Tag Archives: Motive

HD Ratings: Bleak Outlook for Summers

TV1’s new premium drama series Indian Summers could soon be relegated to a later slot. The premiere’s ratings were lukewarm and Sunday’s second episode was a disaster, averaging only 1.2% – 3.1% of the commercial demographics. If this continues, don’t be surprised if most of the 10-part series inherits the 9.30 slot that Our Girl will […]

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This Week in HD: June 20-26

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday The ITM Fishing Show (TV1, 5.00) Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: The Waterhorse (TV2, 7.00) Storage Hunters (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Our World: Inside the Animal Mind (TV1, 7.30) Highway Thru Hell (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Motive (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Movie: Ocean’s 13 (TV2, 9.15, R) SVU (TV3, […]

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This Week in HD: May 30-June 5

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i  Saturday The ITM Fishing Show (TV1, 5.00) Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Storage Hunters (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Movie: Around the World in 80 Days (TV2, 7.00, R) Our World: Frozen Planet (TV1, 7.30, R) Highway Thru Hell (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Returning Series: Motive (TV3, 8.30, […]

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New Season: TV2 in Top Gear on Thursday

TV3 didn’t dent TV2’s Thursday night dominance with its replacement programming for low-rating crime dramas Backstrom and Motive. It’s puzzling, given the size of MediaWorks’ film library, why the channel would pick a title as dated and lacklustre as The Jackal to open its action movie season. Abruptly dumping Backstrom and Motive after just two weeks […]

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New Season: TV3 Backs Off Backstrom

As expected, TV3 has dumped new cop show Backstrom from its primetime beat after only two weeks. The move came after Thursday’s ratings showed no improvement on the premiere. TV3 is replacing and stablemate Motive with action movie as of next week, starting with an SD re-run of The Jackal and continuing on March 26 […]

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This Week in HD: February 28-March 6

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) The Amazing Race (TV2, 5.45) Movie: Alpha & Omega (TV2, 6.45, 5.1, R) Along for the Ride (TV1, 7.00) Storage Hunters (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Season Premiere: Our World – The Great Bear Stakeout (TV1, 7.30) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30) Network Movie Premiere: Trouble […]

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HD Ratings: X Marks the Slot Winners

TV3 had the X factor on Sunday when it won the night in all the key demographics. The X Factor Australia (7.0% – 9.1%) topped the 18-39, 18-49 and household shoppers with kids demos while a re-run of X-Men: First Class (5.3% – 7.2%) made a clean sweep. TV2’s network movie premiere of The Campaign […]

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HD Ratings: New Crime Drama Doesn’t Motivate Viewers

TV3’s premiere of crime drama Motive bombed on Thursday, when it averaged an abysmal 1.6% – 4.4% of the major demographics. The network clearly hoped the Canadian newcomer would be its next CSI or Bones, which it lost to Prime after restructuring its 20th Century Fox TV deal. Motive was most popular with household shoppers […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 30-September 5

Two HD comedies from the creator of Cougar Town and Scrubs premiere on TV2 the same week TV3 launches a lightweight crime drama. Motive, which goes to air at 8.40 on September 4, is a Canadian series that TV3’s secured through its NBC Universal pact. The show’s been renewed for a third season but hasn’t rated […]

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