Pay Attention — TVNZ 2 Revamps Wednesdays

TVNZ 2 is replacing this week’s Have You Been Paying Attention? (7.30 Wednesday) with Michael McIntyre’s Big Surprises, a best-of compilation.

Wellington Paranormal will still air at 8.30 but stablemate Zombody Save Me!  has been pushed back to 10.00; God Friended Me will screen earlier than usual, at 9.05.

Replacing Thursday’s HYBPA? repeat will be 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

The HYBPA? pre-emption appears to be for this week only — although TVNZ 2 didn’t confirm this — whereas Zombody will air post-GFM for the rest of its run.

Zombody’s demotion isn’t surprising given the series has rated abysmally in its first two weeks.

Last week’s episode averaged 1.5% of 25-54 year-olds, 1.2% of 18-49s and 1.0% of 18-39s.

It capped a weak night for TVNZ 2, with HYBPA? averaging 2.1% – 2.9% of these core commercial demographics,Wellington Paranormal 2.0% – 3.0%, and GFM, 0.5% – 1.4%.

TVNZ 1’s MasterChef Australia, Motorbike Cops and Coronation Street, in an earlier slot, easily topped these demos while Three’s Grand Designs NZ, The Rookie and Hawaii Five-O ranked second.

The previous week’s HYPBA? topped 4% in these key demos and Wellington Paranormal averaged 3.8% – 5.6%.

Meanwhile, Three has changed the billings for this week’s GDNZ (S3, ep 8): Mahuia and Mindy are preparing to be first-time parents and want to build a family home that will double as a recording studio and a rooftop performance space.

GDNZ will end its run next week with a repeat of the S2 premiere.

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3 Responses to “Pay Attention — TVNZ 2 Revamps Wednesdays”

  1. Believe the HYBPA bump is due to the fire that still has TVNZ out of their Auckland premises. Last week they aired a re-run instead.

  2. Thanks for the update, Clint.

  3. So it’s not due to being not funny at all then … ?

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