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Dearth of Viewers for Dear Murderer

TVNZ 1’s premiere of Dear Murderer on Thursday won its slot with a 4.9% average of viewers 5+ but finished third in all the key commercial demographics. It averaged only 2.6% of the network’s target 25-54 audience, compared to lead-in Restoration Man’s 4.3% and had only half the audience share of TVNZ 2’s First Dates, […]

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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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Black Widow Catches Big Crowd

TVNZ 1’s Sunday Theatre season of Kiwi drama drew more than 1.5 million viewers across its three-week run and went out on a high with its dramatisation of the Helen Milner case. Catching The Black Widow lured 940,700 viewers and 355,300 25-54 year-olds, which is TVNZ 1’s target demographic. The season premiere, The Dance Exponents: Why […]

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TVNZ New Season: TVNZ 1 Highlights

   Victoria: Eight-part drama about the early life of Queen Victoria, from the ascension to the throne at the age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) stars. One of Us: Gripping  thriller that centres around a horrific double murder which rocks the lives of two families living side-by-side in rural Scotland. Upstart […]

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TVNZ New Season: Hot Off the Press Release

Next year TVNZ will live-stream its linear channels, which are being rebranded this weekend in the face of Twittersphere outrage, and will premiere more shows first online. Here’s TVNZ’s new-season announcement in full: Coming to a screen near you: TVNZ is applying fresh thinking to its 2017 line-up. Viewers can expect more shows available OnDemand first, […]

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NZOA Spends $31M on Kiwi Drama

New Zealand On Air’s drama commissioning bill has topped nearly $31 million for the year with the greenlighting of two more series. A five-part series based on the life and career of the late criminal lawyer Mike Bungay, Dear Murderer, will be made for TV One, with NZOA contributing $3.945 million to the Screentime NZ production. […]

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