Gloriavale tops 2016’s most-watched shows, TVNZ continues its ratings dominance

It was a big year for TVNZ in 2016 after launching its much-vaunted rebrand late last year. Now there’s more cause to celebrate as it continues to dominate the TV rankings, with TVNZ 2’s Gloriavale: A Woman’s Place, topping the list for most-watched show among the 25-54 demographic. 

Continuing to fascinate and intrigue audiences, the notoriously isolated Christian community has already been the subject of two top-rating documentaries in previous years. But Gloriavale can still pull an audience, commanding a 14.1 percent share, according to the Nielsen figures.

Long-running soap Shortland Street trails just behind with 12 percent, while BBC mystery drama Doctor Foster pips local fare My Kitchen Rules to take third place. 

Only three Mediaworks shows (7 Days, The Block NZ Girls vs Boys, All Star Family Feud) made their way into the top 20.

Although 7 Days and The Block were always expected to make the top 20, MediaWorks will no doubt be pleased by the entry of Family Feud, which has turned out to a charming hit with audiences, thanks largely to the charisma of Dai Henwood as host.  

Bravo, Mediaworks’ newest offering last year, failed to make the top 20 despite positive early ratings

While TVNZ 2 makes up the bulk of shows popular among 25-54 year olds, TVNZ 1 sweeps the rankings when it comes to all audiences 5+.

1 News and Fair Go topped the overall most-watched list, but it’s bad news for MediaWorks as none of its shows made the cut. 

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