Tag Archives: Humans

HD Heads-Up: August 2

  ➢➢ Not surprisingly, Three is demoting Humans to late-night after weeks of low ratings. The Channel 4 sci-fi series will air after the network’s Sunday movies starting this weekend. Replacing it 9.30 on Mondays will be repeats of Killer Women with Piers Morgan. Three also is pulling its Speed season. The 1994 original was meant […]

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HD Ratings: Ramsay Reins in Westside

Shrewd counter-programming by TVNZ 2 has turned Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back into a foil for Three’s hitherto top-rating Westside. On Monday, the reality show won the 8.30 hour in three of the four core commercial demographics but Westside dominated in the demo that matters most to Three, 25-54. It averaged 5.5% of […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 28

➢ A Sunday Theatre take on horse-racing legend Kiwi will precede the season premiere of another Kiwi favourite Westside. Kiwi (TVNZ 1, 8.30 July 8) goes behind the stable doors to reveal how a farm hack went on to win the 1983 Melbourne Cup and will premiere 24 hours ahead of the return of Westside on […]

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Tin Star Shines Bright for Three

Fears that Three had abandoned primetime to reality TV after wall-to-wall scheduling of the genre earlier this year have been put to rest by news that it’s licensed the rights to Tin Star. The 10-part thriller from the producers of Broadchurch and Humans is set in the Canadian Rockies and stars Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) as a […]

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HD Ratings: Shorty Still Streets Ahead

Shortland Street bowed out this week with a season cliffhanger that restored its double-digit ratings in the four core commercial demographics. Monday’s hour-long send-off averaged 10.3% of 25-54 year-olds and TVNZ 2’s target audience, 18-49s, 10.0% of 18-39s, and 14.1% of household shoppers with kids. While these numbers were down on cliffhangers from the soap’s heyday, they were […]

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TV3 Wishes You a Dreary Christmas

Ghosts of Christmas past will abound this festive season on TV3. The Scrooge-like schedule includes Christmas Eve re-runs of Grease Live! (7.00), Lip Sync Battle Holiday Special (9.50), Aotearoha: Rising Stars (10.50), NCIS: LA (11.50) and Les Miserables (12.35am) ahead of movie obscurities Paper Angels (3am) and Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas (4.30am). Christmas Day fare isn’t any fresher, with […]

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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: October 29 – November 4

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Grand Designs NZ (TV3, 4.55, R) Chasing Monsters (TV1, 5.00) Series Premiere: Cupcake Wars (TV2, 5.00) Black-ish (TV2, 6.00, 5.1, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  University Challenge (Prime, 6.00)  MasterChef USA (Prime, 6.30) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Wonderful World of Disney: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (TV2, […]

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HD Heads-Up: October 20

Humans joins Blacklist … Rocky reviews … New night shift for Nurse Jackie … TV3 will screen season two of Humans the same week as the UK. It will premiere on October 31 at 8.35, on a double-bill with season four of The Blacklist. The TV3 broadcast will will air within 24 hours of Channel 4’s, […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 22

Nearly live from the BBC … New Humans due? … TV3 lifts lid on Boxtrolls … TV3 will screen The Graham Norton Show within a week of the BBC when the chat show host returns for his 20th series on October 7. It will open with guests Daniel Radcliffe, Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick and Robbie Williams. A year […]

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