Tag Archives: Grey’s Anatomy

HD Ratings: House Overshadows Grey’s Return

The season two premiere of Grey’s Anatomy lost to TVNZ 1’s Rich House, Poor House and Three’s NCIS in three of the four core commercial demographics on Tuesday. It averaged 2.2% of 25-54 year-olds, 1.9% of 18-49s and 3.6% of household shoppers with kids but won with 18-39s (1.4%). The demo averages were roughly comparable with […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 6 – 12

➢➢ TVNZ 1 is clearing its schedule in the week starting April 6 to stage the unprecedented stunt of stripping a Kiwi psychological thriller across five nights. Victoria and Bad Mothers will end their runs while specials like Our Everest Challenge (8.40 Tuesday) and Billy Connolly’s Ultimate World Tour (8.30 Thursday) will bridge the week until the […]

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American Dad Too Subversive for NZ TV?

The programming fall-out from the Christchurch mosque shootings continues, with Three dropping American Dad from late-night Fridays. New episodes of the long-running ‘toon about the Family Guy of CIA agents will be replaced by re-runs of Bob’s Burgers, effective from tonight. Said a network spokesperson: “Out of respect to the mood of the nation, we […]

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HD Ratings: Coro St Shoots to the Top

TVNZ’s decision to leap-frog 18 months of Coronation Street and relaunch it with a weeknight strip has paid off in the ratings. Last week’s 9.30 Monday-Friday episodes often won their time slots in key demographics and out-rated the shows they replaced earlier in the week. As of tonight, Coro St reverts to a Wednesday-Friday schedule […]

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HD Ratings: The Resident Already Ailing

TVNZ 2 programmers will be hoping this weekend’s off-peak repeats of The Resident will have improved its sampling for Tuesday’s episode. The network launched the hospital drama with back-to-back episodes on Monday and Tuesday after the top-rating My Kitchen Rules in a bid to bed it in quickly for its permanent post-MKR Tuesday slot. But […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 12

➢ Lest we forget, indeed. The only network paying more than lip service to Anzac Day on April 25 will be Maori TV, which will devote most of its schedule to the commemoration, starting with The Auckland Dawn Service at 5.20am and continuing with the premieres of Kiwi Women of WWII (9am), In Foreign Fields […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 23

➢ TVNZ is increasingly using its on-demand service to platform top-notch documentaries that once would have aired in primetime. Now available for streaming, alongside Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War, are a clutch of docos that probe America’s political pulse, including: President Trump, which reveals the key moments that shaped Donald Trump and why he sought the […]

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HD Heads-Up: October 5

➢ TVNZ 2 continues to refresh its line-up with the premiere of Imposters (9.40 Wednes-days from October 18). Originally called My So-Called Wife, it stars Inbar Lavi as  a con woman who she starts falling in love with her latest mark (Stephen Bishop) just as three former victims team up to track her down. Entertainment Weekly thought […]

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This Week in HD: April 15 – 21

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i   Saturday  The Hunt (TV3, 5.00, R) Ultimate Fishing With Matt Watson (TV1, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV2, 6.00, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  The Middle (TV2, 6.30, 5.1, R) Special: Royal Variety Performance 2016 (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: The Last Airbender (TV3, […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 5

TVNZ 1 will use the Easter break to overhaul its failing Monday night schedule. From April 17, APB will shift to 9.30, replacing Blindspot, which moves to late-night Friday the same week. Both are gimmicky crime dramas that quickly lost their novelty value after initially buoyant ratings. It’s not yet know which drama will take […]

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