Masterchef New Zealand

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MediaWorks is pleased to announce that Michelin star chef Josh Emett and acclaimed restaurateur Mark Wallbank will be joining Al Brown on the judging panel of TV3’s MasterChef New Zealand.

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masterchef-logoWhile we already know that Al Brown will be one of the judges on TV3’s reboot of the Masterchef New Zealand series, Spy has suggested that Josh Emmett will be returning to the series and will be joined by Auckland restauranteur Mark Wallbank.

The name on everyone’s lips is Metro restaurateur of the year Mark Wallbank, but he could be challenged by bolter Nic Watt from Masu. Continue reading »

Campbell LiveMany casual observers of the ratings have opined all manner of theories as to what is going on at Mediaworks, particularly in regards to the review of Campbell Live. What is clear is that post the review announcement, viewers have flocked back the show and have regularly made it the most watched thing on TV3 each weeknight. Unfortunately, those viewers have tended to abandon the channel post 7:30pm, leaving TV3 with audience numbers that are much lower than they’d want.

Some have suggested that the discussion around audience retention into the evening was a shifting of the goal posts but this is simply untrue.

In 2009, TV3 told us that the reason they would never move Home and Away from its 5:30pm slot was due to the audience it delivered 3 News. After TV3 lost the Aussie soap, the 3 News audience hasn’t been the same and they’ve never been able to schedule something that delivers the same level of retention at 6:00pm. Continue reading »

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Paul Henry has announced the first judge of the new season of Masterchef New Zealand on TV3 during The Paul Henry Show this morning.

Al Brown, the man behind Depot, is the first judge of the hit cooking show. Continue reading »

This 60 second clip is running on TV3 at the moment and claims they have the biggest shows ever on TV3 in 2015.


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SimonGaultCelebrity chef and restaurateur Simon Gault has confirmed he won’t be back for series six of MasterChef New Zealand.

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masterchef-logoMediaWorks is excited to announce the casting call is now open for New Zealand’s hottest cooking competition, MasterChef New Zealand.

Producers are on the hunt for contestants from around the country who have an unrivalled passion for food.

“We’re after the best home cooks New Zealand has to offer,” says Head of Commissioning and External Production Sue Woodfield. Continue reading »

our_first_home_logoIt was a good night for TV3 last night as the ratings for the second episode of The X Factor NZ jumped 17% from the season premiere to an average audience of 354,750 viewers. It’s a great start for the show as ratings typically drop off after a launch.

Meanwhile, Our First Home came in second with an average audience of 337,780. Continue reading »

our_first_home_logoLast year, TVNZ dumped Masterchef New Zealand in favour of MKRNZ which it ran in the middle of the year and then in its place, last night launched its new home renovation show, Our First Home.

The fifth season of Masterchef New Zealand rated much lower than the previous seasons after the second lowest debut with 449,030 viewers. Overall, the season had an average audience of 464,971 viewers per episode. Continue reading »

With MKRNZ ending last week, it’s time to look at how the two series performed going head to head against each other throughout the week.

TV One’s new cooking series drew a higher total average audience of 367,311 viewers per episode compared to TV3’s home renovation show The Block NZ which only drew 293,119.

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