Tag Archives: 7 Days

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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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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