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MEDIA RELEASE 2015

Thursday, 19 February, 2015

1.3 MILLION KIWIS TUNE IN TO SEASON 2 OF THE X FACTOR NZ

The X Factor NZ is back with new judges, new talent and new fans! 1.3 million TV viewers tuned in to the first week of the hit series, which screened on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights. (5+ cume)

The X Factor NZ dominated television ratings in its first week on air. All three episodes were #1 in their timeslots in the key 18-49 and 25-54 demographics, out-rating Our First Home on TV One, and a range of programming on TV2.

Strong audience growth after the series premiere saw The X Factor NZ also win the 5+ demographic on Tuesday night.

Early indications are The X Factor NZ Season Two will inspire greater social media engagement than the first series.

The official Facebook page currently has 172,700 Facebook fans, and extremely high engagement levels, with 122,600 people currently talking about the show. A video post featuring the audition of 20 year-old Beau Monga had an organic reach of 6.9 million people, and a record 1.9 million views in just six days.

During all three episodes, #xfactornz was the #1 trending topic in New Zealand on Twitter.

Andrew Szusterman, MediaWorks Group Entertainment Content Director says: “It’s great that New Zealand has embraced The X Factor again. With Willy and Natalia joining Stan and Mel and the thousands of New Zealanders who have auditioned in front of them, we have again made a show that looks like it’s going to be the most talked about this year, much as it was in 2013.”

The X Factor NZ is a SYCO owned format co-produced by MediaWorks and FremantleMedia Australia, with support from broadcast sponsor McDonald’s, and programme partners Fruttare, 2degrees, VO5, Mazda, and SKYCITY Auckland. MediaWorks is proud to have funding support from NZ on Air.

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2015 MEDIA RELEASES

MediaWorks is excited to announce the casting call is now open for New Zealand’s hottest cooking competition, MasterChef New Zealand. more

Wednesday, 18 February, 2015

JONO AND BEN GIVEN NEW PRIMETIME SLOT ON TV3

Jono Pryor and Ben Boyceare going to bring their successful mix of slapstick, topicality and irreverence to 7.30pm, Fridays on 3. more

MediaWorks is delighted to announce Hilary Barry and Perlina Lau will be brightening up mornings on the ground-breaking Paul Henry show. more

Thursday, 05 February, 2015

MULTI-PLATFORM BROADCAST FOR THE X FACTOR NZ

MediaWorks is offering viewers the choice of watching The X Factor NZ on their televisions, computers or mobile devices. more

Samantha Hayes and David Farrier have been named as co-hosts for MediaWorks’ 2015 late news and entertainment show. more

Wednesday, 28 January, 2015

SMASH! TO SCREEN EXCLUSIVELY ON THE EDGE TV

Pop culture TV show SMASH! will screen exclusively on The Edge TV in 2015, and be the first LIVE daily TV programme to screen on the top-rating music TV channel. more

Tuesday, 27 January, 2015

TOP GEAR RACES TO NEW HOME ON TV3

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ today announced that they have signed a long-term commitment to broadcast Top Gear on TV3 in New Zealand. more

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