Tag Archives: Dancing With the Stars

Three Coy About 2018 Schedule

Three has used the revival of Dancing With the Stars to tease some of its 2018 highlights. The network’s holding back from a full announcement until February, which means it will be bombarding viewers with movies and reality shows over January. Today it confirmed the return of signature series like 7 Days, The Project, The […]

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HD Ratings: Demon Dancers Outfoxtrotted

TV3’s season finale of Dancing With the Stars out-rated TV2’s The Voice Australia but not Sunday’s exorcism scoop on TV1. DWTS averaged an impressive 5.0% – 8.9% of the commercial demographics but couldn’t match Sunday’s 6.9% – 11.0%. The Voice averaged 4.8% – 7.1% and beat DWTS in the final half-hour. From 8.30, TV2 dwarfed […]

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HD Ratings: TV2 Gets Powerful New Voice

Aggressive counter programming with The Voice Australia helped TV2 to beat TV3’s flagship light entertainment shows over the weekend. Friday’s premiere of the Aussie talent quest averaged 7.9% – 9.3% of the commercial demographics and out-rated Jono and Ben (4.9% – 5.9%) and the first half of The Graham Norton Show (6.8% – 9.7%), except among TV3’s […]

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HD Ratings: This Is Why Doug Previews Rather Than Programmes

Cats Make You Laugh Out Loud clawed its way to the top of the ratings over the weekend. Friday’s Internet clips special averaged an extraordinary 9.4% – 12.5% of the commercial demographics and even out-rated lead-in Shortland Street among 25-54 year-olds. So much for ScreenScribe.tv contributor Doug Coutts’ two-paws-down preview, in which he said it was dog tucker fit […]

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HD Ratings: Viewers Wild About Westies

TV3’s Westside won the 8.30 hour on Sunday in all the commercial demographics. The Outrageous Fortune spin-off averaged 6.8% – 8.0% of the key demos, and was most popular with 18-39 year-olds and households shoppers with kids. TV1’s period drama rival Indian Summers continued to struggle, with only 2.7% – 4.5%, and was out-rated by […]

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HD Ratings: Bleak Outlook for Summers

TV1’s new premium drama series Indian Summers could soon be relegated to a later slot. The premiere’s ratings were lukewarm and Sunday’s second episode was a disaster, averaging only 1.2% – 3.1% of the commercial demographics. If this continues, don’t be surprised if most of the 10-part series inherits the 9.30 slot that Our Girl will […]

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HD Ratings: Cops Gives Way to Slop

TV3 is replacing 7pm weeknight re-runs of Road Cops with Come Dine With Me NZ. The HD local version of the cringing UK cooking show that’s fit for daytime folder only will debut on June 15, the network unexpectedly announced this afternoon. The Guy Williams-hosted series revolves around amateur cooks competing to be the ultimate dinner […]

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HD Ratings: Lukewarm Start for Summers

Indian Summers, the new British period drama that TV1 promoted as a television event, didn’t rate above 5% of the commercial demographics when it debuted on Sunday. It averaged 1.9% – 4.9% of the key demos, and was most popular with 25-54 year-olds. The Channel 4 slow burner, about the last days of the British Empire […]

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This Week in HD: May 30-June 5

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i  Saturday The ITM Fishing Show (TV1, 5.00) Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Storage Hunters (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Movie: Around the World in 80 Days (TV2, 7.00, R) Our World: Frozen Planet (TV1, 7.30, R) Highway Thru Hell (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Returning Series: Motive (TV3, 8.30, […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 30-June 5

TV3’s using Dancing With the Stars to boldly launch Outrageous Fortune prequel Westside in an 8.30 Sunday slot. It’s an incredibly audacious move for a network that’s traditionally has given new local drama a relatively safe 9.30 berth, where competition isn’t as fierce and there isn’t as much pressure to rate. While Westside has the advantage of […]

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