Tag Archives: Lost & Found

HD Ratings: Another Loss for Lost & Found

  Dancing With the Stars won its Monday night slot in three of the four core commercial demographics but this wasn’t enough to restore the ratings fortunes of lead-out Lost & Found. The latest season of the family reunion series had been a top-rating staple in its new Monday slot before Three confused viewers about […]

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Not So Hopelessly Devoted …

Three is adding an episode of Lost & Found to tonight’s schedule and pushing back the Olivia Newtown-John miniseries, Hopelessly Devoted to You, to 9.30. I haven’t yet seen the ratings for last night’s premiere of Hopelessly Devoted but they must have been dire for Three to make such an 11th-hour change to its schedule. […]

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HD Ratings: MKR Nips at DWTS’ Heels

  Three’s Dancing With the Stars dominated the ratings for the second night in a row — but faced fancier footwork from TVNZ 2’s My Kitchen Rules than it did Survivor NZ on Sunday. DWTS easily topped the 25-54 and 18-49 demographics, with respective averages of 7.9% and 6.6% vs MKR’s 6.2% and 5.1%. But […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 19

   ➢ Maori TV will use the free-to-air premiere of the Michael Moore documentary, Where to Invade Next (8.30, April 30), to launch a week of new-season fare. Highlights will include: Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita (7.30 Monday), which explores the culturally diverse northern region of the Philippines; Matau (8.00 Tuesday), about two fishing-mad brothers on […]

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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: 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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Outback Truckers Stalls in Debut

The arrival of Outback Truckers didn’t dent the 25-54 appeal of Grand Designs NZ on Tuesday. The season four premiere of TVNZ 1’s Aussie reality series averaged 2.4% of the network’s most coveted demographic versus 5.0% for GDNZ. The latter spearheaded three hours of back-to-back wins in the 25-54 demo for Three, with Lost & […]

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This Week in HD: September 16 – 22

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  River Monsters With Jeremy Wade (TV1, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00, R) Movie: Frankenweenie (TV2, 5.30, R) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Flog It! (Prime, 6.00) Premiere: Shark: Beyond the Bite (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Where the Wild Things Are (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Stuart […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 7

➢ The networks have a slew of Kiwi premieres and returning favourites in the week starting September 16. TVNZ 1’s Face The Classroom (8.00 Tuesday and Wednesday) throws political candidates into the lion’s den — not with Hosking or Gower but kids who ask the darndest things about health, education and transport … ➢ Three will launch Slice of Paradise […]

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HD Heads-Up: July 4-10

Westside spearheads a slew of season and series finales in the first full week of July. It will end its six-week, high-rating run on July 4, three days ahead of the series’ release on DVD. The same night TV2 will take on Westside lead-in Dancing With the Stars with a second weekly episode of The Voice […]

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