Married at First Sight NZ continues it's winning streak
Married at First Sight NZ has continued to secure itself as the consistent ratings winner against the competition. On Sunday night, Married at First Sight NZ beat My Kitchen Rules NZ with 107,387 viewers in the commercially important 25-54 demographic, compared to 89,750 viewers for My Kitchen Rules NZ while they were both head-to-head. Three’s smash hit social experiment reached a 22.4% audience share and 5.4 rating point, also winning its timeslot. Last night, it won against Project Runway NZ, hitting a 26.3% share and 7.6 rating, with 141,160 viewers in 25-54 tuning in, compared to Runway’s viewership of 97,059 while they were on at the same time. Additional timeslots wins from 9-1-1 (20.2% share, 4.5 rating) and All New Beach Cops (12.0% share, 1.9 rating) last night helped Three win the night with an overall share of 25.2%.
Three also won the night last Monday with a 24.6% overall share amongst 25-54s, thanks to timeslot wins from Married at First Sight NZ (26.4% share, 8.1 rating) and 9-1-1 (22.3% share, 5.1 rating). From 7.30pm - 8.40pm, Married at First Sight NZ was head-to-head with Project Runway NZ and had a total of 148,229 viewers in the 25-54 demographic tune in, while Runway had 99,679 viewers in the same demo.
Last Tuesday, Married at First Sight NZ was up against the premiere of TVNZ 2’s The Great Kiwi Bake Off and won the timeslot with a 25.1% share and 7.3 rating. While the shows were head-to-head (7.30pm - 8.45pm) Married at First Sight NZ gained a viewership of 134,828 in 25-54, while Bake Off had 118,218 people tune in. Married at First Sight NZ is also enjoying success online, with VOD up 9% compared to this time last year, and live streams up an incredible 73%. Grand Designs New Zealand* is performing strongly on ThreeNow as well, with VOD up by over 30% and live streaming up 56% compared to this time last year.
Tonight on Three, the final vow renewals take place on Married at First Sight NZ - who will continue their marriage into the real world and who will call it quits? NCIS: LA also returns tonight with an all new episode, and tomorrow night Grand Designs New Zealand* follows an extravagant project in Te Arai as Kathy and Vince aim to build a luxurious lodge. It is a special episode that features some moving stories around Vince’s struggle with depression and his passion for cycling, while also being the show’s largest build ever. This Sunday then sees the final of Married at First Sight NZ with a Reunion Finale like no other, as all 12 participants reunite with the experts to tie up loose ends.
Other wins for the week
Last Monday: The AM Show (31.3% share, 2.0 rating),
Tuesday: Newshub Live at 4pm (17.0% share, 1.1 rating),
Wednesday: Newshub Live at 4pm (13.5% share, 1.2 rating), Grand Designs New Zealand* (26.1% share, 7.3 rating),
Thursday: Newshub Live at 4pm (14.0% share, 1.0 rating), Independence Day (24.5% share, 4.7 rating),
Friday: 7 Days* (19.6% share, 4.8 rating),
Sunday: Blue Bloods (14.9% share, 1.4 rating).
Today in radio, The Sound A to Z kicks off as over 2,000 tracks are played alphabetically for over a week. There will be no repeats and you will never know what song is coming up next. Be listening to The Sound for your chance to see Fleetwood Mac live at their sold out show in Las Vegas.
Finally, MediaWorks is proud to announce that Three has acquired The Gulf, a highly anticipated new drama series coming to screens next year. Starring Kate Elliot, Ido Drent, Jeffrey Thomas and Pana Hema-Taylor, this German-New Zealand co-production will be a gripping thriller set on Waiheke Island and is an exciting addition to Three’s 2019 schedule.