The ratings are in. How much impact will The Block NZ have on TV One’s stranglehold on 7:30pm with Fair Go? Will viewers choose to tune in for one of the most anticipated shows coming to TV3 in years or not even bother?
Last week, Road Cops had a rating of 359,270 while Fair Go had 618,480 so how much more would The Block NZ get after all the hype and build up?
Looking down the ratings for last night, the first thing we notice is that Fair Go took a big dive – down almost 83,000 viewers to 535,820. Surely that’s a good sign for where The Block NZ is going to be.
Two and a Half Men on TV2 also dropped from 489,220 to 411,760 – another 77,460 viewers.
The anticipation is now killing me. How many more viewers did The Block NZ deliver this week for TV3?
Was it 50,000? Was it 100,000? Or was it more than the 160,000 viewers lost by TV One and TV2?
Nope. It was a paltry 8,680 extra viewers. Are you kidding me New Zealand? Seriously? What does it take for Kiwis to change the damn channel?