Tag Archives: Person of Interest

HD Ratings: Shorty Still Streets Ahead

Shortland Street bowed out this week with a season cliffhanger that restored its double-digit ratings in the four core commercial demographics. Monday’s hour-long send-off averaged 10.3% of 25-54 year-olds and TVNZ 2’s target audience, 18-49s, 10.0% of 18-39s, and 14.1% of household shoppers with kids. While these numbers were down on cliffhangers from the soap’s heyday, they were […]

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HD Ratings: Empire Wasn’t Built in a Day

TV2’s Empire made a modest debut on Tuesday, winning its slot but with ratings that were a long way off being #1 with a bullet. The musical-cum-soap opera averaged 4.8% – 5.4% of the commercial demographics, losing only to TV1’s Person of Interest (3.8% – 6.7%) among household shoppers with kids. That was off the […]

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New Season: X Factor Gets NCIS Back on Track

Continuing high ratings for TV3’s The X Factor NZ helped the network’s Tuesday crime franchise to exert some muscle. After last week’s shocking lows, both NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles notched up better numbers off the back of the time slot-winning talent quest. As a result, both of TV2’s How to Get Away With Murder […]

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HD Ratings: Puny Men Still Strong Enough

Two and a Half Men returned for its final season on Wednesday, after first screening on TVNZ Ondemand. While the double-episode premiere averaged only 5.7% – 7.8% of the major demographics, and rated below 6.0% in three of the four, that still was enough to beat the competition in the 18-39 and household shopper demos. […]

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HD Ratings: NCIS Combo Tops Key Demos

The return of NCIS on Tuesday out-rated the network premiere of Looper in the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics. It averaged 3.6% – 5.3% of the major demos, and was most popular with TV3’s 25-54 target audience. That was on the back of The Block: Glasshouse’s 4.6% – 6.2% and ahead of NCIS: Los Angeles’ 3.6% […]

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HD Ratings: A Legend in Its Own Primetime

Will Smith was the biggest person of interest to viewers on Tuesday night. TV2’s HD re-run of his eight-year-old sci-fi hit I Am Legend won the ratings in all the key demographics, averaging 5.5% – 7.9%. It was most popular with TV2’s 18-39 target audience and household shoppers with kids; with all viewers 5+, it rated […]

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HD Ratings: Slim Prospects for Fat Tony & Co

TV1’s new gangster drama Fat Tony & Co was dead on arrival. Tuesday’s premiere averaged a shockingly low 0.8% – 2.0% of the key demographics. It will soon be registering an asterisk if its fortunes follow those of the Australian broadcast, where viewership plummeted from the premiere’s 1.621 million to 547,000 two months later. Here, […]

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HD Ratings: Crisis for TV3

TV3’s new flagship HD drama Crisis proved to be just that in the ratings. Tuesday’s two-hour premiere was a disaster, averaging just 1.3% – 3.8% of the major demographics. The network’s confidence in Crisis was surprising, given the conspiracy thriller has been axed in the US and the like-minded The Event bombed so badly a […]

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HD Ratings: Black Night for Grey’s

Grey’s Anatomy hit a season and historic low on Monday when it averaged an anaemic 2.2% – 3.2% of the major demographics. The ageing hospital soap was thrashed by TV3’s repeat of Fast Five (5.3% – 6.5%), which was most popular with TV2’s target audience, 18-39 year-olds. Moreover, Grey’s was less than a point ahead […]

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HD Ratings: Intelligence Barely Passes First Test

TV One’s premiere of Intelligence improved on its Monday predecessor but doesn’t look like becoming one of the network’s best and brightest. The hi-tech spy thriller that’s been axed after one season averaged 2.2% – 4.1% of the major demographics, which was up on The Following’s season-long sub-par performance. But it couldn’t capitalise on the lead-in Person of Interest […]

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