Tag Archives: Les Miserables

HD Ratings: Les Mis’ Grand Prix

The final of Les Miserables on Sunday brightened up TVNZ 1’s ratings. It averaged 4.5% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, to win the first hour of its 90-minute slot. It was equally strong with household shoppers with kids (4.4%) and competitive in the 18-49 (3.2%) and 18-39 (2.3%) demographics. Les Mis was helped […]

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HD Ratings: Fresh Eggs Passes Use-By Date

TVNZ 2’s heroic effort to salvage viewership of Fresh Eggs failed on Sunday, when the double-episode finale finished fourth at 8.30 in key demographics. The Kiwi black comedy had its primetime midweek run interrupted when the Christchurch mosque shootings forced TVNZ 2 to pull it from the schedule because of sensitivity over its violence. Last […]

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HD Ratings: Les Mis Not So Miserable

Les Miserables’ ratings improved in its second week, averaging 4.4% of TVNZ 1’s 25-54 viewership compared to 2.6% for its premiere. There was an even bigger jump in the 18-49 and 18-39 demographics, which leapt from 1.9% to 3.5% and from 1.5% to 3.4% respectively. In the other core commercial demo, household shoppers with kids, […]

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HD Ratings: Stand Up for Christchurch Not a Standout

TVNZ 2’s hastily scheduled Stand Up for Christchurch special improved the network’s Wednesday night ratings but was no match for Three’s mosque shootings concert, You Are Us, which aired the previous week. Stand Up averaged 3.1% of the network’s target audience, 18-49 year-olds, compared to 2.8% for Whiskey Cavalier on April 10. But it was well […]

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HD Ratings: Shorty Out-foxtrots DWTS

Three’s last-minute decision to extend its Easter Monday broadcast of Dancing With the Stars couldn’t overrule TVNZ 2’s Shortland Street and My Kitchen Rules Australia in the ratings. The tactic led to DWTS starting earlier, at 7.00, and squaring off against Shortland Street for the first time. The soap out-rated it in all the core commercial […]

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Critical Condition: Les Miserables

Les Miserables | TVNZ 1, 8.35 Sunday ☆☆☆☆ “A star-studded cast led by Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Olivia Colman and Lily Collins helps Andrew Davies restore some of the nuance to Victor Hugo’s epic classic … Les Miserables represents a substantive commitment and yet still feels hours short of an ideal and full Hugo adaptation. It’s […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 20 – 26

➢➢ Prime’s scheduled a showstopping week for music fans, starting with three music specials on Easter Sunday and continuing with the return of Prime Rocks on Tuesday. It will sandwich the free-to-air premiere of Flight of the Conchords: Live in London (9.05 Sunday) with a 7.20 encore of Jesus Christ Superstar Live! and a 10.30 repeat of Crowded […]

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Network Movies in HD: September 15 – 21

   Saturday         Tomorrowland | TVNZ 2, 7.00   Beverly Hills Cop III | Three, 8.55 Les Miserables | Three, 11.00   Sunday      The Pacifier | TVNZ 2, 7.30 Furious 7 | Three, 8.30 Babel | Maori TV, 8.30 Tammy | TVNZ 2, 9.20   Monday Pitch Black | Prime, 9.30   Tuesday    Last Action Hero | Duke, 8.30   […]

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HD Heads-Up: December 20-26

The free-to-air Christmas schedules predictably are more ho-hum that ho-ho-ho but at least most of the stocking filler programming is in HD. The networks are over-stuffed with movies for Christmas week, mostly repeats, amid an exodus of favourites (Radar Across the Pacific, The Night Shift, Hawaii Five-O, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist and, in a 90-minute […]

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My Sky + … Movies in November

Sky launches its new-look movie channels next month with the HD premieres of Life of Pi, Looper, The Impossible and Les Misérables. The most premieres will be on Sky Movies Premiere (previously Sky Movies). Thirteen of its movies will screen on Sky for the first time, starting with The Impossible on November 3, continuing with […]

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