HD Ratings: Jack Survives First Night

TV2’s new comedy Surviving Jack stacked up well for its series premiere on Wednesday.

It averaged 3.9% – 6.4% of the major demographics off the back of Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s 4.8% – 6.7%.

The ratings were strong for a 10pm slot, especially when compared to the competition: TV3’s series premiere of Stacey Dooley Investigates (2.5% – 3.7%) and TV One’s Nashville (0.9% – 3.8%).

The premiere was also well received by Dominion Post TV critic Jane Clifton: “It’s surprisingly fresh, given that the whole fish-out-of-water dad thing has been done innumerable times in television and cinema.”

Jack capped another top night for TV2, with Shortland Street (12.4% – 18.7%), My Kitchen Rules (14.3% – 19.0%) and the season finale of The Big Bang Theory (9.2% – 11.5%), which ended its run the same day its stars struck a deal that could earn them $100 million each over three years.

TV One’s Britain’s Biggest Hoarders amassed 3.87% – 6.6% after Highway Cops (5.4% – 9.5%) and Fair Go (3.6% – 11.3%), which competed with TV3’s struggling Prison Families (3.2% – 4.8%) and Family Secret (1.6% – 2.8%).

Wednesday’s peak-hour HD channel ratings and shares were:

  • A18-49: TV One, 5.6 rating/19.3 share; TV2, 10.5 rating/36.5 share; TV3, 4.0 rating/13.9 share
  • A18-39: TV One, 4.3 rating/15.7 share; TV2, 9.9 rating/36.4 share; TV3, 4.2 rating/15.6 share
  • A25-54: TV One, 6.7 rating/21.0 share; TV2, 11.3 rating/35.1 share; TV3, 4.4 rating/13.9 share
  • HHS/k: TV One, 9.0 rating/23.5 share; TV2, 14.3 rating/37.4 share; TV3, 5.2 rating/13.5share.
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One Response to “HD Ratings: Jack Survives First Night”

  1. Comparisons are odious. However, this show offers nothing new in the family sitcom genre. CM is a good enough actor, despite me thinking of Fockers father-in-law Bob De Niro. CM has gone [role wise] from cop to vampire to TV dad. What next career-wise for him? Andy Griffith or Carroll O’Connor or Tom Bosley for top TV pop.

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