Tag Archives: 7 Days

HD Ratings: MAFS Takes Passengers With It

It was happy-ever-after on Three on Sunday when the final of Married at First Sight NZ and the network movie premiere of Passengers helped it to win the night in all the core commercial demographics. The clean sweep was bad news for the first Sunday instalment of TVNZ 2’s Australian Survivor, which couldn’t even beat […]

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HD Ratings: Doctor Who in Trouble?

Doctor Who’s Friday night ratings averaged a shockingly low 2.1% – 3.1% of the core commercial demographics. Airing on the eve of a long weekend, and without Shortland Street as a powerhouse lead-in, would have hindered its prospects. But it still lost to TVNZ 1’s season premiere of The X Factor UK and Three’s The Project and […]

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HD Heads-Up: October 4

➢➢ TVNZ 2 will add Will & Grace to its Wednesday night comedy block from October 17. It will air at 8.30, between The Big Bang Theory and Kevin Can Wait. The reboot will air two weeks behind its NBC broadcast and continue a rejuvenation of TVNZ 2’s schedule that includes the October 16 premiere […]

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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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