly Show pulling in fewer viewers than the news

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Despite three hosts, a bit of flirtation and a fake orgasm, things aren't exactly looking up for ITV's The Nightly Show.

The programme, which was designed to channel the success of late night shows over in the US, has faced a healthy dose of criticism for its poor production value and 'cringeworthy' material.

Replacing the News at Ten was a risky move for ITV, but the decision to bring The Nightly Show into its slot was made in the hope of boosting audience numbers.

According to the Radio Times, however, it looks ITV's gamble isn't necessarily paying off, with The Nightly Show now pulling in fewer viewers than the News at Ten did at the same time previously.

Between February 27th and March 14th, the show is said to have attracted an average of 1.7 million viewers per night, 200,000 fewer than the News at Ten's average audience.

Photo credit: ITV

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With Davina McCall at the helm for this week, viewing figures have dipped even further, peaking at 1.8 million before lingering at just 1 million a day later. Eek.

Although Davina might not have been the woman to rescue The Nightly Show from fading into TV obscurity, she did at least give one plucky lad the opportunity to achieve a big milestone in his life.

After Daniel won two tickets to Ibiza on Monday (March 13) night, Davina asked him what his plans were for the party island. "Hopefully lose my virginity!" Daniel revealed – much to everybody's excitement.

The Nightly Show continues weeknights on ITV at 10pm. Next week's guest host is Dermot O'Leary. Here's hoping he's ready to... face... the... music.

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