Dancing With the Stars NZ

masterchef-logoMediaworks have invested heavily in reality TV programming in the hopes of boosting their ratings by picking up the shows that have been cancelled by TVNZ. The shows, by themselves, aren’t that bad. The ratings, however…

Sunday night’s ratings for the sixth season premiere of Masterchef New Zealand on TV3 can only be described with words like awful, tragic, and horrendous etc. A dismal 159,390 people tuned in for the first live episode broadcast. And in case you need to read that number twice, it was 159,390 people.

The fifth season on TV One had an average audience per episode of 464,971 while the previous lowest rating episode had been 351,890, also in the fifth season. Continue reading »

Of all of Mediaworks’s reality series that they’ve put to air so far in 2015, Dancing With the Stars has been the best overall performer. An average audience of 308,969 viewers tuned in for each episode compared to 298,156 for The X Factor NZ and 272,722 for The Bachelor NZ.

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simon-barnett-vanessa-coleMediaworks personality Simon Barnett was crowned TV3’s Dancing With the Stars champion last night with partner Vanessa Cole.

Meanwhile, it was another case of always a bridesmaid and never a bride for former The Bachelor contestant Chrystal Chenery who had to settle for runner up. Continue reading »

Sunday night saw the return of the ballroom to prime time as TV3’s reboot of Dancing With the Stars hit our screens. The sixth season debut bought good news for Mediaworks on the ratings front but the average audience for the night was still dwarfed in comparison to when the show screened on TV One.

The average audience for Sunday’s show was 357,360 viewers, a better performance on debut than the recent season premieres of both The X Factor NZ and The Bachelor NZ. Sunday’s performances also beat out TV One’s Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up.

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