HD Ratings: Ratings Flop 3D Topped

TV3 today confirmed the cancellation of 3D within 24 hours of the struggling current affairs show’s scoring season-high ratings.

Monday’s broadcast averaged 3.0% – 5.9% of the core commercial demographics off the back of the documentary, Til Death Do Us Part (4.8% – 6.9%).

The latter had as its lead-in The Block NZ: Villa Wars (8.4% – 11.1%), which won its slot in the wake of Hillary Barry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey averaging 4.0% – 5.4%.

That was well above Story’s 7pm average and enough to out-rate TV1’s Seven Sharp in the 18-39 and 18-49 demos.

TV2’s My Kitchen Rules NZ (5.1% – 7.1%) seesawed for second place at 7.30 with TV1’s reality shows while at 8.30 TV2 had the edge on its sister network, with Pets Who Hate Vets averaging 5.0% – 6.3% opposite a re-run of Criminal Minds (3.9% – 5.2%)

The season finale of TV2’s The Walking Dead (4.7% – 7.2%) dominated at 9.30 opposite 3D and TV1’s Castle (3.1% – 4.8%).

TV3’s factual line-up helped it to win the night in two of the core demos:

That followed TV3 winning Sunday night in all of the key demos, thanks to the popularity of The Block (9.0% – 10.1%) and the return of Kevin McCloud’s Escape to the Wild capitalising on the success of Grand Designs NZ.

Escape’s 5.1% – 6.5% fell short of Grand Design NZ’s season average but was well up on its dismal midweek ratings of a couple months ago and largely held its audience over the hour against TV2’s network movie premiere of Pompeii (6.0% – 8.1%).

The movie won its slot off the back of Supergirl’s 2.4% – 7.0%, which yo-yoed at 7.30 with TV1’s Life Story (3.5% – 5.5%).

Call the Midwife finished third at 8.30, with 2.1% – 6.7%, but lead-out Love Child (1.4% – 5.2%) trounced TV3’s Satisfaction (1.0% – 1.8%).

On Saturday, TV1 won the night in three of the core demos while TV3 narrowly won the 18-39 race over TV2.

But on Friday, TV3 again won all four demos, with The Graham Norton Show, 7 Days and Funny Girls ruling their slots, while TV2’s Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris ended its run with its worst time ever ratings (2.4% – 3.9%).

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3 Responses to “HD Ratings: Ratings Flop 3D Topped”

  1. I have got my My Sky upgraded and I love it but I will love it even more when it’s possible to download TV shows and movies in HD 🙂

  2. Lucky you, Trevor. I’m still waiting for mine to update. Couldn’t agree more about the HD omission — Sky’s looking so antiquated given the HD or near-HD streaming quality of Netflix, Lightbox and, increasingly, TVNZ Ondemand.

  3. It took me awhile to get on demand working with my internet but it’s excellent for shows you missed, still wish it was in HD though, well worth the wait Philip, I’m sure you will be soon 🙂

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