Tag Archives: 7 Days

TVNZ 2 Refreshes Fridays — Again

TVNZ 2 is dropping re-runs of The Simpsons and the latest season of Little Big Shots for Friday night movies. This follows two weeks of low ratings for Little Big Shots in its new 8.00 Friday slot. The latest revamp of the network’s light-ent line-up will take effect from September 28, when the movie Wild […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 16

➢➢ Having turned one Sunday night also-ran into a Friday night smash, TVNZ 2 will attempt the same feat with another. Season two of kids’ talent quest Little Big Shots will air 8.00 Fridays from August 31. The network hopes it will be as successful opposite Three’s faltering The Graham Norton Show as Ellen’s Game of […]

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Back to the Future for Kiwi Comedy

MediaWorks is adopting a 65-year-old BBC initiative to investigate fresh comedy opportunities. It’s using the Comedy Playhouse model, which generated such ’60s classics as Steptoe & Son, Till Death Us Do Part and Up Pompeii, to explore five sitcom possibilities. Called Comedy Pilot Week, the initiative has just received NZ On Air funding of up […]

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HD Ratings: Three Waltzes Off With Big Wins

MediaWorks reports the grand final of Dancing With the Stars wiped the dance floor with the competition on Sunday, averaging 9.1% of 25-54 year-olds to earn a 29.8% audience share (across both Three and Three +1). It also won the 5+ race, with a 9.9 rating and 29.3% share, and helped Three to win the […]

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HD Ratings: Friday Night Frights for TVNZ 2

TVNZ 2’s Friday night follies end tonight, with the final of The New Legends of Monkey and its Make You Laugh Out Loud season. Next week it will screen Ellen’s Game of Games from 8.00 and re-run season nine of The Big Bang Theory from 8.50. The current strategy has been an unmitigated disaster, with […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 10

➢  TVNZ 1 will premiere a documentary about Britain’s most prolific serial killer, Harold Shipman, only weeks after it aired in Britain. Doctor Death (May 20, 9.00) features previously unseen footage, letters and testimonies about the unmasking of Shipman 20 years ago. The Telegraph thought there were too many holes in the doco to excuse: “Two […]

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Stellar Debut for Dancing With the Stars

MediaWorks reports nearly one million viewers tuned into last night’s season premiere of Dancing With The Stars NZ. It won its 90-minute slot across all the core commercial demographics — 25-54, 18-39, 18-49, household shoppers with kids — and out-rated 2015’s season finale with an 11.2 rating and 29.1% audience share in Three’s target audience, […]

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HD Ratings: Sunday Night Trauma for TVNZ 1

TVNZ 1’s latest British thriller Trauma ends on Sunday — and the network will be glad it was only a three-parter after last weekend’s distressing ratings. Episode two averaged only 1.9% of the network’s core 25-54 viewership while lead-out Ride Upon the Storm limped home with 0.4% — which probably means any other high-minded Europeans […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 25

➢ David Bowie: The Last Five Years will launch another season of Prime Rocks on February 5 (Prime, 8.30). “Instead of the usual procession of famous talking heads that appear in most music docs, the portrait quizzes his close collaborators on these last two albums – producer Tony Visconti, graphic designer Jonathan Barnbrook, composer Maria […]

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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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