TV2’s local hit drama, Go Girls, continues to resonate with Kiwis as ratings figures prove it is New Zealand’s most-popular local weekly drama.
In total, more than 2 million New Zealanders (all 5+) have tuned in to Go Girls this series, and on average 708,200 tune in each week (all 5+). Go Girls is also consistently in the top ten programmes on air each week among its target demographic of 18-39s. It also rates in the top ten most-viewed programmes on TVNZ Ondemand this month.
Jeff Latch, Head of TV ONE and TV2, is delighted with the ratings success and says these figures can be attributed to the many people involved in making this weekly drama.
“Making a successful weekly drama is a team effort. Thanks to NZ On Air’s support, clever programming and commissioning, as well as the fantastic creative genius of the writers and production team out at South Pacific Pictures, TVNZ is able to continue to deliver shows about New Zealand for New Zealanders,” Latch says.
Commissioner of Drama, Kathleen Anderson, says it’s fantastic that audiences can relate to the storylines and characters. “I always knew that Go Girls was going to be a big hit with Kiwis as the characters are so loveable and their quests are similar to some of our own goals in life.”
Jane Wrightson, Chief Executive of NZ On Air says, “It is satisfying to see Go Girls connect on a weekly basis with a large and dedicated local audience. It is a credit to the local television industry that we are increasingly able to produce drama series that are the equal to the best series produced internationally.”
The fourth series of Go Girls will go into production later this year for launch in 2012.