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More FM's Jase and Jay-Jay raise over $138K for Koru Care

More FM Drive’s Jase & Jay-Jay raised $138,685 during their Jingle Bail campaign, well overshooting their target of $100K. The radio duo were locked in a cell in NorthWest mall for a total of 97 hours to raise money for Koru Care so they can send deserving kids to the Gold Coast on the trip of a lifetime. Their total amount raised means Koru Care can now send 34 kids to the GC, an incredible feat accomplished by Jase & Jay-Jay in the real spirit of Christmas. In other radio news, The Rock debuts the new Drive show today with Jay Reeve joining Dunc from 3pm to 7pm.

MediaWorks are proud to have launched Good Chat, a thought-leadership series that will explore the industry by talking to a variety of MediaWorks’ Executives. In the first chapter, The Project’s Kanoa Lloyd spoke to our Group Content Director of Radio, Leon Wratt, about how new music genres are created. Check out the video here and stay tuned for more intimate and eye-opening interviews.

On Wednesday, Three tied winning the night, hitting an impressive overall share 21.6% amongst the commercially important 25-54 demographic. This was thanks to timeslot wins from Die Hard (24.3% audience share, 4.7 rating point) and Road Cops (26.7% share, 2.5 rating). Movie fanatics in this demographic are continuing to enjoy Three’s movie content, with GoldenEye (17.0% share, 4.2 rating) and Why Him? (18.2% share, 3.0 rating) both winning their timeslots on Thursday and Saturday respectively. Newshub Live at 6pm also won in share on Friday night amongst 25-54s, hitting 25.3%, and The Project bet Seven Sharp on Thursday with a 17.1% share and 4.5 rating. On ThreeNow, House Rules took out second place in the ThreeNow top 10 for the second week in a row. The show continues to deliver year-on-year growth, up 46% for on demand viewing and 114% for live streaming.

Other wins for the week included:
Monday: 9-1-1 (17.4% share, 4.2 rating), Beach Cops (15.8% share, 2.8 rating)
Tuesday: The AM Show (32.4% share, 1.8 rating)
Wednesday: Newshub Live at 4pm (17.7% share, 1.2 rating)
Thursday: Newshub Late (15.2% share 2.1 rating)
Friday: Newshub Live at 4pm (16.6% share, 1.4 rating)

Finally, we are excited to share that New Zealand on Air have confirmed funding for two Comedy Pilot Week entries: Mean Mums* and Golden Boy*. New Zealand Today*, a faux news programme hosted by Guy Williams, has also received funding, meaning we will be bring three new comedy shows to Three in 2019. This news further cements Three’s commitment to local comedy, so stayed tuned next year.

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