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Doctor Who Streams Second to Shortland Street

TVNZ reports the new season of Doctor Who, which continues tonight (TVNZ 2, 7.30), has recorded more weekly streams than any other show except streaming supremo Shortland Street. “Our first episode of Doctor Who has reached 44,000 OnDemand members, who have streamed the episode 105,000 times,” TVNZ corporate communications manager Rachel Howard told ScreenScribe. “To put […]

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Doctor Who Streams … Who Knows?

TVNZ isn’t revealing how many streams of Doctor Who there have been since the 11th season launch on-demand on Monday. Its linear broadcast begins tonight (TVNZ 2, 7.30), four days after the first female Time Lord’s debut topped the ratings in the UK. Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor unleashed 8.2 million viewers and a 40.1% share for […]

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Critical Condition: Doctor Who

Doctor Who | TVNZ OnDemand, from Monday/TVNZ 2, 7.30 Friday ➢➢ “When Jodie Whittaker was announced as the 13th Doctor and the first female occupant of the Tardis, many fans raised their ire on social media, saying that the series was now ruined, that the Doctor should be a Time Lord, not a Time Lady. Having […]

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TVNZ 2 Refreshes Fridays — Again

TVNZ 2 is dropping re-runs of The Simpsons and the latest season of Little Big Shots for Friday night movies. This follows two weeks of low ratings for Little Big Shots in its new 8.00 Friday slot. The latest revamp of the network’s light-ent line-up will take effect from September 28, when the movie Wild […]

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Critical Condition: Killing Eve

Killing Eve | TVNZ 2, 9.30 Tuesday ➢➢ “One of the many grand achievements of the thrillingly addictive new BBC America series Killing Eve is that once it fails to be a revolution of the form (and yes, it’s hard not to have expectations for it to be so), it still manages to become quite the prize: […]

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Killing Eve at Last Lands Air Date

TVNZ OnDemand hit Killing Eve will make its broadcast debut on July 24. It will air 9.30 Tuesdays, on a double-bill with the latest season of Australian prison drama Wentworth. Killing Eve is a British spy thriller starring Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) and Jodie Comer (Doctor Foster) that was a breakout hit for BBC America on […]

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Wellington Paranormal Comes Out of the Shadows

Wednesday’s The Big Bang Theory is about to be bumped by things that go bump in the Wellington night. From July 11, TVNZ 2 will drop its 8.30 season 10 re-runs of TBBT for Wellington Paranormal, a six-part series spun off the movie, What We Do in the Shadows. Reads the blurb: Things that go bump in […]

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Critical Condition: The Resident

The Resident | TVNZ 2, 8.50 Monday ➢ “Dr. Conrad Hawkins (The Good Wife’s Matt Czuchry), The Resident of Fox’s new medical drama, doesn’t play by the rules. He’s foul-mouthed, obnoxious, has no respect for authority but he gets results. We’ve seen him before. And we’ve seen him on much better shows. Resident (★½ out of four) is an exercise […]

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Don’t Overlook … People of Earth

People of Earth | TVNZ 2, 12.45am Saturday ➢ “TBS’s comedy hot streak continues with this new comedy executive produced by Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation). Starring The Daily Show alum Wyatt Cenac, this idiosyncratic series centers on incredulous reporter Ozzie Graham (Cenac) as he probes a support group for alien abductees —sorry, I mean […]

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Don’t Overlook … Clique

Clique | TVNZ 2, 11.45 Wednesday ➢ “This glossy six-parter, another smart commission from the bold types at BBC3 (Thirteen is nominated for all the awards this season), features a beauteous cast of demographically appealing youngsters, going about their financially uninhibited university social lives, taking drugs, smoking and drinking till they’re sick … It’s part teen […]

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