Tag Archives: Q+A

HD Ratings: Chernobyl Gambit Pays Off for Prime

Stripping HBO’s Chernobyl across five nights at 8.30 has boosted Prime’s ratings. So far three of the episodes have screened. The premiere was the most watched but the others have maintained most of their viewership in the core commercial demographics and rated higher than what typically airs at 8.30 on the Sky-owned free-to-air channel. Monday […]

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HD Ratings: Q+A’s Questionable Future

TVNZ 1 will be hoping for an election year bounce for Q+A, given last week’s episode was out-rated in the 25-54 demographic by not only the competition on TVNZ 2 and Three but also South Park re-runs on Duke, Prime’s movie and Bravo’s Killer’s Motive. The current affairs hour shifted from off-peak to primetime 18 months ago, when […]

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HD Ratings: Criminal Minds Robbed

The season 14 premiere of Criminal Minds failed to arrest TVNZ 1’s Monday night ratings decline. It averaged 2.7% of the network’s 25-54 audience vs 5.1% for TVNZ 2’s Mom and 4.2% for Three’s The Rookie. Once a top-rating staple, it’s not only age and familiarity that have dented its appeal but also the lack […]

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HD Ratings: The Rookie Earns Its Stripes

Three’s The Rookie earned its highest ratings so far on Monday when it crushed TVNZ 1’s Manifest and TVNZ 2’s Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back. It benefitted from Married at First Sight’s heroic lead-in but its popularity also exposed the weakness of TVNZ’s competition. The Rookie won the 9.00 hour in the […]

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HD Ratings: Three’s Block-buster the Biggest

Three’s The Block NZ continues its vice-like grip on Sunday nights, laying waste to TVNZ 2’s Hollywood heavyweights. This weekend the reality phenomenon averaged 9.6% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, against 5.5% for the free-to-air premiere of Daddy’s Home. And in the other core commercial demographics, it averaged 7.6% of 18-49 (vs 4.5%) and […]

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HD Ratings: New Q+A Slot Doesn’t Add Up

TVNZ 1’s bold primetime promotion of current affairs hour Q+A didn’t reward programming aspirations on Sunday. It was arguably the network’s biggest Sunday night misstep since launching subtitled Eurodrama Ride Upon the Storm in the same 9.30 slot earlier this year. Programmers tried to maximise Q+A’s sampling by preceding it with the series premiere of […]

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New A+ Slot for Q+A

TVNZ 1’s Sunday morning current affairs hour Q+A is switching to a primetime slot. From July 29, it will air 9.30pm Sundays instead of 9am. TVNZ says the promotion will increase the Corin Dann-fronted programme’s viewership while reinforcing the NZ flavour of TVNZ 1’s Sunday night line-up, which includes Hyundai Country Calendar, newsmag Sunday and, […]

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