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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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Three Relocates The Block Oz

Not surprisingly, Three has revised its scheduling strategy for season 13 of The Block Australia and will now air it closer to primetime. The new episodes originally had been consigned to 3pm weekdays from February 6, following re-runs of Love at First Sight Australia. But yesterday the network announced it would switch to 4.30 weekdays, […]

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Put a Ring Around 9-1-1

Three will use a top-rating emergency services drama to help launch its 2018 season in the week starting February 3. 9-1-1, which will air 9.05 Mondays, premiered this month on Fox TV in the US and garnered generally favourable reviews and impressive ratings. Variety reports the premiere posted “solid numbers“, cracking the top 10 in […]

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Christmas Week HD Highlights on Three

The pick of Three’s underwhelming primetime Christmas highlights are a fast-tracked Graham Norton special, with guests Will Smith, Jenna Coleman, Jamie Oliver and musician Tom Chaplin, and a seasonal extravaganza from Jono and Ben. In order of transmission: Movie: Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (7.00 Saturday) Movie: Die Hard (8.30 Sunday) Modern Family […]

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Three Coy About 2018 Schedule

Three has used the revival of Dancing With the Stars to tease some of its 2018 highlights. The network’s holding back from a full announcement until February, which means it will be bombarding viewers with movies and reality shows over January. Today it confirmed the return of signature series like 7 Days, The Project, The […]

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And the Winner on the Night … ?

TVNZ 1’s election night coverage was most popular with viewers 5+ but in the commercial demographic that matters most — 25-54 year-olds — it lost to Three. Both networks compete for bragging rights to this demo and were neck-and-neck in the previous two elections, ex-MediaWorks news boss Mark Jennings noted in his Newsroom.co.nz preview. But […]

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Critical Condition: Tin Star

Tin Star | Three, 8.30 Monday ➢ “In the Canadian-set thriller, Tim Roth’s small-town police chief comes up against an almost comically evil oil company … Tin Star is odd, but intriguing. Having the cop protagonist be a recovering alcoholic is the oldest cliché in the book; but the fact he has an ominous reflection […]

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Networks Turn Up the Heat on Formats War

   Three will premiere Married at First Sight NZ on October 1 at 7.00 and air it two nights a week — Sundays and Mondays — for seven weeks. On Mondays it will face off against TVNZ 2’s format rival, My Kitchen Rules NZ, which will debut on September 25 with a new look that […]

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Home Sweet Home for Modern Family

Fans of one of the best-looking HD comedies on TV, Modern Family, will be able to see the show within weeks if not days of the US from next month. MediaWorks today announced it had closed a deal with 20 Century Fox TV Distribution that included free-to-air rights to not only season nine but also all […]

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Three Records First Monthly Ratings Win in Three+ Years

Three posted its first monthly 25-54 win in three-and-a-half years ahead of its leaders debate last night topping the ratings. The 90-minute special averaged 10.9% of 25-54 year-olds, 9.6% of 18-49 year-olds, and 9.0% of 18-39 year-olds and household shoppers with kids to win in all four core demos as well as viewers 5+ (11.0%). […]

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