TVNZ Statistics and Facts 2020

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New Zealand does not have a massive population like the US, China, or India. But, the country is regarded as one of the leading streaming hubs in the world. Furthermore, the availability of various international and local video streaming services within the New Zealand territory supports this perception noticeably.

If we talk about the famous local streaming services, nothing comes close to TVNZ on-demand in New Zealand. TVNZ on-demand is the streaming service of the state-owned TV network named “TVNZ“. This guide will let you know about all the interesting TVNZ statistics and facts in detail.

TVNZ Statistics

There is no denying TVNZ is New Zealand’s oldest and largest public broadcaster. Besides, TVNZ has become one of the most popular TV networks among Kiwi users. Its online streaming service TVNZ on-demand is also competing with other video-on-demand streaming services like Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video, etc.


In terms of earning or net benefits, it would not be wrong to say that 2019 was a breakthrough year for TVNZ. The company was able to increase its audience reach significantly.

1. TVNZ has had operational earnings of $24.6 million for the financial year 2019

TVNZ made a massive $24.6 million operational earnings for the financial year that ended on June 30, 2019.

2. TVNZ made a total revenue of $310.7 million as of June 30, 2019

TVNZ experienced a huge rise in its total revenue as the company ‘s total revenue was $310.7 million as of June 30, 2019.

3. TVNZ’ net profit was 2.9 million for the financial year 2018-2019

TVNZ also saw an appreciable surge in its net profit as the organization made $2.9 million net profit during the financial year 2018-2019.

4. TVNZ incurred $286.1 million costs as of June 30, 2019

Apart from revenue, TVNZ had to bear the cost of $286.1 million on account of operating and other expenses in the last year.



TVNZ increased its existing target audience with the help of providing a great blend of local as well as international content.

5. TVNZ media content reached 1.95m New Zealanders Daily during 2019

TVNZ became a household name among New Zealand streamers as TVNZ reached 1.95 million users daily as their main source of entertainment as of June 30, 2019. It means viewers from all age groups prefer TVNZ to watch their favorite TV shows and other content.

6. TVNZ maintained an impressive 43.2% all day TV audience share from 1st July 2018 to 30 June 2019

TVNZ’s all-day TV audience share was 43.2% to be exact, which is quite remarkable. The figure of audience share revealed that more than 40% of TV audience likes to tune into TVNZ channels in their leisure time.

Engagement Goal of TVNZ for Future

As already discussed, TVNZ satisfied the streaming requirements of 1.95 million users in the last and first six months of 2018 and 2019 respectively; the network now strives to engage even more audiences daily.

7. TVNZ is trying to engage 2 million users daily regardless of any platform they use to access its coverage

TVNZ would try its level best to increase its existing engagement by up to 2 million users every day no matter which platform they use to access its content.


Top Shows

8. New Zealand’s Top 20 TV Shows

TVNZ broadcasts 20,000+ hours of content for its viewers every year. It shows that TVNZ has transformed itself into a leading entertainment network thanks to its famous content library that includes live TV and on-demand shows.

Surprisingly, 19/20 top TV shows are available for viewing on TVNZ 1. All these shows are categorized based on the number of streams. Here is the list of these best TV shows that include:

  1. 1 News (628,400 streams)
  2. Hyundai Country Calendar (587,300 streams)
  3. Elton John: I’M Still Standing (549,700 streams)
  4. Fair Go (523,900 streams)
  5. Border Security (511,100 streams)
  6. Elvis All Star Tribute (477,800 streams)
  7. Highway Cops (476,000 streams)
  8. Her Majesty The Queen’s Christmas Message (463,200 streams)
  9. Border Patrol (458,800 streams)
  10. Big Cats (450,300 streams)
  11. Seven Sharp (431,600 streams)
  12. Manhunt (429,800 streams)
  13. The Royal Variety Performance (429,500 streams)
  14. Kirstie & Phil’s Love it or List it UK (428,500 streams)
  15. Queen of the World (427,600 streams)
  16. INTL Rugby Bledisloe Cup (425,000 streams) (Sky Sports)
  17. Surveillance OZ Dashcam (420,300 streams)
  18. Highway Cops (417,600 streams)
  19. Sunday (415,900 streams)
  20. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (410,400 streams)





TVNZ On Demand Statistics

TVNZ On Demand, a brainchild of TVNZ is an impressive online live and video-on-demand streaming service. Considering the fact that the New Zealand market is expected to generate US $49 million in revenue in the video streaming segment in the year 2020, the service will continue to grow at an unprecedented rate in the coming years.

You can watch all your favorite TV shows, movies, including best Christmas movies, best movies of all time,  horror movies, and other content without paying a single penny on multiple platforms and devices. As you know, TVNZ On Demand is a geo-limited service, which is exclusively available in New Zealand.

Hence, you will have to look for other ways to work around the geo-restriction issues that help you watch TVNZ On Demand outside New Zealand.

What devices and platforms are compatible with TVNZ On Demand?

Here is the list of different devices you can use to watch TVNZ On Demand content instantly:

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows Surface Tablet
  • Apple TV
  • Samsung Smart TVs
  • Chromecast
  • AirPlay
  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 3
  • PlayStation 4
  • Smart Blu-ray Players
  • Freeview Plus

Total Streams on TVNZ On Demand

TVNZ On Demand’s streams are on the rise that suggests the service is adding the latest movies, TV shows, and other content quite regularly to keep its target audience interested and attached.

9. TVNZ On Demand witnessed 80% year-on-year increase in its total streams

As of June 30, 2019, the online streaming service’s total streams went up to 184 million. As a result, TVNZ On Demand audience reach and ad revenue both increased by 38% respectively.

Weekly Audience Reach

During the last year (2019), TVNZ experienced a record digital growth in terms of its audience. Kiwi users are turning to TVNZ On Demand in huge numbers to satiate their media streaming cravings.

10. TVNZ On Demand’s weekly audience has gone up to 360,000

If we talk about the weekly audience reach of TVNZ On Demand, the service is catering online streaming demands of 360,000 streamers.

Increase in Online Revenue

Similar to the increase in weekly audience reach, TVNZ On Demand’s online revenue is also improving at an appreciable rate on a yearly basis.

11. TVNZ On Demand online revenues are increasing by 31% on a yearly basis

TVNZ On Demand is heading in the right direction when it comes to their monetary growth and expansion. Currently, the broadcaster is increasing its online revenue through its online streaming service by 31% every year.

Number of Program Titles

TVNZ On-demand offers content related to different genres including TV shows, movies, documentaries, sports, news, current affairs. Aside from local content, you can tune into TVNZ On Demand to watch international content as well.

12. TVNZ On Demand provides 750+ program titles to its viewers

TVNZ On Demand is an ideal platform for viewers no matter from which age group they belong. Currently, you can watch all your desired video content be it TV shows, movies, documentaries, and current affairs shows from the list of 750+ titles.


13. Favorite TV Shows on TVNZ On Demand

Similar to TVNZ, its free and online streaming service TVNZ On Demand is also famous among Kiwi users as it broadcasts New Zealand’s best TV shows. These shows are rated based on two major factors. One is video reach and the other is the number of streams. Here is the list that includes these TV shows:

TV Shows Video Reach Streams
Shortland Street 273,745 17,910,241
1 News 174,026 1544,451
Anika Moa Unleashed 164,984 1444,423
Killing Eve 161,261 1,941,260
The Big Bang Theory 154,543 68,94,940
Catch -22 149,318 801,732
Wentworth 145, 854 2,479,754
Leaving Neverland 140,009 503,388
Manifest 131,344 1,884,087
Love Island UK 129,028 4,594,060

Top TVNZ on Demand Shows


14. Most Streamed TV shows on TVNZ On Demand overall

During the year (1st July 2018 to 30 June 2019), People streamed 5 top shows while using TVNZ On-demand and these TV shows are:

  1. Shortland Street
  2. Friends
  3. Home & Away
  4. The Big Bang Theory
  5. Coronation Street

15. TVNZ On Demand’s Highest Reaching TV Shows

Due to the humongous growth in TVNZ’s On Demand audience reach, people watched various TV shows in huge numbers. These shows are:

  1. Shortland Street
  2. Anika Moa Unleashed
  3. Killing Eve
  4. The Big Bang Theory
  5. Wentworth

16. TVNZ On Demand’s Highest Reaching TV shows per episode

Particular episodes of different TV shows gained so much popularity among kiwi streamers based on various reasons. Here are these TV shows including:

  1. Manifest
  2. Mrs. Wilson
  3. Leaving Neverland
  4. The Bay
  5. Catch-22

17. TVNZ On Demand ‘s Highest Reaching local TV shows

Aside from international content, TVNZ On Demand is highly famous for telecasting top-quality local TV shows. Here is the list that includes highest reaching local TV shows liked by TVNZ On Demand’s audience:

  1. Shortland Street
  2. Anika Moa Unleashed
  3. Wellington Paranormal
  4. Educators
  5. Heartbreak Island

18. TVNZ On Demand TV Shows liked by North Island users

North Island users also prefer to access TVNZ On Demand to watch popular Kiwi TV shows. Here are some of the most famous TV shows admired by North Island audience:

  1. Surviving R.kelly
  2. Legacies
  3. My Kitchen Rules Aus
  4. Anika Moa Unleashed
  5. Wellington Paranormal

19. TVNZ On Demand TV Shows liked by South Island users

TVNZ On Demand is equally famous among South Island streaming fans. Similar to North Island users, these fans also like different TV shows accessible on TVNZ On Demand. These shows are:

  1. Hyundai Country Calendar
  2. Coronation Street
  3. The Bay
  4. Naked Attraction
  5. The Cry

20. TVNZ’s Best live stream moments during the period (July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)

According to TVNZ On Demand record, various live stream moments in the last year were memorable based on the users’ admiration. These moments include:

  1. I News Special
  2. The Chase
  3. Rugby World Cup Sevens
  4. The Oscars
  5. T20 Black Clash

21. Top Shows on TVNZ On Demand admired by Male Audience

Here is the list that includes some of the most liked shows by the male audience of TVNZ On Demand:

  1. Catch-22
  2. The Walking Dead
  3. Naked Attraction
  4. 1 News At Six
  5. Wellington Paranormal

22. Top Shows on TVNZ On Demand admired by Female Audience

Compared to the male audience, the female audience of TVNZ On Demand has admired contrasting shows altogether. These TV shows are:

  1. The Bachelor
  2. Grey’s Anatomy
  3. Call The Midwife
  4. Gloriavale: The Return
  5. Love Island UK


Streaming of TVNZ On Demand Famous Shows on different devices

During the year (July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019) TVNZ On Demand subscribers used several devices such as connected TV (smart TV), mobile phones, and desktops. This way, they were able to stream their favorite shows in no time.

23. 36% of users watched On Demand favorite shows with their loved ones via Smart TVs

36% of users watched TVNZ On Demand TV shows along with their loved ones through Smart TVs. It means that modern-day devices are playing huge in satisfying the streaming needs of the young generation. The shows that they watched the most are:

  1. The Big Bang Theory
  2. Young Sheldon
  3. Catch-22
  4. Educators
  5. My Kitchen Rules Aus

24. 26% of users watched On Demand TV shows on Mobile

26% of users relied on mobile devices to watch their favorite On Demand shows. The shows these users watched the most are:

  1. Shortland Street
  2. Wentworth
  3. Anika Moa Unleashed
  4. 1 News At Six
  5. Home & Away

25. 38% of users watched On Demand favorite shows through Desktops

38% of users preferred desktops devices when they wanted to watch famous On Demand TV shows in New Zealand. The most-watched shows by these audiences are:

  1. Love Island UK (Season 4)
  2. Killing Eve
  3. Love Island Aus (Season 1)
  4. Heartbreak Island
  5. Wellington Paranormal


26. The biggest streaming month in the history of TVNZ On Demand was May 2019

During May 2019, TVNZ On Demand streams were 18.1 million in total. It shows that subscribers created history by turning to TVNZ On Demand in massive numbers.

27. 19 May 2019 was the biggest streaming day in the history of TVNZ On Demand

TVNZ On Demand users made 19 May 2019 a historic day by streaming the famous online streaming service the most. The Big Bang Theory, Catch-22, and Killing Eve were the three shows that were watched the most on that day.

Other Statistics

There are other streaming statistics related to TVNZ On Demand. These stats highlight the importance of the number of shows alongside the number of total episodes watched in a year and the total number of people reached during the period (July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019).

28. TVNZ On Demand users watched 1352 TV shows

TVNZ On Demand gained a huge success in the last year as subscribers watched 1352 total number of TV shows in the same period.

29. 27,754 episodes of different TV shows watched by TVNZ On Demand users

TVNZ On Demand subscribers watched 27,754 episodes of different TV shows in total during the last year.

30. TVNZ On Demand reached 1.42 million Kiwi users during the period (July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)

TVNZ On-demand audience reach increased by 30% as per year-on-year basis. As a result, TVNZ On Demand content reached 1.42 million people in general.


TVNZ Employee Statistics 

TVNZ aims to develop a vibrant, dynamic, and rewarding workplace for its employees. As far as TVNZ employees’ statistics go, these stats include various factors like the number of people who work for TVNZ, their salaries, demographics, and so on.

TVNZ People

31. There are 670 full-time employees working at TVNZ

At present, the workforce of TVNZ consists of 670 people that work full time with the company.

32. TVNZ believes in gender equality

TVNZ follows the concept of an equal employment opportunity because 48% of the workforce belongs to the female gender and the rest of the 52% of employees belong to the male gender.

33. 54% of TVNZ business leaders are women

Women represent 54% of TVNZ business leaders in total. This percentage depicts that TVNZ provides a clear career path to both men and women without any discrimination.

34. 44% of TVNZ executive team comprises of females

TVNZ has included 44% of females in its executive team. Taking the encouraging figure into account, TVNZ is an ideal employer for women in particular.

35. 43% of the TVNZ board consists of females

TVNZ has made 43% of women a part of its board, which means they are encouraged to have a say in any matter whatsoever.

36.  The remuneration package of 12% of TVNZ employees is less than $50K

12% of employees in TVNZ are earning less than $50K a year. The salary packages of the workforce indicate that TVNZ is surely a good paymaster.

37. 57% of employees are receiving more than $50K and below $100K a year in TVNZ

Interestingly, 57% of TVNZ employees are getting more than $50K and less than 100K a year in terms of salaries.

38. 21% of TVNZ workforce are earning more than $100K and less than $150K a year

21% of TVNZ employees are receiving more than $1ooK and below $150K a year as their salaries.

39. 10% of TVNZ employees are earning more than $150K a year

10% of TVNZ workforce are getting more than $150K a year on account of salaries including other remunerations.


40. There is a 4.6% pay gap between male hourly rate and female hourly rate

The average pay gap between male hourly rate and female hourly rate in TVNZ is 4.6% to be exact. Compared to pay gap differences prevailing in other organizations, this difference is quite minimal.

41. TVNZ is offering a minimum of the living wage to its full time and part-time employees

TVNZ is following a minimum wage rule for its permanent and part-time employees at its workplace since 2014.


42. There are 30 languages spoken at TVNZ

TVNZ workforce is a superb blend of diverse cast, creed, and color. This is the main reason why people speak 30 different languages at TVNZ’s workplace.

43. People from 38 ethnicities are working in TVNZ

TVNZ is a multi-cultural and highly diversified organization because people who belong to 38 distinct ethnicities are working under one roof in TVNZ.

44. 14% People of TVNZ are associated with more than one ethnic group

TVNZ’s workforce belongs to different ethnic groups as 14% of them have associations with more than one ethnic group.


45. 92% of employees are proud to be a part of TVNZ

92% of employees assume that they are lucky enough to work at TVNZ. They are proud to work at a successful organization like TVNZ.

46. 86% of employees’ managers care about their subordinates at TVNZ

At TVNZ, 86% of employees say that their managers are concerned about their well being. This means TVNZ is a people-oriented organization.

47. 85% of employees think that TVNZ keeps its employees safe

According to the viewpoint of 85% of employees, TVNZ takes no half measures when it comes to keeping their employees safe or secure.

48. 45% of people have flexible working hours at TVNZ

TVNZ follows a flexible working hours policy at its workplace. Due to that particular reason, 45% of employees work flexibly regarding their work hours.

49. 97% of employees support cultural diversity at TVNZ

TVNZ is definitely a multi-faceted organization as 97% of employees endorse its cultural diversity to a certain extent.

50. 89% of employees think that TVNZ respect every employee regardless of their age, color and other differences

TVNZ treats every employee with the utmost respect at its workplace no matter from which region, country, and race they belong to. It can be validated by the fact that 89% of its employees think the same.


51. The average age of employees at TVNZ is 39.6 years

TVNZ employees come from a diverse age group (19-73) and the average age of employees at TVNZ is 39.6 years.

52. 24% of employees have been working at TVNZ for more than 10 years

On average, a TVNZ employee spends 7.7 years on the channel. In addition to this, 24% of employees are associated with TVNZ for more than 10 years.


Wrapping Up

We expect that you would like our detailed guide about appealing TVNZ statistics and facts. It would not be wrong to say that TVNZ and TVNZ On Demand both will grow at a staggering rate no matter how the TV, as well as streaming industry, shapes up in New Zealand in the future.

Although Netflix New Zealand, Disney Plus, and Amazon Prime Video are competing with TVNZ on Demand, however, the premier Television network will keep booming and dominating the local streaming industry quite comprehensively.


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