Tag Archives: Australian Survivor

Outback Truckers Stalls in Debut

The arrival of Outback Truckers didn’t dent the 25-54 appeal of Grand Designs NZ on Tuesday. The season four premiere of TVNZ 1’s Aussie reality series averaged 2.4% of the network’s most coveted demographic versus 5.0% for GDNZ. The latter spearheaded three hours of back-to-back wins in the 25-54 demo for Three, with Lost & […]

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Dearth of Viewers for Dear Murderer

TVNZ 1’s premiere of Dear Murderer on Thursday won its slot with a 4.9% average of viewers 5+ but finished third in all the key commercial demographics. It averaged only 2.6% of the network’s target 25-54 audience, compared to lead-in Restoration Man’s 4.3% and had only half the audience share of TVNZ 2’s First Dates, […]

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Can Australian Survivor, um, Survive?

TVNZ 2 is hastily re-running Australian Survivor off-peak in a bid to improve its sampling and abysmal primetime ratings. It’s rejigging Saturday daytime from tomorrow with repeats of the first three episodes from 12.20pm, replacing the previously scheduled Supergirl, Once Upon a Time, Kevin Can Wait, Dr Ken and You’re Back in the Room. From […]

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This Week in HD: August 26 – September 1

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: Mulan (TV2, 5.35, R) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Flog It! (Prime, 6.00) Wild Alaska – Earth’s Frozen Kingdom (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Mr Popper’s Penguins (TV3, […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 17

➢ TVNZ 2 will air Australian Survivor 7.30 Tuesday-Thursday from August 29 for its premiere week. It began July 30 on Ten in Australia where, unlike last season, it will culminate in a live finale and reunion show. “We looked at what we did last year, and it was pretty good, but we were looking at ways […]

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HD Ratings: New Life for Fair Go and House Rules

Shifting TV One’s Fair Go from  7.30 Wednesday to 7.30 Monday boosted the consumer show’s ratings at the same time as TV3’s House Rules doubled its Monday night viewership. Their extra eyeballs came at the expense of Australian Survivor, which dropped more than a point in the 25-54 demographic. Fair Go averaged 8.9% of this demo and […]

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HD Ratings: Sky Spectre Haunts Networks

Sky Movies’ premiere of the James Bond movie Spectre dented the free-to-air debuts of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I and Gone Girl. Spectre rated above average for an 8.30 Sunday premiere on Sky’s premium movies channel, averaging 2.3% of 18-49 year-olds and 2.2% of 25-54 year-olds. The FTA movies rated higher but Spectre’s popularity would still have […]

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HD Ratings: New House Doesn’t Rule

TV3’s new season of House Rules opened to shockingly low ratings on Monday, averaging only 2.3% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds. Traditionally reality shows like House Rules start slowly as more viewers wake up to their return, and TV3 will be banking on viewership to build after a few more nights on air and online catch-ups. Even so, it […]

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HD Ratings: TV3 Big Gun Calms Troubled Waters

TV3’s Monday night ratings rebounded this week when it repeated the blockbuster Battleship in the slot where Married at First Sight USA tanked. It averaged 5.6% of 25-54 year-olds, the network’s target audience, beating both Australian Survivor and Wentworth on TV2 and TV One’s ailing crime dramas. The contest was narrower in the 18-49 demographic, with […]

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HD Ratings: Aussie Reality Spin-off Survives Premiere

Australian Survivor won its slot on Sunday night with TV2’s target 18-49 audience, despite tough competition from TV One’s Sunday and TV3’s repeat of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. After a slow start, it averaged a 5.3 rating/23.5% share and built to dominate the 7.00-8.30 hour in the 25-54 demographic, too. Despite generally good reviews, Hillary trailed its 18-49 and […]

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