Tag Archives: Grand Designs NZ

TVNZ 2 Ditches Will & Grace

TVNZ 2 is dropping Will & Grace from its vulnerable Wednesday night comedy block and bringing forward an improving Australian Survivor. The changeover will occur November 28, when Survivor will air at 8.30, a re-run of Hotel Hell at 9.30, and reinstated re-runs of Two and a Half Men and 2 Broke Girls from 10.30. […]

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HD Ratings: Music to Three’s Ears

Jono and Ben’s final broadcast didn’t win its slot on Thursday but Three’s live telecast of the Vodafone NZ Music Awards was top of the pops. The ceremony won its two-hour slot in all of the core commercial demographics, proving vulnerable to only TVNZ 2’s Seven Year Switch (UK) in its opening half-hour because of spillover […]

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HD Ratings: Topsy-Turvy Turnarounds

Three’s top-rating Grand Designs NZ lost to TVNZ 2’s resurgent sitcoms in all the key demographics for the first time this season on Wednesday. It averaged 4.8% of 25-54 year-olds compared to 5.7% for Young Sheldon and 5.8% for The Big Bang Theory. And in TVNZ 2’s 18-49 demo, it averaged 3.4% vs 4.4% for YS […]

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HD Ratings: New Friends for Will & Grace

TVNZ 2’s comedy block rebounded on Wednesday from the previous week’s lows, partly because of aggressive promotion. If you watched The Big Bang Theory at 8.00, you’d have noticed a sharply-cut promo for Will & Grace straight after the opening credits. It emphasised the episode’s guest appearance by Friends star David Schwimmer as Grace’s love […]

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HD Ratings: Comedy Block on the Block

TVNZ 2’s once unassailable Wednesday night comedy block has turned into no laughing matter for the network. Last week’s line-up underperformed in all the core commercial demographics and even struggled against Three’s Gogglebox. From 7.30-8.30, fast-tracked episodes of Young Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory proved defenceless against Three’s Grand Designs NZ. And the network’s inexplicable […]

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HD Ratings: Grand Night for Grand Designs NZ

Grand Designs NZ drew up to twice as many 25-54 viewers as the season premieres of Young Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory on Wednesday. The episode averaged 7.0% of Three’s most important commercial demographic compared to 5.5% for Young Sheldon and 4.8% for TBBT. In GDNZ’s second half-hour, when it squared off against TBBT, […]

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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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