Tag Archives: 20/20

Schedule Watch: July 6

The Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall and husband Mike go head-to-head in a royal showdown on Sunday’s Top Gear when they compete to go fastest in a red Toyota GT86 coupé (Duke, 8.30). Also, the team sets out to turn an old hearse into the ultimate family car and test the lightweight Dallara Stradale. Cars UK reports the latest series […]

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Schedule Watch: June 23

This week’s Real Time With Bill Maher (SoHo/2, various times) marks the 500th episode of the HBO series. “We went on the air in 2003,” Maher quips. “Since then, weed has become increasingly legal, religion is on the decline, and less people are having children. You’re welcome, America.” Guests include historian Allan Lichtman (The Case for […]

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HD Ratings: Heat Goes On MKR

In only its second broadcast, The Block NZ: Firehouse out-rated My Kitchen Rules. Tuesday’s episode averaged 7.2% of 25-54 year-olds (versus MKR’s 5.8%) and 6.5% of 18-49s (vs 4.7%). It also led MKR by about two ratings points in the 18-39 and household shopper demographics, and left Outback Truckers in its dust. TBNZ set up […]

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Schedule Watch: June 16

The powerful new Netflix docudrama, When They See Us, has reignited interest in the case of the “Central Park Five” who were accused of viciously beating and raping jogger Trisha Meili 30 years ago. Tuesday’s 20/20 (TVNZ 1, 9.30) provides what it promises will be “a close look at the shocking case, which triggered a […]

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HD Ratings: Cocaine Fuels TVNZ 1

The launch of Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine and the return of 20/20 helped TVNZ 1 to largely win Tuesday night amid fierce competition from TVNZ 2 and Three. It posted a 24.3% share of the key 25-54 demographic compared to 2’s 21.5% and Three’s 21.7%. Ramsay’s 3.4 rating didn’t win the hour but it improved on […]

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This Week in HD: February 4 – 10

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Series Premiere: The Wonder of Animals (TV3, 4.55)  Ultimate Fishing With Matt Watson (TV1, 5.00) Dogs Make You Laugh Out Loud 2 (TV2, 5.00, R)  The Simpsons (TV2, 6.00, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  The Middle (TV2, 6.30, 5.1, R) The Wonderful World of Gordon Watson (Prime, 6.30, R) Posh […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 21

Beastly slot for jungle rumble … Gold Coast roast … Car crash TV pile-up … TV One is unleashing one of the BBC’s better wildlife specials off-peak on October 2 when it will premiere Return of the Giant Killers at 4.55pm. Culled from a BBC Two series, The Telegraph hailed it as a “fine Natural World film” about lions fighting to survive in […]

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