Tag Archives: Abandoned

HD Ratings: Viewers Go Overboard for Abandoned

The Rose Noelle dramatisation, Abandoned, was the first in this season of NZ Sunday Theatre dramas to win its slot outright in the commercial demographics. It averaged 5.0% – 7.4% of the viewers that matter most to the networks, beating both TV2’s Bad Teacher (3.6% – 4.5%) and TV3’s Fast Five (4.7% – 6.6%). Abandoned’s […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 29-September 4

New local dramas dominate the week starting August 29: the premiere of Abandoned and the return of Step Dave (above). The former will screen in TV1’s Sunday Theatre slot and the latter 8.30 Tuesdays on TV2. Abandoned dramatises how the crew of the Rose Noelle survived being adrift on the yacht’s upturn hull for 119 […]

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TV1 Announces August NZ Sunday Drama Slate

The award-winning How to Murder Your Wife will next month launch the latest season of NZ Sunday Theatre dramas. It’s one of four NZ On Air-funded productions that will premiere 8.30 Sundays on TV1 from August 16. How to Murder Your Wife is a dramatised black comedy about a 65-year-old who conspires to kill his pushy partner […]

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NZOA Gets In Deep With Big Blue

NZ On Air is bankrolling another series of the HD spectacular, Our Big Blue Backyard, for nearly $2.1 million. The Natural History NZ commission rated strongly for TV1 and the second series of six hour-long episodes will explore the farthest reaches of our oceans, up to the Kermadecs and down to the Antarctica. News of […]

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NZ On Air Bankrolls Six Dramas for ‘Nigh On $10M UPDATED

Within a few days of confirmation of the latest NZ drama series to get the axe, The Almighty Johnsons, NZ On Air has announced three HD drama commissions, although not all will air here in HD. It is bankrolling six telemovies to the tune of nearly $10 million. Two of the productions are stand-alone true-life […]

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