Tag Archives: Broadchurch

Critical Condition: Doctor Foster

Doctor Foster | TVNZ 1, 8.30 Monday ➢ “The joy of the second series of Doctor Foster (BBC1) is that we now know it is not aiming for gritty drama and failing, but aiming for histrionic melodrama and succeeding beyond its wildest expectations … We can now run gleefully towards the waves of madness – already […]

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Critical Condition: The Loch

The Loch | Lightbox, from Friday ➢ “As a murder mystery, this Broadchurch-a-like drama sounds promising on paper. The Loch has been penned by none other than Stephen Brady, formerly of Fortitude, Vera and Silent Witness. It also stars The Missing’s Laura Fraser as ambitious local detective Annie Redford tackling her first murder case, and […]

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Tin Star Shines Bright for Three

Fears that Three had abandoned primetime to reality TV after wall-to-wall scheduling of the genre earlier this year have been put to rest by news that it’s licensed the rights to Tin Star. The 10-part thriller from the producers of Broadchurch and Humans is set in the Canadian Rockies and stars Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) as a […]

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Critical Condition: Apple Tree Yard

Apple Tree Yard (TVNZ 1, 8.30 Sundays) “Apple Tree Yard is an adaptation of Louise Doughty’s best-selling novel, starring Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin as two unknowns who enter into a wild and impulsive affair that ultimately rips their lives apart. The book itself is excellent, and Doughty’s story will serve as a strong backbone […]

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Easter Hatches Ratings Surprises

   It wasn’t a happy Easter for The Bachelor NZ, with Monday’s episode getting crushed by the HD competition. It averaged only 2.6% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared to 5.9% for TVNZ 1’s Saving Mr Banks and 6.6% for TVNZ 2’s My Kitchen Rules. TBNZ’s low turnout also was bad news for lead-out The […]

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Critical Condition: Doctor Who

Doctor Who (Prime, 7.30 Monday) “The agonisingly long wait is over. After a 16-month hiatus, proper weekly Doctor Who is back for 12 episodes, and the fact that the first of series ten is called The Pilot is not to be taken lightly. There’s a reference to a pilot within the dialogue, but you could […]

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American Sniper Gets Both Barrels

TVNZ 2’s movies dominated on Saturday night but the network’s free-to-air premiere of American Sniper on Sunday was slaughtered by the competition. It averaged 2.5% of 25-54 year-olds, compared to 5.8% for Broadchurch and 3.9% for Transformers: Age of Extinction. Broadchurch won the 8.30 hour in this demo and Transformers was tops from 9.30-11.30, winning in the […]

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This Week in HD: April 1 – 7

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  The Hunt (TV3, 5.00, R) Ultimate Fishing With Matt Watson (TV1, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  The Simpsons (TV2, 6.05, R) The Middle (TV2, 6.30, 5.1, R) Outback Pilots (TV1, 7.00) Network Movie Premiere: Annie (TV2, 7.00) Network Movie Premiere: How to Train Your Dragon […]

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The Bachelor Wins Hearts and Ratings

Three’s Sunday night season premiere of The Bachelor NZ won its slot in the core age demographics. It averaged 6.6% of 25-54 year-olds, 6.4% of 18-49s and 6.7% of 18-39s. My Kitchen Rules, which started half-an-hour later, averaged 4.3% of 25-54s, 3.5% of 18-49s and 2.8% of 18-39s. The Bachelor’s popularity helped the network movie premiere of […]

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This Week in HD: March 4 – 10

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  The Wonder of Animals (TV3, 4.55)  Ultimate Fishing With Matt Watson (TV1, 5.00) Prime Horse Racing: New Zealand Derby (Prime, 5.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  The Simpsons (TV2, 6.05, R) The Middle (TV2, 6.30, 5.1, R) Outback Pilots (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Monsters vs Aliens (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Garfield: A Tail […]

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