Tag Archives: NCIS

Networks Rush to Win Premium Demos

A sharp ratings rise for Three’s NCIS wasn’t enough to beat TVNZ 2’s re-run of cycling thriller Premium Rush on Tuesday. In its third week, the veteran procedural averaged 4.0% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared to 2.5% the previous week. And with 18-49 year-olds, which is TVNZ 2’s key demographic, it improved from 2.6% – 3.6%. […]

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Will Innocent Unlock Bigger Ratings for TVNZ 1?

TVNZ 1 is banking on new seasons of I Am Innocent and The Missing to lift its Tuesday night ratings. They go to air tonight from 8.30-10.30, when they will square off against the movies that have restored TVNZ 2’s popularity after 24: Legacy flopped and Three’s new season of NCIS. The latter began last week, […]

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This Week in HD: March 18 – 24

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Ultimate Fishing With Matt Watson (TV1, 5.00) The Hunt (TV3, 5.00, R) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  The Simpsons (TV2, 6.00, R) The Middle (TV2, 6.30, 5.1, R) Outback Pilots (TV1, 7.00) Movie: The Spiderwick Chronicles (TV2, 7.00, R) Antiques Roadshow (Prime, 7.30) Te Radar’s Chequered Past (TV1, […]

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HD Heads-Up: March 9

Three will restore some overdue dramatic integrity to its schedule with new scripted fare in the same week it launches The Bachelor NZ. The reality hit will air 7.00 Sundays and 7.30 Mondays from March 18, with Monday’s instalment leading into The Wrong Girl at 8.35. The Australian romantic comedy stars Jessica Marais (above) as the producer of a cooking […]

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Critical Condition: Bull

Bull (Prime, 8.30 Thursdays) “Bull is based (rather loosely) on the early career of Phil McGraw, better known as ‘Dr. Phil,’ who became acquainted with Oprah Winfrey while working as a trial consultant. In the CBS drama, Michael Weatherly plays Dr. Jason Bull, a psychologist who works with lawyers by profiling jurors and tweaking trials to his clients’ […]

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Five-O’s Fifth Season to Surface in Primetime

TV3 will use its popular hospital drama Chicago Med to try to resuscitate Hawaii Five-O’s primetime prospects. The ’60s crime drama reboot will air 9.30 Wednesdays from August 3 after years of being in and out of peak hour because of low ratings. The show has been one of the network’s most vexing conundrums, given similar […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 19

The week starting May 29 will see an unusual number of free-to-air HD movie premieres: In Darkness (TV One, 11.40 Saturday), Noah (TV3, 8.30 Sunday), Need for Speed (TV2, 8.45 Sunday), Deliver Us From Evil (TV2, 11.10 Sunday), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (TV3, 8.30 Monday) and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Prime, 9.30 Friday). Other coming attractions in HD that […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 5

Lightbox will launch season two of time travel hit Outlander on Sunday. Deadline Hollywood calls the “splendid feast” of a premiere “an opulent, exciting and extremely complicated affair, literally and figuratively” while The New Yorker warns of “graphic surgical scenes that make The Knick look prissy, and another time-travel twist”.  Meanwhile, soon to leave Lightbox […]

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HD Heads-Up: March 2

❏ Fear the Walking Dead, the first season of which goes on sale today on Blu-ray, will return for its second season on SoHo next month. It will air 9.30 Mondays from April 11 and will be available to stream on Neon the same night. Sky’s also confirmed Bates Motel, which resumes this week in the […]

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HD Ratings: Not Quite a Classified Hit

The truth is out there — not everyone was thrilled about the return of The X-Files. Thursday’s premiere won its slot in the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics but only had a comfortable lead among the latter — which is why it might have been a better fit for TV1 than TV2. TV2’s younger-skewing viewership wasn’t as […]

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