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Euro Co-Pros Span Kiwi Gulf

TVNZ and MediaWorks have licensed two Screentime NZ co-productions with Denmark and Germany that will screen next year. Both have been co-produced by veteran crime genre producer Philly de Lacey. MediaWorks announced this afternoon that The Gulf, a six-part NZ-German series, will premiere next year on Three while Drama Quarterly reports TVNZ has acquired Straight Forward. […]

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Keeping Up With Kiwi Comedy

MediaWorks reports the first of Three’s Kiwi comedy pilots, Mean Mums, won its 8.30 Sunday slot with 6.4% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds. It earned a 28.9% share of this demographic on the back of The Block NZ’s 9.5 rating/28.9 share (these figures include both Three and Three +1). Mean Mums’ lead-out, the […]

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Critical Condition: Valor

Valor | Three, 9.25 Tuesday ➢➢ “I’m sure they must have mentioned a single character’s name sometime in Valor, the new CW show about a group of elite military helicopter pilots. But I watched the pilot twice, and then the first part of it again, and all I can come up with is Pretty Square […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Three Googles Gogglebox

A Kiwi version of British hit Gogglebox leads the TV highlights MediaWorks has just announced for the rest of the year, along with new drama The Rookie and more of Married at First Sight NZ. Gogglebox has been a Channel 4 sensation since it launch four years ago and NZ joins Australia and Canada in […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: The Block’s Back

This morning Three announced The Block NZ would bounce back for a new season on July 8. It will air 7.00 Sundays and 7.30 Monday-Wednesday within days of another local crowdpleaser, Westside, resuming its run. As a curtain raiser to the drama’s return, Three will screen an All-Star Family Feud special, which pits the casts […]

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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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