Tag Archives: Manifest

HD Ratings: The Rookie Earns Its Stripes

Three’s The Rookie earned its highest ratings so far on Monday when it crushed TVNZ 1’s Manifest and TVNZ 2’s Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back. It benefitted from Married at First Sight’s heroic lead-in but its popularity also exposed the weakness of TVNZ’s competition. The Rookie won the 9.00 hour in the […]

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HD Ratings: Manifest Nosedives on Take-off

TVNZ 1’s Manifest (8.30 Mondays) got off to a bumpy start last week but fared better on TVNZ 2, suggesting the Lost-style drama should have been scheduled on the latter from the outset. The first hour of the double-episode averaged 2.7% of TVNZ 1’s core commercial demographic, 25-54 year-olds, on the back of The Casketeers’ […]

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Critical Condition: Manifest

Manifest | TVNZ 1, 8.30 Monday/TVNZ 2, 9.30 Wednesday ☆☆☆☆ “The epitome of what Hollywood calls high-concept story-telling. A plane takes off from an airport in the Caribbean one afternoon and, despite a little rough weather, arrives seemingly intact in New York … five and a half years later. If that sounds weird but not particularly […]

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HD Heads-Up: February 9 – 15

➢➢ TVNZ is expanding its cross-channel promotion strategy, where TVNZ 1 advertises coming attractions on TVNZ 2 and vice versa, to dual broadcasts of the same shows. It will launch the gambit with Manifest, which TVNZ 1 will premiere on February 11 with a double episode followed by a same-week repeat on TVNZ 2 (9.45 […]

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Critical Condition: The Passage

The Passage | TVNZ OnDemand, from Tuesday ☆☆☆☆ “The Passage is a high-concept sci-fi thriller based on popular novels by Justin Cronin. It has been boiled down to its most essential elements and easily digestible plot points, exactly the right way to mainstream the show for a broadcast audience without making it dull, dumb or disingenuous … what makes […]

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