Tag Archives: Criminal Minds

HD Ratings: Heartbreak Island Wins Hearts

TVNZ 2’s Heartbreak Island is winning the hearts of 18-39 year-olds and household shoppers with kids. Last night’s episode averaged 8.9% of HHS/k, to narrowly beat Three’s Dancing With the Stars (8.8%), and 5.5% of 18-39s (vs DWTS’ 5.0%). But it finished third in the 25-54 demo (4.5%), after DWTS (7.9%) and TVNZ 1’s Fair […]

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HD Ratings: Ledger Doco Rules

Three’s premiere of I Am Heath Ledger on Monday helped the network to smash the competition in all the core commercial demographics. It averaged 4.8% of Three’s key 25-54 demo, 4.3% of 18-49, 4.8% of 18-39 and 6.4% of household shoppers with kids. It was even competitive with TVNZ 1’s Criminal Minds in the 5+ […]

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HD Heads-Up: December 28

➢ Prime will uncork a new season of Louis Theroux documentaries on January 11 at 9.35 with Drinking to Oblivion. The Guardian hailed it as “brilliant television … honest, brutal, numbing, sad.” And the Daily Mail reports a young alcoholic shown drinking himself to death on the programme has been sober for a year. Other episodes […]

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Wanted No Longer Wanted

Three is replacing the double-episode finale of Wanted with another re-run of the movie True Lies on Monday. The Australian crime caper starring Rebecca Gibney that was partly shot in NZ has been a ratings disaster for the network. Last Monday’s episode averaged only 1.9% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, which earned the channel […]

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Critical Condition: Mindhunter

Mindhunter | Netflix, from today ➢ “The first two episodes of Netflix’s FBI profiler drama are a prime showcase for director David Fincher. And it’s never less than engrossing … There’s no telling if the series can maintain this level of quality, though Fincher seems much more hands-on here (directing four episodes in total, and […]

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Tin Star Not a Fast Draw

Three’s new crime drama Tin Star out-rated TVNZ 1’s Criminal Minds on Monday but not TVNZ 2’s Wentworth. The premiere averaged 4.0% of 25-54 year-olds, Three’s core demographic, compared to Wentworth’s 6.7% and Criminal Minds’ 2.5%. A dark cable drama was never going to challenge the appeal of a free-to-air hit like Wentworth but Three […]

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This Week in HD: September 2 – 8

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, F) Movie: Frozen (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, F) Movie: Kung […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 24

➢ A law-and-new order is coming to TVNZ 1. In the week starting September 2, it will revive Criminal Minds (season 12, 8.30 Mondays) and launch Dear Murderer (8.30 Thursdays), a five-part dramatisation of flamboyant lawyer Mike Bungay’s life and times starring Mark Mitchinson. It’s from Screentime (Beyond the Darklands, How to Murder Your Wife) and […]

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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 Heads-Up: June 2

TV One will launch Criminal Minds spin-off Beyond Borders next month, after screening a backdoor pilot for it on the June 13 broadcast of the original. It will screen the same night as the series final of longtime Criminal Minds stablemate, Castle. The first Criminal Minds spin-off, Suspect Behaviour, lasted only one season. But Beyond […]

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