Tag Archives: Grand Designs NZ

Outback Truckers Stalls in Debut

The arrival of Outback Truckers didn’t dent the 25-54 appeal of Grand Designs NZ on Tuesday. The season four premiere of TVNZ 1’s Aussie reality series averaged 2.4% of the network’s most coveted demographic versus 5.0% for GDNZ. The latter spearheaded three hours of back-to-back wins in the 25-54 demo for Three, with Lost & […]

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Three Celebrates Ten-Year High

Three’s top-rating election coverage on Saturday helped the network to record its highest weekly share of 25-54 year-olds in more than 10 years. Newshub Decision 17 Election Special won the night not just in the demographic it targets most but also in the 18-49 and 18-39 demos. According to the broadcaster, it outperformed the 1 News […]

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This Week in HD: September 16 – 22

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  River Monsters With Jeremy Wade (TV1, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00, R) Movie: Frankenweenie (TV2, 5.30, R) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Flog It! (Prime, 6.00) Premiere: Shark: Beyond the Bite (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Where the Wild Things Are (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Stuart […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 7

➢ The networks have a slew of Kiwi premieres and returning favourites in the week starting September 16. TVNZ 1’s Face The Classroom (8.00 Tuesday and Wednesday) throws political candidates into the lion’s den — not with Hosking or Gower but kids who ask the darndest things about health, education and transport … ➢ Three will launch Slice of Paradise […]

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Local Shows Gain From TVNZ’s Sunday Woes

  TV3’s Grand Designs NZ and Prime’s The Brokenwood Mysteries rated higher than usual on Sunday due to viewers deserting TVNZ 1’s Victoria and TVNZ 2 having to pre-empt Lethal Weapon at the 11th hour. Grand Designs averaged a season high, with 6.9% of 25-54 year-olds and 5.7% of 18-49s. It won the 8.30 hour against Victoria, […]

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Humans Fans to See Double

If you missed Monday’s season premiere of Humans, and can’t bear to catch up with it on MediaWorks’ SD streaming service, 3Now, TV3 will repeat it on Sunday night. The re-run will pre-empt Best of Graham Norton at 9.30, after Grand Designs NZ, and spearheads a same-week repeat strategy that TV3 hopes will boost audience […]

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This Week in HD: September 24 – 30

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Chasing Monsters (TV1, 4.55) Africa (TV3, 4.55, R) Movie: The Sword in the Stone (TV2, 5.25, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  Simply Nigella (Prime, 6.00, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Wonderful World of Disney: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Dr Seuss’s The Lorax (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) […]

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TV3 Tries to Get House in Order

  TV3 will clean house in the week starting September 24 with a new-look like-up that includes the return of Grand Designs NZ and the premiere of a series you would have expected to see on TV One, George Clarke’s Old House New Home. Grand Designs NZ will air 8.30 Sundays opposite TV2’s premiere of Lethal Weapon […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 15

TV3’s outrageous ratings fortunes … TV One dispatches Hatch, Match & … MediaWorks reports that not only did the final of The Block NZ: Girls vs Boys win its slot on Sunday but so did its lead-out, the season finale of Westside. The Outrageous Fortune prequel won the 8.30 hour in the four key demographics (25-54, […]

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NZOA Backs TV3 and Prime Hits

Prime TV’s dominated the latest round of NZ On Air funding for factual content, with its Decades in Colour winning support for a second series, while TV3’s Grand Designs 2 has had its run extended to 14 episodes. Originally 10 episodes were commissioned for season two of the Imagination TV hit, which rated through the roof last year (it will be […]

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