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Vox Pop: Why are reality shows like The Bachelor so successful?

TV show The Batchelor NZ has come to an end, with Viarni Bright winning Zac’s heart.

According to The Herald230,000 viewers aged 5+ watched the debut episode, down from 284,000 last year and 278,000 in 2015.

In the key commercial demographic of 25-54, 133,000 viewers watched the debut episode, compared to 165,000 last year. However, it still beat the competition to become the most-watched programme in its time slot.

THE BACHELOR NZ: OPENING NIGHT

2017:
5+: 229,608
25-54: 132,715

2016:
5+: 284,000
25-54: 165,000

2015:
5+: 278,000
25-54: 160,000

Student journalist Caitlin Houghton hit the streets of Auckland to ask people: Why are reality shows like The Bachelor NZ so popular?

Caitlin Houghton
Caitlin Houghton is an aspiring journalism student at the NZ Radio Training School. She is often found scrolling the internet prying on the unknown eye.
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