Tag Archives: 7 Days

X Factor UK Gains After Debut

TVNZ 1’s Friday night launch of The X Factor UK was walloped by the season premiere of Three’s The Graham Norton Show but won its Saturday night slot. The 90-minute premiere averaged 3.6% of TVNZ 1’s core audience, 25-54 year-olds, whereas episode two averaged 4.4%. The premiere faced the double-whammy of TVNZ 2’s The Middle […]

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Three Records First Monthly Ratings Win in Three+ Years

Three posted its first monthly 25-54 win in three-and-a-half years ahead of its leaders debate last night topping the ratings. The 90-minute special averaged 10.9% of 25-54 year-olds, 9.6% of 18-49 year-olds, and 9.0% of 18-39 year-olds and household shoppers with kids to win in all four core demos as well as viewers 5+ (11.0%). […]

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Three’s Ratings Building Blocks

The Block NZ continue to be a ratings powerhouse for Three, with the network notching up its second consecutive weekly win in its target demographic, 25-54 year-olds. Three won the night three times last week — Thursday (25-54, 18-39), Friday (25-54, 18-39, 18-49) and Sunday (all four demos, including household shoppers with kids) — and […]

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Love Island to Heat Up TVNZ 2

The same week MasterChef Australia winds up another marathon run, TVNZ 2 will strip the return of Love Island in primetime. The first series of the steamy reality smash aired as daytime fodder in 2015 but season three will screen 9.30 Monday-Thursday and 9.10 Fridays from August 14 in a bid to arrest an audience […]

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HD Heads-Up: July 27

➢ TVNZ 1 will resurrect Maigret in the Sunday Theatre slot on August 7, when Rowan Atkinson’s French sleuth investigates the murder of a diamond merchant. The Guardian compared Atkinson to “Walter Matthau restraining his comedy chops to play Gordon Brown” but thought Night at the Crossroads “cleverly plotted” while Metro reported the social media praise as […]

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This Week in HD: July 22 – 28

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  River Monsters With Jeremy Wade  (TV1, 4.55) The Block NZ (TV3, 5.00, R) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00) Movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (TV2, 5.25, R) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Flog It! (Prime, 6.00) Britain’s Got Talent (TV1, 7.00, F) […]

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American Sniper Gets Both Barrels

TVNZ 2’s movies dominated on Saturday night but the network’s free-to-air premiere of American Sniper on Sunday was slaughtered by the competition. It averaged 2.5% of 25-54 year-olds, compared to 5.8% for Broadchurch and 3.9% for Transformers: Age of Extinction. Broadchurch won the 8.30 hour in this demo and Transformers was tops from 9.30-11.30, winning in the […]

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Jono and Ben Big at 7.30

Jono and Ben’s 7.30 Thursday debut on Three last week didn’t excite critics but network executives would have been heartened by the ratings. The Spinoff headlined its review: “Jono and Ben was a hot mess in a hot tub – and not in a good way.” And Stuff’s Jane Bowron said: “The show carried too many pre-recorded sequences and old segments […]

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HD Heads-Up: March 2

TVNZ 2 will take on Three’s top-rating 7 Days with the return of First Dates UK on March 17, from episode three of series two (above). Despite being five series behind Channel 4 in the UK, the show performed strongly on Monday nights and should improve on its predecessor, Balls of Steel, in the 9.00 Friday […]

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HD Ratings: The Project Gets a Pass

Three’s The Project didn’t make as strong a ratings bow on Monday as predecessor Story did when it took over the 7.00 weeknight slot but it was competitive with TVNZ 1’s Seven Sharp and held its viewership in the core commercial demographics. The rapid-fire, news-lite panel show averaged 3.6% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared to Seven Sharp’s […]

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