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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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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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