Masterchef New Zealand

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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MediaWorks TV have released their new season lineup for 2015 online tonight, with some new shows coming that you’re bound to be looking forward to.

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masterchef-logoIt’s official. Masterchef New Zealand won’t be returning to screens in 2015 as TVNZ have confirmed they have pulled the plug on the cooking series after 5 seasons.

TVNZ’s Head of Television told Throng “After 5 seasons of Masterchef NZ we have chosen not to commission a sixth season.” Continue reading »

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 2.43.51 PMAfter a disappointing start last week, the New Zealand franchise of My Kitchen Rules bounced back last night with an average audience above 400,000 for the first time. The fourth episode of TV One’s new cooking series had an average audience of 416,330 viewers. This was up 11% on last week.

The figures are still well below the averages of every season of Masterchef New Zealand. Continue reading »

MKR-NZLast night, TV One debuted MKRNZ as their latest local production of an international franchise. Cooking shows have seemingly been hot property for the TV networks after the success of TVNZ’s Masterchef and TV3 having a failed crack at their own format earlier this year with The Great Food Race. MKR NZ has been billed as the next big thing and after and average audience of 546,070 viewers tune in for the finale of the Australian version of the show on Wednesday, big things were expected last night. Unfortunately, the numbers fell well short of expectations as the average audience was only 375,010 viewers.

Compare this to the 449,030 viewers that tuned in for the season premiere of Masterchef New Zealand earlier this year and with the fact that we’re in the middle of prime winter season viewing, these numbers are nothing short of disappointing. Continue reading »