Tag Archives: Coronation Street

HD Ratings: Coro St Catch-Up Runner-Up to Re-run

Despite a month-long publicity build-up, Sunday’s Coronation Street recap special didn’t win its slot in the core commercial demographics. The two-hour broadcast compressed 18 months of key storylines to bridge the gap between Friday’s primetime episode and tonight’s. It spearheaded TVNZ 1’s massive catch-up with the UK, which continues this week with the network screening […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 7

➢ The award-winning Sherpa will spearhead a season of movie-length HD documentaries on Maori TV. The indelibly filmed Sherpa was conceived to explore the growing tensions between the Himalayan guides and rich foreigners on bucket-list hikes – only to wind up covering the aftermath of the worst tragedy in Everest’s history. It will premiere on June 11, […]

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HD Ratings: Roseanne Not So Rosy

Thursday’s Roseanne recorded season-low ratings. The hit reboot that Three fast-tracked from the US averaged 2.8% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared to 3.5% the previous week. Lead-out Modern Family also slipped week-on-week, from 3.6% to 2.9%, while the movie, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, averaged 3.4% versus 3.7% for Robin Hood on […]

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Why Can’t All of Coro Go Online?

TVNZ doesn’t have the streaming rights to put more than 400 episodes of Coronation Street online at once. Yesterday the broadcaster revealed it would leap-frog Coro transmissions so that from June 11 it will be lagging UK broadcasts by only a week or so instead of 18 months. TVNZ 1 will burn off the intervening […]

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Massive Catch-Up for Coro St

TVNZ 1 at last has joined the 21st century with its programming of Coronation Street and will screen the soap only a week behind ITV from next month. For the first week of transition, the serial will air 9.30 weeknights from June 11-15 before reverting to its Wednesday-Friday slot the following week. And on June […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 12

➢ Lest we forget, indeed. The only network paying more than lip service to Anzac Day on April 25 will be Maori TV, which will devote most of its schedule to the commemoration, starting with The Auckland Dawn Service at 5.20am and continuing with the premieres of Kiwi Women of WWII (9am), In Foreign Fields […]

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TVNZ 1 Post-Games Analysis

Expect TVNZ 1 to use the next 10 days of round-the-clock Common-wealth Games coverage to promote the new and returning series it will launch after the closing ceremony on April 15. One of the biggest changes to the schedule will be Coronation Street losing its 9.30 Saturday slot. Instead, it will become a Wednesday-Friday fixture. […]

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HD Ratings: Norton More Secure

Three’s Graham Norton Show made a ratings comeback on Friday after losing the previous week to a Harry Potter movie. It didn’t win the 8.30 hour in its 24-54 demographic but did see-saw with TVNZ 2’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I to virtually split the audience with a 4.8 average. That was […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 23

➢ TVNZ is increasingly using its on-demand service to platform top-notch documentaries that once would have aired in primetime. Now available for streaming, alongside Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War, are a clutch of docos that probe America’s political pulse, including: President Trump, which reveals the key moments that shaped Donald Trump and why he sought the […]

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Can TVNZ 1 Foster Interest in Doctor Dud?

TVNZ 1 hopes to take Doctor Foster off life support by resurrecting the season-two premiere on Saturday night. After being all but DOA on Monday at 8.30, the network is banking on picking up more viewers by repeating the premiere after its time slot-winning Saturday edition of The X Factor UK — and thereby boosting viewership […]

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