Tag Archives: MasterChef

HD Ratings: Doctor Who … Who Cares?

The much ballyhooed movie-length season premiere of Doctor Who on Friday lost to MasterChef Australia and The Graham Norton Show in TVNZ 2’s core commercial demographic, 18-49 year-olds. It averaged 3.4% over 90 minutes vs MasterChef’s 3.3% and Norton’s 3.2%. But the first hour was largely beaten by MasterChef and the last half-hour by Norton. The […]

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HD Ratings: Viewers Switch Off Gogglebox

Three’s new watching-the-viewers series, Gogglebox, proved to be anything but gangbusting on Wednesday. The 8.30 premiere averaged 3.5% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, to finish well behind TVNZ 1’s MasterChef Australia (5.1%) and TVNZ 2’s re-run of The Hangover (4.6%). Moreover, this rating was inflated by the bumper lead-in from The Block NZ. […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 30

Kiwi Coro fans streets behind … TV One lifts lid on MasterChef Oz … TV2 spices up kids TV with Sesame … Stranger Things new Netflix hit … Coronation Street fans will be the biggest losers when it comes to TV One’s coverage of the Rio Paralympics. The network’s nightly highlights package means the warhorse soap won’t […]

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HD Ratings: Undateables Still Unbeatable

TV3’s network movie premiere of 47 Ronin notched up better numbers than its castigated coverage of the Vodafone NZ Music Awards the previous Thursday but TV2’s The Undateables was still untouchable. The samurai warrior adventure averaged 3.2% – 5.7% of the core commercial demographics compared to 2.6% – 3.5% for the live awards broadcast a week earlier. It out-rated […]

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TV3 Swaps Car Crash Show For Plane Crash Doco

TV3 has made a late change to its Monday night schedule to screen a more topical documentary than the previously listed programme. Pre-empting Car Crash Britain at 9.30 is the HD Channel 4 doco, How Safe Are Our Planes?. It aired in Britain a week after the Airbus 320 en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf crashed in the Alps […]

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HD Ratings: Sunday Night Not so Heroic for TV2

TV2’s super hero hours stumbled in the ratings on Sunday but still out-muscled their HD rivals. Agents of SHIELD averaged 6.8% – 11.2% of the major demographics and The Tomorrow People, 4.5% – 8.0%. These results were down sharply on the previous week, when SHIELD drew 9.6% – 13.8% and its stablemate 7.9% – 12.1%. […]

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HD Ratings: New Life in Walking Dead

TV2’s super fun Monday comedy block strategy is giving fans of The Walking Dead the last laugh. On its new night, after two hours of HD sitcoms, the zombie drama at last is turning into the hit it has been in the US for the past couple of seasons. Indeed, a series that was on […]

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HD Ratings: Top of the Pots Beats Top of the Pops

The season finales of MasterChef NZ and My Kitchen Rules clobbered The X Factor NZ over the long weekend. On Monday, MKR averaged 19.4% – 23.8% of the key demographics compared to X Factor’s 9.6% – 14.0% Sunday’s contest between X Factor and MasterChef was closer, with the former averaging 7.9% – 9.6% and the […]

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HD Ratings: Bones Buries Time Once More

A week ahead of TV3 running two episodes back to back, Bones out-rated HD rival Once Upon a Time in all of the major demographics. The two series have been seesawing in the ratings for the past month. Last night Bones averaged 6.0% – 9.2% versus 4.8% – 9.1% for Time. But it couldn’t match SD […]

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HD Ratings: Woohoo! Homer Outsmarts Sheldon

In a shocking ratings switcheroo, Sunday’s Simpsons hour on TV3 out-rated TV2’s comedy line-up. The Simpsons re-run at 7.00 averaged 5.5% – 8.1% of the key demographics to beat another repeat of The Big Bang Theory from episode one, season one (4.3% – 6.4%). And the original 7.30 broadcast (5.4% – 7.4%) drew up to […]

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