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

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Why are TV shows like The Bachelor NZ so successful? Photo: Google Images
Why are TV shows like The Bachelor NZ so successful? Photo: Google Images

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?

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