General: TVNZ to drop Idol

Submitted by The Critic on 16 October, 2006 - 10:32pm

A number of sources from within TVNZ have confirmed that the state broadcaster will not be renewing NZ Idol for a fourth season. This comes despite the fact that ratings for the third season are up on season two.

The lack of interest in Idol by TVNZ could be due to the fact that up until a few weeks ago, there was no major sponsor for the series that will top the ratings for the year along side Dancing with the Stars (which is also apparently on the chopping block).

It is understood that both Fremantle and SPP are keen for a fourth season which would mean that an alternative network, TV3 or Prime, would need to come on board.

I've just come from the TVNZ

I've just come from the TVNZ 2007 Season Launch where they told everyone that "all top rating shows will be returning in 2007". Confirmed to be retuning to TV One was dancing with the stars but there was no mention of NZ Idol. I do recall this to be the same situation last year.

Yup they didn't "officialy"

Yup they didn't "officialy" announce that it would be returning until the begining of february.

Well I really hope there is

Well I really hope there is more to come.  Firstly for us to watch and enjoy - or complain about!;)

Also what other way is there for young people to be seen and heard by the majority of people.  A chance for them get recognition and help on their way with luck!

We get very few entertainment programmes on TV now, especially NZ talent!

i do hope they renew the

i do hope they renew the show.I am an nz idol nut

This could mean the crushing

This could mean the crushing of all we know on this site. ARGH!

Levin Chronicle Mon 30th

Levin Chronicle Mon 30th page-1

Television New Zealand has confirmed that despite excellent ratings this year, it has made no decision about commissioning another season of NZ Idol.

The Network has an option with South Pacific Pictures for a fourth season, but it said it needed to evaluate the success of the current series before deciding

I know they've said otherwise before but are they still deciding on another? Hmmm

Also in Manawatu Standard 

Also in Manawatu Standard  on 30th October -

'TVNZ has not yet announced if there will be a fourth competition next year'

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The Levin Chronicle. Always the most reliable source of up-to-date, breaking, hard-hitting news in the world. The pinnacle of professional journalism.

Levin Chronicle..... kicking

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Levin Chronicle..... kicking ass all over the World!! :P

That bloody Manawatu Evening Standard is very low budget stealing Levin Chronicle Matt interview storys. why dont those lazy buggers get to Auckland and interview Matt themselves! instead of stealing it from Levin chronicle :puzzled:

and then there was throng

and then there was throng

lol

lol :D

Ah, yes. I'd nearly

Ah, yes. I'd nearly forgotten about throng. I'll keep that in mind to actually post there soon.

awww... stink

awww... stink

i hope tv2 does renew

i hope tv2 does renew nzidol. maybe idolblog needs to start a petition.

i so have to totallt agree

i so have to totallt agree with you there lance4k

Dumb. Hope TV3 do it and do

Dumb. Hope TV3 do it and do it better and then TVNZ will be all "omg look what we could have had.."

um yeah rite

um yeah rite

how can you think tv3 will

how can u think tv3 will do a better job than tvnz? just look at the half-assed jobs theyve done with so you think you can dance and sing like a superstar or wateva it was called. the hosts were crap the stage was crap basically the show was crap 

I am so sad! i mean i do

I am so sad! i mean i do hope TV3 takes it on not Prime cos I dont have prime.tv

There is absolutley no way

There is absolutley no way that either TV3 or Prime will be able to come up with the $6 million it takes to make Idol, so it just won't happen.

I think that TV3 would be

I think that TV3 would be more likely to choose Idol because it fits in with their younger skewing shows (people aged 18-49), while Prime would be more likely to pick up Dancing because it fits in with their older skewing shows (people aged 25-54).

In any case I think TVNZ would be making a BIG mistake if they dropped either of the shows, but they seem to be losing money lately and both shows are reasonably expensive to produce by New Zealand standards.

awwww man..they can't take

awwww man:(..they can't take Idol away!!PLEASE TV3 PLEASE take it!!

Yep get rid of Idol and

Yep get rid of Idol and bring back Veronica Mars.

Noooo! Not Sunday nights.

Noooo! Not Sunday nights. Monday, yes, but not not not Sundays.

Yes!! I am so agreeing with

Yes!! I am so agreeing with you there.

Privatise TVNZ! i just want

Privatise TVNZ! i just want my tax dollars going there

that is so unfair....but ohh

that is so unfair....but ohh well...

wELLY gIRL, theres always

wELLY gIRL, theres always Canwest who may pick it up so no worries yet.

random/ if it does get picked up be TV3 i wonder who will take Doms Presenter Job?

ooh, ooh, my vote's for

ooh, ooh, my vote's for Clinton!!! ;) LOL

Clinton by far anyday! i

Clinton by far anyday! i know L** S***' sniffing around for that Job :O

Chevy Chevy Chevy, you are

Chevy Chevy Chevy, you are forgetting three simple facts regarding that.

1) I was blacklisted from working on any SPP production, I hardly think that will change.

2) I was anti idol one year, like they'd really make me the host.

3) I'll be in Australia sniffing around for better opportunities.

4) I wouldn't want to be involved in mindless television like Idol. I would rather actually do the stuff like John Campbell does except with political substance.

Diamond Jersey hey i didnt

Diamond Jersey hey i didnt know it was you L** S** :O

Just randomly, is this

Just randomly, is this you:

???

No but i have seen that

No but i have seen that image elsewhere and it does look similar.

phew... and now she's banned

phew... and now she's banned again

*choirs rejoice*

Thank godMan shes so stupid

Thank god

Man shes so stupid

Why would Dom stop

Why would Dom stop presenting?

Thats solely up to the new

Thats solely up to the new kid on the block TV3 (considering they pick it up)

They might have someone else in mind.

He might want to stay loyal

He might want to stay loyal to TVNZ.

He's presenting on TV3 for

He's presenting on TV3 for the TV awards ceremony. He's not employed by TVNZ, right?

Well, TVNZ pay his wage for

Well, TVNZ pay his wage for Idol.

I can remember something going down to do with television networks and Jacqui Brown. TVNZ decided to dump her or something and she went to Canwest.

Hmm I thought he was

Hmm I thought he was employed by SPP (see his cv)? And TVNZ buys NZ Idol off SPP?

But don't TVNZ pay SPP to be

But don't TVNZ pay SPP to be able to pay Dom's wage?

Either way, he's getting his money from TVNZ.

Yeah, but you could say the

Yeah, but you could say the same for all the Shortland Street actors. He's still employed/contracted with SPP.

TVNZ buys the series off SPP with advertising money. SPP pays their cast/crew.

I am sorry to hear this. 

I am sorry to hear this.  We all moan and complain, but when it comes down to it, the majority of us - and the rest of the NZ public - actually do love watching this show and seeing all the new talent!:) And we also love the time here when it's on, talking about it all.;)

Dancing with the Stars going too?  Well this also is a big mistake!  Another high in the ratings show so many people love!

Just hope another TV station will take them both on!

I figured this would be it,

I figured this would be it, 50k is a sizable chunk of dosh and I doubt TVNZ would be willing to constantly dish it out every year... Seems like they wanted to go out with a bang, to bad it was more like a plop... And I'm not sure if TV3 would pick it up either. Bring back Australian Idol.

TVNZ actually "dish out" 6

TVNZ actually "dish out" 6 mill for Idol.  Don't expect it to be picked up by any other network, it won't happen. 

reality a Private Company

reality a Private Company like Canwest will do way better than a State funded one ever would. I hope TVNZ gets its ass Privatised now then there will be heads on the block if new owners come in and start trimming the fat and staff numbers.

NzIdol. Dead. Now buried.

NzIdol. Dead. Now buried.

Good riddance.

Now we can watch American

Now we can watch American Idol again :D

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