Tag Archives: House Rules

HD Heads-Up: November 24 – 30

➢➢ Duke will refresh Wednesdays from November 28 with a new doco double-bill: Warship (8.30) and The Vertical Mile (9.30). The latter is a two-part account of Deadly 60’s Steve Blackshall’s attempt to climb the North Face of the Eiger, or “The Ogre”. It should be worth a look in HD because he used special shoulder-mounted […]

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HD Ratings: Three Narrows News Gap

On Wednesday Three’s Newshub Live was only 1.1 rating points behind 1 News at 6pm in the 25-54 demographic and one-tenth of a point behind in the 18-49 demo. It rated a 25-54 average of 6.8% versus 1 News’ 7.9%, and an 18-49 average of 5.5% vs 5.6%. In the 18-39 demo, Newshub Live won, […]

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HD Ratings: Innocence Lost

TVNZ 1’s newest drama series Innocent rated higher than National Treasure when it premiered on Tuesday. The thriller averaged 3.5% of viewers 25-54 for the first hour and 2.1% for the second, to finish behind the reality shows on TVNZ 2 and Three. This was despite being delivered a strong lead-in by The Celebrity Chase, […]

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HD Ratings: Solid Launch for Aussie Celebrity

TVNZ 2’s Monday premiere of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! (Australia) won its slot in the key commercial demographics. It averaged 3.2% of the 18-49 and 18-39 demos, and 5.6% of household shoppers with kids. But in the 25-54 demo (3.4%), it was out-rated by a second episode of Three’s House Rules […]

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HD Ratings: Sunday Dramas Hit for a Six

It’s not surprising TVNZ 1’s elected to repeat the premiere of its Sunday night drama Liar on Saturday at 8.55. This was always the plan, partly because programmers would have factored in the impact of Sky Sports’ international 20/20 cricket coverage, which proved to be formidable competition for the free-to-air channels from 8.00-9.00. Combined with […]

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HD Ratings: Movies Nothing to Celebrate

   In The Battle of the Bargain Bin Blockbusters, TVNZ 2’s The Wedding Crashers topped Three’s The Green Mile on Wednesday. The prison drama was competitive in the 25-54 demographic, where it averaged 2.5% over its three-and-a-half-hour broadcast and out-rated 2’s movie in the first hour. But otherwise Wedding Crashers dominated with 2.6% of 25-54, […]

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HD Ratings: Three Tops Tuesday

Reality continues to rule for Three on Tuesday with House Rules, Lost & Found and Road Cops helping the network to win the night in three of the four core commercial demographics and barely losing the fourth. This was despite the burgeoning appeal of TVNZ 2’s Family Food Fight and Instant Hotel starting to bite […]

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HD Ratings: Ledger Doco Rules

Three’s premiere of I Am Heath Ledger on Monday helped the network to smash the competition in all the core commercial demographics. It averaged 4.8% of Three’s key 25-54 demo, 4.3% of 18-49, 4.8% of 18-39 and 6.4% of household shoppers with kids. It was even competitive with TVNZ 1’s Criminal Minds in the 5+ […]

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HD Ratings: Fantasy Franchises Work Their Magic

  Movie franchises like The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter remain free-to-air favourites ahead of TVNZ 2 launching its Indiana Jones season. Sunday’s Rings finale, The Return of the King, averaged 5% of the country to win its three-and-a-half-hour slot and also dominated the demographic that matters most to TVNZ 1, 25-54 year-olds, […]

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HD Ratings: National Treasure? Not So Much

TVNZ 1 was punished for its commitment to premium free-to-air drama on Tuesday when the premiere of the Bafta-winning National Treasure tanked in the overnight ratings. Is it any wonder programmers waited more than a year to schedule the four-drama, then opted to burn it off in two two-hour episodes under the guise of its “summer […]

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