When we consider how bad the ratings have been for a number of shows this year, it’s hard to believe there could be any silver lining for anyone. While the bottom has fallen out of much of the audience levels TV3 and TV2’s programming with 3 News, Campbell Live, Masterchef, Dancing With the Stars, Shortland Street and Home and Away, to name a few, haemorrhaging viewers, there have been a couple of stand outs that really have bucked the trend and turned things around on 2014. Especially when you consider Continue reading »
Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has announced a range of board appointments to some of New Zealand’s iconic broadcasting institutions.
This makes Anna the first bachelorette to be announced for the 2016 season.
The More FM Wildcard proudly brought to you by Michael Hill, ensured that Anna was put through her paces by More FM’s Lana and Jase in an intensive week-long boot camp along with four other hopefuls. Continue reading »
Minority Reports (working title), to be presented by respected broadcast journalist Mihingarangi Forbes, will screen on TV3 on Sunday mornings and be available on demand shortly after. The producers have promised current affairs investigations, arts, and culture stories seen through an indigenous lens. The series is co-funded with Te Māngai Paho and will be supported by TV3.
Two long-running political current affairs series will also return in 2016, The Nation on TV3 and Q + A on TVOne. Continue reading »
On Friday, NZ On Air had their latest funding decision meeting. Very shortly we will hear whether Mediaworks have managed to convince the state funding body to pour millions of dollars into a new locally made soap for TV3. But is it the right time to be launching a new soap opera in New Zealand? Sure, it’ll be great for jobs in the short term, but are people still watching these types of shows?
Today, lets take a look at the ratings for both Shortland Street and Home and Away. Shortland Street has been the biggest success story of local drama for more than two decades on New Zealand Television. It has anchored TV2’s weeknight line up and delivered consistent ratings but as we explored recently, TV2 has suffered with a drop in channel share of 20% in 2010 to only 13% in 2015.
While Shortland Street is still the most watched show on TV2 for the majority of the week, it usually has the highest average audience in the key 25-54 demo.
However, 2015 has seen a slump in the viewership stakes with one of the biggest falls we’ve observed. Continue reading »
Here are a few take aways from the 2015 Rugby World Cup
The most watched pool game was the All Blacks vs Tonga with an average audience of 600,850 viewers.
The least watched pool game was between Canada and Romania. The average audience for this match was less than a thousand people. Continue reading »
At the start of 2015 it was announced that Mediaworks would be producing Prime’s 5:30pm nightly news bulletin. As the 3 News ratings fell, there was excitement from some quarters when Prime outrated TV3’s 6pm bulletin.
But how has Prime News performed really? Well there is some good news and some bad news. Compared to last year, the average audience for Prime News is up 6% to approximately 137,000 viewers per night. Continue reading »