HD Ratings: Incredible Burt Beats Monster

The final of the NZ Sunday Theatre season, The Monster of Mangatiti, lost to the network movie premiere of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone in three of the four core commercial demographics.

TV1’s true-crime dramatisation, which critics other than our Doug dubbed “affecting, important television” and “perhaps the most extraordinary of a strong field of true story adaptations,” averaged 2.1% – 5.7% of the key demos and won the slot in the network’s target demo, 25-54.

But TV2’s magicians comedy averaged 5.1% – 7.6% to beat it in the 18-39, 18-49 and household shoppers with kids demos.

TV3’s re-run of Ted averaged 3.1% – 4.2% to top Monster in the 18-39 and 18-49 stakes, off the back of MasterChef NZ averaging a competitive 5.2% – 6.7%.

It beat Sunday and Topp Country in the HHS/k demo but the former dominated the 7.00 hour.

TV1 went on to win the competitively fought night in the 18-49 and 25-54 demos:

TV1 and TV2 seesawed on Saturday night, when the latter’s network movie premiere of The Great Gatsby averaged 2.3% – 3.4% off the back of Flushed Away’s 4.5% – 6.7%.

TV2’s The Voice Australia (4.9% – 9.7%) dominated on Friday night but TV1’s Kiwi Living (3.8% – 7.1%) won the 7.30 hour in the 25-54 demo while TV3’s The Graham Norton Show (4.0% – 6.8%) held this audience from 8.30-9.30.

TV3’s 7.30 series premiere of Bullseye hit the mark among HHS/k (7.8%) and averaged 4.3% – 4.6% of the other key demos.

TV3’s Thursday night overhaul was a big success, with a re-run of The Change-Up (4.5% – 6.2%) winning its slot in the 18-39 and 18-49 demos.

Its lead-in, double-eps of The Simpsons, was also popular with the younger demos but otherwise struggled against the supremacy of TV2’s Police Ten 7 and Surveillance Oz.

TV1’s George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces and House Husbands won their slots in the HHS/k demo and were competitive with TV2’s shows for the 25-54 vote.

TV3’s re-run of Shooter (5.5% – 7.9%) on Wednesday shot down its rivals while lead-in Best of Top Gear (4.4%- 6.8%) was more popular than TV1’s Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty (3.8% – 6.6%) in all the key demos except 25-54.

Although TV1’s Struggle Street (4.1% – 6.6%) also slipped in its second week, it still rated strongly.

But the gloss went off TV2 post-Shortland Street (9.7% – 15.0%) and Reno Rumble (6.5% – 8.0%) when its comedies largely finished third.

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One Response to “HD Ratings: Incredible Burt Beats Monster”

  1. I notice TV3 are tweeting about Heroes Reborn, it can’t be too far away YIPPEE 🙂

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