Cadbury Dream Factory

cadbury-dream-factoryIt seems as though TV3’s Dream Factory has paid it forward with one of the show’s dream winners choosing to put her prize money into a relief effort.

The woman who won big on a popular television show will donate the majority of her prize money to a cause close to her heart.

Remy Wilson, 46, won $10,000 during the season finale of Cadbury Dream Factory and is determined to use the money to help the Filipino victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Continue reading »

In true Cadbury Dream Factory style, Kimberley Crossman surprised her unsuspecting family this morning, with an unexpected visit home from LA. Their response is delightful!

The Cadbury Dream Factory van is for sale on Trade Me.  Does this imply that there won’t be a second season?


After a series high last week, TV3’s feel good show that turned dreams into reality ended last night with its second lowest rating for the 8 episode series. With an average audience of 118,610 viewers, it was well down on the series high of 175,320.

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cadbury-dream-factoryAt 7:30pm tonight, TV3’s Cadbury Dream Factory will have its season finale.  It’s been an emotional journey and some beautiful feel good telly.

Host of the show, Brooke Howard Smith, would love a second season.

So 7.30 tonight is the final episode of Cadbury Dream Factory for this series. It’s been an amazing show to be a part of. I am so so proud to be making positive TV and so lucky to be working with by far the best crew in Television… Continue reading »

cadbury-dream-factoryThere are moments when I look at the overnight ratings reports as they come in and just have to drop my head.  Last night, TV3’s new heart warming series Cadbury Dream Factory only managed to deliver an average audience of 154,160 viewers.

I can only hope that as the series continues, word gets out and the viewership builds.

Having a feel good show of our own is something that New Zealanders should embrace so here’s to next weeks numbers being up.

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brooke-howard-smith-fullHost of the new TV3 show Cabdury Dream Factory, Brooke Howard Smith is no stranger doing what he can to make a difference in peoples lives.  When Christchurch suffered through their earthquakes, there was Brooke doing what he could to help those affected by one of New Zealand’s worst disasters with the Rise Up Christchurch telethon which raised over $2.5 million.

Here is our Q&A with him.

1. What does your job entail?
I host the show, I meet our dreamers, find out what makes them tick and why they have these amazing dreams… Mostly though it’s about me pretending I’ve helped organize all the amazing things that have happened, taking credit for them, that kind of stuff.

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dream-factory-winter-wonderlandWe’ve all seen them.  Those TV shows that week in, week out include moments of raw emotion where someone’s life is changed in a dramatic way.  Tears flow.  Memories are made and we can’t help but tune in next week for more of the same.

TV3’s new show Cadbury Dream Factory, which premieres tonight at 7:30, has all the hallmarks of drawing in that very audience.  The potential is there for this to rate very well for TV3 so it will be with great interest that we check the overnights tomorrow morning.

Surprising the residents of Northland town Kaikohe with a Winter Wonderland created by set designers who worked on The Chronicles of Narnia films is the first big dream brought to life in Cadbury Dream Factory, premiering tonight (Thursday 20 February) at 7.30pm on TV3.

It’s all thanks to single mum, Alex Baker, whose dream was that her five children experience snow for the first time.  Along with thousands of other Kiwis, she submitted her dream to Cadbury at, and TV3 producers chose it for the television series. Continue reading »


tame-the-gc-mwns2014Last night, Mediaworks announced what we can only assume is part of their line up for 2014 due to their ongoing negotiations with their output deal with Fox.  CEO Paul Maher told everyone that the deal was inches away but clearly it would be wrong to either announce or screen anything new while the agreement is still being put together.  There are rumors circulating that TV3 have lost Homeland, among others, but while the commercially sensitive negotiations are still underway, nothing is being confirmed or denied.

On arriving at Shed 10, it was fairly clear that The GC was returning.  Tame Noema was one of the waiters handing out drinks to everyone.

Guy Williams must be TV3’s go to guy for warming up every audience as it was he who herded everyone to their seats and got them ready for the presentation of the 2014 new season.

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