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Not So Hopelessly Devoted …

Three is adding an episode of Lost & Found to tonight’s schedule and pushing back the Olivia Newtown-John miniseries, Hopelessly Devoted to You, to 9.30. I haven’t yet seen the ratings for last night’s premiere of Hopelessly Devoted but they must have been dire for Three to make such an 11th-hour change to its schedule. […]

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Stellar Debut for Dancing With the Stars

MediaWorks reports nearly one million viewers tuned into last night’s season premiere of Dancing With The Stars NZ. It won its 90-minute slot across all the core commercial demographics — 25-54, 18-39, 18-49, household shoppers with kids — and out-rated 2015’s season finale with an 11.2 rating and 29.1% audience share in Three’s target audience, […]

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Idle Ratings Bad News for Idol

  Three is shifting both midweek episodes of American Idol to Saturday nights after weeks of persistently low ratings. The changeover happens Saturday, when the US talent quest will replace the network’s movies and screen as a three-and-a-half-hour block. Three was going to implement the strategy from May 5 but has just now announced it […]

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Dancing With the Stars’ Start Date

The professional-celebrity pairings for Dancing With the Stars 2018 will be revealed when the series premieres on April 29. The reboot, which Dai Henwood snd Sharyn Casey will host, will air 7.00 Sundays and 7.30 Mondays on Three. The network promises “more contestants and more dancing than ever before”, with “the stars” trying to make […]

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Roseanne’s Kiwi Glow Still Rosy

Three says it is “incredibly happy” with how Roseanne (7.30 Thursdays) is rating in this market. “We were incredibly happy with the performance of Roseanne‘s premiere episode, as it won its timeslot in 25-54, with a 4.7 rating and a 15.6 share,” a MediaWorks publicist says. “In turn, it lifted the performance of Modern Family at 8pm, which rated […]

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HD Ratings: Roseanne Makes Robust Debut

Roseanne’s season 10 premiere didn’t rock the ratings here but proved competitive for Three and lifted lead-out Modern Family’s viewership. The show’s return last week averaged 3.3% of the network’s core 25-54 audience, compared to 3.6% for the opening half-hour of TVNZ 2’s movie, Transformers, and 4.0% for TVNZ 1’s Karena & Kasey’s Kitchen Diplomacy. […]

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Critical Condition: Roseanne

Roseanne | Three, 7.30 Thursday ➢ “Roseanne returns looking much as you probably remember it. There’s that couch. There’s that quilt. And there are Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) and Dan Conner (John Goodman), lovingly busting each others’ chops … But the new Roseanne also has the potential to do something a little deeper and more ambitious than […]

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Can American Idol Still Top the Pops for Three?

Three will replace Married at First Sight Australia with the resurrected American Idol. The talent quest phenomenon resurfaced this week in the US after a two-year break, with the season 16 premiere drawing more than 10 million viewers. Ryan Seacrest is still the host but the judging panel has been refreshed with Katy Perry, Lionel Richie […]

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Three Wipes Murder for Weinstein

Three is pre-empting Wednesday’s Swipe Right for Murder with Weinstein: The Inside Story, a BBC Panorama/PBS Frontline investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. “Time and again, stories were told of hotel rooms, open bathrobes, requests for massages, and worse,” The Telegraph said when the HD special aired two weeks ago […]

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Critical Condition: 9-1-1

9-1-1 | Three, 9.05 Monday ➢ “A series about 911 responders comes with built-in advantages in the drama department. Even so, there’s no missing the exceptional depth of detail, the emotional range and enterprise that undergird standard events—trying, for instance, to breathe life back into a swimmer knocked unconscious—and make them affecting.” — Wall Street […]

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