Nielsen has released its latest National Readership Survey to reveal New Zealand's top 10 magazines according to readership. And while AA Directions remains well ahead of its competitors, New Zealand Geographic's digital drive has grown its print readership enough to see it make the list for the first time.
Nielsen has kicked off the year by announcing its Digital Ad Ratings service is now commercially available in New Zealand, following a local trial last year and its international release in 2011. We spoke to Nielsen New Zealand director Tony Boyte about how it’s set to change the digital game by enabling advertisers to compare digital audiences to those of TV.
As the number of screens we own rises and content that was once limited to the TV spreads its way across new platforms, it appears ye olde faithful television is remaining resilient with Kiwis yet to avert their eyes entirely according to the latest New Zealand multi-screen report by Nielsen.
Microsoft’s combined offerings topped Facebook in last month’s website rankings, which are based on a Nielsen report that tracks unique audience across all web browser usage, but does not include the use of mobile apps. Unsurprisingly, Google came out on top, while Stuff retained its lead over the Herald further down the list.
Nielsen has confirmed to StopPress that it will no longer be fielding specific enquiries from journalists on the audience metrics of New Zealand television shows. Instead, the research company will provide a weekly top 20 breakdown of programmes for One, TV2, TV3, Four, Prime and Sky in the 5+ and 25-54 demographics. So what does this mean for journalists looking to cover stories about shows outside the top 20?
The All Blacks' impressive 2015 Rugby World Cup final victory 34-17 over close rivals Australia played in the small hours of Sunday morning New Zealand time and while broadcasts on Sky and Prime drew over a million television viewers, the numbers were down on 2011. PLUS: World Rugby's global figures.
Based on the latest out of Nielsen, Nick Butler reckons Kiwi marketers will soon be targeting 45-year-old Cantonese-speaking Polynesians living in Auckland who are looking after a toddler at the gym while watching a video on their mobile about which organic takeaways are the best match for the authentic Basque cider they bought online. Possibly.
The online numbers—both in terms of usage and revenue—keep going up. But that's being driven by the addition of devices, not the addition of people, says Nielsen's Tony Boyte. And it's important to understand how those people behave and what content they consume.
Despite all the hype, reality food show Masterchef NZ’s first episode of the season has failed to deliver in the ratings department, no doubt another blow to Mediaworks as it struggles to compete with TVNZ which is still dominating with the most-watched shows on television.
New Zealand’s ecommerce sector has shot through the roof as punters increasingly open their laptop lids instead of their wallets to purchase new items. Data from Nielsen shows New Zealanders now buy 18.2 million items each year, to the value of $4.6 billion, and this figure is expected to rise to $4.8 billion by the end of this year.
Following a competitive pitch thought to have involved several unknown agencies, the Bauer-owned Autotrader today confirmed that it had selected Y&R as its lead creative agency. And while the brand still enjoys high readership in both the online and print formats, it lags well behind Trade Me, according to Nielsen research.
Last week, after a few months of subscribing to the print version of The Herald, my wife decided to cancel it (despite my initial reservations given we have access to the internet, I actually quite enjoyed getting the paper version). With the circulation declines in recent years, this certainly wouldn't have been an unusual conversation for those in the subscriptions department, but she said they sounded quite sad when she told them the news. And while there are a few areas of positivity in the latest readership numbers, putting a smiling man on the first page of the Nielsen readership report might have been overly optimistic. PLUS: Nielsen's figures on how readership is split across print and online.
Mobile dating app, Tinder, famous for right vs. left swipes, bad dates, good dates, the odd marriage proposal and sore thumbs has taken the world by storm since it launched three years ago. Data analysis shows former popular US dating sites are on the decline as Tinder’s popularity soars, and it appears we’re seeing a similar trend here in New Zealand.
For the first time Stuff.co.nz has overtaken Trade Me in audience numbers, reaching a new record of 1,849,000 further increasing its audience over rival news sites like NZHerald and Yahoo. The news comes off the back of recent changes in Fairfax’s editorial strategy which has seen roles disestablished and reshuffled as well as a clear overall drive to towards the digital.