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Media Release 2016

Monday, 15 August, 2016


Last night’s nail-biting The Block NZ: Girls vs Boys season finale saw TV3 win Sunday night across all four key demographics (18-39, 18-49, 25-54 and Household Shoppers with Kids 0-14), with a 13 rating and 37.4 share in TV3’s key target demographic of 25-54. The episode also built from last year’s The Block NZ: Villa Wars finale by 1.5 share (from 35.9 to 37.4).


Adding to TV3’s Sunday night success was the Westside Season 2 finale, which won its timeslot across all four key demographics (18-39, 18-49, 25-54 and HHS with kids 0-14), attracting a 7.0 rating and a 21.7 share in the 25-54 demographic.


This weekend also saw TV3 enjoy another successful Friday night of comedy, with local favourites 7 Days and Fail Army winning their timeslots across all four key demos (18-39, 18-49, 25-54 and HHS with kids 0-14). 7 Days achieved a 7.8 rating 29.1 share, and Fail Army a 4.2 rating 17.6 share (both in the 25-54 demographics).


Earlier in the week proved equally as successful for TV3, with Thursday night’s return of the hit local series Lost and Found winning its key target demographic of 25-54, with a 6.0 rating 19.6 share. While the US action drama Hawaii Five-0 continued its great performance on Wednesday night with a win in the 25-54 demographic, attracting a 4.1 rating and 19.3%  share.


Last night also saw The Block NZ’s Mark Richardson and host of Grand Designs NZ, Chris Moller, tease the return of Grand Designs Season 2 with a “mash-up” promo which screened during The Block NZ’s Live Auction. While Kiwis eagerly await the return of the local version of the popular UK format, Grand Designs NZ Season 1 (which premiered on TV3 in September last year) has recently been sold into six territories including Australia and the UK.


Applications are now open for The Block NZ 2017. Producers are looking for teams of DIY enthusiasts – friends, family members or partners from anywhere in New Zealand who consider themselves energetic, creative, hard working with a sense of humour. Visit for details.

2016 Media Releases

Sam Cable and Emmett Vallender have been crowned the 2016 winners of The Block NZ: Girls Vs Boys, taking home an amazing $480,000 after a dramatic auction held in central Auckland tonight – and televised LIVE on TV3. more

Rove McManus will be hosting an episode of TV3’s popular comedy panel show 7 Days which will be broadcast on Friday 26 August, 9.30pm on TV3. more

MediaWorks Radio is the number one network nationwide, with 2,149,800 listeners tuning in every week across its nine radio brands. In the top 13 major markets, MediaWorks Radio achieved its highest ever figure - growing its total audience to 1,695,000*. more

Block-a-holics rejoice. The chance to visit The Block NZ finished houses for 2016 is near. MediaWorks TEG Live is delighted to announce once again there are two great ways for fans to get a peek inside the finished townhouses for 2016 – the popular free Open Homes event and the ticketed Exclusive Preview Tours. more

RadioLIVE Drive host Duncan Garner has set a challenge to Jono and Ben from The Rock’s Drive Home to step-up to the mic and try talk radio. The boys have accepted the dare, but counter-offered Duncan, insisting he swaps and covers their Rock Drive Home show. The swap will be next Thursday, July 7. more

Monday, 27 June, 2016


MediaWorks is pleased to announce Magic, New Zealand`s newest radio station, will be hitting the Wanganui airwaves on July 1, 2016. more

TV3’s stellar Friday night line-up is getting super served on July 1, with Kiwi professional boxing showcase event Big Bash Boxing screening LIVE and free-to-air at 9.30pm. more