Tag Archives: Dancing With the Stars

HD Ratings: Crowning Glory for DWTS

Dancing With the Stars NZ won its grand final slot on Sunday in all the core commercial demographics despite fierce competition from the TVNZ channels. TVNZ 1 aired a headline-making Sunday profile of Wairarapa farmer James Cameron while TVNZ’s My Kitchen Rules has been consistently out-rating DWTS of late. But DWTS’ two-hour swansong was untouchable. […]

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HD Ratings: Queen’s Birthday Winners & Losers

My Kitchen Rules has built up such a head of steam that it’s steamrolling the competition. Monday’s episode easily out-rated Three’s Dancing With the Stars and TVNZ 1’s Queen’s Birthday programming while Tuesday’s was even more popular. It averaged 10.1% of 25-54 year-olds vs 8.5% the previous night, and 8.2% of 18-49s vs 7.2%. Tuesday’s […]

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Three Lines Up The Block for 2019

Three will replace Dancing With the Stars, which waltzes off our screens on June 16, with The Block NZ: Firehouse 2019. It will premiere on June 17 and screen 7.30 Monday-Wednesday and 7.00 Sundays. Four teams will compete to renovate five apartments in a 1930s Georgian revival fire station-cum-18 room boarding house overlooking Eden Park […]

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HD Ratings: GoT FTA Flop

Game of Thrones may be the world’s most talked about TV drama but Prime’s audacious free-to-air stripping of the final season opened badly on Sunday. The 9.30 broadcast of episode one averaged only 0.6% of Prime’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds. It was crushed by TVNZ 2 and Three’s network movie premieres of Rough Night and […]

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HD Ratings: MKR Continues to Lead DWTS

Dancing With the Stars lost to My Kitchen Rules for the second night in a row on Monday. The extra-long edition of MKR won its slot in all the core commercial demographics, beating not only DWTS but also its popular stablemate, The Rookie. MKR averaged 8.3% of the 25-54 demo (vs DWTS’ 6.7% and The […]

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HD Ratings: Les Mis Not So Miserable

Les Miserables’ ratings improved in its second week, averaging 4.4% of TVNZ 1’s 25-54 viewership compared to 2.6% for its premiere. There was an even bigger jump in the 18-49 and 18-39 demographics, which leapt from 1.9% to 3.5% and from 1.5% to 3.4% respectively. In the other core commercial demo, household shoppers with kids, […]

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HD Ratings: Shorty Out-foxtrots DWTS

Three’s last-minute decision to extend its Easter Monday broadcast of Dancing With the Stars couldn’t overrule TVNZ 2’s Shortland Street and My Kitchen Rules Australia in the ratings. The tactic led to DWTS starting earlier, at 7.00, and squaring off against Shortland Street for the first time. The soap out-rated it in all the core commercial […]

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Schedule Watch: April 20

The networks have made a raft of last-minute changes to their schedules, including an extended Easter Monday broadcast of Dancing With the Stars. The 90-minute special will now air from 7.00, pre-empting a new episode of Modern Family to face off against TVNZ 2’s Shortland Street and get a half-hour head-start on challenger My Kitchen Rules. […]

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HD Ratings: Local Shows Find Their Feet

Sunday’s premiere of Dancing With the Stars waltzed off with all the core commercial demographics while TVNZ 1’s bold new Kiwi drama The Bad Seed kicked off strongly. From 7.00-8.30, DWTS averaged 10.8% of Three’s chief 25-54 demo (36.1% share), open-ing with 8.1%, closing with  11.5% and peaking with 12.1%. It was also hugely popular […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 13 – 19

   ➢➢ Movie fans can look forward to three blockbuster free-to-air premieres in the week leading up to Easter. Three will debut Despicable Me 3 (7.00 Saturday) and The Mummy (8.40 Sunday) while TVNZ 2 will pre-empt its Thursday programming for Spider-man: Homecoming (TVNZ 2, 8.00 Thursday). Both TVNZ 2 and Three also will screen […]

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