The Bachelor NZ

the_bachelor_nz_logoTV3 are looking for their next Bachelor for 2016’s second season.

If you think you have the perfect man to be New Zealand’s Bachelor give us a heads up!

Our scouts have been out shoulder tapping potential Kiwi Bachelors, but we‘ve also heard from lots of people who know someone who’d be perfect! Continue reading »

Are you or someone you know looking for love? Casting is now open for Bachelorettes for season 2 of The Bachelor New Zealand. Find out more at

Posted by TV3 on Thursday, October 15, 2015


MediaWorks is pleased to announce that the casting call for bachelorettes wanting to try their luck at finding true love is officially open for season two of The Bachelor New Zealand.

Producers welcome applications from females aged between 21 and 35 who are genuinely looking for love. MediaWorks will not be doing a casting call for the role of the Bachelor. His identity will be a closely guarded secret, to be revealed within the first episode of the series, which will go to air in the first half of next year.

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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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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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the_bachelor_nz_logoTV3 have announced tonight during the reunion show for The Bachelor NZ that the dating series will be returning for a second season in 2016.

Mediaworks will be very, very happy this morning to see that the ratings for The Bachelor finale hit a season high. The average audience for the episode that saw Matilda Rice as the last girl standing for Art Green’s affections was 429,540 viewers.

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It was possibly the worst kept secret in New Zealand reality TV history but Matilda Rice has been chosen by The Bachelor as his prize.

Art Green picked the bubbly Mediaworks employee telling her “It’s always been you”. Continue reading »

If there is one success story at TV3 so far this year, it’s the local version of The Bachelor. Everywhere I go, people are talking about it. Friends who don’t normally talk much about TV have been raving about the show and the girls and, of course, the Bachelor, Art Green.

Last night’s episode drew the highest average audience this season with 356,610 viewers, making it the most watched show on TV3 by a long margin. Campbell Live had an average audience of 289,370 last night and unlike The X Factor, The Bachelor grew TV3’s audience into the evening.

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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 »

Despite Campbell Live’s average audience from last night’s show dropping from Monday’s high, a respectable 309,460 viewers tuned in for the show. While those numbers are definitely better than they’ve been, what TV3 will be happy about is the minimal loss of lead in into The Bachelor NZ which enjoyed an average audience of 306,550 viewers.

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