HD Ratings: MasterChef NZ Sizzles

The first series of MasterChef NZ in seven years has scratched a Kiwi itch, with Sunday’s premiere scorching the competition in the core commercial demographics.

Launching on the back of the final of Dancing With the Stars NZ, it averaged 4.4% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, and 3.2% of the next most important demo, 18-49s.

TVNZ 1’s 8.30 rival, the final of George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations, respectively averaged 2.6%/2.1% of these key demos but was soon overtaken by TVNZ 2’s movie Fast & Furious.

But the night’s biggest crowdpleaser outside of 1 News at 6pm was Hyundai Country Calendar (7.7%/5.4%), which helped lead-out Sunday (4.0%/2.9%) to be competitive with DWTS in the 25-54 demo.

Over 90 minutes, DWTS averaged 4.2% of 25-54s and 3.9% of 18-49s vs 1.7%/1.3% for TVNZ 2’s Britain’s Got Talent.

Eden’s 8.30 movie Vice averaged 0.1% of both demos while Prime’s new drama serves The Cleaning Lady mustered 0.2% of 25-54s and 0.1% of 18-49s as did lead-out Yellowstone and Maori TV’s movie Selma.

TVNZ 1 won the night with 34% shares of both major demos while Three finished a clear second.

On Saturday night, TVNZ 2’s movies Cars 3 and Suicide Squad dominated and on Friday Jack Reacher was a winner for Three.

Note: These overnight ratings exclude viewership of the networks’ +1 SD channels.

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5 Responses to “HD Ratings: MasterChef NZ Sizzles”


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    May 31, 2022 at 6:36 am

    Totally off topic I know, but I went to see Top Gun – Maverick last night and it’s brilliant, it’s as good as, if not better than, the original. Disney could take some lessons from how to honour older characters and how to introduce new ones.

  2. Make sure you read this Variety analysis of lessons Disney (and others) could learn, Darren

  3. I wonder if we will ever get Paramount+ in New Zealand. I see they will be in the UK in June 😁

  4. Thanks for the link, Philip, I admittedly went as a fan of the original with my daughter (who hasn’t seen it) and we both came out of the theatre with smiles on our faces (it’s been a very long time…), she said she’d cried, laughed and just enjoyed a movie that didn’t try to push an agenda. When she got home, she immediately put the original movie on.

  5. Since everyone else is discussing anything lol I wonder if Three will make any strides with their AM show with the drama surrounding Breakfast.

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