The X Factor New Zealand came to an end last night with Jackie Thomas being crowned the winner.  I had expected (hoped) that the series would deliver an average audience of at least 500,000 viewers per episode but it wasn’t until last night’s grand finale decider that that threshold was crossed.

The average audience for last night was 560,000 viewers, the highest it had been all season.  Only week earlier, the show had slumped to its lowest rating, dipping below 300,000 to an average audience of 281,440.  This was partly due to TV2’s Shortland Street feature.

Overall, the season has averaged 403,447 viewers per episode.


And here is how the Sunday vs Monday episodes look when plotted.


Of the two nights, Sundays have rated better with audiences averaging out to 417,213 per episode while Mondays were lower with 389,681 viewers per episode.


The numbers aren’t bad but still ended up being approximately half of what New Zealand’s Got Talent enjoyed which we discussed earlier.

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Regan is one of the co-founders of Throng Media.
If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, House of Cards, Mad Men and the NRL.
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