Some may argue that it’s an unfair comparison but let’s look at the numbers for TV3′s The X Factor compared to TV One’s New Zealand’s Got Talent.
NZGT, which began in September, dominated Sunday nights for the 13 weeks it was on and was the highest rating show of 2012. The average audience for the series was 839,209 viewers per episode. However, the difference between the highest and lowest rating episodes was more than 270,000 viewers.
The X Factor has been averaging just over 400,000 viewers per episode, less than half of what NZGT managed.