Tag Archives: My Kitchen Rules NZ
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Tin Star Shines Brighter

Three’s struggling Tin Star has rebounded in the ratings since TVNZ 1’s pulled Criminal Minds for Doctor Foster. Monday’s episode of the British crime drama averaged 4.1% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, to win the 8.30 hour against Doctor Foster (2.5%) and all but one quarter-hour segment of TVNZ 2’s comedy combo, Will & […]

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Family Feud Tops Family Food

Three’s All Star Family Feud special proved more tempting than TVNZ 2’s season premiere of My Kitchen Rules NZ on Monday. Jono & Ben vs 7 Days: The Rematch overcame a formidable handicap — beginning midway through the final “winter season” episode of Shortland Street — to beat the opening half-hour of the reformatted MKRNZ […]

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This Week in HD: September 23 – 29

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) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Flog It! (Prime, 6.00) 1 News Vote 17 Election Night Special (TV1, 7.00) Newshub Election Special: Decision ’17 (TV3, 7.00) The Coroner (Prime, […]

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Will & Grace to Bow Next Month

TVNZ 2 will premiere the Will & Grace revival on October 2. It will air 8.30 Mondays after My Kitchen Rules NZ, which starts on September 25. As a curtain-raiser to season nine of Will & Grace, the first in 12 years, TVNZ 2 will re-run the first episode of the original series after the […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 14

➢ TVNZ 2 will use the new-look My Kitchen Rules NZ roll-out (September 25, 8.00) to whet viewers’ appetite for fresh fare that includes the Dynamo special, Live at the O2 (September 24, 7.00), the season 11 premiere of The Big Bang Theory (September 27, 8.40) and the launch of Travel Guides (September 28, 8.00), an Australian travel […]

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Networks Turn Up the Heat on Formats War

   Three will premiere Married at First Sight NZ on October 1 at 7.00 and air it two nights a week — Sundays and Mondays — for seven weeks. On Mondays it will face off against TVNZ 2’s format rival, My Kitchen Rules NZ, which will debut on September 25 with a new look that […]

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My Kitchen Rules NZ Changes Behind-the-Scenes Chefs

Australia’s Seven Productions will make the next season of My Kitchen Rules NZ for TVNZ 2 in a bid to boost its popularity. Kiwi production house Imagination TV (MasterChef NZ, Karena & Kasey’s Kitchen Diplomacy) produced the first two series. But TVNZ has farmed out the 2017 season to the production arm of the Australian network that […]

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HD Ratings: Hello? Adele Encore, TV3?

Adele Live in London livened up TV3’s ratings on Wednesday, winning its time slot in all the core commercial demographics. It averaged 5.1% – 8.0% off the back of The X Factor UK’s 2.5% – 3.9% and opposite TV2’s Mom (5.1% – 7.0%) and The Day I Almost Died (3.6% – 4.9%). Against tougher competition, […]

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HD Ratings: My Kitchen NZ Starts to Rule

Monday’s shock exit of My Kitchen Rules NZ frontrunners Hannah and Cathy helped the TV2 show to out-rate TV3’s The Block NZ: Villa Wars in crucial demographics. It averaged 5.4% – 10.9% of the commercial demos compared to its rival’s 5.8% – 10.0%. MKR was more popular in the 25-54 and household shopper demos while The Block drew more viewers […]

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HD Ratings: Tuesday Tug of War Tightest

Tuesday has become one of the most competitive nights for the HD networks, with their flagship dramas seesawing in the ratings as their viewership yo-yos from one week to the next. The Player, which averaged 1.8% – 6.9% of the core commercial demographics, won the 8.30 hour with viewers aged 25-54. But TV2’s Step Dave (4.6% – 8.8%) held the […]

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