Island Shipshape, Wax Wanes

Three’s Million Dollar Island rebounded on Monday to nearly double the 25-54 viewership of its previous broadcast.

It reeled in 68,749 adults aged 25-54, 30,000 more than episode two.

The romantic castaways averaged a 3.35 rating/19.83 share, roughly the same as TVNZ 2’s MasterChef Australia (3.35 rating/17.21 share).

Neither was a match for TVNZ 1’s Fair Go (89,677 viewers) and Border Security (75,633).

But their lead-out, Ruby Wax Castaway, shed up to two-thirds of this audience, averaging nearly 31,000 viewers for a 1.50 rating/10.83 share — well down on last week’s premiere.

TVNZ 2’s The Rookie won the 8.30 hour, with 55,767 viewers (2.71 rating/17.40 share) while half-an-hour later Three’s 9-1-1 drew 32,070 (1.56 rating/15.19 share).

The night’s most-watched programmes in the 25-54 demo were: 1 News, The Chase (5.30), Seven Sharp, Fair GoShortland StreetNewshub Live at 6pmBorder Security, The Project, Million Dollar Island and MasterChef Australia.

The biggest 25-54 channel shares were: TVNZ 1, 27.54; Three, 19.39; TVNZ 2, 18.26; Duke, 5.42; Prime, 3.32; Eden, 3.07; Bravo, 2.06; Rush, 1.64; HGTV, 0.81.

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