Tag Archives: Criminal Minds

HD Ratings: Criminal Minds Robbed

The season 14 premiere of Criminal Minds failed to arrest TVNZ 1’s Monday night ratings decline. It averaged 2.7% of the network’s 25-54 audience vs 5.1% for TVNZ 2’s Mom and 4.2% for Three’s The Rookie. Once a top-rating staple, it’s not only age and familiarity that have dented its appeal but also the lack […]

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HD Ratings: Fair Debut for Vanity Drama

Costume drama Vanity Fair opened modestly for TVNZ 1, with Sunday’s premiere averaging 3.1% of 25-54 year-olds and Monday’s second episode, 3.8%. Sunday’s viewership was nearly two points lower than the previous Sunday’s Curious Mind finale and slumped from 5.0% to 2.0% opposite Three’s Mean Mums (5.8%) and the first hour of Keeping Up With the Joneses […]

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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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