Tag Archives: Grand Designs

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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HD Ratings: Baby Steps for Grand Designs

Despite rampant publicity about its NZ home-building link, Three’s season premiere of Grand Designs UK didn’t rate through the roof on Tuesday. But despite losing to the reality shows on both TVNZ channels, it improved significantly on the previous week’s American Idol. Designs averaged 3.5% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared to 2.2% for […]

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This Week in HD: April 22 – 28

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  The Hunt (TV3, 4.55, R) Ultimate Fishing With Matt Watson (TV1, 5.00, F) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) The Simpsons (TV2, 6.00, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  The Middle (TV2, 6.30, 5.1, R) Series Premiere: The Next Great Magician (TV1, 7.00) […]

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Last Rites for The Exorcist?

Could this weekend be the last time The Exorcist (TV2, 9.30) screens in primetime? Last weekend the ratings for the Lethal Weapon stablemate sunk to a season low of 1.1% of TV2’s target audience, 18-49 year-olds. The movie spin-off was beaten by both the second half of TV1’s Bombshell: The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior and TV3’s Best […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 7

TV One will screen the US version of an Australian series it aired 18 months ago. Secrets and Lies will play 9.30 Wednesdays from April 20. It stars Ryan Phillippe in the Martin Henderson role of a suspected child murderer in a suburban community. Reviews were mostly lukewarm: The New York Times said “the unremarkable characters are […]

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HD Ratings: Supergirl Not Super Enough

TV2’s new supersized Sunday line-up still couldn’t topple TV3’s dynamic duo of The Block NZ: Villa Wars and Grand Designs NZ. Because of these shows’ pulling power, TV3 won the night in three of the four core commercial demographics: 18-39, 18-49 and 25-54. The Block averaged 8.5% – 10.8% of these demos against Supergirl’s 5.8% […]

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This Week in HD: May 9-15

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) Movie: Shanghai Noon (TV2, 7.00, R) Storage Hunters (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Our World: Frozen Planet (TV1, 7.30, R) Highway Thru Hell (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) CSI (TV3, 8.30, 5.1, R) Movie: Deja Vu (TV2, 9.15, R) Chicago PD (TV3, […]

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This Week in HD: May 2-8

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i  Saturday Season Premiere: The ITM Fishing Show (TV1, 5.00) Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) The Amazing Race (TV2, 5.30, F) Joey (TV2, 6.30, R) Movie: The Iron Giant (TV2, 7.00, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Storage Hunters (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Our World: Frozen Planet (TV1, 7.30, R) Series Premiere: Highway […]

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TV3’s New Season Master Stroke NZ

TV3 has picked up MasterChef NZ and will launch a Kiwi version of The Bachelor in 2015. The two properties hitherto have been TVNZ staples but TV One quit MasterChef for the lower-rating My Kitchen Rules NZ while TV2 has aired only the international versions of The Bachelor. The acquisitions were announced at MediaWorks’ new […]

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