Tag Archives: Mrs Brown’s Boys

HD Ratings: Wife Swap Hard to Beat

TVNZ 2’s Wife Swap NZ, which continues tonight at 8.30, is an instant hit. The premiere won its slot in all the core commercial demographics and even out-rated lead-in Booze Patrol Australia. It averaged 6.6% of the network’s target audience, 18-49 year-olds, 7.4% of 25-54s, 5.0% of 18-39s and 8.8% of household shoppers with kids. […]

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HD Heads-Up: December 29 – January 4

➢➢ It won’t be a happy new year for WWE fans who have enjoyed pro-wrestling free-to-air in HD on Maori TV: from January 4, WWE Raw and WWE Smackdown will become a 9.30 Friday tag team on Prime. The same night Maori TV will end its WWE deal with the final of This Week at 11.00. […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 3

➢ The networks are rolling out the red carpet for the latest royal wedding with a slew of HD specials. TVNZ 1 will screen Extreme Cake Makers: Royal Wedding Special (May 18, 7.30), which will run for an hour instead of the usual half-hour, while 24 hours earlier Prime will “uncover the most surprising, shocking and bizarre […]

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Easter Hatches Ratings Surprises

   It wasn’t a happy Easter for The Bachelor NZ, with Monday’s episode getting crushed by the HD competition. It averaged only 2.6% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared to 5.9% for TVNZ 1’s Saving Mr Banks and 6.6% for TVNZ 2’s My Kitchen Rules. TBNZ’s low turnout also was bad news for lead-out The […]

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Easter Comes Early for Coro Fans

No, its not an April Fool’s Joke: Coronation Street fans can look forward to four extra half-hour episodes of the soap over Easter. Because of holiday weekend programming, TVNZ 1 will pre-empt Code Black for a Mrs Brown’s Boys special on April 13 and follow it with a 90-minute Coro broadcast from 9.10. And on […]

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HD Heads-Up: March 30

TVNZ is considering buying a new talk show starring Mrs Brown. The series  started this week in the UK and coincides with TVNZ 1 premiering the latest Mrs Brown’s Boys special, Mammy’s Forest, on April 13. Said The Telegraph: “Where Dame Edna and Mrs Merton boldly ventured Agnes Brown has inevitably followed. Having conquered British comedy […]

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This Week in HD: December 24 – 30

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Premiere: Snow Chick: A Penguin’s Tale (TV3, 4.50) Movie: Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil (TV2, 5.15, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  University Challenge (Prime, 6.00)  Special: Posh Pawn at Christmas (TV1, 7.00) Grease Live! (TV3, 7.00, R) Movie: Night at the Museum (Prime, 7.30, R) Special: A Kylie Christmas (TV1, 8.05)  […]

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TVNZ 1 to Deliver Midwife Early for Christmas Week

TVNZ 1 will deliver the Call the Midwife Christmas Special 2016 within 12 hours of the BBC’s broadcast. It will air Christmas Day in the UK whereas TVNZ 1 will premiere it 8.30 on Boxing Day (see the trailer here). According to the blurb, “As Poplar celebrates a white Christmas, Nonnatus House receives an SOS call from Hope […]

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This Week in HD: July 30 – August 5

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday Tiger – Spy in the Jungle (TV3, 5.00) The ITM Fishing Show (TV1, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00)  Wonderful World of Disney: Beverly Hills Chihuahua (TV2, 5.10, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Shark Tale (TV2, 7.00, R)  Movie: Eragon (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Tonight at the […]

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Nothing Namby-Pamby About New Nan

Catherine Tate’s Nan is not your mother’s nan. TV2 will screen the controversial “foul-mouthed and racist” comedy special on July 20 at 9.30, after the two-hour season finale of My Kitchen Rules. Reads the innocuous publicity: “Nan’s aggressive attitude to harmless pensioners sees her forced to attend anger management classes.” But the Express reports she also makes […]

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